This week on WorldLink, we venture into an area of Baghdad that has previously housed both Saddam Hussein's regime and the US military, but has been closed to the public for 15 years. We also step inside Soweto's first adult shop and explore the legacy of Oscar Romero, a Salvadoran Archbishop assassinated in 1980.
WorldLink: Between a rock and a hard place
We meet a woman in war-torn northern Syria who has won a seat in her local council against all the odds. Plus, we speak with a Senegalese chef who is sharing his love of West African cuisine with the world and journey to the untamed Blasket Islands to discover Ireland's literary heritage.
WorldLink: What's it like to be blind?
This week DW reporters Neil King and Gabriel Borrud teamed up to find out what it’s like to be blind in Germany. They spent some time with a man who gradually turned blind and a teenage girl who was born blind. This episode explores the personal challenges blind people face on a daily basis and tries to shed some light on the blind spots that sighted people may still have on the topic.
WorldLink: The season of hope
This week on WorldLink: The language believed to have been spoken by Christ is on the verge of extinction. We talk to the man who's trying to save it. Strides in education could transform the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, one of Africa's worst war zones. And we get to the bottom of Germany's Christmas market and baking craze in our Christmas special.
WorldLink: Changing minds
This week on WorldLink: 30 years after the Lockerbie bombing, one father rejects the official story of what happened that day. Tensions are on the rise in Colombia as more and more Venezuelans crowd into Bogota. A German man has gone from left-wing convict to an advocate for jihadis sitting in German prisons and Norwegians are helping refugees bring their own ideas to the European labor market.