A few weeks back we uncovered the rapidly rising crime rate in Saint Lucia. A few days later, the violent murder of a British national on the once-paradise island made the UK headlines. My next guest, Colin Maximin, is the correspondent-at-large for many of the UK papers and the man behind the expose.
We caught up in London and our conversation took a deep dive into the role of the media and how it impacts our human experience, the way we look at nations and most importantly, each other.
It is a sombre reminder that every year journalists are being silenced for speaking their truth, suddenly “disappearing”, being sentenced to jail and receiving countless threats. This is becoming a disturbing norm and depicts the dangerous blurring of lines between PR and the “news”.
About the Global Indian Series:
My name is Rajan Nazran Chief Explorer for the Global Indian Series, the official platform for people of Indian origin (PIO) and liberal minds, because let’s face it, we are everywhere!
For over 15 years I have travelled across the globe deep diving into 60+ countries whilst exploring the kaleidoscope of our remarkable 50 shades of brown community.
Voyaging to the edges of the Amazon, facing Ebola in West Africa, being held hostage in Eastern Europe, tapping rubber in Malaysia, drinking chai with Heads of State and sharing laughter with local fishermen – I have been there, looking for the ideas that re-shape a nation.
My purpose is simple, to build a living encyclopaedia of the human experience of the community and a safe mooring ground for open discussions, whether you are an NRI, Indian Diaspora, person of Indian origin (PIO) or a fan of South Asian anthropology, join in as we bring people and communities together.
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Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guest: Colin Maximin
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