Dispatches - Egypts Rubbish People


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Unreported World exposes a dark side to Egypt that the authorities dont want foreigners to see: a secretive society ... of tens of thousands of people literally living in rubbish in a Cairo ghetto overrun by rats and disease. Reporter Evan Williams and producer James Brabazon are some of the first
ournalists to film inside the ghetto where they live with garbage stacked to the roofs of their multi-storey homes - eking out a living recycling the rubbish by hand. Its a sight rarely seen by outsiders. This group is unique for another reason. Theyre part of Muslim Egypts Christian minority a community claiming to be besieged by persecution, extremism and a creeping Islamisation in Egypts security services. The team highlights one the most sensitive issues faced by some of those in Egypt - their decision to convert to Christianity - a decision that some Muslims believe should be punishable by death under a strict interpretation of sharia religious law

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