BBC World Service, the international broadcaster and online provider of Tamil service, Thamizhosai (Voice of Tamil) has started a new 20-part series on human rights situation in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka on August 3rd. Theses new series are called ‘Maanudam Vellum’ (Humanity Will win) and are a part of BBC’s ‘I have a right to…’ series, which are broadcast in various languages.
‘Maanudam Vellum’ would become a part of the BBC Thamizhosai programming every Saturday and would seek to raise awareness of human rights issues and tell people how they can make a difference to the human rights situation remaining where they are.
The program looks at a cross-section of the population in the war torn regions of Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu. It delves into the lives of the refugees in these places, the lives of the friends and relatives of the victims of war and the lives of all those who are affected by the war. The series also includes interviews on human rights issues with the Tamil Tigers leaders Karikalan and S.P.Tamilselvan.
Says Thirumalai Manivannan, Editor, BBC Thamizhosai, “This is the first time in recent years that a Tamil journalist has gone so extensively into the war torn north and east of Sri Lanka and reported on the human rights conditions there.”