Thank you – keep in touch….

Refugee Week may be over but the activities go on – click here for the Refugee Week website.

You could also join Platforma Arts and Refugees Network or take part in the Simple Acts campaign.

And on this website you can continue to listen to some of the audio and find links to the radio stations which took part.

Meanwhile, thank you – keep in touch…


Refugee Documentary from Nomad Radio

This audio documentary for Refugee Week is from Nomad Radio.

Presenter Amina Ahmed with some facts about refugees and about Somalis in Britain – she also talks to Somali members of the public on topics including whether they feel torn between two cultures, whether they consider themselves a refugee and what difficulties they encountered when they first came to the UK. Produced by Abdul Adan.

~ Refugee Documentary from Nomad Radio (MP3 – 10′ 21″)

The documentary is available to play on community radio stations in a non-profit way, crediting the contributors and Nomad Radio.

SOAS Radio – Rita’s World – special programme for Refugee Week

Check out this programme from SOAS Radio. Rita Ray, one of the organisers of the Celebrating Sanctuary festival which took place in London last Sunday, presents a Refugee Week special edition of her radio show Rita’s World.

It’s one hour in length and is available for broadcasting on other community radio stations (in a non-profit way, crediting SOAS Radio).

~ Click here for more information and for the link to the audio.

Please let us know if you broadcast this programme on air, thank you.

Interviews from SOAS Radio

Reporters from SOAS Radio were at the Celebrating Sanctuary festival in London last Sunday, where they recorded 21 mini interviews with some of the participants.

These are available for radio stations to use free of charge in a non-profit way, crediting SOAS Radio.

The interviewees include
~ Donna Covey, CEO Refugee Council UK
~ Camilla Jelbart, Campaigns and Communications Manager at Freedom from Torture
as well as a number of musicians who performed at Celebrating Sanctuary including:
~ Krar Collective, Ethiopian band
~ Kerieva, a contemporary Romani musician and activist
~ Woven Gold, a choir made up of refugees of all ages
~ Danto Aya, an up and coming Tuareg musician
and many more.

Click here for more information and for links to all the interviews.
Do please let us know if you use any of them on air.

The Truth About Asylum – documentary from Your Preston FM

The Truth About Asylum is an audio documentary from Your Preston FM, the community radio station for Preston and South Ribble in Lancashire.

In the documentary, asylum seekers and refugees living in Preston and elsewhere in Lancashire explore how the journey of seeking asylum doesn’t end with arrival in a new country. The documentary includes real accounts of asylum seekers who have travelled to the UK, plus interviews with representatives of organisations working with asylum seekers and refugees in Lancashire.

~ The Truth About Asylum (MP3 – 42′ 59″)

The Truth About Asylum forms part of the station’s “Preston and Beyond” project, which was funded by UKAid from the Department for International Development.

Camden Community Radio – What’s On Refugee Week edition

Members of Camden Community Radio produce a weekly What’s On podcast which can be heard via their website.

Click on the link below for the What’s On for week beginning 20th June, with information on Refugee Week events in Camden and the North London area.

~ Camden Community Radio What’s On – week beginning 20th June (MP3 – 7′ 09″)

Sunday 26th June 2011

On the final day of Refugee Week, click here for details of events and activities around the country.

On air today we have programmes from Bollington, London and Brighton.
NB: Programmes and details are subject to change without notice.

listenc  8.00am   Sunday Breakfast Show on Canalside Community Radio in Bollington
With Bonnie Allaby

listenc   1.00pm   Tikkun Spectrum (Jewish) on Spectrum Radio Network
A special Refugee Week programme including: Freddie Barshak discussing the Anschluss; Marion Milliband’s past; philosopher Norman Bright – plus Chassidic, Yiddish and Hebrew music culminating with Chazanut from Cantor Braun.

listenc  2.00pm   Negat Radio (Embrace UK) on Spectrum Radio Network
This week’s topic is female genital mutilation (FGM).

listenc  4.00pm   London Bangla Programme on Spectrum Radio Network
In Bengali language.

listenc   4.00pm   Culture Vulture, from Lol on Betar Bangla, London

listenc 7.00pm  Celebrating Sanctuary from SOAS Radio in London
Voices from musicians and other participants at this year’s Celebrating Sanctuary festival in London last weekend, recorded by reporters from SOAS Radio

listenc  8.00pm   Refugee Radio on Radio Reverb in Brighton
Special report: Burma 2011. Zoya Phan is a Karen refugee from Burma. She is a human-rights activist and writer, the author of Little Daughter: A Memoir of Survival in Burma and the West. She talks to Refugee Radio about her life and work. Click here to listen again from the Refugee Radio website.

listenc   7.30pm onwards   Camden Unlocked from Camden Community Radio, London
Special Refugee Week edition.

NB: the links may be live before and/or after the actual Refugee Week programmes. Please note also that Refugee Week Radio is not responsible for material broadcast on other radio stations.