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The Rageh Omaar Report
The Secret Life of Radovan Karadzic
Rageh Omaar travels to Serbia and Bosnia to examine Karadzic's legacy.
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2010 13:47 GMT



The Rageh Omaar Report
is a new series of one-hour, monthly investigative documentaries in which award-winning correspondent Rageh Omaar reports on the world's most important current affairs stories.

The first edition of the programme, The Secret Life of Radovan Karadzic, airs ahead of the imminent resumption of Karadzic's trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Rageh Omaar travels to Serbia and Bosnia to investigate the decade-long period the former president of the Republika Srpska spent in hiding and examines his legacy in present-day Bosnia and beyond.

"I have always been drawn to reporting from the field; trying to discover the reality of people's lives behind the headlines, and witnessing first-hand the events that change societies and people's destinies.

However, The Rageh Omaar Report gives me the chance to do much more than this.

I will revisit the issues, conflicts and debates that have fallen out of the international headlines to find out the truth of what is happening after the cameras and reporters have gone.

And I will explore the personal experiences of the people behind some remarkable untold stories.

In the first edition I return to Bosnia as the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic prepares to resume his trial for war crimes.

I meet his victims and those who still revere him as a national hero, and in an exclusive written interview with Karadzic from his cell in The Hague, I discover the true story of how he evaded justice for over a decade.

And I also return to Zimbabwe, a country whose upheavals and political tension have not ended, to speak to all sides about the tortured history of the country; from the leadership of President Mugabe's ZANU-PF party, to the opposition, the white farmers, university students and the black farmers who feel they have gained from the seizure of white-owned land.

The Rageh Omaar Report will tell the stories that others have forgotten, returning to important issues that continue to shape our world. It will be told in a personal and direct way, first-hand by me."

Rageh Omaar

The Rageh Omaar Report: The Secret Life of Radovan Karadzic can be seen from Thursday, January 13, at the following times GMT: Thursday: 2000; Friday: 1200; Saturday: 0100; Sunday: 0600; Monday: 2000; Tuesday: 1200; Wednesday: 0100; Thursday: 0600.

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Al Jazeera
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