The first is about 4 minutes long and was broadcast by Channel TV around 1993.
It was probably the last project undertaken by Guernsey resident journalist Sarah Montague before she moved on to the UK where she became an established presenter of "Newsnight" alongside Paxo on BBC 2 TV and "Today" for BBC Radio 4.
The subject is the lack of Human Rights' safeguards in the Channel Islands.
The second is about 27 minutes of serious documentary broadcasting from BBC South West with journalist Sally Mountjoy. She makes a determined attempt to expose the disregard for "Womens' Rights" in the Channel Islands in 1991.
Most extraordinary of course is that nothing has really changed so far as "rights" are concerned in the Islands. Both of these items are still valid and could be broadcast today. Human Rights are still ignored across the Channel Islands. Treaties remain unsigned and specific groups such as "women" (half the population) are discriminated against on a daily and institutional basis...
But, just what have over 100 elected States Members been doing in these Islands since these documentaries were broadcast twenty years ago? Where are the reforms that should have been achieved?
What too has happened to the media over these two decades because neither the BBC in Jersey, Guernsey or the South West nor CTV would undertake such investigative journalism today.
No time or resources are available now but even more worrying is that there is no obvious enthusiasm among local journalists to undertake such challenging tasks.
Why should this be?
The BBC South West documantary (above) is about 27 minutes long and was originally broadcast in 1991.
When has BBC Jersey or Guernsey attempted anything similar in recent years?
We acknowledge with thanks the efforts of those who produced such programmes in the past and that we are enabled to post them here today.