Sometimes you think you’re going to handle a situation really well…and then you don’t.
That pretty much sums up my first conversation with 26 year-old Sabah Choudrey, a British Muslim transgender activist who campaigns against racism in the LGBT community and creates networks and support groups for minority ethnic trans people.
In gathering the interviews for a BBC Radio 4 documentary on Salinger’s Spiritual Quest – it became clear that this highly influential 20th century writer, whose iconic book ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ still sells around a quarter of a million copies each year, did more than simple dabble in mere discussion on this philosophy.
Trapped in cages and chained by their families, the search for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan revealed the tragic conditions in which people displaying signs of mental illness are kept in remote parts of the Philippines. Working with documentary filmmaker Simon Rawles and photographer Peter Caton – we visited several cases.
Across the world economies thrive on the essential role of migrant workers, but as we all know, immigration imports not only workers, but also individuals together with their cultural, social, religious and linguistic complexity.
Smart policing quite simply involves police officers wearing smartphones with an app that records their every movement while they are out on patrol. It aims to increase transparency, police protection and accountability.