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For more than three years, North Korea has sealed its borders. Three people have risked their lives to tell the BBC what is happening. What they reveal is shocking.

Fergal Keane tells the stories of the people on platform 5 of Lviv train station hoping to escape, the staff who bravely keep the station running and those who are left behind.
Episodes 2020
Deforestation has skyrocketed in Colombia since the Peace Deal of 2016. Our World joins a team of scientists from the Royal Botanic Gardens.
BBC News Arabic uncovers Silicon Valley's illegal online slave market, hosting apps used for buying and selling domestic workers in the Gulf.
Episodes 2017
June 5, 2017 of the TV-show Our World was broadcast by BBC2 on Monday 5 June 2017 at 23:30.
Episodes 2015
In Uganda few people are willing to talk about mental illness. Those who suffer are frequently isolated, shunned by their community and rejected by their families. Our World meets a man who has broken the silence and is encouraging other psychiatric patients to speak openly about living with mental illness.
In Iran, the government denies the existence of homosexuality - being gay there can be punishable by death. But the state does offer a solution - a sex change operation paid for by the government. The pressure on gay Iranians to agree to a sex change as a cure for their homosexuality can be overwhelming. Reporter Ali Hamed...
For years they were imprisoned, beaten, and raped. Now Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, two of the girls who were kidnapped by Ariel Castro in Cleveland, Ohio, speak about their harrowing ordeal. They, along with Castro's third victim Michelle Knight, managed to escape in 2013. Berry and DeJesus talk to Kirsty Wark about the...
For years it has been hidden in the dusty corner of an abandoned theatre, a magnificent instrument allowed to moulder away in an Islamist-ruled territory where many consider music 'haram' - religiously prohibited. It miraculously survived the war between Israel and Hamas, when the theatre itself was half-destroyed around i...