'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.
BBC World Affairs Correspondent Rageh Omaar presents four programmes
highlighting current international debates over human rights: Whose
human rights are worth going to war over?; Food versus Freedom;
Holding rebel groups to account and International Justice. The series
producer is Charu Shahane.
The series was
broadcast in October and November 2000.
For more details and to listen online,
ENGLISH (WORLD LEARNING)
A 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.
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
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
The series was broadcast from January -
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 2001.
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
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
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.
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
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
series was broadcast January - March 2001.