NPR on Chagossian fight for return

grave pictureNPR, a major radio broadcaster in the USA, has released a major feature on the exile of the Chagossian people and their fight to return home. Broadcast today (Friday 17th April), the piece, put together by London-based Ari Shapiro, was split across two separate programmes.

The first section was broadcast on Morning Edition, and can be heard here. (see below if audio link has stopped working) It is an excellent, short summary of both the history and recent struggles of the Chagossian people. With the radio interview comes a full and similarly excellent text article written by Mr Shapiro.

The second part of the feature was broadcast later on All Things Considered, and can be heard here. This section focuses more on Chagossians’ hopes for the future.

Both are worth listening to and reading, featuring interviews with native-born Chagossians Bernard Nourrice and Louis Clifford Volfrin. Chagos Refugee Group UK Branch Chairperson Sabrina Jean also speaks eloquently about her brief time on Diego Garcia, whilst All-Party Parliamentary Group Chairperson Jeremy Corbyn and former High Commissioner to Mauritius David Snoxell analyse the strange, often dark political realities of Chagossians’ exile and their fight for return.

Just in case NPR cease to host the audio files after a few days/weeks/years, we’ve saved them here.

Listen to Part 1 here

And Part 2 Here!

One Comment

  1. I am a broadcaster for the Mauritian Broadcasting Group of the 3ZZZ Ethnic radio in Melbourne.
    I would like to broadcast Ari Shapiro’s podcasts on the Mauritian radio.
    We recently interviewed Olivier Bancoult on the radio. You will find the podcast on our website http://www.mauritian-3zzz.com

    3ZZZ s the largest ethnic community radio in Australia.

    More information about 3ZZZ can be obtained from http://www.3zzz.com.au

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