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 Radio TADAMON! 
 Dr. Elie Yachoui, Faculty of Economics at Notre Dame University, Adib Nehmeh, United Nations Development Program in Lebanon [UNDP], Kamal Hamdan of the Consultation & Research Institute of Lebanon, Ziad Abdel Samad Arab NGO Network
 Stefan Christoff  
 For non-profit use only.
A 30 minute radio documentary produced by Tadamon! a collective of activists in Montreal working to build solidarity with movements for social & economic justice in Lebanon. This documentary is the first in a series of weekly reports which will be produced throughout July & August of 2006 by members of Tadamon! currently on a delegation to Lebanon.

This radio documentary uncovers present day social & economic situation in Lebanon, focusing on the growing poverty rates throughout the country. Recent estimates on poverty in Lebanon indicate that upwards of 35-40% of the country is living below the poverty line. This radio piece attempts to address poverty within the context of Lebanon's civil-war between 1975 & 1990, the post-war reconstruction and the major political changes taking place today in Lebanon.

Featuring the voices of Dr. Elie Yachoui, Dean of the Faculty of Economics at Notre Dame University, Adib Nehmeh, Policy Advisor at the United Nations Development Program in Lebanon [UNDP], Kamal Hamdan of the Consultation & Research Institute of Lebanon, Ziad Abdel Samad of the Arab NGO Network for Development in Lebanon.

This documentary highlights voices critical of the social & economic policies of successive national governments who have not adequately addressed Lebanon's alarming poverty rates both before and after the 2005 Syria military withdrawal from the country.

Importantly this radio documentary also addresses the growing poverty rates in Lebanon within the context of globalization, as the country currently maintains a staggering national debt of over 40 billion dollars which in large part is owed to international financial institutions such as the World Bank & IMF. International political pressure and domestic economic polices set by the government of Lebanon, has lead to massive privatization of the countries social sector which many Lebanese social activists view as a dangerous step for the nations poor.

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the Arab NGO Network for Development:

the United Nations Development Program [UNDP] for the Arab States:

Radio TADMAON! is produced for re-broadcast on: CJTR Radio in Regina Saskatchewan, * CIRO Radio in Kelowna B.C., * CKXU Radio in Lethbridge Alberta, * CJSF Radio at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver B.C., * CJMP Jump Radio in Powell River B.C., CHMA Radio in Sackville New Brunswick, * CJLY Kootenay Coop Radio in Nelson B.C., * CFBU Radio at Brock University in St. Catharines Ontario, * FREQ Campus Radio in Oshawa Ontario, * CJSW Radio in Calgary Alberta, * CILU Radio in Thunder Bay Ontario, * CFCR Radio in Saskatoon Saskatchewan, * CJSR Radio in Edmonton Alberta, * CKLN Radio in Toronto Ontario, CFRO Coop Radio in Vancouver and CKUT Radio in Montreal.

Radio Tadamon! is also produced for Podcast on the Rabble Radio Network & Internet distribution through the Electronic Intifada [] & the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters AMARC []

 [Lebanon] Poverty, War & Globalization Download Program Podcast
00:29:19 English 2006-07-05
 Beirut, Lebanon
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Radio Tadamon! Lebanon: Poverty, War & Globalizatio  00:29:19  128Kbps mp3
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