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Families: The Unheard Victims Of Prison Sentences

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-10-23

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Families On Trial: The silent anguish suffered by the innocent families of prisoners

England and Wales has the highest imprisonment rate in Western Europe, at 153 per 100,000 of the population. The prison population of the UK stands at over 92,000, but on top of this figure are the countless more individuals whose lives are shattered by prison sentences. Families of prisoners are the invisible victims of crime, serving their own sentence of isolation, stigma and financial struggle. Yet maintaining contact with loved ones is vital; prisoners who are supported and visited by their families are 25% less likely to re-offend than those who have no family contact or support. These three profiles give an insight into the heartbreak and hardship suffered by family members of prisoners, but also examine the crucial contribution they make to their rehabilitation.

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Return to Homs: Coming to VOD 10/10/2014

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-10-02

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A modern times epic of youth in war, following the journey of two close friends whose lives are upended by the battle raging in Syria.

Visit the official website: http://www.returntohoms.com

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Exclusive: Islamic State Member Warns of NYC Attack In VICE News Interview

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-25

VICE News

Published on Sep 25, 2014

Foreign fighters from all over the world have left their home countries to join the ranks of the Islamic State, and the militant group’s lightning advance across Iraq and Syria this summer has helped to boost recruitment. VICE founder Shane Smith spoke with a man thought to be 21-year-old Somali-Canadian Abu Usamah Somali, who has been in Iraq since July and is reportedly fighting with the Islamic State.

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Infiltrating a Dangerous Biker Gang

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-22

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George Rowe lived on the wrong side of the law, dealing and using methamphetamine. But when members of the notorious Vagos motorcycle club beat a good friend of his to within an inch of his life, he changed his ways, turned informant, and went undercover to expose the group.

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Vietnam: My orange pain (RT Documentary)

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-22

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50 years after the US military intervention in the Vietnam War, the weapons it used continue to harm the local population. Unexploded mines still take lives and the consequences of “Agent Orange” claim new victims. A defoliant used by the US Air Force to destroy forests where Vietcong guerrilla fighters were taking cover, “Agent Orange” is highly toxic to humans. The chemical not only severely harmed the health of those immediately exposed to it, but also led to birth defects in subsequent generations. Its impact is still being felt in Vietnam, where it is estimated that around 5 million people are suffering from its damaging effects. They call it their “orange pain.”

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Conspiracy of Silence (Banned Discovery Channel Documentary)

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-19

Tim Brown

Conspiracy of Silence, a documentary listed for viewing in TV Guide Magazine, was to be aired on the Discovery Channel, on May 3, 1994. This documentary exposed a network of religious leaders and Washington politicians who flew children to Washington D.C. for sex orgies.
Many children suffered the indignity of wearing nothing but their underwear and a number displayed on a piece of cardboard hanging from their necks when being auctioned off to foreigners in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Toronto, Canada.
At the last minute, before airing, unknown congressmen threatened the TV Cable industry with restrictive legislation if this documentary was aired.
Read More at: http://sonsoflibertymedia.com/2014/08…

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The N. Korean TV Star Standing Up To Kim Jong-Un

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-15

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Celebrity Defector – Yeon-Mi Park: The North Korean defector who’s become a TV Star in South Korea.

This remarkable story tracks a young woman’s harrowing escape with her family from North Korea. Now living in South Korea, Yeon-mi Park has found celebrity and infamy through her anti-North Korea TV show.
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“There was nobody I could call. There was nobody who came to my father’s funeral”, says 20-year-old Yeon-mi. During her desperate escape from North Korea she was forced to bury her father, a former party member who had been sentenced to 17 years hard labour, alone in the dead of night. Her smiling appearance gives little away about her traumatising life in North Korea. After a two year journey and with her sister also presumed dead on the defectors trail, Yeon-mi finally reached Seoul and stationed herself in South Korea’s public eye. Her staring role in the glossy cable show ‘On My Way To Meet You’ sees her mocking the Kim dynasty’s regime. “Of course North Korea itself is propaganda and they don’t want to let people know about the truth, behind the scene it’s really ugly”, she says.

SBS Dateline – Ref. 6254

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Europe’s Most Notorious Jewel Thieves: VICE Reports (Part 1)

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-15

VICE

Everyone thought the Pink Panther gang would vanish—especially after the 2012 arrest of one of its leaders. Instead, the jewel thieves have started training new recruits as a way to take revenge on a world they feel has robbed them blind.

The group, hailing from former Yugoslavia, has stolen more than $350 million worth of jewelry in the past 15 years from the world’s most exclusive jewelers, according to Interpol. Now, VICE takes you inside the Pink Panthers’ secret world to learn their history and see how the jewel thieves train new recruits.

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The American Town Battling To Bring Back Uranium Mining – Trailer

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-11

Uranium Drive-In: The half-life of the American Dream

When a ghost-town in Colorado is proposed as the site for America’s first new uranium mill in thirty years, the locals couldn’t be happier. The promise of jobs after decades of hardship has the community looking towards a recovery of hope. But with a group of environmentalists blocking every step of the way, it soon becomes a battle of people versus planet. Offering no easy answers, this complex documentary asks who should decide the future of a place?

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