World Cup South Africa: 20 June 2010 – Day 9

Nadine Naidoo continues the conversation with Executive Director of New York based NGO, Equality Now!

Executive Director of Equality Now

Listen to the interview here

World Cup South Africa: 18 June 2010 – Podcast Day 8

Taina Bien-Aimé - Executive Director of Equality Now

Listen to Podcast 7: Nadine Naidoo crosses over from Boston to New York, speaking with Taina of Equality Now. [Part 1]

Credits: Producer, Nadine Naidoo | Sound Engineer, Arooj Aftab

World Cup South Africa: 17 June 2010 – Podcast Day 7

At the start of my journey to document the voices and social impact of Visionaries in Africa, I received the support and encouragement of colleagues Colin Maclay, Urs Gasser, David Weinberger and Daniel Dennis Jones at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, at Harvard University who invited me to share with the Radio Berkman community. 

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman/2010/06/16/radio-berkman-156-the-dark-side-of-the-world-cup/

World Cup South Africa: 16 June 2010 “Youth Day” Podcast Day 6

South Africa did not manage to take home a victory today…

 The symbolism of our failure on the field is ominous. Will we as a country and as a continent score even 1 of the 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) in our lifetime – let alone by the 2015 milestone?

In ’76 we gave our lives to score a goal – for equal education. In 1994 we averted civil war to score a goal of reconciliaton.  But 15 years after democracy, and we’re still enslaved by poverty, AIDS, unemployment, sexual exploitation and violence.

Children and youth of 76 are in their 30’s and 40’s and 50’s today. We’re still fighting for freedom and social justice.

In 2002 Visionaries In Africa brought together the largest gathering of youth and children to make their voices heard during the World Summit on Sustainable Development. For the next 8 years we’ve worked hard to realise those dreams of change and to create platforms for their voices to be heard and their stories to be told.

We will  hear from some of those children and youth, if the World Cup marks a victory in achieving any of the goals we had hoped for.

World Cup South Africa: 15 June 2010 – Podcast Day 5

 

 

Prof. Lorna Jacklyn - Teddy Bear Clinic

 

Listen to Podcast 5: Nadine Naidoo’s interview with Professor Lorna Jacklyn of the Teddy Bear Clinic in South Africa. [Part 2]

Credits: Producer, Nadine Naidoo | Sound Engineer, Arooj Aftab

World Cup South Africa: 14 June 2010 – Podcast Day 4

Nadine Naidoo crosses from Boston to Johannesburg, to speak with Professor Lorna Jacklyn of the Teddy Bear Clinic, an NGO working in partnership with the Department of Social Services to provide medical and support services to the children of South Africa.

Prof. Lorna Jacklyn - The Teddy Bear Clinic

Listen to Podcast 4: Nadine Naidoo interviews Prof Lorna Jacklyn [Part 1].

Credits: Producer, Nadine Naidoo | Sound Engineer, Arooj Aftab

World Cup South Africa: 13 June 2010 – Podcast Day 3

While US and England fans in South Africa enjoy the country, few are aware that American-made pornography has been stripping children of their innocence and creating a generation of sex addicts, fueling the alarming levels of domestic violence, rape and child sexual abuse.  While children are clearly at risk in public spaces during the games, South African children have been exposed to American pornography within the safety of their homes. Since 2001 ETV, a public television channel which was originally 60% Warner Bros owned, has broadcast adult pornography on free to air television, with complete disregard for the dissent of the public, academics, parents or practitioners. From the US, where the same pornography is only available through pay-per view cable channels and not public television, Nadine Naidoo crosses to Clive Human of Standing Together to Oppose Pornography (STOP) in Cape Town.

Clive and Michelle Human - Founding Directors of STOP

Listen to Podcast 3: Nadine Naidoo interviews Clive Human of Standing Together to Oppose Pornography (STOP)

Credits: Producer, Nadine Naidoo | Sound Engineer, Arooj Aftab | Transcriber, Swetha Kolluri

Nadine: Sexual exploitation and the harm that it causes is the type of crime where bringing the criminal to book does little to help the victim. You’ve been through this experience, you’ve come through it and now you are helping others. From your experience as a child who was exposed to pornography and what that did to your life, talk to us a little bit about this journey of being an innocent child, being exposed to becoming an addict, to having to fight with this in adult life… Read more of this post

World Cup South Africa: 12 June 2010 – Podcast Day 2

As capacity crowds fill the FIFA Fan Fests, hoping to watch the game, but unable to afford the tickets, children’s lives are at stake. Nadine Naidoo in Boston crosses to Johannesburg to talk to Stephen Blight, Head of Child Protection Services at UNICEF South Africa.

Listen to Podcast 2: Nadine Naidoo interviews Stephen Blight of UNICEF South Africa

Credits: Producer, Nadine Naidoo | Sound Engineer, Arooj Aftab | Transcriber, Swetha Kolluri

Nadine: Stephen, tell us a little bit about what the atmosphere is like? Are you at the Fan Fest at the moment? Where are you?

Stephen: Yeah, I’m in Johannesburg. The Fan Fest is a big public viewing area that FIFA offers to people who can’t get a ticket for the game. As you can probably hear in the background there are musicians on the stage, there’s a huge screen and people are waiting for the England-USA game which is due to start in about half and hour… Read more of this post

World Cup South Africa: 11 June 2010 – Podcast Day 1

As South Africa scores its first goal, Nadine Naidoo introduces the VIA series and the dream of a social legacy for Africa’s children and women, long after the beautiful game has ended.  

Nadine Naidoo - Visionaries in Africa Foundation, Social Entrepreneur, Broadcaster & Scholar

 Listen to Podcast 1: Nadine Naidoo shares the journey to this Visionaries In Africa World Cup media series

Credits: Transcriber, Swetha Kolluri 

I am Nadine Naidoo, an Ashoka fellow elected in South Africa in 2003 for the innovation – www.volunteer.co.za and the social enterprise-hybrid of ki media and VIA foundation where we are using media and technology to support the spirit of service and voluntarism pan-Africa… Read more of this post

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