Mapping the World 2020
Mapping the World 2020
First Air Date: January 18, 2020
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31x30 Syria: A Decade of War (December 12, 2020)
Ten years of conflict in Syria have led to 500,000 deaths and 22 million displaced people. Mapping the World focuses on the grim domino effect that led the country from civil war to sectarian war, to intractable international conflict.
31x29 Climate Change Is Happening Now (December 05, 2020)
Climate change is often viewed as a far-off phenomenon but the effects are already being felt around the world by millions of people. A global overview of the regions on the frontline of the climate catastrophe.
31x28 Namibia: Twice Colonialised (November 28, 2020)
Namibia suffered under colonialism twice: first with the Germans, who perpetrated genocide and forced labour against local populations, and then South Africa, which imposed apartheid. What scars has this painful history left behind?
31x27 5G: The New Cold War? (November 21, 2020)
The 5G revolution will truly bring the internet of things within everyone’s reach and make smart cities a global reality. But with this major technological advance led by Chinese company Huawei, it is leading to renewed tensions between the USA and China.
31x26 Portugal: Small Country, Big History (November 14, 2020)
An overview of the history of Portugal. Great trading nation and colonial power of yore, Portugal became one of the West’s poorest nations in the 20th century before undergoing a renaissance in recent years.
31x25 The Electrification of Africa (November 07, 2020)
Africa is the least electrified continent in the world. Some believe that Africa can move straight to mobile networks and renewable energies but for now the unequal access to power across the continent remain striking.
31x24 Italy: European Testing Ground (October 31, 2020)
In February 2020 Italy was the first European country to be hit by the coronavirus pandemic. In so many areas Italy seems to act as a seismograph for the rest of Europe being the first to experience to experience the earthquakes of fascism, populism and the migration crisis of recent years.
31x23 Coffee: A Global Beverage (October 24, 2020)
Coffee is still the most important product of Ethiopia's economy, but it has now also gained a foothold in many other countries around the world. "With open cards" tells the story of the long journey of this drink, which is one of the most consumed drinks of all, and also focuses on the environmental pollution associated with its production. [arte]
31x22 China: One Country, Many Facets (October 17, 2020)
On October 3, "Mit offenen Karten" celebrates its 100th edition. The anniversary program looks at Xi Jinping's China from the inside: The Middle Kingdom and its world power aspirations are constantly on everyone's lips, but do people really know what is going on within its borders? The magazine focuses on this huge country full of contrasts. [arte]
31x21 Greenland - Desire in the eternal ice (October 10, 2020)
In August 2019 Donald Trump announced that he was in talks with Denmark to buy Greenland. His dubious offer was rejected, but reminded the world of the strategic importance of the Emerald Isle. The melting of the ice is changing the course of the Arctic waterways, and Greenland, rich in raw materials, is increasingly attracting the interest of the major powers. [arte]
31x20 The new Silk Road - Xi Jinpings Monopoly (October 03, 2020)
Since Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the construction of a new Silk Road in 2013, the world has feared the growing Chinese influence on the global economy. What is the project really about? How far has it progressed? And what does China gain from it? Transportation, infrastructure, credit and cultural investment - China is now present on all continents. Will Xi Jinping win his gigantic monopoly? [arte]
31x19 Putin, Erdogan The watch on the Black Sea (September 26, 2020)
Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin rule two influential states bordering the Black Sea and regularly dominate the headlines. Since the annexation of the Crimea and the construction of the "Turkish Stream" gas pipeline, they have been in the limelight more than ever. Despite the currently tense relations between their countries, both statesmen are pursuing a common goal: to keep the Western powers away from the Black Sea region. Why is this region strategically so important? [arte]
31x18 A History of Immigration in Europe (September 19, 2020)
The history of Europe since the end of the Second World War cannot be properly understood without taking into account immigration. Within countries, between European countries as well as from outside Europe, immigration has always been a hot topic.
31x17 Episode 17 (September 12, 2020)
31x16 The increasing expansion of the Caspian Sea (September 05, 2020)
The Caspian Sea is surrounded by the five riparian states Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Iran and Russia and their complex network of interests. Oil and natural gas deposits as well as rich caviar stocks arouse desires. "With open cards" sheds light on the geostrategic significance of the world's largest inland waterway, which is subject to major overexploitation. [arte]
31x15 Islam, Islamism: What geographical spread (August 29, 2020)
How are Muslim communities distributed across the globe in 2020? How did Islam come into being and how did it spread? A glance at the world map shows where the individual Islamic denominations are to be found. "With open cards" explains the basics and takes a look at terms that repeatedly cause heated debates. [arte]
31x14 Plastic Planet (August 22, 2020)
Since the end of the Second World War we cannot seem to live without plastic: Invading every industry worldwide and creating an island of plastic waste in the oceans one third the size of the USA. Can we free ourselves from our addiction to plastic? [arte]
31x13 A World of Forests (June 13, 2020)
Humans have been exploiting the world’s forests for centuries. Today the most important industries causing deforestation are timber, palm oil extraction, soya farming and raising cattle. But we are also realising the importance of forests to the planet and to mankind.
31x12 Episode 12 (June 06, 2020)
31x11 Epidemics: A Long History (May 30, 2020)
A look back at the great epidemics and pandemics of human history and how they spread through the world. The propagation of the Black Death in medieval Europe, the Spanish Flu in the 20th century or indeed Covid-19 today, all indicate how human populations are linked via trade, travel and geography.
31x10 Episode 10 (April 11, 2020)
31x09 Episode 9 (April 04, 2020)
31x08 Episode 8 (March 28, 2020)
31x07 Episode 7 (March 21, 2020)
31x06 Episode 6 (March 07, 2020)
31x05 Episode 5 (February 29, 2020)
31x04 Episode 4 (February 22, 2020)
31x03 Train - means of transport of the future (February 08, 2020)
Measured against the criteria of the 21st century, the railway offers numerous advantages: it is a means of transport that is networked worldwide and enables ever higher speeds. Transportation or travel by rail is far more environmentally friendly than by plane, car or truck. China is now relying on railways on a large scale, particularly with the "New Silk Road" initiative. "With open cards" tells the old story of the global railroad, which has a great future ahead of it. [arte]