Radio In Colour: How the world saw September 11, 2001

911On September 11, 2001 two planes flew into the World Trade Centre buildings in New York and one into the Pentagon in Washington in the USA, killing almost 3,000 people and injuring 6,000 others.  The Western world was transfixed with the repetitive news coverage of the event, who portrayed the event as an act of war against America.  Today we look at how the events of that day were received in cultures other than our own, and how the world has changed since that day.

Highlights:

  • 4ZZZ & 4EB radio technician Gavin Unsworth tells us about his 5 years helping reconstruct Afghanistan’s radio network
  • Archival audio from 2005:  Kim Stewart talks to Texan peace activist Scott Parkin, who was deported using the Howard governments new terrorism laws

Voice talent – Nathan Laurent, Alexandyr Stewart

Producers – Kim Stewart, Oula Shihan, Carolina Caliaba

Music – EYE, The Herd, Twinkle Brothers

22 mins

Radio In Colour: 40 Years of 4ZZZ is a series that looks at events here and abroad in the life of your favourite radio station, 4ZZZ.  Over 15 trainees from CALD communities contributed to this project.  Partners included the Multicultural Development Association, The Edge at the State Library of QLD and 4EBfm.

Listen here: http://www.4zzzfm.org.au/podcasts/culture/radio-colour-september-11-beyond

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