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Introducing This World

BBC Two's current affairs stories from around the world has a new face for 2004.

Engaging and surprising human stories and investigations will be supported by interactive and online elements that will bring together the best of the BBC's foreign coverage.

The first run of six programmes features investigations into the Hell's Angels, Ethiopia 20 years after the devastating famine, North Korea, and the story of two talented teenage footballers growing up in the new South Africa.

We have superb programmes in the pipeline which will connect audiences to human experiences in other countries
Karen O'Connor
Editor, This World

The This World team will also by producing some themed programmes such as World Weddings and the Holidays in the Danger Zone series throughout the year.

Editor Karen O'Connor says: "Having This World at the heart of the BBC Two schedule is a real commitment from the channel to bringing the most important and dramatic stories to views.

"We have superb programmes in the pipeline which will connect audiences to human experiences in other countries and fulfil the BBC's unique commitment to reporting what's happening all over the world."

The second programme of the new series, "Ethiopia: A Journey with Michael Buerk", will be broadcast on Sunday, 11 January, 2004 at 2100 GMT on BBC Two.

Correspondent archive

If you would like to look back at past programmes featured on Correspondent, you can use the search bar on the right-hand side of this page.

Below are just a few of our most memorable investigations.

Can a peace deal ever be made without the man who has led the Palestinians for decades?

India's illegal dowry system is still thriving, leaving women vulnerable to abuse, sometimes even murder.

Why the Philippines are home to a new front in the war on terror.

The security fence separating Israel and the occupied West Bank.

The story of Private Jessica Lynch and US war spin in Iraq.

Why young men left the UK to fight with the Taleban in Afghanistan.

Alleged human rights abuses in the 1950s.

In Afghanistan with the Northern Alliance.

"Honour killings" in Pakistan.


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