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WorldLink connects global voices: People around the world tell their own stories and help us understand what political, economic, cultural developments mean for their lives. Listen to emotional stories that show the human element behind the headlines.

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WorldLink: Rwanda and other tales of survival

Twenty-five years after the Rwandan genocide, one man tells us how he survived. And artist Jacques Nkinzingabo talks about his unique connection to the event. Also: Abortion rights in Northern Ireland, the EU's migration challenges in Italy and Ceuta, plastic surgery resistance in South Korea and how one Munich bakery is trying to tackle the problem of old age financial security.


 2019-04-06  59m

WorldLink: Veronique de Viguerie on Yemen, Kurds sound alarm on Turkish elections

We talk to one of the few photographers who has covered the Yemen war about her experiences and we hear from Kurds in Turkey who are worried they are being barred from voting in this weekend's possibly historic elections — for a pretty strange reason. Plus in Berlin, Tamsin Walker prepares to say farewell to daylight savings time for good.


 2019-03-29  58m

WorldLink: Reality check

A week after the Christchurch attack, DW speaks with former WorldLink co-host Samantha Early about the mood in the New Zealand. Also: How Brexit has polarized families in the UK, the experience of growing up as a child of in vitro fertilization and celebrating the Persian New Year in Berlin.


 2019-03-22  58m

WorldLink: Brexit fatigue

Against the backdrop of one of the most momentous but also inconclusive Brexit weeks since the 2016 referendum, DW takes you to Northern Ireland to find out just how worried the locals of Derry are about a possible return of the Troubles in the event of a hard border. We also meet the English Shop owner in Berlin who is closing down because of Brexit after years of good business.


 2019-03-15  58m

WorldLink: Breaking free

A French couple is desperate to repatriate their grandchildren from the ruins of Islamic State and Russian bands push back against the government's crackdown on Western pop music. Plus, we hear from a former nun who is speaking out against the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of the Catholic Church and women in India march against the culture of victim blaming.


 2019-03-07  58m

WorldLink: The state of Latin America

On this week's show: We meet civilian groups in Mexico searching for their missing loved ones and join Central American migrants trekking towards the US border. We also take an in-depth look at what's missing from English-language press coverage of the Latin American region.


 2019-03-01  59m

WorldLink: Hustle to win

We report from Berlin on the refugee women tackling new lives on the soccer pitch, and talk to the photographer who has documented their game. Plus, the refugee winning literary awards from a detention camp and the nonclassical music revolution.


 2019-02-22  58m

WorldLink: Religious battles

On this week's show, we'll be meeting families from a Muslim minority community who've fled China for a safer life in Turkey. We'll also hear about the devastating and deadly conflict between Christian farmers and Muslim herders in Nigeria. And we’ll hear a first-person account on the conflict in Yemen.


 2019-02-15  58m

WorldLink: Thinking out loud

This week on WorldLink: Demands for political change in Hungary, and the extraordinary story of the last survivor of the trans-Atlantic slave trade — and the extraordinary woman who wrote it down. And, just in time for Valentine's Day, we look at love — the struggles and the celebrations.


 2019-02-09  58m

WorldLink: Venezuela on the brink

We report from Venezuela, where political tensions have hit a new high and citizens are flooding across the border to Colombia. From Berlin, we hear about a novel approach to tackling teen smart phone addiction. Plus, the Filipino lawyer who overcame blindness to help others.


 2019-02-01  58m