Red Cross launches podcast
|Date Added: October 10, 2008 03:07:10 PM|
|Author: Brad Smith|
|Category: Government and Organizations Podcasts: Non-Profit|
The British Red Cross has launched a short series of podcasts featuring the incredible stories of its volunteers, staff and the people it is helping in the UK and across the world.
Every other Friday between 10 October and 21 November, the Red Cross will upload a new episode of Red Cross Radio.
The first episode explores an innovative alternate reality game, Traces of Hope, the Red Cross developed with Enable Interactive, a leading digital agency. In the game, players help reunite a 16-year-old Ugandan boy, Joseph, with his mother after their village has been attacked.
Although Joseph is a fictional character, the game focuses on real-life Red Cross services which reunite families separated by armed conflict and natural disasters. The first episode of Red Cross Radio includes an interview with Jessica Mullen, who works for the international tracing and message services. Jessica tells the emotional story of a Somali man who was able to see his children for the first time in years, thanks to the Red Cross.
Upcoming episodes will include a feature on the Red Cross’ work with former child soldiers in Sierra Leone, who are learning new skills and receiving counselling to help them recover from the traumas they experienced.
The Red Cross may make podcasting a regular feature, depending on how popular it proves to be.
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Listen to Red Cross Radio at www.redcross.org.uk/podcasts