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Refugee Radio, the voice of refugees. We aim to give these people a voice; a chance to speak out and let you know that they are just like us, people with hopes and aspirations, people who deserve to be treated as we would expect to be treated if, by the accident of birth, we found ourselves in their position.

Refugee Radio, the voice of refugees. We aim to give these people a voice; a chance to speak out and let you know that they are just like us, people with hopes and aspirations, people who deserve to be treated as we would expect to be treated if, by the accident of birth, we found ourselves in their position.
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Melbourne, VIC

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Refugee Radio, the voice of refugees. We aim to give these people a voice; a chance to speak out and let you know that they are just like us, people with hopes and aspirations, people who deserve to be treated as we would expect to be treated if, by the accident of birth, we found ourselves in their position.

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English


Episodes

Interview with Sherrine Clark, Director of Humanitarian Services at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

9/15/2018
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Sherrine Clark, Director of Humanitarian Services at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) speaks about the services and programs available at the ASRC for people seeking asylum living in the community. She also touches on her journey with the ASRC from its very beginning, and how people can contribute and support the ASRC programs in a range of accessible ways.

Duration:00:28:42

Interview with Karen Williams, Foodbank Coordinator for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

9/8/2018
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The ASRC Foodbank operates as a free grocery store for asylum seekers who have nowhere else to turn for food and basic shopping items.The foodbank provides food for over 700 individuals a week! If you would like to donate to the foodbank, it's a really easy process for anyone who would like to help, just throw in a few extra cans of tinned tomatoes or lentils into your next grocery shop, and deliver to the ASRC Level 1, 218 Nicholson St, Footscray, Victoria. Or alternatively, there is an...

Duration:00:27:17

Interview with ASRC's Mentoring Program Coordinator Moin Zafar

9/1/2018
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The Professional & Vocational Mentoring Program is a 12 month program which brings together people seeking asylum, and volunteer mentors from the vocational, professional and business sectors, to create a Mentoring Partnership."At the moment we are looking for mentors such as mechanical engineers, environment protection professionals, medical doctors, electrical engineers, biologists, and construction management professionals."If you, or anyone you know would like to get involved, please...

Duration:00:26:58

Refugee Radio - Glenn Fernandez, ASRC's Entrepreneurs Program Coordinator

8/18/2018
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The ASRC Entrepreneurs Program builds on the patience and resilience of refugees and people seeking asylum to help them build the skills to become successful entrepreneurs, or create their own small business. The participants are provided with a personalized program with access to business coaching, industry specialists, business services, funding and networks so they can decide whether the entrepreneurial path is right for them and if so, start the path to making their business dream a...

Duration:00:29:35

Interview with Gayle Carr, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre's Community Engagement Manager

8/11/2018
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Gayle Carr, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre's Community Engagement Manager speaks about their strategy 'Right Track', a community led movement working together to shift attitudes towards people seeking asylum. She outlined the research behind using the right words and phrases particularly for language used in human rights campaigns. She explained that each and every one of us can initiate change in our own communities by having conversations using a simple framework.

Duration:00:29:30

Interview with artist, film maker, interior designer Tadros Hanna

7/14/2018
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Artist Tadros Hanna speaks about his life journey, leaving Egypt with his 2 children to seek safety and a home in Australia. He shares his hopes for the future, his undying belief in the kindness of humanity, and the importance of giving back to the community in whichever way you can.

Duration:00:30:00

Song From Manus

9/9/2017
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Mostafa Azimitabar, a Kurdish asylum seeker who has spent four years in the notorious Manus Island Detention Centre has recorded a song about his experiences.Mostafa, or 'Moz', recorded the vocals on a mobile phone, as well as footage for the accompanying music videos. As part of Julian Burnside's asylum letter writing project Moz was put into contact with a group of Australian musicians who helped turn the vocals into a complete orchestral hip-hop track which was released on Wednesdday 30th...

Duration:00:29:31

Interview with Michael Green, for Behind the Wire on their project 'The Messenger'

1/28/2017
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Today on Refugee Radio we had the pleasure of speaking to Michael Green, the project coordinator for Behind the Wire - about the newly launched Messenger podcast series, sharing the story of Aziz, a refugee on Manus Island, in his own words - created in partnership with the Wheeler Centre. Listen to the Messenger podcast series here:www.wheelercentre.com/broadca…/podca…/the-messenger

Duration:00:31:21

Interview with Mohammad, a refugee who fled his home and was placed in detention for three years

9/10/2016
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In this week's episode we spoke to Mohammad, a refugee who fled his home and was placed in detention for three years. " I was different. ..imagine if you had to fight for something you don't believe in,...but it's worse to kill someone for something you don't believe in. I looked at my friends and I thought to myself, ' I'm not gonna fight them, I'm gonna leave'." "When you are in detention, the stronger you are, the sooner you get weak. You'll use your energy and your power against...

Duration:00:29:45

Interview with Hawzhin Azeez, a central figure on the Kobane Reconstruction Board

8/27/2016
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Today on Refugee Radio we had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Hawzhin Azeez, a former University of Newcastle academic and now a central figure on the Kobane Reconstruction Board. She spoke about the Kurdish fight for Democratic confederalism and their aims to build a strong community using the pillars of multiculturalism, feminism and ecological sustainability. She spoke about their efforts at maintaining a livable situation in Kobane to care for the refugees coming through and...

Duration:00:28:09

Interview with Koky Saly, founder of social enterprises Baby Tree Projects and the BeeKeeper Parade

7/16/2016
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Today we had the great pleasure of speaking to Koky Saly. Koky was born in prison during Cambodia’s civil war in the 1970s, and escaped with his family as refugees to Australia when he was 3 years old. Koky spoke about how his mother passed on to him the steady belief in the kindness that dwells in each and every human being. Koky’s sister and best friend Sophia Saly passed away from cancer in 2012. He spoke about the courage with which she faced death, and how that has inspired him to live...

Duration:00:28:11

Refugee Radio - Celine interviews Daniel McAvoy, Deakin University lecturer on Humanitarian Resettlement

3/5/2016
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Celine interviews Daniel McAvoy, a lecturer on Humanitarian Settlement from Deakin University.Daniel spoke about his experiences working as an aid worker at refugee camps, and also on current migration policies in Australia,-especially focusing on the politics of fear, and the hsitory of Australia's treatment of migrants. He also spoke about the differences of the world's reaction to the refugee crisis in the present day as compared to the aftermath of WWII.

Duration:00:25:56

Refugee Radio - Reza interviews Jette, the acting Executive Director of the Squeeky Wheel

2/27/2016
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Reza interviewed Jette, the acting Executive Director of the Squeeky Wheel. Among a host of other things, they fix up used bikes and make them road worthy, donate them to asylum seekers and refugees in the community, and do a training course on how to ride on the roads safely. They also bring together volunteers and mentors to teach people to ride who have never ridden a bicycle before. If you would like to volunteer to mentor someone in the program, please contact them through their...

Duration:00:22:05

Refugee Radio - Amanda interviews Ali Reid on her time volunteering at the refugee camps in Calais

2/20/2016
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Amanda interviews Adelaide-based refugee rights activist Ali Reid, who returned towards the end of last year from volunteering in Calais, inside the makeshift refugee camp known as The Jungle. She spoke with her about her time in the refugee camp, and her observations on the development of the situation both in Calais itself, as well as the broader trend of the movement of people across the rest of Europe and the UK.

Duration:00:29:27

Refugee Radio - Reza interviews Rohulla Hussaini, a Hazara refugee and cycling enthusiast

2/6/2016
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Reza interviews Rohulla Hussaini, a Hazara asylum seeker from Afghanistan. Rohullah rode his bike from Swan Hill (Victoria) to Canberra 2 times to deliver a petition to the House of Representatives. He also met with people along the way to tell them why asylum seekers are coming to this country. Rohullah never had a bike back home in Afghanistan, the first time he rode a bike was his trip to Canberra.

Duration:00:23:44

Refugee Radio - Amanda and refugee rights activist Karol Florek

1/9/2016
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Amanda interviews refugee rights activist Karol Florek. Karol is originally from Poland and moved to Australia when he was 6 years old, but has been living in England for the last fifteen months. He is a long term activist and has been an active organiser and participant in various campaigns both in Australia and in England, and is currently involved with the group Australians and Allies Overseas Against Mandatory Detention. He spoke with us today about his perspective and experiences of the...

Duration:00:24:41

Refugee Radio - Andre and Donna from Behind the Wire

12/26/2015
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Today we interviewed Andre and Donna from the Behind the Wire project. Andre spoke about the importance of having an ethical framework and platform from which refugees and asylum seekers are welcome and comfortable to tell their stories, and Donna spoke about the bravery of her parents' decision to flee with their children to Australia, only to face the horrors of mandatory detention. One of the most important insights she had concerning mandatory detention was that ideally the Australian...

Duration:00:27:17

Refugee Radio - Celine interviews Dana Affleck from Road to Refuge

11/28/2015
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Celine interviews Dana Affleck, Founder of Road to Refuge, and also the ASRC's Youth Coordinator. She was nominated for this year's The Weekly Review's Local Hero. She shared some great insight and advice on how to speak to family and friends about asylum seekers and refugees, and about what motivated her to dedicate so much of her time to this cause. It was such a pleasure speaking to her as I believe what she had to say was super helpful and important for the everyday work of refugee...

Duration:00:24:23