On 10 December Human Rights Day 2010 3CR broadcast special programming dedicated to human rights locally and around the world. Refugee Radio featured the personal stories of ten refugees and asylum seekers from Melbourne's community.
The station also stage a two hour live outside broadcast from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre - you can listen to excerpts below. 3CR’s Human Rights Day special programming was supported by the City of Melbourne and the Victorian Multicultural Commission.
3CR presenter Jiselle Hanna is joined by Kon Karapanagiotidis who founded the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) in 2001, followed by Human Rights Day information with Anna from Right Now Radio. Listen in (5.9MB/12:52min)
Manita Ray, Coordinator of ASRC Community Engagement Program, and Gavin Ackerly, Coordinator of ASRC Employment and Training Program, followed by The Breakfast Club Choir Medley. Listen in (7.2MB/15:40min)
Payal Saraf, ASRC Legal Program Coordinator, and more Human Rights Day facts with Anna from Right Now Radio. Listen in (6.3MB/13:44min)
Jana Favero, Coordinator of ASRC Events & Communications with 3CR's Jiselle Hanna. Listen in (3.8MB/8:11min)
3CR presenter Sonia Randhawa is joined by Pamela Curr, ASRC Campaign Coordinator since 2004, to talk about Children and Unaccompanied Minors (UAM) in detention. Followed by Right Now Radio with Chances of Resettlement. Listen in (7MB/15:15min)
Chanelle Burns, ASRC Social Worker, joins presenters Sonia and Hsin-Yi Lo to speak about how much life can change with the security a visa can bring. Listen in (3.2MB/6:55min)
Pamela Curr, ASRC Campaign Coordinator since 2004, updates the listener on Australian funded detention centres in Indonesia including what is proposed in East Timor and other nations. Listen in (5.4MB/11:41min)
Michelle Roach, ASRC Kitchen Volunteers Coordinator, describes what happens in the ASRC kitchen – a day in the life. Listen in (2.4MB/5:12min)
And finally, enjoy some live music performed by Nabass - musician and ASRC client. Listen in (3.7MB/7:58min)
Thanks to the 3CR team: broadcast coordinator, Sarojini Krishnapillai, presenters Jiselle Hanna, Sonia Randhawa and Hsin-Yi Lo (pictured left to right). Thanks also to 3CR technician Michael Smith.