Bali bombings 20 years on: How trauma gave way to forgiveness
23 October 2022 | 2:20 pm
Two decades after the bombings that killed over 200 people in Bali, two women tell DW how they experienced those fateful events and how they eventually learned to forgive.
29 Aug 2021
19 Mar 2021
With just days until the next presidential election on March 21, our team went to the Pool region in the south of the Republic of Congo. Back in 2016, the area was the site of a brutal war triggered by post-electoral violence which saw militiamen known as the “Ninjas” take up arms against government forces. A ceasefire was signed in December 2017, but the wounds are still raw.
29 Aug 2021
In Pakistan, a lack of economic opportunities and education contribute to the dark industry of kidnapping people into servitude. Mohammad Arif was abducted and forced to work in quarries for more than two decades before making a daring escape.
30 Aug 2021
Queer activists in Kampala are using sustainable agriculture to survive crisis and social exclusion.
7 Nov 2021
The blockade in Gaza makes the living conditions of its 2 million residents a constant struggle, disrupting every aspect of daily life. The periodic outbreaks of war with Israel have only deepened the humanitarian crisis, leaving nearly every civilian in the enclave affected. To confront the trauma, Malak Mattar turned to painting as an outlet. A form of healing and resistance, her brightly coloured works often depict women grappling with the complex reality of life in Gaza. She joined us for Perspective.
5 Dec 2021
In his seventh collaboration with actress Penélope Cruz, Pedro Almodóvar focuses on two very different experiences of motherhood. Critic Lisa Nesselson tells us why "Parallel Mothers" draws some outstanding performances and how society seems to be catching up with Almodóvar's explorations of the diversity of the human condition.
30 Dec 2021
The 2020 Beirut port blast was a traumatic experience for many people in Lebanon. A large number sought therapy in the aftermath. But, with doctors leaving the country, help is not easy to find.
31 Dec 2021
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25 Jan 2022
In November 2015, "Islamic State" militants killed 130 people in the course of a four-hour rampage in Paris. Most of the dead were at the Bataclan concert hall. One survivor of the assault has found a special way to deal with the memory of the horrific night.
16 Apr 2022
An author who escaped the siege of Sarajevo in Bosnia in the mid-1990s has told FRANCE 24 how the war in Ukraine has brought many of his terrible memories back. Semezdin Mehmedinovic made it out of Sarajevo to the US, arriving there as a refugee in 1996.
14 Apr 2022
Fleeing war means leaving one's home and taking only the bare minimum of belongings; leaving one's community, school or workplace and often embarking on a dangerous journey to get to safety. The world's nearly 30 million refugees have gone through these ordeals, which often create both short and long-term trauma. And yet, psychological assistance is often overlooked. Zarlasht Halaimzai, who was once a refugee herself, has founded Amna, an organisation that provides non-clinical, psychosocial support to the forcibly displaced. She joined us for Perspective.
10 Jul 2022
During Algeria's war of independence, thousands of people were arrested by the French authorities, never to return home. While many are believed to have died in custody or have been assassinated by French forces, families of those missing grapple with the lack of closure. 60 years on, historians continue to investigate the disappearances and families still hope to learn more about the fate of their loved ones.
11 Oct 2022
In the 1970s and 1980s, North Korea organised a kidnapping campaign in "enemy" countries. As one of its closest neighbours, Japan became a prime target. The programme, decided at the highest level of the Communist state, was likely intended to train North Korean spies in foreign languages and customs.
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We look at the profiles of some of the hostages released by Hamas over the past three days and take a look at how Israeli papers are reacting to the hostage release deal. We also see why there's little optimism ahead of this week's COP28 climate summit in Dubai. We finish with a look at this year's highly timely Booker Prize winner.
20 mins ago
Samuel Paty was killed by a suspected Islamist after showing cartoons of Prophet Mohammad to his class. Five teenagers are charged with identifying the teacher to his killer for payment.
1 hour ago
North Korea has sent troops to restore border posts that were taken town as part of an agreement to ease tensions, Seoul says.
1 hour ago
The protesters were blocking shipping traffic at the Port of Newcastle over the weekend, challenging the nation's dependence on fossil fuel exports.
1 hour ago
Lecture topic: For the world to respect Africa. Keynote topic: Federalism is the answer, What is the question?
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