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A life on hold

A life on hold

Meet Omar, a 17 year-old Somali boy whose life has been dramatically changed due to wars in Somalia and then Libya. Watch our short film looking at Omar's personal story, and his daily life in the Choucha refugee camp on the border of Tunisia.

  • Running time: 0-1:0-5
  • June 25, 2012

A human rights revolution

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2011 was a year without precedent for the people of the Middle East and North Africa. In this animation John Hurt gives a quick recap of a year of change and rebellion.

  • Running time: 02:40
  • February 17, 2012

Sara Pascoe

Sara Pascoe

Comedian Sara Pascoe kicks off Amnesty TV for 2012, and offers some tips for cheering yourself up this January (that don't involve Jägerbombs).

  • Running time: 03:51
  • January 27, 2012

Edinburgh Zoo Pandas


The latest arrivals to Edinburgh Zoo ponder what they are doing behind bars. Are they political prisoners, on a migrant work programme, or diplomats sent to Scotland to help everybody forget China's appalling human rights record?

  • Running time: 02:20

Happy World Travel

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What happens when a normal dude named Rob (Dileep Rao, Avatar and Inception) heads to a travel agency looking for a relaxing vacation? Will he be eligible for the "Not-so Geneva Package" and heading off to Guantánamo Bay?

  • Running time: 02:37

Help Control the Arms Trade

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This year, we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to protect human rights and save hundreds of thousands of lives.

  • Running time: 02:11
  • January 25, 2012

2011 round up

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We offer you our best bits of 2011, featuring Shappi Khorsandi, Misery Bear, Tim Key, President Obama (courtesy of Cassetteboy), our campaign against the funding of cluster bombs, and much more besides.

  • Running time: 04:24
  • December 23, 2011

Romesh Ranganathan talks death penalty

Romesh Ranganathan lays the smackdown on the death penalty

Romesh 'lays the smackdown' on 54% of the British population (verbally, of course) for being in favour of the death penalty.

  • Running time: 02:35
  • November 28, 2011

Saudi women: how not to get punished

This woman knows how not to get punished in Saudi Arabia!

Some handy quick tips to going about your life safely as a woman in Saudi Arabia's guardian system. Pay close attention - there's plenty you can't do. Expect to be punished if you disobey these rules.

  • Running time: 02:56

Joe Wells

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In the aftermath of Catgate, Joe Wells debunks some of the myths that surround the Human Rights Act, and we are not making this up, learns a lesson from Theresa May MP.

  • Running time: 02:45
  • November 2, 2011

Arms Trade

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In a world where there is no international treaty for the arms trade, but there is one for the banana trade, we wonder what it would be like if you could buy an AK-47 off the telly.

  • Running time: 02:03

Go fish... in Gaza

Episode Seven Fishing in Gaza

Under the 1993 Oslo Accord, Palestinian fishermen were allowed to work up to 20 nautical miles off the coast of Gaza. It’s since been restricted to just three miles.

  • Running time: 03:51
  • October 6, 2011


Episode Seven Syria news

Syrian protestors in at least eight countries, including the UK have been intimidated and their families back home threatened, while long sentences have been handed out to health workers in Bahrain.

  • Running time: 02:45

How to be stoned in Iran

Episode Seven stoning

Comedian, Shappi Khorsandi, talks us through how people are stoned to death in Iran. The stone can’t be too big or too small. Most people are dead within two hours, but hey, it’s not an exact science!

  • Running time: 01:51