A conversation with Professor C. R. Abrar, Chair of Odhikar (Rights)

A conversation with Professor C. R. Abrar, Chair of Odhikar (Rights), Bangladeshi human rights watchdog, on the FRC Genocide Podcast Series covers: 1) Bangladesh state’s persecution of the Urdu speaking Bengalis in Dhaka branded as “traitors”2) Myanmar’s continuing genocide of Rohingya people3) Odhikar’s human rights monitoring work and4) Research and activism on refugee and migratory movements Dr. C R Abrar is the Executive Director of Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), the premier migration think tank in Bangladesh. He taught International Relations at the University of Dhaka for four decades. His areas of research and advocacy include Rohingya refugees,

A Conversation with Imran Garda, former S. African host of TRT World’s flagship program Newsmakers

Imran GardaBorn in South Africa with more than a decade and a half of experience presenting and producing for international television and digital media  Imran. Currently based in Istanbul.Host of The Newsmakers, the flagship current affairs show of TRT World and an award-winning author.Also presenter of the documentary series Crossing the Line and Focal Point (including films inside North Korea and embedded with the KKK). Also served as Acting Executive Producer. Former host of Third Rail on Al Jazeera America in NYC and senior presenter and producer on AJ+ in San Francisco. Helped launch AJ+ and served as Acting Executive Producer

ရိုဟင်ဂျာများရဲ့ ဂျီနိုဆိုက်ငရဲလမ်း (အပိုင်း ၁)

စစ်တွေမြို့မှာ ၂၀၁၂ ခုနှစ်ကစပြီး ဒုက္ခသည်ဘဝကို ရောက်ရှိသွားတဲ့ ကိုဝင်းမောင်က ပါဝင်ဆွေးနွေးထားပါတယ်။ ဆွေးနွေးထားတာတွေကတော့ – (၁) စစ်တွေမြို့က ဒုက္ခသည်စခန်းတွေမှာ လူတွေရဲ့ နေ့စဉ်ဘဝ (၂) မတူကွဲပြားတဲ့ အသိုင်းအဝိုင်းတွေကြား အခြေအနေ (၃) ဒုက္ခသည်စခန်းတွေမှာ ဒုက္ခသည်တွေ နေထိုင်ရတဲ့ အခြေအနေ (၄) လူကုန်ကူးမှုရဲ့ နောက်ကွယ်မှာ ဘယ်သူတွေရှိသလဲ? (၅) ၂၀၁၂ ခုနှစ်မတိုင်ခင်တုန်းက ကြုံတွေ့ခဲ့ရတဲ့အခြေအနေ

A Conversation with Penny Green, Founder & Director of the International State Crime Initiative

Professor Green is Founder & Director of the International State Crime Initiative, Professor of Law and Globalization and Head of the Law Department at Queen Mary University of London, UK. She discussed:1) The notion of State Crime and genocide as a process, as opposed to a spectacular event of mass killings2) ISCI research reports on Myanmar genocide of Rohingya3) Australia’s genocide of the native people4) The politics surrounding her nomination for UN Special Rapporteur on Palestines

A Conversation with Shafiur Rahman, an award-winning UK based filmmaker

Shafiur Rahman is an award-winning UK based filmmaker. His main interests are refugees, trafficking and labour struggles. He has been working on Rohingya issues for the last three and a half years. Shafiur Rahman discusses: 1) The premeditated and coordinated nature of Myanmar’s genocidal purge of Aug 20172) The framing of Rohingyas as simply victims in the mass media and humanitarian industry3) Human trafficking as the direct outcome of States’ failures4) Submission of video-evidence to international justice mechanisms5) His concerns for and study of Indians in S. Africa’s apartheid and the comparative interest in Rohingyas in Myanmar and disenfranchised Urdu

A Conversation with Shahida Tulaganova, the award-winning documentary filmmaker of Exiled

Shahida Tulaganova, producer/director, has more than 20 years of experience in news, current affairs and documentary film with the BBC (UK), Channel 4 (UK), and RFE/RL (Czech Republic). She has produced a number of documentary films, two of which won major prizes. Airport Donetsk, the story of the epic battle for Donetsk Airport in Eastern Ukraine, won Best Documentary at Artdocfest, 2015. How to Plan A Revolution, which followed the fight of young opposition leaders in Azerbaijan against an autocratic regime, won the Prix Europa for best current affairs television program in 2006. Her latest film Cries From Syria, which

A Conversation with Kevin Abosch, an Irish conceptual artist

An American son of German Jewish father and Irish mother, Kevin Abosch (born 1969) is an Irish conceptual artist known for his works in photography, sculpture, installation, AI, blockchain and film. Kevin’s father escaped to safety in UK on the last train of the British-sponsored Kinder Transport program while the paternal grandparents were subsequently sent to Auschwitz where they were murdered along with 1 million Nazi victims, mainly Jewish. Because of his father’s intimate connection to the Holocaust Kevin has developed a strong sense of obligation to other oppressed communities such as Uyghurs and Rohingyas. His work addresses the questions

A Conversation with Nilah Zarni, a 11-year old British student

Nilah Zarni is a 11-year old British student who has taken a keen interest in refugee children since her first-ever visit in November 2017 to Cox’s Bazar refugee camps, home to 750,000 Rohingyas from her father’s native country of Myanmar or Burma, who survived that country’s waves of genocidal purge. She has lived in Brunei, Malaysia and Thailand, in addition to her native Britain. In this conversation, Nilah talks to her father Dr Maung Zarni, FRC Genocide Podcast Series Host (English language), about: Her impression and experience of seeing the lives of Rohingya children in the campsHer attempts to write

A Conversation with Denis Halliday, former UN Assistant Secretary-General

Raised in an Irish family of Quakers, Denis J. Halliday was the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq from 1 September 1997 until 1998. He was previously Deputy Resident Representative to Singapore of the United Nations Development Programme. He is Irish and holds an M.A. in Economics, Geography and Public Administration from Trinity College, Dublin. After a 34-year career at the United Nations, where he had reached Assistant Secretary-General level, Halliday resigned in 1998 over the Iraq sanctions, characterizing them as “genocide”. Mr Halliday – now 79 – was a member of the Panel of Judges in the Permanent Peoples