We track four people on their journey.
What's the cost of South Korea's drinking culture?
A groundbreaking Al Jazeera series telling the stories of activists around the world as they challenge authority, take direct action and stand up for what they believe in.
08 Nov 2014 14:36 GMT
A tiny South Korean island is fighting back against a new naval base that they fear could put them in the line of fire.
28 Nov 2012 14:35 GMT
Can an opposition activist in Russia successfully challenge the might of the country's president?
20 Nov 2012 12:10 GMT | Politics, Arts & Culture, Russia
Roman's actions are daring and entertaining but his cause is deadly serious.
20 Nov 2012 11:54 GMT
A filmmaker reflects on observing Russia's grassroots pro-democracy movement as those within it size up their next move.
20 Nov 2012 09:31 GMT
One man explains why he has decided to take on the authorities in a bid to stop Russia becoming an authoritarian state.
20 Nov 2012 09:16 GMT
Politics, Russia, Ukraine
2 years ago
Can Isayas help protect fellow African refugees in Israel from violence, discrimination and an uncertain future?
13 Nov 2012 16:22 GMT | Politics, Eritrea, Israel
Isayas is an Eritrean campaigning against discrimination faced by fellow African immigrants living in Israel.
13 Nov 2012 12:04 GMT
Can a passionate new group that is embracing novel forms of action fight racism in Israel?
13 Nov 2012 11:07 GMT | Politics, Egypt, Israel
Music produced to help voice Angolans' grievances against the government has now become a main tool for activism.
06 Nov 2012 11:02 GMT | Arts & Culture, Angola
South Koreans drink twice as much liquor as Russians, but is this national obsession with alcohol reversible?
Health, Asia, South Korea
How improving relations between communist Cuba and the capitalist US will change the lives of people on both sides.
Politics, United States, Cuba
Mayotte is a magnet for Comoros islanders who risk their lives crossing hazardous seas in search of a better life.
Poverty & Development, France, Refugees
A three-part series looking at the history of France's black community and their long struggle for recognition.
Politics, US & Canada, France