Civil liberties groups call for freedom from state snooping

Broadcast on 24th Sept 2013 on VoR. RADIO: Forty human rights groups, along with public figures like Stephen Fry and author A.L. Kennedy, have called for an end to what they term industrial-scale spying by the US and the UK. Human rights groups launched a petition, which urges EU leaders to do more to prevent…

Is Ireland’s new abortion bill really such a big change?

RADIO: Last Friday, Irish lawmakers overwhelmingly approved abortion for the first time in limited cases, where the mother’s life is at risk, in a vote that revealed deep divisions. However, many are angry at the proposed changes. Even some pro-choice campaigners have called it a “total disappointment”, arguing that the bill will barely change women’s lives in Ireland. …

Egypt braces itself for a bloody anniversary

RADIO: Egypt is preparing itself for mass demonstrations for and against President Mohammed Morsi this weekend, to mark the first anniversary of his inauguration. Many fear serious clashes between rival factions, and possible army intervention, will result in bloodshed on the streets. So far, five people have died and more than 500 have been injured in the…

Is Snowden a civil disobedience hero?

RADIO: As the stalemate over the fate of former CIA employee Edward Snowden continues, the fugitive whistle blower is facing increasing criticism over his leak of secret NSA intelligence. Voice of Russia’s Nima Green reports. Though the global guessing game over his precise whereabouts has ended, there is increasing criticism over the methods and motives behind the…

Migration Act Bill under fire

The Government’s proposed changes to the Migration Act have come under scrutiny by human right’s activists, who say that they will erode the rights of asylum seekers and refugees. Follow Link: http://soundcloud.com/nima-green/migration-act Broadcast on Panorama on SYN 90.7 FM.