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Freelance_Live from London: the end of Zimbabwe’s independent exile radio1
Live from London: the end of Zimbabwe’s independent exile radio

The pioneering exiled independent radio station SW Radio Africa has been forced to pull the plug after thirteen years on the air. The “pirate” station was started in Zimbabwe in 2000 by journalist Gerry Jackson, who won a court case to make independe...

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Child trafficking rampant in Indian villagesIPS_Child trafficking rampant in Indian villages

A recent child trafficking scandal in India with 580 kids illegally moved into Muslim orphanages in Kerala provoked national outrage. But experts warn this is just the tip of the iceberg with probably thousands more children ...


Wormwood Scrubs and the vital need for prison reformBI UK_Wormwood Scrubs and the vital need for prison reform

“Don’t bother about trying to move me to another prison. I’ve decided to go back on heroin instead. Any time you want some, let me know,” said an inmate at the UK’s notorious Wormwood Scrubs prison to Angela Levin. Levin is a...


Leader of the packBI SA_Leader of the pack7

Sheep farmers in Namaqualand, South Africa, have a new weapon in their fight against predators. It’s big, it barks… and it thinks it’s a goat. Anatolian shepherd dogs are now being used to scare off leopards and other wild ca...


How Marvel stops the superhero genre becoming genericBI UK_How Marvel stops the superhero genre becoming generic

Marvel is arguably the world’s most famous comic-book publisher but it’s also one of the most successful and highest-grossing film studios of all time, its super hero block-busters consistently grossing huge sums of money at ...