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By John Ainger 'To boldly go where no man has gone before'.   William Shatner’s steely words in the opening sequence of Star Trek, just before the Starship Enterprise turns on warp drive and accelerates exponentially into a brief yet burning flash...
Lithuania has the highest suicide rate in all of Europe. A combination of old legends, post-soviet blues and taboos have all contributed to the sad statistic. But things are changing, and hope is blooming. Episode 3 of the Old Continent...
https://soundcloud.com/planet-mundus/8-brazil-corruption-ruining-the-carnival Three. Billion. Dollars. That is the alleged scope of the current corruption scandal of Brazil’s partly state-owned oil company, Petrobras. Brazilian people took to the streets in the last few weeks and protested against the corruption that seems deeply...
Planet Mundus is alive. In this debut show we take on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. In the 35 minutes you will meet two local voices that help us grasp what the protests really are about. The first is Qing...
https://soundcloud.com/planet-mundus/10-the-philippines "With great power comes great responsibility," Uncle Ben once told his nephew Spiderman. Like the famous Peter Parker, journalists in the Philippines must also understand this mantra when they tackle certain aspects of news — particularly politics. The country of...
https://soundcloud.com/planet-mundus/pm002_is They took the world by surprise. With the focus of the West on the war in Syria and the tyrannous regime of Bashar Al-Assad, the Islamic State swept across large swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq proclaiming a worldwide...
We’ve all been touched by international charity before - whether its an emotion-filled advertisement on TV or our own experiences giving money hoping it will reach far off places. Our governments do as well, with every country in the...
When we say it, you will immediately think of all sorts of polarizing and intense stories, experiences, and images, built up in the last few years through, for most of us, words in a news story. In this episode...
This Planet Mundus Extra gives you two in depth interviews with a Western and a Russian journalist who you may have met already in Episode 6. They are explaining how the Russian media may be part of the reason for...
https://soundcloud.com/planet-mundus/pm004-spain   Politics in Europe is reawakening. For the neutral, Europe’s political anaesthetic is wearing off as a new wave of young blood courses through Europe’s borders. Blog by John Ainger For the establishment, there are worries that this new blood could...

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