Limit search to available items
Streaming video

Title Dateline
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2011
Online access available from:
Informit EduTV    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (52 min. 36 sec.) ; 317488411 bytes
Summary A once picturesque lagoon in Ghana is now a toxic dump for the west's old computers and TVs. Dateline investigates how recycling has gone so wrong; Behind the bright lights and broad smiles of India's circuses, lies a miserable story of child trafficking and abuse; AND Meet Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who believes in public humiliation and routine suffering for even the most minor offenders.E-WASTE HELLEver wondered where your old TVs and computers go after you send them off for recycling or to charity? Dateline's Giovana Vitola has found a mountain of old electronic equipment dumped in what were once picturesque wetlands in Ghana in West Africa. The e-waste is poisoning everything around it, including the scavenging children burning the wires to try and get at the valuable metal inside. Meanwhile, acrid smoke drifts across the Agbogbloshie area of the capital Accra, and even the city's main food market. Stamped across the equipment, the names of companies and government bodies in countries like Australia, Britain and the United States, with many hard drives still intact and containing potentially confidential information. Exporting e-waste to developing countries is illegal, so how is some of it ending up in Ghana? Do the companies disposing of it even know what's happening? And what do the Australian authorities plan to do about it?CIRCUS SLAVESBig tops are big business in India, with thousands flocking to the country's touring circuses, but behind the bright lights and broad smiles, lies a miserable story of child trafficking and abuse. Filmmaker Sky Neal goes undercover with a charity trying to rescue children from unscrupulous circus owners, for a report to be broadcast on Sunday's Dateline. She sees first-hand evidence of the estimated 2,000 children being exploited and abused in India's mostly unregulated circuses. Many are trafficked from Nepal, after being sold by their impoverished families into a 'better life'. Carrying out rescue raids is difficult for staff at the Esther Benjamins Memorial Foundation, with owners going to great lengths to avoid being caught, but the horror stories from the rescued children in their care keep them going.AMERICA'S TOUGHEST SHERIFFMeet the toughest sheriff in the United States... Joe Arpaio believes in public humiliation and routine suffering for even the most minor offenders. Roadside chain gangs, basic living conditions and embarrassing uniforms may sound like punishments of the past, but Arpaio says they make people think twice about reoffending. And his methods seem to be working... at 79, he's been elected five times to his post in Phoenix, Arizona and his popularity shows no sign of waning. He even goads the civil rights protesters who gather outside his office every day, thanking them for helping to publicise his hardline regime. But should other places learn from his example? Or has he gone too far?
Event Broadcast 2011-09-25 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Arpaio, Joe, 1932-.
Child slaves.
Child welfare.
Electronic waste -- Management.
Prison administration.
Waste disposal in the ground -- Environmental aspects.
Form Streaming video
Author Anane, Mike, contributor
Arpaio, Joe, contributor
Davis, Mark, host
Faabeluon, Lambert, contributor
Gil, Geordie, contributor
Holmes, Philip, contributor
Messiah, Enoch, contributor
Neal, Sky, reporter
Rao, Nandita, contributor
Singh, Renu, contributor
Strobl, Victoria, reporter
Vitola, Giovana, reporter