Melting Pot Radio broadcast – May 2, 2020

Melting Pot Radio Laboratorio radiofonico per la promozione dei diritti di cittadinanza Laboratoire radiophonique pour la promotion des droits de citoyenneté Radio laboratory for the promotion of citizenship rights Hosted by: Penelope, Eleonora, Mamadou and Chiara Direction and post-production: Gianluca and Jerry Music selection by Samuel and Cidi
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Summary

In today’s episode we offer you an in-depth study of the drafted regularisation of migrant labour that the government is currently working on. “[It is] unreasonable and inadequate draft legislation that does not belong to a constitutional state”, comment supporters of the “Siamo qui. Sanatoria subito” (We’re here. Amnesty now) campaign. This audio clip is taken from a video response from the lawyer Paolo Cognini. L’Avvocato Paolo Cognini sulla bozza di regolarizzazione governativa This is followed by an in-depth study from Raffaele Bazurli, researcher at the Università Ca’ Foscari in Venice and the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa. Raffaele speaks about the role of grassroots movements in combatting the systematic institutional failings in migration policy. We then move to our regular section on the Lesvos Calling campaign. On Wednesday 29th April, there was a webinar entitled “Beyond Borders – the state of emergency in the Balkans”. In this online meeting, there were first-hand testimonies and interventions from organisations and groups who operate in the Balkan area. We’ll listen to the intervention from Maddalena Avòn from the Centre for the Peace Studies in Zagabria and Matteo de Checchi from Bozen Solidale. Maddalena Avòn, Centro studi per la pace di Zagabria Matteo De Checchi, Bozen Solidale From the Balkan route we move to Marghera in the Venice region, with an interview with Marta Carraro who works with Ambulatorio Emergency. She tells us about the current situation of the people they work with. Marta Carraro, operatrice presso l’Ambulatorio Emergency To finish, thanks to a new article from Mamadou Kaba Diallo entitled “Facing the pandemic: in India there is a hidden politics of stigmatisation and fear of hunger”, we turn our attention to India to better understand the political, economic, social and humanitarian situation in one of the world’s most populated countries. We’re helped by Ravi Sharma, an activist with AFLIN, a non-profit organisation that works in the areas of health and social care.
Melting Pot Radio Laboratorio radiofonico per la promozione dei diritti di cittadinanza Laboratoire radiophonique pour la promotion des droits de citoyenneté Radio workshop for the promotion of citizenship rights This workshop initially planned to produce 10 broadcasts. Our editorial staff, born out of two public calls for participation, includes about 30 people, from multiple countries including Guinea, Morocco, Nigeria, Iran, Italy, Bolivia, Argentina and Senegal. In these meetings, including an initial meeting discussing how to develop the radio programme, we decided to separate into two groups: one dealing with technical aspects and the other handling editorial. The broadcast is divided into several sections corresponding to the sections on our website: Sans Papiers, Cittadinanze and Un Mondo Molti Mondi. The project is sponsored by Melting Pot Europa in collaboration with Open Your Borders – a volunteer association that operates in the city of Padova, running several social inclusion projects – Radio Sherwood and ParoleInMovimento, the Italian school for migrants in Venice supported by the student group LiSC. If you are interested in participating in the project, email collaborazioni@meltingpot.org.

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