World Day of Social Justice

The final day of my Parallel Lives programme falls on Saturday 20th February – UN World Day of Social Justice From 12:00 midday I’ll be co-hosting a Pakistan Showcase with Andy Goss, UK author, journalist and humanitarian. Andy has written a novel about the devastating 2005 Pakistan Earthquake that draws on his own experiences whileContinue reading “World Day of Social Justice”

Focus on South America

Day 9 of the 10-day Parallel Lives programme – Focus on South America Central & South America or Latin America, continues to be a little known part of the world. The mainstream media often focus on the negative aspects of life on the continent, with politics and personalities dominating the headlines. But what of theContinue reading “Focus on South America”

Students and the Sustainable Development Goals

Day 8 of the 10-day Parallel Lives programme is focused on Students and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) I wanted to explore how the SDGs can be used to engage students in conversations about the important global social issues of 2021. There are so many things that need action and the environment, climate change andContinue reading “Students and the Sustainable Development Goals”

Photography from Africa

It’s Day 6 of the 10-day Parallel Lives programme and the focus is on Photography from Africa. I caught up with two old friends in Nairobi, Kenya……John Wambugu & Joel Lukhovi . We’ve done lots of projects together over the years and one thing we always discuss is the representation of Africa in the media,Continue reading “Photography from Africa”

Child Trauma & Conflict

Day 4 of the 10-day Parallel Lives programme will look at the impact on children of conflicts across the globe today. You can listen to my interview with Prof. Panos Vostanis, World Awareness for Children in Trauma The aim of this 10-day programme is to have conversations with issue experts looking at social issues and the impactContinue reading “Child Trauma & Conflict”

World Radio Day 2021

Welcome to Day Three of the Parallel Lives programme. In celebration of the 100th episode of the Decentered Media Podcast I’m delighted to support my friend & colleague Rob Watson for a day of online discussion and best-practice sharing as part of the UNESCO World Radio Day This year World Radio Day is divided intoContinue reading “World Radio Day 2021”

Human Trafficking

Let’s start Day Two of our 10-day Parallel Lives programme with a definition just to get us ALL on the same page….”the unlawful act of transporting or coercing people in order to benefit from their work or service, typically in the form of forced labour or sexual exploitation.” Today I will be showcasing three separateContinue reading “Human Trafficking”

Fundraising in a Pandemic

On the first day of our 10-day Parallel Lives event programme we focus on Fundraising in a Pandemic. I will be talking with two individuals currently working to raise funds for their respective organisations that operate in low resource settings on two different continents. Jane talks in the interview about a new campaign launched inContinue reading “Fundraising in a Pandemic”