Aquí lanzamos la segunda crónica de nuestra serie sobre la crisis migratoria en México. Esta semana, les presentamos el testimonio de Alex, un migrante hondureño que creció en Canadá. Hace ocho años fue deportado, y las consecuencias de su exilio han sido muy graves.
La primera crónica, “A la fuerza”
La tercera, “Rap salvadoreño: una manera de escuchar la historia”
This week on War News Radio, we bring you two stories from different sides of the globe. First, we check the progress of the protest movement in Hong Kong, which began last year in response to proposed changes to the electoral system. Next, “Too Close”, the story of Alex, a Honduran man who was raised in Canada, but deported, and survived kidnapping and torture this summer while attempting to return. Take a listen.
Alex’s is the second in a series of interviews we’re producing with Central American migrants crossing Mexico. You can listen to the first, “By Force,” on our website in English and Spanish. We’ve also produced a Spanish version of this story.
More stories from our series on Central American migrants:
#1: By Force/A la fuerza
#3: WNR Mixtape: Rap in El Salvador/Rap salvadoreño: una manera de escuchar la historia
Note: We believe we have resolved the technical difficulties that led to the lateness of this post. Our apologies for the delay.
This week on War News Radio, “By Force.” Reporter Liliana Frankel spent summer 2015 living and working at a migrant shelter in Oaxaca, Mexico. While she was there, she collected interviews with people passing through. This week, we hear the story of Lisandro Lopez, a Honduran veteran of the Iraq War. Lisandro’s is the first in a series of stories we’re producing from Liliana’s interviews. Take a listen.
We also recorded a version of this show in Spanish. Listen here:
This week on War News Radio, “Stepping Forward”. We explore U.S., international, and Iranian politics of the Iranian nuclear deal, and we cover Secretary John Kerry’s recent speech on the topic in Philadelphia.
War News Radio’s Katherine Kwok is in Hong Kong this summer interning at Radio Television Hong Kong’s English Channel, Radio 3. She’s done some wonderful news pieces and is sharing them with WNR–descriptions by Katherine and links are below:
Hong Kong Political Reform
“I did a two-part feature about the political reform that was vetoed in the Hong Kong legislative Council on June 18th this year. The main focus of the reform was the chief executive election package, proposed by the Chinese government on August 31 last year. This package was a big reason why people organized and joined in the Umbrella Movement last year.
I decided to focus on the youth’s voice for my feature for two reasons. The first: young protesters were the focus of the Umbrella Movement, but they kind of backed away from the spotlight after it ended in December. Since then, there were also some troubles with a main student political group — the Hong Kong Federation of Students. The University of Hong Kong quit the organization, unhappy with the group’s opaque way of decision-making. Second, leading up to the political reform, many groups were conducting public opinion polls to see whether Hong Kong people wanted to pass the political reform package. Some politicians cited statistics to back their stances early on in the process.”
Part 1 – Youth on the Hong Kong Political Reform http://programme.rthk.hk/channel/radio/programme.php?name=radio3/1_2_3_show&d=2015-06-15&p=5979&e=311143&m=episode
Part 2 – Young Pro-Establishment Politician’s Take on Political Reform http://programme.rthk.hk/channel/radio/programme.php?name=radio3/1_2_3_show&d=2015-06-16&p=5979&e=311272&m=episode
Timei Village Clearance
“This is about the government clearance of the Umbrella Movement’s remnants. Some protesters camped outside the Central Government Offices even after the main settlements were cleared out in December.”
Mass Transit Brings Gentrification
“The Hong Kong MTR (mass transit railway) recently opened new stations in this older, mostly residential district. The feature looks at its economic impacts.”
July First Rally
“This feature is a review of an annual pro-democratic rally in Hong Kong. People have been gathering together and marching to the government headquarters since Hong Kong was returned to China on July 1st, 1997.”
This Week on War News Radio, Lingering Illness.
As infection rates in West Africa fall, coverage of the Ebola epidemic in Western news sources has declined rapidly. But affected countries continue to suffer from damage caused by the outbreak and the international community still has not resolved infrastructure issues that prevented more effective intervention. War News Radio’s Sabrina Merold talks to Dr. Trish Henwood, Director of Global Health Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania, about her time in Liberia during the outbreak and the challenges — personal and organizational — and that come with epidemic response work.