This week on War News Radio, part three of “Narrow Passages,” War News Radio’s podcast series covering the details of the resettlement process for refugees from the Syrian war. Previous episodes looked at the big picture of resettlement as a whole process. Reporters Jake Stattel, Matthew Chaffinch, and George Menz spoke with officials from Allentown, PA, a major hub for resettlement, to understand how resettlement actually works in an American city. Take a listen!
In the last segment of Narrow Passages, we looked at the broad problems with U.S. and international refugee resettlement institutions as a whole. This episode, we will narrow in on more specific challenges refugees face along the way. We especially want to examine the many ways that opportunities for resettlement are unequally distributed, from start to finish.
This past September, tens of millions of Indian workers staged a one-day general strike to protest Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic policies. It was the biggest work stoppage in human history. Reporters Aru Shiney-Ajay and Will Marchese recap the strike and further interview Indian labor organizers and scholars.
This week on War News Radio, we kick off our series on the resettlement process for refugees coming out of the bitter conflict in Syria. In this first part of Narrow Passages, we look at the institutions that serve as the first point of contact for refugees, how an individual becomes a refugee, how Western media distorts the reality of the crisis and the resettlement process, and more.
A single hydropower plant produces a third of the electricity consumed in the Republic of Georgia. But the plant’s generator lies on land controlled by Russian-backed separatists. Since the 90’s, the area has seen war, ethnic cleansing, and an increasingly suffocating Russian occupation. But amid all this tension, the power plant has somehow kept operating without problems. Eduard Saakashvili took a look at how that works.
How does the rising tension between Hong Kong and China impact the city’s press freedom? This week, we turn away from headlines and speak to journalists and journalism students about their experiences and perspectives. Tune in for more.