Deutsche Welle Episodes
Bolivia has the world's lowest minimum age for child labor. Children there can work legally for themselves or their families. Once they hit 12, they can work for others. It's estimated that there are around 850,000 child laborers.
When they began building the Berlin Wall, Hartmut Richter knew he had to escape. In the 28 years that the Berlin Wall divided the city, at least 136 people were killed trying to get to West Berlin. Richter risked his life and went on to help more ...
It is among the cleanest cities in India and wants to regain its title as the cleanest. Trash is sorted, and it's collected on a regular basis. The municipality operates a recycling facility. Ragpickers are recruited to join the sanitation workforce.
Mariendonk Abbey is home to 27 nuns. Most are old. There is only one novice. The community has to support itself, but without fresh blood things are getting difficult.
We meet German YouTube star Alexibexi. He is a role model for many youngsters, earning big bucks with his videos. Schoolkids dream of such a career, and the advertising industry sees there is money to be made here.
Shortages occur in socialist planned economies and in capitalist societies. One theoretician of shortages is Janos Kornai.
Electricians, bakers and other skilled tradespeople are adapting to the modern world. That means mastering lots of hi-tech. 3D printing, for example, is set to revolutionise saddle-making! Apprentices can be way ahead of their employers.
The construction industry is booming in Germany. Skilled tradespeople - electricians, plumbers, plasterers and the like - are in short supply, especially in the big cities. MADE checks out a construction site.
Japanese society is still largely governed by traditional assumptions. Asuka Otani is challenging those attitudes with gender neutral underwear. We meet the young entrepreneur.
Waldemar Zeiler is the epitome of Generation Y entrepreneurship. His colleagues work when they want to and take many decisions themselves. He says change begins with business; he's brought some young movers and shakers together in Berlin.
Educated, independent-minded and determined - members of Generation Y are reshaping the world of work. For one thing, they have to explain the digital economy to aging bosses.
The country has the world's largest oil reserves but is in economic free fall and political crisis. We explore the reasons for the chaos that has caused millions of citizens to flee.
At the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Bochabela String Orchestra performed "Long Way to Freedom", a programme which paid hommage to Nelson Mandela. The orchestra's musicians hail from South Africa's townships. Arts.21 went to go see them.
People from some 190 nations live in the German capital. DW presents 50 of them in the book "Planet Berlin". Sharon Schael from Venezuela sells arepas, cornmeal cakes popular in her homeland, at a Berlin flea market.
Cardboard boxes, tape and lots of helpers: that's all Olivier Grossetete needs to build an entire city. Aided by volunteers, the artist erected his largest work to date in the French city of Le Havre.
Once every two years, florists decorate Brussels' city hall with opulent floral creations. Thirteen historical rooms of the gothic structure are covered from floor to ceiling with more than 100,000 flowers.
The Alphorn festival in Nendaz, Switzerland features an alpine horn competition, a parade in traditional costumes, as well as concerts. The group "The Alpine Sisters" even play rock music on their horns.
For women only: Bikers from around the world head to the Petrolettes festival. Held at Ferropolis, a former open-cast mine, it attracts some 500 participants. There are workshops, concerts and, naturally, bike races.
German scientist Alexander von Humboldt was intrigued by the way of life of indigenous peoples in South America. In that spirit we visit members of the Achuar people, who live in relative isolation deep in the Amazon forest.
According to a group of young Oxford University researchers, it's your own fault if you think life is getting worse. In terms of poverty, life expectancy and infant mortality, global statistics show positive improvement.
Traditionally, the Maasai people's women don't hold jobs - least of all as wildlife conservationists. But now several Maasai women are being trained as park rangers in Amboseli National Park.
Soffia Theodorsdottir lives in a typical Icelandic home in the south of the country. She campaigns against water in plastic bottles, and in her spare time she likes to play on her old Bluthner piano.
Skoda has unveiled the facelift of its flagship model Superb. Next year, the sedan and station wagon will come in a newer look. In addition, they've been equipped with new assist systems, all-LED headlights and modern infotainment and connection s...
The I-Pace is Jaguar's first all-electric vehicle and a completely independent model. Its specs are impressive: a combined system output of 294 kilowatts and maximum torque of 696 Newton meters. It can also fly from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds.
Toyota brought a legend back to life with the new GR Supra. It's the fifth generation of this popular sports car. We take a look at the Supra's past, its technical origins and previous models. The two-seater comes with rear-wheel drive and a livel...
Kurt Marx was allowed to flee Nazi Germany when he was 13, just months before the Second World War began. He, and 10,000 mostly Jewish children, were granted refuge in the UK.. On a recent visit to Berlin, the 94-old retraced a painful journey.
For years, Katharina Koppenwallner has been travelling the world in search of very special souvenirs, such as lovespoons from Wales and tiger hats from China.
France's Grand Est Mondial Air Ballons festival has been a summer highlight for 30 years. This year, there will be about 500 hot-air balloons and pilots from all over the world taking part.
With his geometrical light projections, Joanie Lemercier propels people into another world. He's presenting one of his works at the Constellations de Metz festival in north-east France.
When Alexander von Humboldt traveled to Ecuador, he found dozens of volcanoes. The discovery prompted him to dub the area the "Avenue of the Volcanoes," and to this day, 17 of them remain active. DW went to see them.
DW viewer Timon Traub is studying geography, so he decided to visit the Grand Canyon in the US state of Arizona. He took some amazing videos as he hiked through millions of years of geological history.
People from over 190 countries live and work in Berlin. Deutsche Welle presents 50 of them in the book "Planet Berlin". Walid Kacem from Tunisia is the founder of "Berberlin" a company that sells fair-trade rugs.
Find out what you can do in Denmark's capital from DW reporter Meggin Leigh, who always gives very personal tips for the perfect weekend. This time, she's discovering Copenhagen by bike.
Jaan Roose, aka The Crazy Estonian, is a professional slackliner. He's always looking for a way to make his daredevil stunts even more spectacular. He can even perform double black flips on the slackline.
The South American tradition of asado is all about enjoying huge chunks of barbecued meat among family and friends. Four Austrian BBQ chefs want to make asado big in Europe too.
A traditional German company continues to make high-quality hand-painted garden gnomes just as it used to. DW visited the Griebel porcelain maker in Grafenroda in Thuringen.
Sylt is the largest of the North Frisian islands. For decades, it's been a popular destination for the rich and famous -- and also for average folks who just want to spend a few days relaxing by the sea.
Scientists and farmers in northern Morocco are measuring the number of remaining insects. Populations of butterflies, wild bees and flies have fallen, which could have a dramatic impact on food production.
Kurdish biologist Hana Raza was worried the Persian leopard hadn't survived the wars in Northern Iraq. But her fears were put to rest when the animal was spotted in the mountains in 2011. Since then she's been campaigning for a reserve for them.
A dermatologist and an optician explain how to protect our skin and our eyes from the blazing sun.
Hundreds of Spanish villages practice a cruel tradition at their fairs. In what's known as becerradas, bull calves are tormented in the arena and pierced with barbed lances or banderillas, often to death.
More and more seaside towns in Britain are fighting against coastal erosion. One is the Welsh town of Fairbourne, population about 1000. Experts say climate change is the cause.
Opel is rolling out the fourth generation Opel Zafira. This is the Life! It comes in small, medium and large and two wheelbases, giving it more space and more versatility than its predecessors.
With around 5000 participants, the Europeade is Europe's biggest folklore festival. Since the 1960s, people from all over Europe meet every summer to showcase traditional costumes.
Every summer, the Rapas das Bestas, or "sheering of the beasts", is celebrated in Galicia. Wild Horses in Spain's mountainous Northwest are rounded up.
Mouhamed Mbaye lives in Germany, and wants to import fish from Senegal, where he was born. Freshly caught, sustainable, fair. His business would create new jobs - jobs the region urgently needs. But international competition is fierce.