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Outlook: autism

this evening (monday 9th), 8.41-8.50pm, on bbc world service radio
outlook (presented by jo fidgen) includes …

“When British journalist Jem Lester was told that his three-year-old son Noah was autistic the diagnosis was to affect every aspect of his family life.
He has recorded their life together in his debut novel, Shtum.”

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Outlook: Fauda

this afternoon (tuesday 26th), 5.33-5.42pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated form 12.33pm)
outlook (presented by jo fidgen) includes …

The latest hit series on television in Israel is called Fauda, which means ‘chaos’ in Arabic.
It’s a thriller about an Israeli combat unit working undercover disguised as Arabs.
Our reporter Judi Herman spoke to one of the stars and co-writers of the series – the Jewish Israeli actor Lior Raz – and to his cos-star, the Arab actor Hisham Suleiman.”


Outlook: Eman Mohamed

this evening (tuesday 25th), 8.33-8.41pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (repeated from 12.33pm)
outlook (presented by jo fidgen) includes …

Eman Mohamed, who now lives in the United States, has chosen a highly unusual career for a Palestinian woman – in fact, she says she is the first Gazan woman to become a photojournalist. Her photos of the conflicts in Gaza have been published in international newspapers and magazines.
But there was a lot of resistance to her going into the business. She even had to bargain to get a camera when she was offered her first job.”

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Outlook: Jews in Rangoon

this evening (wednesday 19th), 8.33-8.44pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (repeated from 12.33pm)
outlook (presented by jo fidgen) includes …

“Most people in Myanmar are Buddhist; many are Muslim. But there are just eight Jewish families and Sammy Samuels is their leader.
The thirty four-year-old describes what it’s like to lead only 20 people.”


Outlook: Albie Sachs

this evening (thursday 13th), 8.05-8.22pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (repeated from 12.05pm)
outlook (presented by jo fidgen) leads with …

Albie Sachs: Freedom Fighter to Judge:
Albie Sachs is a prominent figure in South Africa, a well-known fighter against apartheid, who paid for it with time in solitary confinement, exile, and hospital, after an attempt on his life. He trained as a lawyer in the 1950s, specialising in civil rights – and ended up as a judge, helping to write the new South Africa’s constitution that recognised equality between blacks and whites.”

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Susan Abulhawa

this afternoon (tuesday 7th), 12.40-12.48pm (repeated 8.40-8.48pm), on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
outlook (presented by jo fidgen) includes …

“Novelist Susan Abulhawa was born to Palestinian parents who’d become refugees during the Six Day War with Israel in 1967. She settled in the United States, and has just published a semi-autobiographical novel, The Blue Between Sky and Water, which explores the impact of that conflict on one Palestinian family.”
(0:42:06) “Narrative is a really important part of every culture. One of the things, I think, that were taken from Palestinians is our story.”

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Outlook: Little White Lie

this evening (tuesday 2nd), 8.39-8.48pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (repeated from 12.39pm)
outlook (presented by jo fidgen) includes …

Lacey Schwartz grew up in a Jewish family in upstate New York, but always had a slight doubt that the pieces didn’t quite fit. So, she set out to find the truth and along the way uncovered a painful family secret, and to make a film, Little White Lie, about being black and Jewish.”


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