PARENTS UNDER PRESSURE
Sophie Raworth meets families and young people to find out why Britain’s parents are bringing up a generation of kids who are unhappier, unhealthier and more unruly than they’ve ever been. Armed with the latest research into childhood, she meets mothers who find it hard to give their babies the love and attention they need; parents worried about the effect of leaving their children in nursery care for long periods; and young people affected by parents who are in conflict, who work very long hours or who have split up.
JORDAN'S SECRET SHAME
Shocking abuse and neglect of handicapped children in private care homes in Jordan exposed for the first time in this BBC film. A documentary that led to the arrest of carers, the closure of care homes, surprise visits to several care homes by the country’s King and a public inquiry.
“It has given us pain to hear of a situation where there is abuse and blatant violation of human dignity, which is a red line and a priority over all other priorities,” King Abdullah II wrote in a letter to his Prime Minister. “These violations and incidents of abuse, if confirmed, indicate an enormous failure on part of supervisory and monitoring authorities of these centres.”
ONE LAW FOR ALL?
Why the prosecution of 12 Arabs for involvement in the lynching of a Jewish soldier, Eden Natan-Zada, on a bus in a northern Israeli town, has led to claims of double standards in the application of the law. A 22 minute documentary for Al Jazeera International's 'People and Power' strand.
ISRAEL'S OTHER WALL
Why have Jewish residents in the Israeli city of Lod built a wall to separate themselves from the Arab district next door?
Uncovering the debacle of the marking of the SATS exams
SOCIAL WORKERS UNDER PRESSURE
Why some social workers fear that over-work, excessive paperwork and poor supervision are making it harder for them to protect children.
An investigation of the Palestinian leader’s links to the Al Aqsa Martyr’s Brigade – one of the groups that has been killing Israelis with suicide bombs.
Why corruption and human rights abuses are turning the democratic dream of many Palestinians into an oppressive nightmare.
Why nearly one quarter of British Muslims believe in conspiracy theories about the 2005 London tube and bus bombings.
MARATHON DES SABLES
The world’s toughest marathon: it takes place in Morocco and participants have to run the equivalent of 5 marathons in six days over sand-dunes in scorching desert temperatures.
An investigation of the murder of Palestinians accused of collaborating with the Israelis – and the assassination by Israeli soldiers of those believed to have done the killing.
THE MIND OF A MARTYR
Unscrambling the intermeshed strands of religion, politics, economics and psychology that create the ultimate weapon of terror: a human bomb.