Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Monday, November 23, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 11232020 1130 UTC
Today: Monday, November 23, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· World Bank comes out in support of Rohingya
· Biden administration will help ensure justice, Rohingyas hope
· Biden push to restore U.S. global role starts with Blinken
· Erdogan to G20 leaders: Turkey deported nearly 9,000 foreign terrorists
Shortwave: 31-meter band, 9350 kHz; 25-meter band, 11700 kHz and 12030 kHz Medium wave (AM): 1575 kHz
Report: VOA News
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:35 minutes
Translator: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Help Is on the Way’.
Translation Summary: American drug-maker Pfizer said Friday it has requested emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (or FDA) for its COVID-19 vaccine.
Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech noted they have also started a similar process with regulatory agencies in Europe. They are also doing so in other countries, including Japan, Canada and Australia. The action came just two days after the drug-makers announced final results of their large vaccine study. Dr. Albert Bourla is Pfizer Chairman and chief executive. He said in a statement, “Our work to deliver a safe and effective vaccine has never been more urgent.” He noted that the company is looking “to secure authorization of our vaccine candidate as quickly as possible.”
The emergency use request comes as reported coronavirus infections have sharply increased around the world. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged Americans to carefully consider any travel plans for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:15 minutes
Topic: A Rohingya shared the current situations in the camp almost 2 months after the clash between two groups.
Translation Summary: A forcibly displaced Rohingya, unwilling to inform his identity told VOA “Now situation is normal in the daytime. We still fear of going out at night time though enough streetlights are there. People can roam around and do shopping and others at daytime. Police and army always visit place to place that helps more for the people to feel safe. I personally left my place when there was clash out of fear. This problem should be stopped, and Bangladesh government can make a proper way for it”.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz