Every year hundreds of thousands of tourists travel to the white sand and aqua blue water of Cancun - but with increasing gang violence scaring locals and tourists alike, will people stop going? Acapulco, once one of the most glamourous places in the world, is now the murder capital of Mexico. The city is so dangerous that troops patrol the streets and beaches. Extortion and murder are rife and many businesses have been forced to close. The gang-related issues facing Acapulco are now moving to Cancun - one of Mexico's main tourist destinations, known for its white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Cancun is in the state of Quintana Roo, where there were 169 killings in the first half of 2017, more than double the previous year's figure. Dateline discovers the impact this has had on both the local area and Mexico's billion-dollar tourism industry.
Women were banned from 450 jobs in Ukraine, but now the police force is leading the way on gender reform. They're recruiting frontline female officers in a bid to change their brutal and bloody reputation. This Tuesday, ahead of International Women's Day, Dateline reporter Calliste Weitenberg meets the young female recruits spearheading a high-stakes attempt to reform Ukraine's once loathed police force. In Kiev, Dateline gets exclusive access to Anastasia Deeva, the country's feisty deputy interior minister spearheading police reforms.
Can one Australian woman make a difference in South Sudan's brutal civil war? We meet the frontline aid worker who "thinks like a general" in order to save lives. This week, Dateline reporter Amos Roberts meets the Australian frontline aid worker who 'thinks like a general', in order to save lives. As the world's newest nation tears itself apart, 37-year-old Dorsa Nazemi, who arrived in Australia from Iran at 17 years of age, is in the thick of it, working in the most dangerous country for aid workers. Dateline is given rare access to Dorsa, as she heads up operations for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) across a large rural province of South Sudan, an area where conflict and famine are rife.
How do you start a new life in a new country, after years in immigration detention? Dateline meets the refugees swapped in a deal between Australia and the US. What’s it like arriving in Donald Trump’s America after four years on Manus Island? This week on Dateline, we meet two refugees sent to the US in deal with the Australian government – who are now making lives for themselves after experiencing years of violence in their country of birth and the trauma of immigration detention.
Nothing grows here, it's 15 degrees Celsius in summer, there are only three traffic lights - would you move to the Faroe Islands for love? We met Bjorn shortly before his cousin's wedding - he'd just returned home after spending 50 days at sea near Greenland. He's in his 30s and single, but as he says, "I'd rather be alone with my dog than with the wrong woman." Bjorn is one of the main characters in this week's Dateline film Internet Love in a Strange Place - which explores the shortage of women living in the Faroe Islands, and the struggles of local men trying to find a partner - the story is an unusual alchemy of love, isolation and the internet. In the Faroe Islands, love and technology are irrevocably shifting the cultural make-up and ethnic identity of this haunting place.
Canada and Australia share a dark secret: in recent decades, thousands of indigenous women have been murdered or gone missing. What can Australia learn from Canada's attempts to address the problem?
The people of Mosul are readjusting to life after IS rule. Dateline meets people trying to revive the city, its culture and monuments, in a place that faced so much devastation.
As Donald Trump pushes forward with his Mexican wall, this program meets those still desperate to cross the border and chase the American dream. But what awaits them, if they make it through alive?
Could you live and work with the dead? In this episode, we travel to the Philippines to meet the unique communities who live in cemeteries and care for its dead.
As the Trump administration pulls America out of international meetings on climate change, we visit communities who are already feeling its effects, and being forced to leave their homes. Climate change is often discussed as a problem that's coming, but in reality it's already here. Rising sea levels caused by global warming are, right now, forcing some Americans out of their homes, while others fear for the future of their communities. This week on Dateline, reporter Jeannette Francis meets Americans, from Alaska to South Beach, who are worried their cities and towns are at risk of going underwater.
An inside look at the extraordinary scale of people smuggling in sub-Saharan Africa, which has been described by some as the new 'slave trade'. Are Europe's multibillion-dollar efforts to tackle people smuggling in Africa putting desperate migrants in even more danger? This week on Dateline, reporter Benjamin Zand tracks the journey of migrants as they travel through Africa and attempt to cross the Mediterranean and reach Europe - and looks at what Europe is doing to stop them from arriving.
We go behind the scenes of controversial Indian shows which are breaking down cultural barriers by tackling on some of the country's biggest taboos. Can entertainment change traditional attitudes and bring about gender equality? India is alongside the world's top economies, but not long ago it was labelled the worst in which to be a female. Many women are victim to marital rape, acid attacks and forced child marriages, and face educational disadvantages and a steep gender pay gap. These issues are known, though rarely discussed in popular culture. But this might be changing. In this week's Dateline, we meet the producers and writers who are trying to fight entrenched cultural norms through unconventional storylines.
We meet girls in Mozambique, some as young as 13, who are being subjected to horrific sexual abuse and threats by their school teachers. School is supposed to be a place where children feel safe. But what happens when it's the opposite? In this week's Dateline, reporter Kiki King investigates a disturbing phenomenon in Mozambique, where young girls are being violently abused by their teachers - who are demanding sex in return for good grades.
China's live streaming craze is creating a new kind of celebrity and challenging censored media. We go to China to meet these unlikely stars and ask; why are people watching? Live streaming, which barely existed in China a few years ago, is now a multibillion-dollar business with hundreds of millions of viewers tuning in for hours every day. China's internet is highly regulated by the government and most of the popular social media sites used in the west are blocked there - Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube, as well as pornography, dating and major international news sites. Audiences are instead on China-based versions of these platforms, such as Weibo, WeChat, Youku Tudou, Yizhibo and Panda TV. Without access to much of the online entertainment available in the rest of the world, Chinese audiences are increasingly watching, and paying for, live streams run out of the homes of average citizens - and a new generation of young Chinese people are making careers out of it.
American Samoa has one of the highest obesity rates in the world and almost one third of the population has diabetes. This week we investigate this epidemic, and ask how it got so bad? For Tavita, losing weight has become a matter of life and death. Tavita is from Apia, the capital of Samoa, where there is an obesity crisis. A former taxi driver, he would drink two litres of sugary soft drinks each day and regularly eat mutton flaps, a cheap cut of fatty meat imported from New Zealand. Poor eating habits are being passed on from generation to generation causing a multitude of related health problems. Many of these health issues are also prevalent in Australia - WHO data shows almost 70 percent of Australian males are overweight and 58 percent of females are. But in Samoa and American Samoa, these issues are amplified.
As Australia decides which way to vote on same-sex marriage, we visit Ireland, where it was legalised by public vote two years ago. What lessons we can learn from their experience? Australia will vote on same-sex marriage with 16 million ballot papers delivered in coming weeks. In the past decade and a half, a growing number of countries have legalised same-sex marriage, most through marriage reform bills. This week Dateline goes to the Republic of Ireland, where in 2015 it became the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote. Much of the public debate leading up to the referendum in Ireland put traditional views to the test and made many question what they wanted for the future of Ireland, "Are we a forward looking country? Are we a backwards looking country?" Others in the 'No' camp believe the debate was a shutting down of diverse opinions. Alternative title: Same Sex Marriage: Yes or No?
What is the secret to living large in old age? This week Dateline meets a squad of octogenerian Japanese cheerleaders and a famous TV writer challenging assumptions about people in their 90s. Can old age be as exciting as youth? On this week's Dateline we meet people in their 80s and 90s who are looking to the future, not the past - leading fulfilling lives and staying active as they approach their centenary. In Cheerleading Grannies, we meet 86-year-old Fumie Takino, the founder of Japan Pom Pom, a cheerleading squad with an average age of 70. In Not Dead Yet, the writer of The Jeffersons and All in the Family, Norman Lear, lets us into his daily life, which still involves producing TV show - on the day we visit him he's watching auditions for a new sitcom, focused on the lives of elderly people.
Dateline meets the first all-women car racing team in the Middle East, as they swerve through the cities of the West Bank and break down cultural barriers. Marah Zahalka has car racing in her blood. For Marah, the realisation that engines, steering wheels and gear sticks would be a big part of her life came even earlier. But as a Palestinian living in the West Bank city of Jenin, her path to racing glory has involved one barrier after the other. For decades the city has been a centre of violent confrontations between Israeli and Palestinian nationalist groups. During and after the Second Intifada - a Palestinian uprising against Israel in the early 2000s - Jenin became known as the 'suicide bomber capital', due to their disturbing frequency.
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