19 episodes

On The Debrief, we put things in perspective - the Al Jazeera perspective. Others tell you where the missiles were fired from. We talk to you from where they land. Our journalists around the world bring in-depth stories and conversations to help you understand our planet just a little bit better.

If you have a story to share, write to us: debrief@aljazeera.net

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On The Debrief, we put things in perspective - the Al Jazeera perspective. Others tell you where the missiles were fired from. We talk to you from where they land. Our journalists around the world bring in-depth stories and conversations to help you understand our planet just a little bit better.

If you have a story to share, write to us: debrief@aljazeera.net

    Football’s Wall of Silence

    Football’s Wall of Silence

    Former youth football coach Barry Bennell, one of the top talent spotters in Britain with ties to major clubs like Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra, spent his days coaching children and his nights abusing them.
    Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit profiles six men, all victims of Bennell, and explores the long-term impact of his serial abuse.
    Deborah Davies first reported on Barry Bennell’s crimes 20 years ago. She has befriended his victims and has a rare insight into their plight.
    In a powerful and heartbreaking documentary, she describes how some have turned to substance abuse and even attempted suicide. More than a few have not survived, one likely victim being his most famous player, former Wales international footballer and manager Gary Speed.
    The investigation uncovers new evidence that, according to teammates, Speed was abused by Bennell.
    The programme also reveals that high-profile clubs, as well as Britain’s Football Association, failed to protect children and in some cases failed to act on warnings.
    Follow them on Twitter: @DDaviesAJ and @kdhirten

    • 31 min
    Sleepless in Yemen

    Sleepless in Yemen

    For almost 3 years now, Yemeni aid workers Anas Shahari and Sukaina Sharafuddin have gone to bed hearing Saudi fighter jets circling over their city, Sanaa. Through WhatsApp voice messages, they tell our host Jasmin Bauomy what that’s like.
    Producer / host: Jasmin Bauomy, Audio producer: Laurentiu Colintineanu,  Platforms & distribution: Mohsin Ali, Executive producer: Yasir Khan.
    This episode has been made in collaboration with Save the Children Yemen.

    • 28 min
    America’s poorest white town

    America’s poorest white town

    This week we take you to America’s poorest county and to a tiny town that never changes, regardless of who’s in power in Washington - Republicans or Democrats. Welcome to Booneville. Population: 87.
    On the show: Patrick Strickland, Al Jazeera journalist who reported this story. Our host is Jasmin Bauomy.

    • 16 min
    Trafficking Romanian women

    Trafficking Romanian women

    In 2016, roughly 800 Romanians were trafficked in Western Europe. Most of them were women. Most of them were forced into prostitution and violently abused.

    Today on the Debrief - a woman who was trafficked, a woman who saved her, and a trafficker who’s trying to redeem himself.

    Our reporter and host is Laurentiu Colintineanu.

    • 30 min
    Resisting Rodrigo Duterte

    Resisting Rodrigo Duterte

    This week on The Debrief: our correspondent Ted Regencia on the opposition to Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, the rise of vigilantism, and its human cost.

    On the show: Al Jazeera journalist @tedregencia. Our host is @mohsin.

    • 22 min
    Rape, peacekeeping and the UN

    Rape, peacekeeping and the UN

    A couple of weeks ago we took you on a harrowing journey to the Central African Republic. Al Jazeera journalist Azad Essa told you about the effects of rape and exploitation at the hands of UN peacekeepers, and about how victims are often left defenceless.

    After that story went out, the United Nations got in touch and they wanted to talk. So our editor Yasir Khan called up the person who oversees what happens when a peacekeeper is accused of sexual abuse - Atul Khare, Under-Secretary-General for the UN Department of Field Support.

    • 23 min

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