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On The Debrief, we put things in perspective - the Al Jazeera perspective. Others tell you where the missiles were fired from. We talk to you from where they land. Our journalists around the world bring in-depth stories and conversations to help you understand our planet just a little bit better.If you have a story to share, write to us: debrief@aljazeera.net

Latest Episodes

Football’s Wall of Silence

Former youth football coach Barry Bennell, one of the top talent spotters in Britain with ties to major clubs like Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra, spent his days coaching children and his nights abusing them. Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit profiles six men, all victims of Bennell, and explores the long-term impact of his serial abuse. Deborah Davies first reported on Barry Bennell’s crimes 20 years ago. She has befriended his victims and has a rare insight into their plight. In a powerful and heartbreaking documentary, she describes how some have turned to substance abuse and even attempted suicide. More than a few have not survived, one likely victim being his most famous player, former Wales international footballer and manager Gary Speed. The investigation uncovers new evidence that, according to teammates, Speed was abused by Bennell. The programme also reveals that high-profile clubs, as well as Britain’s Football Association, failed to protect children and in some cas...

31 MIN2018 FEB 16
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Football’s Wall of Silence

Sleepless in Yemen

For almost 3 years now, Yemeni aid workers Anas Shahari and Sukaina Sharafuddin have gone to bed hearing Saudi fighter jets circling over their city, Sanaa. Through WhatsApp voice messages, they tell our host Jasmin Bauomy what that’s like. Producer / host: Jasmin Bauomy,Audio producer: Laurentiu Colintineanu, Platforms & distribution: Mohsin Ali, Executive producer: Yasir Khan. This episode has been made in collaboration with Save the Children Yemen.

28 MIN2017 DEC 28
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Sleepless in Yemen

America’s poorest white town

This week we take you to America’s poorest county and to a tiny town that never changes, regardless of who’s in power in Washington - Republicans or Democrats. Welcome to Booneville. Population: 87. On the show: Patrick Strickland, Al Jazeera journalist who reported this story. Our host is Jasmin Bauomy.

16 MIN2017 DEC 21
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America’s poorest white town

Trafficking Romanian women

In 2016, roughly 800 Romanians were trafficked in Western Europe. Most of them were women. Most of them were forced into prostitution and violently abused. Today on the Debrief - a woman who was trafficked, a woman who saved her, and a trafficker who’s trying to redeem himself. Our reporter and host is Laurentiu Colintineanu.

30 MIN2017 DEC 14
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Trafficking Romanian women

Resisting Rodrigo Duterte

This week on The Debrief: our correspondent Ted Regencia on the opposition to Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, the rise of vigilantism, and its human cost. On the show: Al Jazeera journalist @tedregencia. Our host is @mohsin.

22 MIN2017 DEC 5
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Resisting Rodrigo Duterte

Rape, peacekeeping and the UN

A couple of weeks ago we took you on a harrowing journey to the Central African Republic. Al Jazeera journalist Azad Essa told you about the effects of rape and exploitation at the hands of UN peacekeepers, and about how victims are often left defenceless. After that story went out, the United Nations got in touch and they wanted to talk. So our editor Yasir Khan called up the person who oversees what happens when a peacekeeper is accused of sexual abuse - Atul Khare, Under-Secretary-General for the UN Department of Field Support.

23 MIN2017 NOV 28
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Rape, peacekeeping and the UN

Poop, radio & inspiration in a Nairobi slum

This week on The Debrief, Al Jazeera’s Hassan Ghani goes to Kibera to find stories that take us beyond the miserable stats and hardship of life in poverty - a young man bringing toilets to the slum, a mother going to school to ensure a better life for her kids, and a radio DJ who gives a voice to Kibera’s voiceless. While you’re listening, check out this satellite view of Kibera to see how densely populated it is. https://goo.gl/maps/7qW7XCYmMmG2 On the show: Al Jazeera journalist Hassan Ghani, who visited Kibera. Our host is Laurentiu Colintineanu. Follow them on Twitter: @hassan_ghani and @colintineanu. Hassan’s stories are part of AJ Shorts - our short documentary series about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Check them out at aljazeera.com/shorts.

22 MIN2017 NOV 21
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Poop, radio & inspiration in a Nairobi slum

Palestinian supermom

Manal Tamimi wears many hats: mother, activist and a Palestinian resisting occupation, alongside her children. For her, these roles are inseparable because she’s part of a family that has become known for their protests in the village of Nabi Saleh. How does she find normalcy for herself and her children amidst the chaos? On the show: Al Jazeera journalist Hyojin Park, who visited Manal in Nabi Saleh. Our host is Jasmin Bauomy. Follow them on Twitter: @HyojinParkh and @jasminbauomy The film How to be a Palestinian supermom is part of AJ Shorts - our short documentary series about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Check them out: aljazeera.com/shorts.

20 MIN2017 NOV 14
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Palestinian supermom

India's motorcycle ambulance

When Karimul Haque's mother died because she couldn't get to a hospital, he swore no one else in his village of Dhalabari, in India's West bengal state, would suffer the same fate. For the last 20 years, he's used his motorcycle as an ambulance and has saved more than 4,000 lives. People call him 'Ambulance Dada'. On the show: Al Jazeera journalist Priyanka Gupta, who visited Dhalabari. Our host is Mohsin Ali. Follow them on Twitter: @PriyankagIND and @mohsin. Ambulance Dada is part of AJ Shorts - our short documentary series about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Check them out: aljazeera.com/shorts.

10 MIN2017 NOV 9
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India's motorcycle ambulance

Greek gym mixes Muay Thai and anti-fascism

At the White Tiger Muay Thai Camp in Athens, they believe that your politics should be a part of every aspect of your life. You don’t just learn martial arts here. If you’re an anarchist and an anti-fascist, the camp is a place where your beliefs are welcomed and fostered. This week we take you to Athens’ staunchly leftist neighbourhood of Exarchia, where we’ll meet people who spend their days training to physically confront fascism in the streets. On the show: Al Jazeera journalist Patrick Strickland, who visited the gym and also lives in Exarchia. Our host is Priyanka Tilve. Follow them on Twitter: @P_Strickland_ and @ptilve

18 MIN2017 OCT 31
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Greek gym mixes Muay Thai and anti-fascism

Latest Episodes

Football’s Wall of Silence

Former youth football coach Barry Bennell, one of the top talent spotters in Britain with ties to major clubs like Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra, spent his days coaching children and his nights abusing them. Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit profiles six men, all victims of Bennell, and explores the long-term impact of his serial abuse. Deborah Davies first reported on Barry Bennell’s crimes 20 years ago. She has befriended his victims and has a rare insight into their plight. In a powerful and heartbreaking documentary, she describes how some have turned to substance abuse and even attempted suicide. More than a few have not survived, one likely victim being his most famous player, former Wales international footballer and manager Gary Speed. The investigation uncovers new evidence that, according to teammates, Speed was abused by Bennell. The programme also reveals that high-profile clubs, as well as Britain’s Football Association, failed to protect children and in some cas...

31 MIN2018 FEB 16
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Football’s Wall of Silence

Sleepless in Yemen

For almost 3 years now, Yemeni aid workers Anas Shahari and Sukaina Sharafuddin have gone to bed hearing Saudi fighter jets circling over their city, Sanaa. Through WhatsApp voice messages, they tell our host Jasmin Bauomy what that’s like. Producer / host: Jasmin Bauomy,Audio producer: Laurentiu Colintineanu, Platforms & distribution: Mohsin Ali, Executive producer: Yasir Khan. This episode has been made in collaboration with Save the Children Yemen.

28 MIN2017 DEC 28
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Sleepless in Yemen

America’s poorest white town

This week we take you to America’s poorest county and to a tiny town that never changes, regardless of who’s in power in Washington - Republicans or Democrats. Welcome to Booneville. Population: 87. On the show: Patrick Strickland, Al Jazeera journalist who reported this story. Our host is Jasmin Bauomy.

16 MIN2017 DEC 21
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America’s poorest white town

Trafficking Romanian women

In 2016, roughly 800 Romanians were trafficked in Western Europe. Most of them were women. Most of them were forced into prostitution and violently abused. Today on the Debrief - a woman who was trafficked, a woman who saved her, and a trafficker who’s trying to redeem himself. Our reporter and host is Laurentiu Colintineanu.

30 MIN2017 DEC 14
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Trafficking Romanian women

Resisting Rodrigo Duterte

This week on The Debrief: our correspondent Ted Regencia on the opposition to Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, the rise of vigilantism, and its human cost. On the show: Al Jazeera journalist @tedregencia. Our host is @mohsin.

22 MIN2017 DEC 5
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Resisting Rodrigo Duterte

Rape, peacekeeping and the UN

A couple of weeks ago we took you on a harrowing journey to the Central African Republic. Al Jazeera journalist Azad Essa told you about the effects of rape and exploitation at the hands of UN peacekeepers, and about how victims are often left defenceless. After that story went out, the United Nations got in touch and they wanted to talk. So our editor Yasir Khan called up the person who oversees what happens when a peacekeeper is accused of sexual abuse - Atul Khare, Under-Secretary-General for the UN Department of Field Support.

23 MIN2017 NOV 28
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Rape, peacekeeping and the UN

Poop, radio & inspiration in a Nairobi slum

This week on The Debrief, Al Jazeera’s Hassan Ghani goes to Kibera to find stories that take us beyond the miserable stats and hardship of life in poverty - a young man bringing toilets to the slum, a mother going to school to ensure a better life for her kids, and a radio DJ who gives a voice to Kibera’s voiceless. While you’re listening, check out this satellite view of Kibera to see how densely populated it is. https://goo.gl/maps/7qW7XCYmMmG2 On the show: Al Jazeera journalist Hassan Ghani, who visited Kibera. Our host is Laurentiu Colintineanu. Follow them on Twitter: @hassan_ghani and @colintineanu. Hassan’s stories are part of AJ Shorts - our short documentary series about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Check them out at aljazeera.com/shorts.

22 MIN2017 NOV 21
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Poop, radio & inspiration in a Nairobi slum

Palestinian supermom

Manal Tamimi wears many hats: mother, activist and a Palestinian resisting occupation, alongside her children. For her, these roles are inseparable because she’s part of a family that has become known for their protests in the village of Nabi Saleh. How does she find normalcy for herself and her children amidst the chaos? On the show: Al Jazeera journalist Hyojin Park, who visited Manal in Nabi Saleh. Our host is Jasmin Bauomy. Follow them on Twitter: @HyojinParkh and @jasminbauomy The film How to be a Palestinian supermom is part of AJ Shorts - our short documentary series about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Check them out: aljazeera.com/shorts.

20 MIN2017 NOV 14
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Palestinian supermom

India's motorcycle ambulance

When Karimul Haque's mother died because she couldn't get to a hospital, he swore no one else in his village of Dhalabari, in India's West bengal state, would suffer the same fate. For the last 20 years, he's used his motorcycle as an ambulance and has saved more than 4,000 lives. People call him 'Ambulance Dada'. On the show: Al Jazeera journalist Priyanka Gupta, who visited Dhalabari. Our host is Mohsin Ali. Follow them on Twitter: @PriyankagIND and @mohsin. Ambulance Dada is part of AJ Shorts - our short documentary series about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Check them out: aljazeera.com/shorts.

10 MIN2017 NOV 9
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India's motorcycle ambulance

Greek gym mixes Muay Thai and anti-fascism

At the White Tiger Muay Thai Camp in Athens, they believe that your politics should be a part of every aspect of your life. You don’t just learn martial arts here. If you’re an anarchist and an anti-fascist, the camp is a place where your beliefs are welcomed and fostered. This week we take you to Athens’ staunchly leftist neighbourhood of Exarchia, where we’ll meet people who spend their days training to physically confront fascism in the streets. On the show: Al Jazeera journalist Patrick Strickland, who visited the gym and also lives in Exarchia. Our host is Priyanka Tilve. Follow them on Twitter: @P_Strickland_ and @ptilve

18 MIN2017 OCT 31
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Greek gym mixes Muay Thai and anti-fascism