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  • Reportage Without Frontiers
    were ready to use any means possible in order to force him to delete the word cancer from his scientific conclusions The second revealing documentary of the BBC series The Tobacco Wars looks into the efforts of the American tobacco industry to suppress the truth on the harmful effects of tobacco on human health In the mid 60 s American company RJ Reynolds manufacturer of CAMEL conducted secret experiments with animals When scientists in the laboratory also known as the rat house began finding out the harmful effects of smoking on the animal s health the company brought it down and tried to prevent scientists from speaking with every means possible Against those who insisted on warning the public about the connection between smoking and cancer the big tobacco companies used a disarming argument that there was no sufficient scientific evidence to confirm that smoking severely harms human health By funding the two large American political parties the tobacco companies secured a firewall against laws The first politician who dared to confront them was Joseph Califano welfare secretary during Jimmy Carter s presidency His life was threatened and in order to support Carter s re election in the 1980 elections

    Original URL path: http://rwf-archive.gr/episode1-new.php?id=129 (2016-04-26)
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  • Reportage Without Frontiers
    who worked for the companies revealed the truth despite of the heat that was put on them and the risk they themselves put their lives in Cigarettes the 20 th century s most popular commercial product rose during World War I The first machines of mass cigarette production had just been invented and both combatant sides gave cigarettes to soldiers in order to lift their spirits John Persing commander of the American expeditionary force abroad wrote to General Command If you re asking what it takes to win the war bullets and cigarettes In the mid war period smoking became a symbol of women s emancipation The tobacco industries called it a liberating torch and created advertisements targeted specifically at women emphasizing on the significance of smoking in losing weight During World War II there was an explosive boost in smoking Winston Churchill and his staff came up with a secret plan that stated that in the case of a German invasion in Great Britain food and 45 cigarettes should be given to every citizen once a week In the first decades after the war doctors had to face a lung cancer epidemic Some scientists quickly attributed the epidemic to

    Original URL path: http://rwf-archive.gr/episode1-new.php?id=74 (2016-04-26)
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  • Reportage Without Frontiers
    still believe that Iraq possesses weapons of mass destruction and that Saddam Hussein had ties with Al Qaeda They still think that the war is going well and that Iraq is making progress Because that is what they see on the news In the US people believe they are well informed by the hundreds of Tv channels and newspapers replies Media professor Mark Crispin Miller In reality they have the information that people got in the 12 th century On the occasion of George Bush s inauguration for his second term in the white house Reportage Without Frontiers reveals the corruption network in the USA In order to find the political money needed for a pre election campaign and the advertisements politicians give major companies lots in exchange revealing videos filmed in the White House show how the American president promises to pass the laws his financiers wish for despite the objections of his secretary of environment The huge financial interests that control the media prefer to close deals with the government than to inform the public secret documents from the everyday guidelines given by TV channels to news editors expose how the public s disinformation is planned One of

    Original URL path: http://rwf-archive.gr/episode1-new.php?id=128 (2016-04-26)
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  • Reportage Without Frontiers
    are ready to demand that they be recognized not as a minority but as co founders of modern Turkey The perspective of Turkey s accession in Europe has also opened Pandora s Box for the Greeks living in our neighbor country In Imvros and Tenedos the Greek minority has shrunk in the previous decades our program s camera recorded the 13 elderly Tenedians who still live on the island The

    Original URL path: http://rwf-archive.gr/episode1-new.php?id=153 (2016-04-26)
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  • Reportage Without Frontiers
    He apologizes for the Turkish persecution of the Greek minority during the 20 th century A number of Constantinople Greeks also speak about their memories of the stone years of the Greek Turkish relations The head of the Zografeion School Mr Fragkopoulos the publisher of the Greek newspaper Mr Vasileiadis and Mr Kaloumenos whose photos informed the rest of the world about the indescribable catastrophe the Greeks underwent in 1995

    Original URL path: http://rwf-archive.gr/episode1-new.php?id=149 (2016-04-26)
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  • Reportage Without Frontiers
    recent months In Constantinople the Red Apple movement is against Turkey s European course and requests the military s intervention One of the anti Europeans is the notorious rector of the university who had threatened a few months ago to occupy Greece and Cyprus In a revelational interview the rector explains why it would take the death of 135 000 Turkish soldiers to make it The extreme Islamic and anti European statement of prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the beginning of the 90 s statements our program discovered in Turkish television records are also revelational Influenced by these statements the documentary presents the crucial and extremely interesting political game that is played in our neighbor country To restrain the force of the military that had even managed to send him in prison Erdogan is forced to play his European card and start the reformations that are currently dividing Turkey s leadership circles On his side Erdogan finds a previously powerful Turkish admiral who confesses on camera that the continuous military coups led Turkey to the situation it is in today The question is what progress have the reformations made so far and how ready is Turkey to enter Europe

    Original URL path: http://rwf-archive.gr/episode1-new.php?id=148 (2016-04-26)
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  • Reportage Without Frontiers
    Heningsdorf east Germany A group of young right wingers screaming racist slogans gathered outside his restaurant one night in the late 90 s When they broke his restaurant s display case the Greek owner stepped outside to ask for an explanation The documentary presents minute b y minute the events that took place on that fateful night that ended with the serious injury of Dalakouras and the fictional arrest of

    Original URL path: http://rwf-archive.gr/episode1-new.php?id=123 (2016-04-26)
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  • Reportage Without Frontiers
    divides Germany in two the Ossies former Eastern residents and the Wessies Westerners The Ossies complain about the arrogance the Wessies displayed as winners and the latter ones accuse their East German brothers of holding on to their old communist habits no will to work and help them lift the weight of the union So 15 years later a wave of nostalgia for the wall and the old German Democratic Republic appears The former East German Communist Party won over 30 of votes in the recent elections at the eastern states and many Germans openly say today that they would prefer for the wall to have never fallen The program s camera was at the East Zone bar in east Berlin that is decorated with pic tu res of communist leader Eric Honaker It also serves revolutionary drinks and a type of East German Coca Cola that is again in fashion At the Nostalgia parties impersonators of former communist leaders are treated with enthusiasm and all transactions take place with old East German marc that are today out of circulation A factor that increased the gap between the two germanies and made East Germans feel disadvantaged against West Germans were

    Original URL path: http://rwf-archive.gr/episode1-new.php?id=122 (2016-04-26)
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