Connect the World takes viewers on a journey across continents, beyond headlines and into histories of the stories that are changing our world.
One in five HIV positive people in the UK remain undiagnosed. Despite this, HIV testing is not routine. Now a new campaign in London aims to change this. All hospital outpatients, regardless of age, ethnicity or sexuality, are being offered tests this week in an attempt to reduce the number of undiagnosed cases and the stigma attached.
Becky meets the patients being tested and the doctor spearheading the campaign to ask if this is the most efficient way to tackle the HIV epidemic.
Becky interviews director David France and leading gay rights and AIDS activist Peter Staley.
They talk about new critically acclaimed documentary about the "plague years" of the AIDS virus, 'How to Survive a Plague' .
They also talk to Becky about their own personal experiences with the AIDS epidemic in the eighties and nineties.
Mayor Rob Ford in Toronto has suffered one public relations mishap after another recently but will he be forgiven or redeemed?
Becky Anderson spoke to Ben Page, CEO of Ipsos Mori, about why voters choose to forgive some politicians and not others.
He tells Becky about why some politicians seem immune to controversy and what methods can be used to gain public sympathy.
Becky speaks with Sigrid Kaag, who heads up the OPCW/U.N. mission in Syria, about the progress being made in removing the country's chemical weapons.
During the war of the early 1990s Kemal Pervanic - like thousands of other Bosnian Muslims - was held in a Serb prison camp. He says he can still remember the screams of the people who were beaten in front of him, by Serb guards who had once been friends and neighbours. Enduring hunger and violence, he and his immediate family miraculously survived. But Kemal’s two cousins - Sejad and Suad - were killed during the inter-ethnic hostilities. To make their tragic loss even worse, Kemal’s family had to wait over a decade to find out what had happened to the young men.
Eventually the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) helped identify the bodies of Semal and Suad, as well as thousands of other Bosnians whose remains were found in mass graves across the country. Kemal says that without the work of the ICMP, families like his would never be able to understand what happened to their loved ones or be able to lay them to rest.
The ICMP was established in 1996 to find and identify people who have disappeared as a result of armed conflict and human rights violations. Now its remit extends to cover people missing from natural disasters, terrorism, organised crime and migration. The ICMP today is working to help identify victims of the Nairobi mall attack in September and the asylum-seekers who drowned off the coast of Lampedusa in October.
Becky talks to Kemal Pervanic who experienced the brutality of what happened first hand when he was detained in a camp and also reports on the work of the International Commission of Missing Persons (ICMP).