Most Australians are aware that we provide aid to foreign countries but most of us do not know how that aid is distributed, who gets it or how it is used. In a special presentation documentary, presenter Pip Russell travels to some of the most remote and desperately poor parts of Cambodia to meet the people who benefit from our support.
Shot in the northern province of Ratanakiri along the border with Vietnam and in the southern region of Koh Kong, Pip visits remote villages to witness first hand the Australian supported aid agencies, remarkable efforts as they work at raising the standards of health, education and wellbeing.
There's no actual law against women driving in Saudi Arabia. But it's forbidden. Two years ago, Manal al-Sharif decided to encourage women to drive by doing so -- and filming herself for YouTube. Hear her story of what happened next.
“The terrorists showed what frightens them most: a girl with a book.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yusufzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl injured in an assassination attempt on her way home from school earlier this month.
Dambisa Moyo talks about Dead Aid on ABC What if foreign aid is making the plight of Africans worse? Dambisa Moyo discusses Dead Aid on Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Mar 17, 2009). http://www...