Wednesday, November 12, 2008

World Have Your Say BBC Broadcast from Camberwell 11th November 2008


Last night I was involved in a really interesting BBC World Service Broadcast live from the Crawfors Estate in Camberwell talking about the probelms of gangs.
The show was held in AJ's bedroom (pictured) a young man, originally from Nigeria, who has been involved in gangs and now involved in a group called Alpha Juniors which campaigns against gangs, knives and guns.
I was invited as a local Councillor to join the discussion and there were also direct calls taken from people in New York, California, Soweto, Nigeria and kenya so it was a really exciting broadcast which you can listen to through the link below:
http://worldhaveyoursa.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/on-air-living-with-gangs/

The Producer and Presenter Ros actually lives in Camberwell so he had a lot of local knowledge and kept the show together really well giving everyone a fair crack of the whip so all in all a really interesting experience and I would love to do it again soon!
This is a really good project so wel done BBC World Service!!