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BBC Radio 4: FooC dispatch from south-west Algeria

4/21/2018
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Here's my little story about the wonderful Zorgan Laroussi, my host and Dad for a week in south-west Algeria. I'm really fond of him, so thought I'd give his tale of love and loss some airtime. Enjoy...

Duration:00:05:37

Trailer: Fantasies, BBC World Service

4/14/2018
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Here's a quick trailer for my programme on fantasies. On air on Monday 16 April on the BBC World Service.

Duration:00:00:58

World Service package: Western Sahara's Champion Athlete

4/5/2018
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World Service package: Western Sahara's Champion Athlete by

Duration:00:04:33

Trailer: Western Sahara's Champion Athlete, BBC World Service & Radio 4

3/23/2018
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Here's the trailer for my new programme, on air in late April/early May 2018.

Duration:00:00:58

Trailer: Hypnotism, BBC World Service

1/31/2018
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Hypnotism: Why would anyone allow a complete stranger to access their mind? Running live from Monday 5 February 2018 and available on the BBC World Service podcast.

Duration:00:00:59

Soundreel 2017

12/17/2017
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Pick of the crop 2017.

Duration:00:04:33

BBC Radio 4: Taken hostage in Ethiopia

11/25/2017
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As part of this series of 'Feedback' on Radio 4(which I'm currently producing)we've set up a regular segment on a radio report or programme that has changed a listener's life. For this couple, radio didn't just alter their life course; it helped them to survive. In 1984, Rob and Eeva John took a long weekend break to Lalibela in the north of Ethiopia, where they were taken hostage by an armed rebel faction. At the time, the world's attention was focused on the famine further south. Nobody...

Duration:00:05:01

Zanzibar package: BBC Radio 4 & WS

10/21/2017
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Here's the short version of my programme on mental health in Zanzibar in case you haven't got 26 minutes free to listen to the full programme.

Duration:00:05:50

BBC Radio 4: Zanzibar dispatch 'From Our Own Correspondent'

10/14/2017
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Zanzibar's mental health system is on the verge of collapse. I travelled across the island and met spiritual healers making a profit from the mental torment affecting thousands of people on this tiny island. This dispatch was the lead story on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service's 'From Our Own Correspondent', tx 14/10/17.

Duration:00:05:53

BBC Radio 4 'World at One': Myanmar pkg

7/19/2017
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BBC Radio 4 'World at One': Myanmar pkg by

Duration:00:05:40

BBC Radio 4 FooC: Myanmar's Drug Vigilantes

7/17/2017
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The lives of a vigilante anti-drug squad leader, a jade mine tycoon and a heroin addict intertwine. This was the lead dispatch on BBC Radio 4's 'From Our Own Correspondent' on 13 July. To hear the full programme, go to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p057w3f6

Duration:00:06:09

BBC World Service: Iranians in Armenia

7/4/2017
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In the past few years, Iranians have flocked to Armenia to celebrate big festivals like Nowruz, or Persian New Year. I went to meet some of them as they took their first trip over the border from Iran to let their hair down, have a drink and dance until dawn.

Duration:00:04:31

BBC Radio 4: FooC Yezidis in Armenia

5/22/2017
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When the so-called Islamic State encircled and slaughtered more than 5,000 Yezidis on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, those who could fled. Lesser known are the handful of Yezidis who travelled to Armenia to seek sanctuary in rural communities like the one I visited, Araks. This piece ran on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday 20 May 2017.

Duration:00:05:21

BBC Business: Trading Syrian goods in Armenia

4/20/2017
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Since the conflict in Syria started, more than 20,000 native Syrian Armenians have settled in Yerevan and the surrounding areas, setting up businesses in the service industry. Unfortunately they haven't always been welcomed by Armenians, due to the impact the added competition has had on their profits. I've changed the names to protect identities and run a lot of traditional accordion music underneath because I'm quite a fan.

Duration:00:04:30

On The Road: Armenia

4/4/2017
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Back on the road, this time in Armenia. This one is mainly Yezidis jumping through fire, me stuck in a rainstorm trying to work and a very drunk Syrian bar owner. Photos on Facebook @nicolakellybbc.

Duration:00:03:23

BBC World Service: Attacks on Ultra-Orthodox Jews

4/3/2017
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In the last year, there has been a 65% increase in anti-semitic attacks against ultra-Orthodox Jews in the Stamford Hill community of north-east London, including one incident in which a gas canister was thrown out the window of a passing white van and 'Heil Hitler' was shouted repeatedly. Many of the local community, including rabbis and members of Schomrim, the community police, attribute this sharp increase to the rise of populism - namely Brexit and Trump. They fear they are starting...

Duration:00:04:21

BBC Radio 4 From Our Own Correspondent: The Nubian Protests

3/11/2017
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On the Sudanese border, old Nubia lies submerged under the largest man-made lake in the world, Lake Nasser. More than 100,000 displaced people have been moved to an area 300 kilometres away, but they're starting to fight back, taking to the streets to call for their right to return. I went to old Nubia to spend a few days with a family living around the lake and to new Nubia to meet activists organising the protests. Absolutely loved gathering, writing and voicing this story.

Duration:00:06:02

BBC Radio 4 From Our Home Correspondent: Syrian refugees in Glasgow

3/11/2017
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More Syrian refugees have arrived in Glasgow than any other city in the UK. But Glasgow faces it's own problem of wide-spread homelessness, with more than 500 people sleeping rough each night. I met Ali, a new arrival who has been housed on the 19th floor of a high-rise tenement block. On the other side of the city, Brian, a local, has been sleeping in the same doorway for over 8 years as he waits for social housing. Here's my dispatch on the tensions that exist between the two men, both...

Duration:00:05:34

BBC World Service 'Newshour': The Nubian protests

3/3/2017
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Since the damming of the Nile, more than 250,000 have been forced to leave their original homeland and move 300 kilometres north to an area called Kom Ombo. Aware that they are becoming disconnected from their roots, young people are now taking to the streets to call for their right to return. I went to meet some of the protest organisers in Kom Ombo and Abu Simbel on the Sudanese border.

Duration:00:04:43

BBC World Service News: Nubians of the Nile

2/24/2017
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This is a short package of my long-form documentary on religious freedom in Egypt. It ran across World Service News programmes on Friday 24 February with a back anno to the full 27-minute doc, tx 26 February at 02.30, 10.30 and 19.30 on the BBC World Service. Listen here for the full story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04tbvnw

Duration:00:04:45