Posts Tagged ‘your story


South African township reporters

asanda-for-blogNext week on the World Service, Your Story will be presenting citizen reporters telling the story of the South African elections and the issues that matter to them. Asanda Booi was brought up to believe in the ANC, but has concerns about the leader, and doesn’t know who to vote for. Thamsanqa ‘Lucky’ Gadi Siko says his passion is to help his community, and has started up an organisation to do what he says the politicians aren’t – give hope to the youth. Lenny Mkhize lives in a wooden shack on the Joe Slovo informal settlement. The government built him a house, but it was so badly done he still hasn’t moved in. Read their stories on the Your Story blog.


Young reporters on the BBC

chicago2101As WHYS is being taken care of, by school kids today, I thought it was worth letting you know how Your Story is working with under 18’s for their perspective on the news.

For a view on sex education in schools, I worked with teenage mums from Southampton on contraception.   There are also these three teenagers from Chicago who are recording about their lives in a failing school system, where there is poverty and violence.  To get involved, check out the Your Story blog.


Citizen journalism on WHYS

Hi, I’m Nina and I look after Your Story – it’s a place where you can share your personal stories on issues close to your heart. Here I am in video explaining more about what I do…you can also learn more on the Your Story blog.

Basically it’s a place where you can talk about personal experiences in more depth – where you can also report on stories from your perspective.

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Among other things right now I’m working on the issue of racism in Ukraine and sexual abuse within a strict Islamic family in Abu Dhabi. Read more about this here

You could get your stories, photos, perspectives on air and online by getting in touch with me by posting right here or on my blog, especially if you have something more you want to say on a WHYS debate and need more time to say it, then why not try telling me about it?

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June 2023