Japan: New Ways To Grow Old

When it comes to old people, Japan is a world leader. More than a quarter of its population is over the age of 65 and it currently has 66,000 centenarians, more than any other country. In this 2 part series Toshiko Katayose and Aki Maruyama Leggett explore some of the innovative ways in which Japanese people are adapting to living longer and consider what lessons other countries might learn from Japan’s super-ageing society. (2 x 27′)

Producer Mukti Jain Campion

 

First broadcast BBC World Service Feb 2018

 

Radio Choice: The Daily Mail, The Times and the Sunday Times

Nigeria: Shooting It Like A Woman

Award-winning screen director Tope Oshin celebrates a new generation of Nigerian women film-makers currently reinventing Nollywood, the largest and most prolific film industry in Africa.

Tope pays tribute to the popular and inspirational film-maker Amaka Igwe who died in 2014 and meets some of the key women now shaking up gender stereotypes and winning awards. These include the formidable and outspoken Mildred Okwo, director of the political satire The Meeting, Michelle Bello, director of the hit romcom Flower Girl, Kemi Adetiba who directed last year’s box office winner The Wedding Party and Remi Vaughan Richards whose drama Outspoken cast a searing spotlight on the issue of child brides. (27′)

Broadcast as part of the BBC 100 Women season

Associate Producer Nadia Denton

Producer Mukti Jain Campion

First broadcast BBC World Service Oct 2017  

 

 

Read the Spectator review by Kate Chisholm

 

Hope Speaks Out

Media headlines often fuel fear about refugees. But what happens when refugees pick up the microphones and tell their own stories?

Larry Macaulay and fellow broadcasters from Germany’s pioneering Refugee Radio Network demonstrate how they are using community radio to create dialogues, share experiences and build a new future. (1 x 27′)

First broadcast  February 2017 BBC World Service

Producer Mukti Jain Campion

 

Radio choice: Radio Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Observer, The Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, The Church Times.

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This programme’s insight into global issues through culture is the World Service at its best – Charlotte Runcie, The Daily Telegraph 11/2/17

Online Shopping, Indian Style

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Online shopping in India is booming, despite the many hurdles. Less than 20% of Indians have access to the internet, few use any form of online payment, and the logistics challenges of delivery are huge in such a vast country with traffic-congested cities and unreliable postal addresses. At the peak of the Diwali seasonal shopping frenzy, Mukti Jain Campion joins a motorbike courier on his delivery round in Bangalore to discover what Indians are buying online and why.

Producer Mukti Jain Campion

First broadcast December 2015 BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service

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A Sunparched Country

 

spcCaroline Holmes discovers how Australia is facing up to its worst drought on record and meets people who are at the vanguard of innovative, practical adaptations to the new reality of climate change.  (5 x 14′)

First broadcast April – May 2008 BBC Radio 4

Producer Mukti Jain Campion

 

This series is clear, unpreachy, imaginative, positive.  – Gillian Reynolds, The Daily Telegraph

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Blogging Against Bribery

 

babIn April 2011 the web was set abuzz by the hunger protest of 72 year old Anna Hazare, demanding that the Indian Government draft a tough new anti-corruption bill. His fast in Delhi was supported by campaigners across India and the world, fuelled by Facebook and Twitter to make it the most successful use of the internet and social media in an Indian protest. Mukti Jain Campion reports from Bangalore on this new trend for click-tivism and examines an innovative anti-bribery website called ipaidabribe.com (1 x 28′)

First broadcast  June  2011 BBC Radio 4

Producer Mukti Jain Campion      Executive Producer Charles Miller

 

In top 5 most popular stories of the day on BBC World News website

The War Widows of Afghanistan

 

BBC Radio 4 BBC World ServiceLisa and Jacqui live in Britain. Tajbibi and Marzia live in Afghanistan. All four women have lost their husbands in the war against the Taliban. As the deadline for NATO troop withdrawal approaches, Zarghuna Kargar hears their moving stories of love, loss and survival. (1 x 28′)

First broadcast July 2014   BBC Radio 4 & BBC World Service

Producer Mukti Jain Campion

One of the most gripping programmes I have heard in years. – Lesley Abdela

 

The interweaving of the experience of Afghan and British widows, with each commenting on the similarities and contrast in each other’s experiences, was masterful. – Peter Horrocks, Director BBC World Service

 

Radio Choice: The Daily Mail & The Sunday Telegraph

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Bridging the Morphine Gap

 

btmgMukti Jain Campion investigates why, despite producing most of the world’s medical morphine, India’s own people have virtually no access to it and how a hospice in Shrewsbury is helping pioneers of the Indian palliative care movement to overcome the ignorance that surrounds this vital pain relieving-drug. (1 x 28′)

First broadcast March 2008   BBC Radio 4

Producers Mukti Jain Campion and Chris Eldon Lee

Radio 4 Pick of the Week

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Broken Paradise

 

bpAcclaimed translator Lakshmi Holmström introduces some of the most powerful Tamil poetry to emerge from the 26 year long conflict in Sri Lanka in which an estimated 70,000 people were killed as the militant Tamil Tigers tried to establish a separate Tamil state in the north of the island. (1 x 28′)

First broadcast   April 2013        BBC Radio 4

Poets featured include Cheran, M.A.Nuhman, Sivaramani, Shanmugam Sivalingam and Kutti Revathi.

Poem readings by Hiran Abeysekara, Vayu Naidu and Vignarajah

Producer Mukti Jain Campion

 

In a Time of Burning (Arc Publications 2013) is a collection of Cheran poems translated by Lakshmi Holmström

India Uncorrupted?

 

iucCan the radical new “Party of the Common People” clean up Indian politics? As the largest democracy in the world goes to the polls, Mukti Jain Campion reports from Delhi on how the Aam Aadmi Party has put corruption under the spotlight. (1 x 28′)

First broadcast  April 2014   BBC Radio 4

Contributors include: Yogendra Yadav & Rajmohan Gandhi of AAP, Mukul Kesavan, Political Commentator, Suhel Seth, columnist and brand consultant, Anil Verma of the Association for Democratic Reform, Professor Niraja Gopal Jayal, JNU Centre for Law & Governance, Dr Mukulika Banerjee (London School of Economics), Arnab Goswami, top TV Current Affairs host

Producer Mukti Jain Campion