Human Rights Matter

Feed By: Kim, Stephanie, Ez, Dharmesh & Ali
Subtitle: A show about the world of Human Rights.
Summary: A show on Human Rights, presented by volunteers at Amnesty International Australia. This show ran from October 2010 to October 2013 and featured news segments, interviews with key players in the human rights arena, as well as many themed shows on specific topics.
Contact Email: tasaia@amnesty.org.au
Web Site: http://www.edgeradio.org.au/program/Human-Rights-Matter/
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Title: The Refugee Rights Action Group here in Tasmania
Author: Kim
Subtitle: We talk to Gina, a member of a local group dedicated to refugee rights
Summary: This show went to air on 7/09/2013. The Tasmanian Refugee Rights Action Group meets regularly at the Amnesty International Hobart Offices, once a month on a Monday at 6pm, to discuss ways to mobilize for Refugee Rights. We talk to Gina about the work of the group as well as the broader issues facing refugees and asylum seekers in the current Australian social and political climate.
Published: Mon, 9 Sep 2013 4:52 PM
Duration: 21:22
Download: Human Rights Matter 07-09-2013 Interview with The Tasmanian Refugee Rights Action Group.mp3
Title: The Millennium Development Goals & two local and national groups
Author: Kim
Subtitle: We talk to Will of "Finish the Race", and Rob of "TEAR", concerned with the MDGs
Summary: This show went to air on 01/09/2013. In this show we talk about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and discuss the progress made since their creation in September 2000. The Millennium Development Goals are a set of 8 goals signed up to by 188 member states of the United Nations in 2000, with the goal to reduce poverty and other world issues by 2015. In that vein we play an interview with Will (of national group "Finish the Race"),and Rob (of national and local group "TEAR"). Both of these groups have a Christian focus and, as part of their work, champion the cause of pressuring the government to meet its MDG obligations by 2015.
Published: Sun, 1 Sep 2013 5:33 PM
Duration: 33:38
Download: Human Rights Matter 01-09-2013 The Millennium Development Goals & national and local groups.mp3
Title: Human Rights Matter - promo 2
Author: Kim
Subtitle: A promo for the new timeslot of the show.
Summary: The second promo message for Human Rights Matter, the human rights show. (This promo recording features the track "Reflection" by juanmares, bought under license from AudioJungle.net)
Published: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 5:57 PM
Duration: 0:51
Download: Human Rights Matter - promo 2.mp3
Title: Youth Activism & Human Rights
Author: Kim
Subtitle: We interview Daniel Scaysbrook, National Youth Coordinator for Amnesty International Australia
Summary: This show went to air on 10/08/2013. In this show we present a recent interview with Daniel Scaysbrook, National Youth Coordinator for Amnesty International Australia. Dan works with networks of young people in schools, universities and other communities across the country, engaging young people in how to create a world where human rights are a reality for everyone. He does this with a whole bunch of amazing and inspiring activists. We talk with Dan about the youth of today and their passion for activism in human rights, and touch on the idea of how to get involved.
Published: Sat, 10 Aug 2013 7:49 PM
Duration: 30:13
Download: Human Rights Matter 10-08-2013 Youth Activism in Human Rights.mp3
Title: Occupational Therapy, Asylum Seekers & Refugees
Author: Kim
Subtitle: We talk with Clarissa, a local occupational therapist involved in many types of refugee work.
Summary: This show went to air on 03/08/2013. Clarissa is a health practitioner by trade, and has had an enduring interest/ engagement in refugee and asylum seeker issues, having a great deal of personal and professional involvement. We talk to Clarissa about occupational therapy and how it becomes relevant in addressing the needs of Asylum Seekers and Refugees. We touch on a number of issues, including Kevin Rudd's recent legislation aimed at sending all new asylum seeker boat arrivals on to Papua New Guinea.
Published: Sun, 4 Aug 2013 8:15 PM
Duration: 30:17
Download: Human Rights Matter 03-08-2013 Occupational Therapy, Asylum Seekers & Refugees.mp3
Title: Refugees, migrants and the Phoenix Centre
Author: Neil & Kim
Subtitle: We talk with Gillian of the Phoenix Centre in Hobart
Summary: This show went to air on 06/07/2013. The Phoenix Centre is a program area within the Migrant Resource Centre offering specialist services including counseling, advocacy, community development programs and natural therapies for survivors of torture and trauma. In this interview Neil talks with Gillian, director and manager of the centre, about the many issues connected to the topic of refugees and asylum seekers, and how services connect with the realities of such individuals in the context of Hobart and Tasmania.
Published: Sun, 7 Jul 2013 8:56 PM
Duration: 24:00
Download: Human Rights Matter 06-07-2013 Refugess, migrants and the phoenix centre in Hobart.mp3
Title: Afghan Women's Rights
Author: Dr. Nouria Salehi & Kim
Subtitle: A talk given by Dr. Nouria Salehi as part of World Refugee Week
Summary: This show went to air on 29/06/2013. In this show we play a recording of a talk given by notable figure Dr. Nouria Salehi, as the Hobart keynote address for World Refugee Week. Lifetime Member of the Order of Australia and 2012 Senior Victorian of the Year, Dr Nouria Salehi gave this talk recently at Friends School on the 21st of June 2013. A nuclear scientist, Nouria is one of Australia's leading Australian-Afghan leaders with a prolific record of humanitarian service and advocacy.
Published: Sun, 30 Jun 2013 11:30 AM
Duration: 31:43
Download: Human Rights Matter 29-06-2013 Dr Nouria Salehi & Afghan Women's Rights.mp3
Title: Flamingos Dance Bar and gay and lesbian services in Hobart
Author: Kim & Ali
Subtitle: We talk to one of the proprietors of Flamingos, and touch on a range of gay & lesbian topics
Summary: This show went to air on 15/06/2013. In this show we talk at length to Anthony, one of two proprietors of Flamingos Dance Bar, a gay and lesbian bar in the heart of Hobart, Tasmania. We talk about the changing social climate for gay and lesbian people in Hobart and Tasmania over the decades, and how things have most definitely improved. We also talk about Flamingos' connection to the local community and its involvement with other gay and lesbian organizations in the Hobart community.
Published: Sun, 23 Jun 2013 7:13 PM
Duration: 20:30
Download: Human Rights Matter 15-06-2013 Gay and Lesbian rights in Hobart, and Flamingos Dance Bar.mp3
Title: Human Rights for Mothers and Children
Author: Kim
Subtitle: We talk with Zoe, convenor of a new "Mums & Bubs" group
Summary: This show went to air on 8/06/2013. Here we present a recent interview with Zoe, convener of a new human rights action group here in Hobart with a focus on Mothers and Children. The group gathers Mother and young children (and expectant mothers) monthly to fill in petitions and actions for human rights issues concerning Mothers and Children all around the world. It is an excellent way to be connected to other mothers in Hobart, and to do some real-world contribution to the lives and happiness of others. Zoe talks about her connection to many arms of Amnesty International, and her experiences over many years, in the various roles she has held.
Published: Sat, 8 Jun 2013 10:16 PM
Duration: 16:54
Download: Human Rights Matter 08-06-2013 New human rights group for Mothers and Children.mp3
Title: The Arms Trade Treaty success
Author: Kim & Ali
Subtitle: We talk about the recent events leading up to the Arms Trade Treaty talks at the UN, and how it turned out.
Summary: This show went to air on 6/04/2013. After twenty years of campaigning, millions of petition signatures and letters, thousands of public demonstrations, and countless hours speaking to politicians, we finally have an International Arms Trade Treaty. This is a great achievement. In the show we describe the lead up to the UN's recent deliberations, and talk about what a treaty means, and what was achieved at the UN. We also, at the end of the show, talk about recent troubling satellite imagery which reveals ever-growing prison camps in North Korea.
Published: Sun, 12 May 2013 11:22 AM
Duration: 16:36
Download: Human Rights Matter 06-04-2013 The Arms Trade Treaty success.mp3
Title: What it is like to be the parent of a gay son.
Author: Kim
Subtitle: We talk to Neil, about his journey alongside his gay son, and what it has brought to both their lives.
Summary: This show went to air on 16/03/2013. In this enthralling and rambling interview, we talk to Neil about what it is like to be the father of a gay son. The discussion touches on such issues as marriage equality (currently due before the Tasmanian Parliament as a bill later this year), and the adoption of children by gay and lesbian couples.
Published: Mon, 1 Apr 2013 7:01 PM
Duration: 26:26
Download: Human Rights Matter 16-03-2013 An interview with Neil, father of a gay son.mp3
Title: Another discussion on Indigenous Australia
Author: Ez
Subtitle: We interview Rodney Dillon once more, in an in depth discussion.
Summary: This show went to air on 2/03/2013. In this interview we once again talk with Rodney Dillon, Indigenous Liaison Officer for Amnesty International Australia. Whilst talking with Ez, he goes into some depth on a variety of indigenous issues, as they touch on human rights. At times the conversation becomes quite philosophical.
Published: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 7:02 PM
Duration: 12:56
Download: Human Rights Matter 02-03-2013 Indigenous Australia - 2nd Rodney Dillon interview.mp3
Title: Marriage equality and the last decades of history of LGTBIQ legislation and issues
Author: Ez
Subtitle: We talk to long-term Tasmanian LGTBIQ rights campaigner and activist, Rodney Croome
Summary: This show went to air on 16/02/2013. In this excellent interview conducted by Ez, Rodney Croome talks about the recent history, and current state of play, of marriage equality legislation, in Tasmania and Australia as a whole. He also talks about discrimination against LGTBIQ individuals as a greater issue. Later, he goes on to talk about the broader changing face of the recognition of LGTBIQ issues in the community over the last few decades.
Published: Sat, 9 Mar 2013 5:00 PM
Duration: 23:06
Download: Human Rights Matter 16-02-2013 Rodney Croome interview about LGTBIQ rights and Marriage Equality.mp3
Title: Indigenous Australia, and the way ahead.
Author: Kim
Subtitle: We talk with the National Indigenous Liaison Officer for Amnesty International.
Summary: This show went to air on 9/02/2013. In this episode we interview Rodney Dillon, Indigenous Liaison Officer for Amnesty International, himself an Indigenous Australian. He talks about the state of play of human rights for Aboriginal Australia, as well as what needs to be done to close the gap on issues such as health and education.
Published: Fri, 1 Mar 2013 1:40 PM
Duration: 19:11
Download: Human Rights Matter 9-02-2013 Rodney Dillon interview - Indigenous rights in Australia.mp3
Title: Human Rights Matter - promo
Author: Kim
Subtitle: A promo for the new re-invented format of this show.
Summary: The Promo message for Human Rights Matter, the human rights show. (This promo recording features the track "Reflection" by juanmares, bought under license from AudioJungle.net)
Published: Fri, 1 Mar 2013 12:52 PM
Duration: 0:46
Download: Human Rights Matter - promo.mp3
Title: The Amnesty TAS Human Rights Queer Network
Author: Kim
Subtitle: We talk with founding members of a new LGTBIQ group in Tasmania
Summary: This show went to air on 9/02/2013. In this show segment we talk with Susan and Andrew, who are founding members of a new LGTBIQ group in Hobart Tasmania. Known as the "Amnesty TAS Human Rights Queer Network", this exciting new group meets regularly at the Hobart Action Centre of Amnesty International
Published: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:11 PM
Duration: 8:18
Download: Human Rights Matter 9-02-2013 New LGTBIQ group in Tasmania.mp3
Title: Guantanamo Bay & New indigenous grass roots movement in Canada
Author: Kim
Subtitle: We talk about Guantanamo Bay & the new Idle No More movement.
Summary: This show went to air on 2/02/2013. In this show we give a discussion on the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, and the US government's continued failure to close the facility now marking the 11th anniversary of the first detainee being transferred there. We also talk about a new movement within Canada, striving for justice for the Indigenous citizens there. The "Idle No More" movement is growing in strength, fighting against the degradation of native lands, and for equal representation in any government decisions.
Published: Fri, 8 Feb 2013 6:07 PM
Duration: 14:01
Download: Human Rights Matter - 02-02-2013 Guantanamo Bay & Indigenous rights in Canada.mp3
Title: A life spent in human rights - Tony Blake
Author: Kim
Subtitle: We interview local Hobart identity, and human rights activist, Tony Blake
Summary: This went to air on 5/01/2013. In this show we talk in some depth to Tony Blake, who has spent a lifetime defending the rights of many prisoners of conscience and those whose rights have been violated. For 8 years now he has been the convenor of the local Hobart Salamanca market Saturday stall for Amnesty. We talk about the many colourful moments in his career, and about the stall. We also cover the news for human rights for the last 2 weeks at the end of the program.
Published: Mon, 7 Jan 2013 2:52 PM
Duration: 32:15
Download: Radio Amnesty 05-01-2013 A life in human rights - Tony Blake.mp3
Title: Nauru, and the situation for asylum seekers there
Author: Kim
Subtitle: We report of Amnesty's findings after recently inspecting Nauru
Summary: This show went to air on 22/12/2012, and features reports on Nauru from the end of November 2012. In this show we report on what Amnesty International found when it recently visited and inspected the situation for asylum seekers recently relocated to the island of Nauru. We also read some good news stories and convey an inspiring letter written by a former prisoner of conscience, bringing out the power of the humble letter.
Published: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 4:04 PM
Duration: 20:50
Download: Radio Amnesty - 22-12-2012 Nauru & the situation for asylum seekers there.mp3
Title: Tony Kevin interview on Border Protection and asylum seekers
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: An interview with notable social commentator Tony Kevin who has just released a book.
Summary: This show went to air on 13/10/2012. In this show we interview notable author, and ex-diplomat, Tony Kevin. Tony has recently published his fourth book, "Reluctant Rescuers", which examines border protection's safety record in effectively saving the lives of asylum seekers making the perilous journey to Australia by boat. His examination reveals serious flaws in the system, which may be contributing to lives being lost at sea needlessly. We also cover many stories from this week's news in the world of human rights.
Published: Sat, 20 Oct 2012 2:05 PM
Duration: 36:46
Download: Radio Amnesty 13-10-2012 Interview with Tony Kevin on Border protection and asylum seeker boats.mp3
Title: Findings of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers, & Pussy Riot convicted
Author: Kim
Subtitle: We discuss the Expert Panel's findings and talk about Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot
Summary: This show went to air on 25/08/2012. In this show we talk about Amnesty International's reaction to the recent Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers' findings, as we dissect the major recommendations one by one. We also talk about Russian punk rock band "Pussy Riot", who were recently convicted and sentenced to 2 years for singing a song, which lasted less than a minute, poking fun at Vladamir Putin. At the end of the show we also read a couple of human rights news items from the week.
Published: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 1:39 PM
Duration: 14:59
Download: Radio Amnesty 25-08-2012 Expert panel on Asylum seekers & Pussy Riot convicted.mp3
Title: 10th Anniversary of the ICC & Amnesty International on asylum seekers
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: We talk about the International Criminal Court & about Amnesty's asylum seeker policy
Summary: This show went to air on 07/07/2012. In this show we present a light discussion on the International Criminal Court (ICC) now celebrating its 10th Anniversary. We also read a statement made by Claire Mallinson, National Director of Amnesty International Australia, as she clarifies some of Amnesty International's position on the asylum seeker debate. The topic of asylum seekers has been in the news a lot recently, with many boat arrivals, as well as stirrings in the senate. At the end of the show Stephanie reports on Aung San Suu Kyi's recent trip to Ireland, where she was presented with the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience award.
Published: Sat, 1 Sep 2012 8:25 PM
Duration: 14:20
Download: Radio Amnesty 07-07-2012 10th Anniversary of the ICC & Amnesty International statement on Asylum Seekers.mp3
Title: Refugee week 2012 & Interview with an ex-refugee
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: We interview the head of the Refugee Rights Action Group here in Hobart, herself an ex-refugee.
Summary: This show went to air on 16/06/2012. In this show, as part of Refugee week for 2012, we interview Trini, who is the convenor of the Refugee Rights Action Group, here in Hobart. Trini has an interesting story to tell, of her own journey to Australia, in the company of her parents in 1988, as a 4 year old. Refugee week this year runs from the 17th to the 23rd of June. Later in the show, Stephanie describes a list of many of the local human rights groups around the Hobart area, all of which would definitely welcome new members. Lastly, we read the news for human rights for the week.
Published: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 8:43 PM
Duration: 27:34
Download: Radio Amnesty 16-06-2012 Refugee week & Interview with an ex-refugee.mp3
Title: Who we are - Amnesty International
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: An easy-going, light discussion of the organisation we work for - Amnesty International.
Summary: This show went to air on 28/04/2012. In this show we deviate a little from our usual heavy content, to bring you a light and informal discussion of the organisation we work for in a volunteer capacity. Amnesty International is the world's largest Human Rights organisation, dedicated to upholding the rights of people everywhere. We also talk a bit about the Asylum Seeker debate here in Australia, by quoting from a blog by Alex Pagliaro entitled "3 ways to fix a silly immigration system". At the end of the show we talk about upcoming events in Hobart, as well as read the news for human rights for the last week.
Published: Sun, 29 Apr 2012 1:14 PM
Duration: 18:21
Download: Radio Amnesty 28-04-2012 Who we are as an organisation - Amnesty International.mp3
Title: Arms Trade Treaty, Interview with the head of the campaign
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: An interview with Ming Yu, head of the Arms Trade Treaty campaign for Amnesty International Australia.
Summary: This show went to air on 21/04/2012. In this show we revisit the topic of the Arms Trade Treaty for the third time, this time ending our discussion with a thoroughly enthralling interview with the head of the campaign, here in Australia, Ming Yu. She talks about many aspects of the campaign and explains in simple ways why it is so important at this time to get involved in efforts to promote a strong Treaty, leading up the the Treaty talks at the UN in July 2012. At the end of the show we read the Human Rights news for the last week, as well as talk about many upcoming events in Hobart that you can become involved in.
Published: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 5:19 PM
Duration: 33:21
Download: Radio Amnesty 21-04-2012 Arms Trade Treaty - Interview with the head of the camapaign, Ming Yu.mp3
Title: Campaign for an Arms Trade Treaty - Part 2/2
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: We continue our discussion on the campaign for an Arms Trade Treaty.
Summary: This show went to air on 14/04/2012. In this show we continue a discussion on the Arms Trade Treaty, set to be before the UN in July 2012. It is Amnesty's hope that the treaty will be a strong document, controlling and regulating the flow of arms around the world. A strong Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) could save countless lives, currently suffering under many armed conflicts. We also mention some terrific news concerning the Death Penalty, in Connecticut. At the end of the show we talk about some events in Hobart, as well as read the news for Human Rights for the last week or so.
Published: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 4:27 PM
Duration: 22:17
Download: Radio Amnesty 14-04-2012 Arms Trade Treaty campaign - PART 2.mp3
Title: Campaign for an Arms Trade Treaty - Part 1/2
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: We open a discussion on the campaign for an Arms Trade Treaty.
Summary: This show went to air on 31/03/2012. In this show we open a discussion on the Arms Trade Treaty, set to be before the UN in July 2012. It is Amnesty's hope that the treaty will be a strong document, controlling and regulating the flow of arms around the world. A strong Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) could save countless lives, currently suffering under many armed conflicts. At the end of the show we talk about some events in Hobart, as well as read the news for Human Rights for the last week or so.
Published: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:59 PM
Duration: 19:19
Download: Radio Amnesty 31-03-2012 Arms Trade Treaty campaign - PART 1.mp3
Title: Australia's asylum seeker detention facilities
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: Amnesty's findings after touring many of the asylum seeker detention facilities around the country.
Summary: This show went to air on 03/03/2012. In this show we report on Amnesty's findings and recommendations to government, just after completing a tour of many of the major Asylum Seeker detention facilities. Also in the show, we read a whimsical account of Amnesty's origins in Australia. A very enjoyable sentimental story. At the end of the show we report on many events as well as read the news for human rights for the week.
Published: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 7:33 PM
Duration: 18:10
Download: Radio Amnesty 03-03-2012 Amnesty's findings after a tour of Asylum Seeker Detention facilities.mp3
Title: A tour of Australia's immigration detention facilities - PART 2
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: We read from a blog by Refugee Campaign Coordinator, Alex Pagliaro.
Summary: This show went to air on 18/02/2012. In this show we read the second part of a blog, currently being written as we speak ! Alex Pagliaro is currently touring the major detention facilities around Australia. In this reading, she gives her first hand insights about what life is like, both physically and psychologically, in many of Australia's detention centres. We also discuss a new bill before the Ugandan parliament which threatens to criminalise consensual same-sex relationships, even involving potentially the death penalty. At the end of the show we read the news for human rights for the last week or so.
Published: Sat, 24 Mar 2012 4:56 PM
Duration: 17:27
Download: Radio Amnesty 18-02-2012 A tour around Australia's refugee detention centres - PART 2.mp3
Title: A tour of Australia's immigration detention facilities - PART 1
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: We read from a blog by Refugee Campaign Coordinator, Alex Pagliaro.
Summary: This show went to air on 11/02/2012. In this show we read the first part of a blog, currently being written as we speak ! Alex Pagliaro is currently touring the major detention facilities around Australia. In this reading, she gives her first hand insights about what life is like, both physically and psychologically, in many of Australia's detention centres. We also discuss volunteering, and in particular volunteering for Amnesty International here in Hobart. At the end of the show we read the news for human rights for the last week or so.
Published: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 2:06 PM
Duration: 18:41
Download: Radio Amnesty 11-02-2012 A tour around Australia's refugee detention centres - PART 1.mp3
Title: The Aboriginal Tent Embassy & 'Faces of Asylum' Exhibition
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: We read from 2 blogs in particular on these topics.
Summary: This show went to air on 04/02/2012. In this show we talk a bit about the history and significance of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra, in a blog by Bryan Andy. We also talk about a recent Amnesty exhibition entitled 'Faces of Asylum' which was banned by a local council in WA, and talk about the interest and 'thirst' for the full story on Asylum Seekers by ordinary Australians, in a blog by Lauren King. We also talk about the recent release of 'Chimes of Freedom', a collection of some 80 or so of Bob Dylan's songs performed by many contemporary artists, and released in conjunction with Amnesty International. At the end of the show we read the latest human rights news.
Published: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 6:35 PM
Duration: 17:55
Download: Radio Amnesty 04-02-2012 The Aboriginal Tent Embassy & 'Faces behind the boats' exhibition.mp3
Title: North Korea and Kim Jong-il & Brazil and the Belo Monte dam
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: Two recent articles from the Amnesty Australia website
Summary: This show went to air on 28/01/2012. In this show we talk about North Korea, in the light of the recent death of its leader Kim Jong-il. We talk about the opportunities for human rights change, in this article which appeared on the Amnesty Australia website. We also read from an article by Andrew Downie, which talks about Brazil and the new Belo Monte dam development which is poised to displace more than 14 indigenous communities from their homes. At the end of the show we read the news from human rights for the week, as well as give an events update.
Published: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 1:25 PM
Duration: 11:39
Download: Radio Amnesty 28-01-2012 North Korea human rights opportunity & Brazil and the Belo Monte dam.mp3
Title: Countries where your comments online could land you in jail
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: We read an article from Amnesty about the dangers of posting online in some countries
Summary: This show went to air on 31/12/2011. In this show we read an article which featured on the Amnesty Australia website, a blog written by Bryna Subherwal. She discusses 5 countries in particular where many people have been arrested just for posting on the internet. We also list and look back on many of Amnesty International's successes for 2011. Also, we read the news for Human Rights for the last 2 weeks at the end of the show.
Published: Sat, 31 Dec 2011 10:21 PM
Duration: 14:57
Download: Radio Amnesty 31-12-2011 Could your comments online land you in jail.mp3
Title: Europe's failure to help refugees from Libya
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: A reading of an article taken from 'The Wire' magazine for Oct/Nov 2011
Summary: This show went to air on 10/12/2011. In this show we read from an article, written by Charlotte Phillips, which appeared in 'The Wire' magazine for Oct-Nov 2011. It talks about refugees in Libya in the aftermath of the recent conflicts there. Later, Kim gives an update on Human Rights Week for Hobart 2011, and we read the News for Human Rights for the last 2 weeks or so.
Published: Sun, 18 Dec 2011 6:48 PM
Duration: 15:07
Download: Radio Amnesty 10-12-2011 Libya, and Europe's failure to help refugees.mp3
Title: Quoting Salil Shetty speaking at the Sydney Opera house
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: We read an article quoting Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International
Summary: This show went to air on the 3/12/2011. In this show we read from an article, taken from Human Rights Defender magazine, which quotes parts of a speech given by Salil Shetty at the recent Festival of Dangerous Ideas conference, held at the Sydney Opera House. The article is entitled "Why western governments should stop lecturing others about Human Rights", and discusses the inconsistencies between what many governments say and what they do. We also give a round-up of the news for Human Rights for the last 2 weeks or so.
Published: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 1:43 PM
Duration: 10:24
Download: Radio Amnesty 03-12-2011 Why western goverments should stop lecturing others about Human Rights.mp3
Title: About human rights in Egypt
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: A show about the current state of human rights in Egypt
Summary: This show went to air on 19/11/2011. In this show we read from a blog, written by Michael Hayworth, that appeared on the Amnesty Australia website and which concerns itself with human rights in Egypt. We also give an update on the Niger Delta and the situation there for the people living in the aftermath of the Shell oil spills of 2008. At the end of the show we present the news for Human Rights for the last week or so.
Published: Sat, 19 Nov 2011 8:58 PM
Duration: 16:17
Download: Radio Amnesty 19-11-2011 Human Rights in Egypt.mp3
Title: On LGTB discrimination in Turkey
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: A show about discrimination within Turkey against Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual people.
Summary: This show went to air on 12/11/2011. In this show we read from an article that appeared in "The Wire" magazine for Oct-Nov 2011, written by Milena Buyum, that talks about discrimination within Turkey against Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual people. We also give a round-up of the latest News from the world of Human Rights for the week, as well as an update on local events at the end of the show.
Published: Sun, 13 Nov 2011 4:09 PM
Duration: 14:59
Download: Radio Amnesty 12-11-2011 Discrimination in Turkey.mp3
Title: About the 'Hobart letter-writing group'
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: A show about a local group which meets regularly
Summary: This show went to air on 29/10/2011. In this show we interview a lady named Els, who is a integral member of a local group known as the 'Hobart Group'. The Hobart Group does very important work for Amnesty, meeting once a month at a suburban house to write letters on behalf of prisoners of conscience and also to write Urgent Actions. We talk to Els about the group and it's successes. We also, at the start of the show, give a roundup of the latest news for Human Rights for the last week.
Published: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 4:05 PM
Duration: 18:32
Download: Radio Amnesty 29-10-2011 About the 'Hobart Group'.mp3
Title: About Australian Aboriginal Homelands
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: A show about the new Homelands campaign from Amnesty International
Summary: This show went to air on 22/10/2011. In this show we give quite a lengthy discussion of a new campaign for Amnesty, known as Homelands. The Homelands campaign's aims are to fight for and with Aboriginal peoples to prevent them from being forced off their traditional homelands, by governmental policy which looks set to withdraw funding from the 500 or so homelands and instead fund 21 major centers, such as Alice Springs. This topic becomes very important when you realize the deep connection Aboriginal peoples have to their homelands, and how much wealth of culture and spiritual connection, of the world's longest surviving culture, could be lost if they are forced into major centers. We also give a round-up of recent news from the world of Human Rights.
Published: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 5:25 AM
Duration: 22:26
Download: Radio Amnesty 22-10-2011 the Aboriginal Homelands campaign.mp3
Title: The Death Penalty as a human rights issue
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: A discussion on the death penalty giving Amnesty International's position
Summary: This show went to air on 15/10/2011. In this show we talk about the Death Penalty, still used in many countries across the globe. We talk about some of the countries and statistics involved, as well as clearly giving Amnesty's view on the Death Penalty that it has no place in today's judicial system. We also give, at the end of the show, an update on Salil Shetty's recent visit to Australia, in which he made some strong criticisms of Australia's handling of the Asylum seeker issue, and also strongly commented on the plight of Aboriginal peoples who are living in poverty and currently at risk of the withdrawal of governmental funding. Salil Shetty is the Secretary General of Amnesty International, based at its head office in the U.K.
Published: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 1:04 AM
Duration: 19:06
Download: Radio Amnesty 15-10-2011 The Death Penalty & Salil Shetty's visit to Australia.mp3
Title: Radio Amnesty - 1st Oct 2011
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: About the Asylum seeker debate & A prisoner of conscience
Summary: This show went to air on 01/10/2011. In this show we give an update on the state of play of the asylum seeker debate here in Australia. We also quote the words of former Gambian prisoner of conscience Femi Peters, as he tells of his journey from imprisonment through to eventual release. We also give a round-up of the news for Human Rights for the last 2 weeks.
Published: Sat, 8 Oct 2011 3:29 PM
Duration: 22:01
Download: Radio Amnesty 01-10-2011 The Asylum seeker debate & words of a prisoner of conscience.mp3
Title: On the use of new-media in reporting conflicts.
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: We read an article about new media as used in recent uprisings in the Middle East & North Africa.
Summary: This show went to air on 24/09/2011. In this show we read an article from "the Wire" magazine, from Aug-Sept 2011. In particular we quote an article written by James Lynch (Who is Amnesty International's press officer), as he talks about the possibilities and pitfalls of the new-media landscape, seen in the context of recent conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa. We also take a look at the news for Human Rights over the last few weeks.
Published: Sat, 24 Sep 2011 6:22 PM
Duration: 15:36
Download: Radio Amnesty 24-09-2011 Social media in the Middle East & North Africa.mp3
Title: A show about peace, and Servas.
Author: Kim
Subtitle: We showcase the peace organisation Servas.
Summary: This show went to air on 17/09/2011. In this show we interview Gerry Lampasona, who is the Tasmanian Host Coordinator for Servas, an organization which builds bridges of understanding between people of many countries. In the interview we discuss peace in the modern world as an idea, and also talk about Gerry's involvement in Servas.
Published: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 6:37 PM
Duration: 26:41
Download: Radio Amnesty 17-09-2011 A Show about peace.mp3
Title: Shell and the oil spills in the Niger Delta
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: A show about the Niger Delta and Shell petroleum
Summary: This show went to air on 03/09/2011. In this show we talk about the oil spills around the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, and the neglect and negligence of the Shell Petroleum Company, in doing too little too late to clean up the environmental damage. We also give a round-up of the news for Human Rights for this week, as well as an update at the end of the show.
Published: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 4:27 PM
Duration: 17:02
Download: Radio Amnesty 03-09-2011 Shell and the Niger Delta.mp3
Title: Radio Amnesty - 27th Aug 2011
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: An interview on Burma - part 2/2
Summary: This show went to air on 27/08/2011. In this show we play part two of an interview with Dr. Nancy Hudson-Rodd, who is something of an expert on Burma and the ongoing struggle there. She has visited Burma and had an ongoing connection with the story of Burma, having written many papers on the topic. Also, we begin the show with a round-up of news for the last 2 weeks from the world of human rights.
Published: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 6:17 PM
Duration: 31:31
Download: Radio Amnesty 27-08-2011 Interview on Burma - part two.mp3
Title: Radio Amnesty - 20th Aug 2011
Author: Kim & Stephanie
Subtitle: An interview on Burma - part 1/2
Summary: This show went to air on 20/08/2011. In this show we play part one of an interview with Dr. Nancy Hudson-Rodd, who is something of an expert on Burma and the ongoing struggle there. She has visited Burma and had an ongoing connection with the story of Burma, having written many papers on the topic. Also, we begin the show with a round-up of news for the last 3 weeks from the world of human rights.
Published: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 9:28 PM
Duration: 27:52
Download: Radio Amnesty 20-08-2011 Interview on Burma - part one.mp3
Title: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Amnesty's birth
Author: Kim
Subtitle: A show celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Amnesty's founding
Summary: This show went to air on 28/05/2011. In this show we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of Amnesty International, the Human Rights organization and worldwide phenomenon. We hear soundbites spoken by Peter Benenson, founder of Amnesty, and also an interview with Katie Hart, project coordinator of the 50th birthday project here in Australia.
Published: Sat, 25 Jun 2011 11:12 PM
Duration: 21:09
Download: Radio Amnesty 28-05-2011 50 glorious years of Amnesty.mp3
Title: Radio Amnesty - 5th Mar 2011
Author: Kim
Subtitle: A National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women
Summary: This show went to air on 05/03/2011. In this show we discuss and characterize the recently formulated "National Plan of Action to Reduce Violence Against Women". A Governmental plan, it sets out to unite both Federal and State Governments, as well as many essential services from the community and women's sector. In this show I interview a friend called Yabbo, who is convener of the Women's Rights Team here at Amnesty, as we discuss the recently announced plan.
Published: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 7:01 PM
Duration: 27:36
Download: Radio Amnesty 05-03-2011 A National Plan of Action to stop Violence Against Women.mp3
Title: Radio Amnesty - 13th Nov 2010
Author: Kim
Subtitle: About the Human Rights Charter for Tasmania, with an update on Burma.
Summary: This show went to air on 13/11/2010. In this show we discuss the imminent Human Rights Charter set for Tasmania, currently in its public consultation phase. The Charter seems set to go ahead, and is currently in its draft form. We feature an interview, once again with Tara from our Hobart office, in which the major points of the charter are examined. We also give an update to last week's show and talk about what happened in Burma after the recent elections of 07/11/2010.
Published: Tue, 31 May 2011 9:46 PM
Duration: 13:46
Download: Radio Amnesty 13-11-2010 A Human Rights Charter for Tasmania.mp3
Title: Radio Amnesty - 6th Nov 2010
Author: Kim
Subtitle: Burma, the elections, and Aung San Suu Kyi.
Summary: This show went to air on 06/11/2010. In this show we go into a detailed description of the situation in Burma. We talk about the "Saffron Revolution", a timeline of Burmese history and Aung San Suu Kyi. This show was broadcast the day before the elections in Burma on 07/11/2010, the first elections there since 1990.
Published: Mon, 30 May 2011 9:08 PM
Duration: 14:26
Download: Radio Amnesty 06-11-2010 Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi & the elections.mp3
Title: Radio Amnesty - 23rd Oct 2010
Author: Kim
Subtitle: A youthful perspective on activism.
Summary: This show went to air on 23/10/2010. In this show we interview a young intern at Amnesty International, a young woman named Tara. She describes her fresh perspective on Human Rights and on Amnesty International. Also discussed is the Charter of Rights for Tasmania, currently under development and undergoing public consultations.
Published: Sun, 29 May 2011 8:42 PM
Duration: 16:21
Download: Radio Amnesty 23-10-2010 A youthful perspective on Human Rights activism.mp3
Title: Radio Amnesty - 16th Oct 2010
Author: Kim
Subtitle: Another discussion on the Refugee debate, here in Australia.
Summary: This show went to air on 16/10/2010. In this show we examine the Refugee and Asylum seeker question once again, this time in the form of an interview with Alex Pagliaro, Refugee Action Coordinator for Amnesty here in Australia. We talk a little bit about the current political climate, as well as many of the facts surrounding the issue.
Published: Sun, 29 May 2011 6:14 PM
Duration: 15:57
Download: Radio Amnesty 16-10-2010 More on the Refugee debate.mp3
Title: Radio Amnesty - 9th Oct 2010
Author: Kim
Subtitle: A discussion on the Death Penalty.
Summary: This show went to air on 09/10/2010. In this show we talk about Amnesty International's ideas on the Death Penalty. Sunday 10/10/2010, the day after this broadcast, was in fact World Day Against the Death Penalty, with a focus for 2010 on the Death Penalty in the U.S.A.. The show gives a critique of why Amnesty thinks the Death Penalty is wrong and should never be used. The situation for many parts of the world is also discussed.
Published: Sat, 28 May 2011 6:32 PM
Duration: 15:46
Download: Radio Amnesty 09-10-2010 A discusion on the Death Penalty.mp3
Title: Radio Amnesty - 2nd Oct 2010
Author: Kim
Subtitle: On the Refugee and Asylum seeker debate here in Australia.
Summary: This show went to air on 02/10/2010. In this show we discuss Refugees and Asylum seekers, and try to bring out the major points of the debate. This show features an interview with Laura, head of the Refugee Rights Action Group here at Amnesty International, in Hobart.
Published: Fri, 27 May 2011 7:52 PM
Duration: 20:15
Download: Radio Amnesty 02-10-2010 Refugees & Asylum seekers.mp3
Title: Radio Amnesty Promo
Author: Kim
Subtitle: Introducing the Show
Summary: The Promo message for Radio Amnesty, the Human Rights show. (This promo recording features the track "Reflection" by juanmares, bought under license from AudioJungle.net)
Published: Fri, 27 May 2011 4:14 PM
Duration: 0:38
Download: Radio Amnesty PROMO.mp3