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War On Truth
Facebook and other social media giants are being manipulated by governments and corporations, weakening democracies.
No country epitomises the consequences of this battle more so than the Philippines.
And no individual personifies the struggle against it more so than Maria Ressa.
Maria is the editor of Rappler, a digital news outlet that flourished under Facebook, and she now says is being crushed by it as the government uses it to shut down its critics.
She runs what she calls the "shark tank", one of the largest independent databases of Facebook accounts and comments that is tracking 15 million accounts propagating disinformation on social media and that are used to control debate globally.
While she lobbies for social media giants to become more accountable abroad, she is facing legal battles at home, with her government trying to jail her, shut her outlet down and silence dissent.
Vivien starts a food movement using heirloom seeds native to Palestine but is it sustainable?
Close to the Arctic Circle, lie two remote islands. They are only about four kilometers apart, but they are separated by an invisible border known as the "Ice Curtain". Little Diomede is part of the United States. Big Diomede is part of Russia. During the Cold War, the Inupiat tribe living on both islands was torn apart. In 1948, the Soviets moved the residents of Big Diomede to mainland Russia.
Yolanda Varona was separated from her children when she was deported from the U.S. to Mexico. In Tijuana, she founded the support group Dreamer Moms to help other deported mothers. This is the story of her fight to reunite with her family.
Armed with poetry a Palestinian journalists takes on the Gaza siege with nonviolent protest, but will his initiative succeed?
After more than half a century of fighting against the Colombian state, the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) laid down its arms to become a political party after a peace deal was signed in 2016. With the prospect of long-term peace, FARC is finally allowing its remaining 7,000 fighters to have children.
Both Diana and Yorly joined FARC as teenagers and will soon leave it as mothers. But as they prepare to welcome children into a new Colombia, their comrades are still being killed by paramilitaries.
Experience the hidden human side of the 24-hour economy through the eyes of five night-shift workersKCET Original
A documentary about the burning of wood at an industrial scale for energy.KCET Original
The 304,000-hectare Patagonia National Park in Chile is being brought back to life as one of the biggest conservation projects in history.KCET Original
The Nobel Peace Prize winner believes that today’s economic system is broken and must be reformed to provide opportunity for all.
A radical experiment in democracy and women’s rights is under way in the old badlands of Islamic State.KCET Original
"Mother of the Earth" takes a look at Hayedeh Shirzadi and her husband's attempts to put an end to the dumping and burial of urban garbage in their city.
"It’s All Good" ("Está Todo Bien") is an eye-opening look into how the political and economic turmoil in Venezuela has created dire consequences for the people.
An Israeli election with no clear winner; Iran warns of all-out war over Saudi attack accusations; Ben Ali, Tunisia’s deposed president, dies in exile; and Canada’s prime minister apologizes again over brown face photos.
George crisscrosses Laos to witness a nation entering the modern world.
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