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Wide Angle – gays in Uganda

Homosexuality is illegal under Victorian-era legislation still in force in Uganda and many other English-speaking countries in Africa. The laws reflect a deep aversion among many Africans to homosexuality. But […]

Sound Fountain: Hannah’s suitcase

This entry is part of the series Collective Memory

Two people from two continents are brought together by a little girl’s suitcase found at Auschwitz after the war. The story of the search for Hannah’s suitcase was produced by […]

Chris Chambers meets Rudi van Dantzig

One of Holland’s leading choreographers talks about what dancing means to him and working with Rudolf Nureyev. Van Dantzig put Dutch ballet on the map but became more hooked on working […]

The Letters of Vincent

We possess over 800 letters by Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890). Most of them are addressed to his brother Theo, an art dealer, and they contain a priceless record of Vincent’s […]

Barrier enclosing the Gaza Strip

A prison within a prison

When one thinks of prison islands many names spring to mind – Devil’s Island, Robben Island, Alcatraz Island, to name a few. Gaza may not be an island or a […]

Hello! Human Rights

The State We’re In – Human rights defenders

This edition of The State We’re, a weekly programme on “human rights, human wrongs and how we treat each other”, features human rights defenders from across the globe, including Umida […]

FelixMeritis Building in Amsterdam

Felix Meritis

Felix Meritis is one of the Netherlands most remarkable and important historical buildings. Lying on one of the grandest canals in Amsterdam, it has been the centre of the Dutch […]