Audio Hub

News in Brief 18 December 2020

  • $254 million appeal launched for Mozambicans fleeing violent extremists in north 
  • Vulnerable migrants still dying in their thousands on perilous journeys 
  • UN rights office warns over arrest of demonstrators in Thailand on treason laws 
Audio -

News in Brief 17 December 2020

  • COVID: end of year celebrations and ski advice from WHO
  • Under 40s urged to make extra effort for vulnerable in Western Pacific
  • UN Children’s Fund supports emergency food aid for hungry kids over holidays
Audio -

News in Brief 16 December 2020

  • Desert Locust ‘re-invasion’ threatens millions across Horn of Africa 
  • Independent expert decries shrinking space for China’s human rights lawyers  
  • Bangladesh cartoonist must be released on medical grounds, urge rights experts 
Audio -

News in Brief 15 December 2020

  • Rights chief Bachelet condemns deaths of 255 people in Colombia massacres 
  • Four children among victims of shipwreck carrying Venezuelans to Caribbean 
  • UN refugee agency condemns deadly attack on Niger town 
Audio -

Being born a refugee’s no joke, but worse things can happen: AK Dans 

Irrepressible comedian AK Dans was born in the world’s largest refugee camp, Kakuma, in Kenya, after his mother fled South Sudan in the 1990s. 

He’s now a successful stand-up artist – or was - until the COVID-19 crisis put a temporary halt to his live shows. 

But you can’t keep a good man down for long, and now AK’s latest challenge is taking part in an online show with the support of UN refugee agency, UNHCR

Audio -

News in Brief 14 December 2020

  • Discrimination among reasons why migrants earn 13 per cent less than locals: ILO 
  • Alert for West and Central African migrant rescue as funding dries up: IOM
  • Glimmer of hope for recovering Mediterranean fish stocks: FAO 
Audio -

News in Brief 11 December 2020

  • New Yemen food insecurity data shows ‘ticking timebomb’ of hunger 
  • Liquid gold? Rights expert warns of speculation risks in new water futures index 
  • Mountain folk ‘among world’s hungriest’ amid biodiversity, climate shocks 
Audio -

News in Brief 10 December 2020

  • WFP chief laments preventable tragedy of child hunger
  • $1.44 billion plan for Venezuela refugee and migrant aid response
  • Rohingya island transfer untenable, says rights expert
Audio -

Life or death challenges of a major TV broadcast union in the COVID era

How do you keep the cameras rolling as a member of one of the biggest TV broadcast organizations in the world, in the middle of a global health crisis?

That’s been the challenge for Liz Corbin, Head of News at the European Broadcasting Union, a public service provider, whose members' programmes reach more than a billion people in dozens of countries.

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson in Geneva to coincide with the World Press Freedom Conference 2020, she explains how it became necessary to push back against efforts to politicise the pandemic, while also ensuring that “life or death” information reached all those anxiously looking for it.

Audio -

News in Brief 9 December 2020

  • Ethiopia’s Tigray region still at war, warns UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet 
  • Guterres: Ending corruption vital to world’s recovery after COVID-19 
  • Number of displaced worldwide passes 80 million: UN refugee agency 
Audio -