Artists, activists, refugees and community workers talk about different aspects of migration.
Nyama: Dishes From Around The World
Tanjina Begum, Thelma Dube and Abiola show us how to make a dish from their home countries of Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and Nigeria. Lamb biryani, a beef stew and jollof rice are on the menu and the chefs share with us their knowledge of cooking, their experiences living in Direct Provision, and their hopes that things will change soon when Direct Provision is abolished.
The programme is produced by Bairbre Flood, presented by Thelma Dube and funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the Sound and Vision scheme.
Alternative Learning: The Cork Life Centre
Producer Bairbre Flood talks to students and teachers and examines what the education system can learn from the success of this iconic Cork school. Funded by the BAI (Broadcasting Authority of Ireland).
Beyond Religion:Atheism in Ireland
Atheist Ireland (Dublin & Cork) members, parents bringing up their children outside religion; and an ex-Muslim, ex-Hindu, and ex-Catholic speak frankly about their experiences. Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
'We can't breathe here either' : Racism & Refugees
Mahdi wants to be a professional boxer when he grows up. Maisam is going to be an artist. Both of them are navigating the varied forms of racism & segregation refugees face.
Abdulwahab Tahhan: Journalist & Creator of New Refugee Podcast
We talk about his time as a fixer in Turkey, how journalists can improve their coverage of refugee stories and the importance of media collaboration with refugees. Also his work as a senior researcher with Airwars, the political situation in Syria, co-production on a Youtube series, 'Lost With No Direction', and how initiatives like the Refugee Journalism Project can really help. We also touch on the challenges of navigating different cultures, mental health, and his work as a stand-up comic with No Direction Home.
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Abdul: On Teaching & Refugee Solidarity
Abdul is a teacher and co-ordinator with the One Happy Family community centre on Lesvos, Greece - https://ohf-lesvos.org/ - which is planning to reopen soon. One Happy Family is one of many initiatives run together with refugees in the Moria and Kara Tepe camps. Others include Stand By Me Lesvos, and Wave of Hope for the Future (WHF) - https://www.facebook.com/WaveOfHopeForTheFuture/ - who just opened a new school in Moria.