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Seoul's suicide rescue squad


South Korea has one of the highest suicide rates in the world, and the number of people ending their own lives tripled in the past 25 years. In the capital, Seoul, many would jump off bridges over the Han River. To prevent more suicides, rescue teams stand guard, stopping people from jumping into the river and resuscitating those who have leaped. Jack Barton joined three water rescue teams for a week as they responded to one call of distress after another.

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Seoul's suicide rescue squad


South Korea has one of the highest suicide rates in the world, and the number of people ending their own lives tripled in the past 25 years. In the capital, Seoul, many would jump off bridges over the Han River. To prevent more suicides, rescue teams stand guard, stopping people from jumping into the river and resuscitating those who have leaped. Jack Barton joined three water rescue teams for a week as they responded to one call of distress after another.

 

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SOUTH KOREA'S SUICIDE RESCUE SQUAD CREDITS

Correspondent: Jack Barton

Producer: Kong Hyunsook

Camermen: Jack Barton, Kim Aram, Daniel Cawthorne

Music: Jack Barton

Editor: Daniel Cawthorne

 

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A blind visionary in Tibet


In Tibet, superstition has it that blindness is a karmic punishment for misdeeds in a previous life. Because of this, many blind people do not get the support they need from their families and communities, and are often confined to their homes. But a blind teacher wanted to change this, so she established a school for blind children. Assignment Asia visited Kiki's Kindergarten, the first of its kind in Tibet, and met the blind visionary behind it.

A blind visionary in Tibet


In Tibet, superstition has it that blindness is a karmic punishment for misdeeds in a previous life. Because of this, many blind people do not get the support they need from their families and communities, and are often confined to their homes. But a blind teacher wanted to change this, so she established a school for blind children. Assignment Asia visited Kiki's Kindergarten, the first of its kind in Tibet, and met the blind visionary behind it.

 

Watch the story below:

 

educating blind children in tibet CREDITS

Director:Xiao Xiaowai
Cameraman:Li Liang, Du Peng
Post Production:Zhou Yu, Gan Yangyu
Music:Deng Ke
Script Consultant:Michael Harold
Producer:Liu Chang ying, Zheng Mengmeng, Fan Rong
Executive Producer:Li Bin
Controller:Jiang Heping