Archive for October 27th, 2009

27
Oct
09

On air: “Do starving Africans a favour. Don’t feed them”

_45229746_bbc226bodywash This is what Sam Kiley suggests in his article.

Is the best way of helping Africa … well, not helping it? Or helping in a different way ?
Sam’s article came up last week when we were discussing the famine in Ethiopia,25 years on, and the latest appeals for aid.

Continue reading ‘On air: “Do starving Africans a favour. Don’t feed them”’

27
Oct
09

America’s deadliest month in Afghanistan

afJust seeing that 8 US soldiers have been killed in bomb attacks in southern Afghanistan. That means 55 Americans have died there this month which according to AP makes this the deadliest month since operations began back in 2001. Does the level of casualties affect your opinion on whether the Americans should be there?

27
Oct
09

Fareedoone’s story on being a student in a war zone

fareedoone

I’ve been on the phone to Fareedone this morning explaining what we’re trying to do today and he had a lot to say and is very excited. Read his story below. Tonight, he’ll be talking to Lubna in Baghdad and and Arsalan and Khadija in Islamabad.

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My name is Fareedoone. I am 25 and I am from Afghanistan. I am a Student of Law in Kabul. I was invited by World Have Your Say to share my experiences as a Student who’s grown up in a conflict zone. Continue reading ‘Fareedoone’s story on being a student in a war zone’

27
Oct
09

Lubna’s story on being a student in a warzone

Lubna

Update: Since this post first went up last week, Lubna’s been on big demand speaking on BBC Radio 4’s the Today Programme and The Weekend News on BBC Radio 5 live. I’ll try and dig up a clip…

Last week all schools and universities were closed in Pakistan after suicide bombers attacked a university in Islamabad this week. We thought it would be interesting to have a discussion about how difficult life is for young people living in countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. So we asked Lubna, a medical student in Baghdad, to tell us her story. If you have any questions for Lubna or want to take part as a student growing up in conflict please get in touch with the WHYS team via this blog.

Continue reading ‘Lubna’s story on being a student in a warzone’

27
Oct
09

Khadija’s story on being a student in a war zone

khadijaI am Khadija Ali from Rawalpindi, Pakistan. I am 20 years old, a law student, living in a conflicted country since 2001. Although we have to some extent gotten accustomed to the suicide bombing in our country, the recent attack in Islamic International University has depressed the youth of this country on a completely different level. Continue reading ‘Khadija’s story on being a student in a war zone’

27
Oct
09

Church of Scientology “guilty of fraud”..

hubbardA court in France has found the church guilty of fraud - but has stopped short of banning them from the country.

The case centred on a complaint by a woman who says she was pressured into scientology shoppaying large sums of money after being offered a free personality test.

France regards Scientology as a sect, not a religion and prosecutors had asked for the group’s French operations to be dissolved. Continue reading ‘Church of Scientology “guilty of fraud”..’




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