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Khanabadhoshon Ki Duniya – A World of Migrants Disrupting the Singular Narrative

Khanabadhoshon Ki Duniya – A World of Migrants
Disrupting the Singular Narrative

New Delhi, 25 April 2017. On the occasion of International Labour Day, UNESCO is launching an awareness campaign to highlight the importance of creating inclusive urban spaces for migrants. Khanabadhoshon Ki Duniya or A World of Migrants is a series of 10 Radio Programmes (3–4 minutes each) produced by UNESCO featuring several real-life situations involving migrants and the challenges they face in accessing their rights and entitlements.

The first radio programme will be aired on Monday 1 May 2017 on three channels of All India Radio (FM Gold, FM Rainbow and MW Indraprastha)* and the complete series will be broadcast over a period of 4 weeks, on weekdays, twice a day, from 1 May till 26 May 2017.

With Khanabadhoshon Ki Duniya, UNESCO attempts to disrupt the singular image of the underprivileged migrant as a suffering, needy and dependent person to a resilient, strong survivor and entrepreneur through the medium of radio.

The radio programmes adopt alternative narratives to highlight unique characteristics of migrants in the city, for example: migrants as agents of development, migrants as upholders of cultural diversity, the migrant working woman, migrants as contributors to skill diversity and migrants as symbol of new aspirations.

The approach adopted is to evoke empathy amongst urban dwellers by focusing on similarities between migrants from rural areas and residents from urban areas. The series will focus on sharing the lived experience and contributions of migrants to the cities they migrate to and thereby disrupt the homogeneous image. “We wish to draw attention to the brave choices migrants make and encourage city dwellers to ensure that migrants feel part of a city which is welcoming, inclusive and recognizes migrants entitlement to a dignified life” says Ms. Marina Faetanini, Section`s Chief and Programme Specialist, Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO New Delhi.

The Radio Programmes can be accessed at: http://bit.ly/2pZQqiM

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Click here for background note.

Ms Marina Faetanini, Section Chief and Programme Specialist, Social & Human Sciences (SHS)
Email: m.faetanini@unesco.org

Ms Rekha Beri, Documentalist and Public Information Officer
Email: r.beri@unesco.org
* AIR FM Gold 106.4 MHz, AIR FM Rainbow 102.6 MHz, AIR MW Indraprastha 819 KHtz (366.3 meters)



A World of Migrants
Khanabadhoshon Ki Duniya

The format of the 10 radio programmes is dramatized situations and portraits interspersed with short interviews and announcements of facts/statistics (All 10 Radio Programmes are available on the attached DVD, along with transcripts in both English and Hindi).

Each Radio Programme has a specific theme and an objective targeting a unique issue:

Radio Programme N.1 – The right to migrate: The programme contrasts how international migration is seen as desirable and internal migration is seen as problematic by the city dweller. The programme puts aspiration in context by juxtaposing the animated preparations before travel that migrants from both classes (lower and upper) undertake. The focus is on similarities to evoke empathy.

Radio Programme N.2 – The migrant as an entrepreneur: The lived experiences of migrants and their contributions to the place/city they migrate to: The ways in which they create opportunities and identities for themselves; the ways in which they create housing and water facilities for themselves.

Radio Programme N.3 – A life without migrants: Using satire and irony to draw out a number of everyday tasks that city dwellers take for granted that will come to a halt in the absence of the migrant community that is willing to take on the dangerous and difficult jobs.

Radio Programme N.4 – Disrupting the homogenous image: The child and his school; the woman and domestic work; the man in the factory/rickshaw (very short positive narratives)

Radio Programme N.5 – Belongings and un-belongings: How migrants’ identities depend on cultural, social and other cooperation and dynamics in the city and the amount of othering they face. The city dweller is a part of this project.

Radio Programme N.6 – The working woman: Creating an equity of inequities. A portrait of two migrant working women from two different classes struggling for childcare.

Radio Programme N.7 – Agencies and Choices: Narratives of the brave choices that migrants make when deciding to leave adversity and how they bring change in their source areas.

Radio Programme N.8 – Migration and Change: The small and incremental changes in gender norms; how the experience of travel expands narrow traditional and caste based restrictive practices.

Radio Programme N.9 – What can we do?: Highlighting very small and doable things city dwellers can do to contribute, like don’t haggle with the rickshaw puller, strike up a conversation, pay minimum wages, provide leave to the domestic help, etc.

Radio Programme N.10 – A did you know quiz with migrants and city dwellers alike on internationally acknowledged rights of migrants. It is done by asking people on the streets the questions regarding migration.

For full transcripts in Hindi and English, click here: bit.ly/2pkNWi2

Social & Human Sciences (SHS), UNESCO New Delhi: Through the Gender Youth Migration Initiative (GYM) a UNESCO Online Initiative on Migration, UNESCO promotes the social inclusion of migrants (internal and international) in the economic, social, political and cultural life of the country, using a multi-track approach combining research, policy and advocacy. Since June 2014, the web-portal received 1.8 million page views from over 112,000 visitors belonging to 183 countries. A GYM Newsletter is issued monthly to 690 subscribers from across the world.

More here: www.unescogym.org
UNESCO website: www.unesco.org/newdelhi

Toolkit: “Internal Migration – A Manual for Community Radio Stations”


The UNESCO Training Manual titled “Internal Migration – A Manual for Community Radio Stations (2015)” by N. Ramakrishnan and Venu Arora of Ideosync Media Combine can be found on the ‘Manuals and Toolkits‘ page of the SANCOM website; you can also download the manual here.

Please note that the publisher is seeking feedback from potential CR users. If you are so inclined kindly send an e-mail to Marina Faetanini at m.faetanini@unesco.org.


Towards COP21: Broadcasting the voices of the communities – An international radio series produced by AMARC

COP21 UnitedIn December 2015, Paris will host the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework convention on Climate Change (COP21). There, the countries will negotiate a new universal climate agreement.

The global phenomenon of climate change is affecting every country on the planet. But, the poorest regions and the most marginalized communities in the world are hit the hardest by the changing conditions. In the frame of the AMARC Global Campaign Fund, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) wishes to highlight how the poorest and most marginalized populations in various regions of the world are touched by climate change, global warming and pollution. This international radio series will focus the political, economical and societal aspects of climate change and will also address disaster prevention and management.

From mid-October to December, AMARC will feature the selected productions on its website and will promote them amongst partner’s channels, networks and on social media in order to improve public education, encourage knowledge sharing and dissemination of scientific information on climate and engage discussion among communities.

What AMARC is looking for?

  • Documentary, reportage, interview, roundtable, storytelling (the format is flexible).
  • The audio production must be at least 10 minutes long and ready for on-air broadcast.
  • Productions in local languages are welcomed (a script is necessary).

Community radio journalists and producers are encouraged to submit a proposal to secretariat@si.amarc.org before October 9, 2015. Please state your name, radio, country and add the details of the subject you wish to discuss in your production.

All selected producers will receive a financial compensation for their work.

This international radio series is supported by Bread for the World.

Source: AMARC