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Innovative Advocacy in Kenya

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While HCR’s partner in  Kenya works hard to obtain a community radio licence for the conflict-torn Tana River,  the team on the ground have been continuing the work we began in June by meeting community groups, lobbying local government and vociferously advocating to bring pressure for the release of a licence.  In a touch of amazing ingenuity, […]

First Response Radio Needed in Pakistan

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Thirty participants from Pakistan’s major FM radio channels and representatives from INGO and NGO agencies have welcomed plans to set up a First Response Radio (FRR) network in Pakistan.   Speaking at FRR’s inaugural meeting at a hotel in Islamabad, IOM (International Organisation for Migration) coordinator Naima Saeed told the audience that radio was a key medium for […]

Muslims and Christians building bridges

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Building Bridges With Fellow Texans Highlight Video from Northwood Church on Vimeo. Over 2,500 Muslims and Christians got together at a Church in Texas on September 18, 2011, to understand one another’s religions, build friendships and eat fabulous food!  What a great example of how to build peace and understanding.  No doubt there’ll be criticisms […]

Award-winning documentary for day of peace

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Budrus will be made available for free online for 24 hours at http://mubi.com/films/budrus on September 21st, 2011, the International Day of Peace. Budrus is an award-winning feature documentary film about a Palestinian community organizer, Ayed Morrar, who unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus […]

Disaster Radio on Trial in Sussex

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Ten years ago the Southern England town of Lewes suffered devastating flooding causing residents and local authorities to consider how best to protect the area in the future. This experience makes it ideally suited for a UK disaster response workshop and broadcast field trial which we’ll be running later this month. Using the scene of […]