Two documentaries on the plight of refugees off the Italian coast and the Greek coast have received Oscar nominations this year. "Fire at Sea," by Gianfranco Rosi has been selected in the Feature Documentary category and "4.1 Miles" by Daphne Matziaraki has been nominated in the Short Documentary category. VOA's Penelope Poulou spoke with Rosi about his film and how these documentaries bring public awareness to the refugees crisis in a tough political climate.
Jewish communities in Europe say they feel especially vulnerable following the terror attacks across the continent in recent years. Community leaders meeting at the Munich Security Conference also warned that the rise of populist far right parties threatens their way of life. Henry Ridgwell reports from Munich.