We track four people on their journey.
What's the cost of South Korea's drinking culture?
What are the tensions and real-life dramas facing the actors, writers and producers of a successful Mexican soap opera?
19 Nov 2013 14:41 GMT
Media, Arts & Culture, Women, Mexico
One woman recalls desperate years of violent abuse and then witnesses how her life is turned into a telenovela.
26 Nov 2013 07:10 GMT
Taking on the challenge to educate Mexico's rural and poor indigenous population using a popular soap opera.
03 Dec 2013 07:26 GMT
How to keep a telenovela profitable and demanding sponsors happy while inspiring the production team to stay passionate.
10 Dec 2013 13:50 GMT
Can soap operas help tackle stigma and discrimination related to HIV/AIDS in Mexico?
26 Nov 2013 13:08 GMT
Drugs and gangs, the Mexico portrayed most often in the media, makes it into the popular soap's story lines too.
24 Dec 2013 08:57 GMT
A look at how the country's domestic abuse problem is contributing to a high number of female rapes and murders.
15 Jan 2014 13:11 GMT
Conservationists are in a desperate and uphill battle to save India's tigers from extinction.
Former classmates separated during Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990 reunite decades later.
We follow a Sesame Street composer as he learns how his music has been used to torture detainees at Guantanamo Bay.
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