Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Thursday, July 02, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 07022020 1130 UTC
Today: Thursday, July 02, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Myanmar sets November 8 for election testing democratic reforms
· Covid-19's medical services in Cox's Bazar have increased compared to the past
· Myanmar: More than 20,000 local residents have been evacuated due to military operations in Rathidoung-Township
· The US Secretary of State called on the Taliban to keep its promises
· Khashoggi's fiancee hopes Turkish trial will reveal fresh evidence
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Report: VOA News
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:55 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Hussain
Topic: China Forces Birth Control on Uyghurs to Slow Population Growth (with actualities) Sources: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/china-forces-birth-control-on-uyghurs-to-slow-population-growth/5482094.html
Summary: The Chinese government is taking extreme measures to cut birth rates among Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities. At the same time, it is urging some of the country’s Han majority to have more children, the Associated Press has found. A small number of ethnic Uyghur and Kazakh women have spoken out about forced birth control methods in recent years. But a new investigation by the Associated Press has found that the treatment is far more common and systematic than once suspected.
AP reporters used government numbers, state documents and information from 30 people who had been detained or knew someone who had been detained in camps in western China. Government officials often order physical examinations of minority women to learn if they are pregnant, the AP reports. In some cases, officials also force such pregnancies to be ended through medical operations called abortions. And, they order birth control, like intrauterine devices (IUDs) to be used by minority women to prevent pregnancies. The population control measures are backed by mass detention, both as a threat and as a punishment for failure to follow orders. Having too many children is a major reason people are sent to detention camps, the AP found. Parents who have three or more children are taken away from their families unless they can pay huge fines. Police raid homes to search for hidden children.
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:49 minutes
Topic: COVID 19 pandemic limits entertainments among Rohingyas in the camp.
Translation Summary: People always look for entertainment in order to overcome stress and for being refreshed. Some play games, some watch movies and listen to the songs and some read books and so on. Before pandemic Rohingyas from the camp were used to do such activities for entertainments which are almost impossible due to coronavirus. 37 years old Azim Ullah from kutupalong camp said, “Our people used to do various activities like listening to the songs, watch movies, kids playing games and so on. Now it can’t be done. Because of limitations on Internet we cannot even know about any kind of latest developments.. Children used to have a place which was learning center where they played and did learning as well . But all those are closed. Therefore, due to not having entertainment facilities people feel bored and upset”.
Education is one of the most important needs for human being. Azim Ullah also shares the importance of education for the Rohingyas, he say. “Education is the backbone of a nation. We must ensure education. Our children during their early age must have the facility of education. Otherwise the future will be dark”.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Hamid Hussain