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  • © Finbarr O'Reilly
    RTD visits a UN refugee camp on the shores of Lake Chad. Here, thousands of survivors of Boko Haram attacks are trying to get back to normal life. The belligerent jihadist group (their name means “western education is forbidden”), orders...
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  • © Finbarr O'Reilly
    Hot Spot Chad
    RTD visits a UN refugee camp on the shores of Lake Chad. Here, thousands of survivors of Boko Haram attacks are trying to get back to normal life. The belligerent jihadist group (their name means “western education is forbidden”), orders...
  • © James Giahyue
    Notes from Liberia
    Notes from Liberia traces the journey of the late Japanese cinematographer Ryo Murakami on the Firestone Rubber Plantation in Liberia. Under cover of night, Ryo trespasses on the plantation and enters a world where coercive living conditions and...
  • RIA Novosti / Vladimir Vyatkin
    Moiseyev Ballet. Captivated by Genius
    The Moiseyev Ballet is a world-known and loved folk dance ensemble, which has played an important role in establishing Russia’s international cultural ties since its inception in 1943. Its dancers are under constant pressure to do justice to...
  • Emergencies Ministry members walk at the site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash, MH17, near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region, July 17, 2014. (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev)
    ​MH17: A year without truth
    A year ago, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was brought down over the territory of conflict-torn Ukraine. This tragedy shocked the world and affected families in many countries. Today, debris can still be found in the area around the crash and the...
  • Reuters
    There will be no stay
    A journey of compassion and significance, through a process shrouded in secrecy. The lives of executioners intersect on a path to discovering freedom from their own personal prisons. Due to copyright restrictions, this video can only be viewed on...
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    News Team. Episode 126
    Follow RT’s correspondents on dangerous missions around the world bringing you the latest in cutting edge and up-to-date news on international events. They risk their lives to deliver the stories that others won’t, reporting from the...
  • Reuters / Mohamed Abd El Ghany
    ​The Untamed Shrew
    A working man’s life in Egypt is hard, involving long days of manual labor in the scorching sun in return for wages that would barely pay for a light lunch in first-world countries. But even that meager income is beyond the reach of the...
  • News Team. Episode 125
    Follow RT’s correspondents on dangerous missions around the world bringing you the latest in cutting edge and up-to-date news on international events. They risk their lives to deliver the stories that others won’t, reporting from the...
  • The St-Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts (RIA Novosti/B.Manushin)
    ​Art of gold
    Few places in the world still teach fine arts the old way, where form is everything, but the St-Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts is one. It’s the oldest art school in Russia and students from all over the world dream of studying within its...
  • News Team. Episode 124
    Follow RT’s correspondents on dangerous missions around the world bringing you the latest in cutting edge and up-to-date news on international events. They risk their lives to deliver the stories that others won’t, reporting from the...