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'I have a right to...' is BBC World Service's largest ever global education project. There will be awareness-raising debates and events in participating countries and radio programmes will be broadcast to a potential audience of 125 million people.

Simple Guide To Human Rights. Two twelve-part series for BBC World Learning presented by Charu Shahane and Orin Gordon covering key articles of the UDHR.
The first series was broadcast from January to April 2001. The second series will be broadcast from 5 July 2001 on Thursdays in the following regions: Africa 1530 GMT, Middle East 1130 GMT, South Asia 0630 GMT, East Asia 0830.

To mark World Human Rights Day, the BBC African Service ran a series of programmes. The producer was Josephine Hazeley from Sierra Leone who travelled to Uganda, Malawi and Sierra Leone to record interviews. You can listen to the programmes online.

African Perspective
Josephine Hazeley reports from her home country Sierra Leone on how people are dealing with the aftermath of the gross violation of human rights that occurred during the rebel war
  • the first programme looks at the use of systematic rape by rebel forces, broadcast 10 Dec 2000 (dur 30 mins)
  • the second programme asks: were child soldiers the perpetrators or victims of violence? (dur 30 mins)
  • In the final programme, Josephine Hazeley travels to Uganda to report on prisoners' rights (dur 30 mins)
Josephine Onike Hazeley
Josephine Hazeley
Talkabout Africa
  A debate from Malawi, a county going through difficult economic times with workers losing their jobs. The privatisation of state enterprises seems the government's way out. But how much attention does the government pay to workers' right in the privatisation exercise? Taking part in the debate are an executive of the government's privatisation board, a trade unionist from the Malawi Congress of Trade Union, an economist and a labour rights lawyer. (dur 30 mins)
Postmark Africa
  Listeners take charge of content - recorded in Malawi and Sierra Leone. (dur 30 mins)
A special edition of the popular African arts programme from Sierra Leone and Uganda focuses on how theatre can help promote human rights awareness. It also asks how free are play wrights and performers to exercise the right to self expression? (dur 30 mins)

Majlina Zeqiri presented nine programmes covering issues such as co-existence with minority groups (Roma and Serbs in Kosovo, Greeks in Albania and Albanians in Macedonia), child victims of vendetta crimes, juvenile crime and women's rights.
The series was broadcast from January 2001.

Arabic Online will look at human rights issues across the Arabic and Middle East region.

Jamila Tangaza looked at human rights issues and abuses in Nigeria, where there is now an "infant democracy" after 15 years of military regimes. She produced and presented eight 12-minute programmes on subjects such as free expression and Shari'a.
The series was broadcast January - February 2001.
A two-day event is planned for October 2001 combining oratory and drama. It will involve human rights organisations and individuals from Kaduna and Abuja.
The event will be broadcast in the autumn of 2001.

Over twelve weeks, Salma Zaidi looked at the right to justice and equality, guaranteed by law in India but often lacking for ordinary people who regard the legal system as too complicated or prone to corruption.
The series was broadcast from January - April 2001.
5 Hindi-speaking cities will each host 'Reith' type lectures by high-profile speakers, followed by a panel discussion with participation from radio listeners and an invited audience.
These lectures will be broadcast in the autumn of

Sergei Zakin travelled to St Petersburg, Voronezh and Ingushetia for ten programmes reporting on the plight of Chechen refugees, the progress of judicial reform and press freedom.
The series was broadcast from January - March 2001.
A follow-up series will continue the debates and provide updated information in June/July 2001.

In eight programmes, Natasa Narancic looks at human rights in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia after the significant political changes in Belgrade.
The series was broadcast from April 2001.

Adrián Fernández travelled to USA, Mexico, Argentina and Colombia for eight programmes covering issues such as the death penalty and the rights of indigenous peoples.
The series was broadcast January - March 2001.

Jumbe Omare Jumbe travelled to Kenya & Tanzania for ten programmes covering issues such as redress through the courts, prison conditions and economic and social rights.
The series was broadcast from January - March 2001.
A 2-day event for broadcast has been devised in collaboration with local NGOs. A 'moot court' will dramatise in Swahili human rights dilemmas typical to the region. The drama will be based on real experiences and cases, and will be a strong, dramatic, human interest story.
This event will be broadcast
at the end of July 2001.

Aygen Aytac travelled to nine towns in Turkey, as well as Brussels, Vienna and Strasbourg as she examined freedom of expression, torture, capital punishment and economic and social inequality in fifteen programmes.
The series was broadcast March - May 2001.

Nayeema Ahmad travelled throughout Pakistan for ten programmes with particular emphasis on women's issues such as honour killings, forced marriages, the trafficking of women and domestic violence
The series was broadcast January - March 2001.

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