As the world gears up for a global climate strike to demand urgent action on climate change, we hear from people who are already feeling the heat.
World in Progress: A real-life utopia and dreams of peace
on thgis show: Reluctant to return: While Lebanon pressures Syrian refugees in the country to return home, people are reluctant to go back to a war-devastated country /// and: How a tiny community in Ethiopia continues to live its utopian dream of equality, fraternity and peace, forty years after its foundation.
World in Progress: Why Indonesia is a target for tobacco companies
Indonesian households spend almost as much on cigarettes as they do on rice. The country is now the second-largest tobacco market in the world, behind China — and even children are taking up the habit.
World in Progress: Speaking your mind
Dangerous times for reporters in Mexico // Journalist paradise South Africa //
A colonial-era law still stifles free expression in India / Vietnam Popstar/activist Mai Khoi
World in Progress: Is there such a thing as 'clean cobalt'?
Cobalt is one of the most important raw materials used to make batteries for smartphones, tablets and e-cars. About two thirds of cobalt comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition to the big industrial mines, there are many small makeshift mines where even children source the raw material, risking their lives. Linda Staude went to explore.