From the terrifying darkness of a room in Mosul, the northern Iraq city where she was held as a sex slave, to the glittering lights of the Awards ceremony, Nadia Murad, 23, co-winner of the Nobel Prize for 2018, had travelled a long way.
Talia Smith, representing Initiatives of Change UK and South Africa, was interviewed for 20 minutes by TV programme host Mike Ji, in his regular 'State of Society/My Story' series on the Kenyan TV station Xperience Media, broadcast on 15 May.
Kati Whittacker of the BBC interviewed the Argentine war veteran Horacio Benitez, the Argentine Falklands/Malvinas War veteran, the British army chaplain Rev David Cooper, and Mike Smith, on the BBC World Service entitled The Pity of War in their Heart and Soul series, broadcast on 31 March and 2 April.
Mike Muikia, who met IofC 10 years ago, has started an online weekly reality TV show 'State of Society', where he interviews very ordinary people who are doing amazing work and changing lives. Joe Karanja, an active Initiatives of Change (IofC) member and lawyer from Kenya, shares his story in the following episode, explaining his involvement in IofC and the impact he's created.
Michael Smith, Head of Business Programmes at IofC=UK, is the 10th person associated with Initiatives of Change to be interviewed by William Morris on The English Hour, the English-language programme on ANN TV (Arab News Network TV). ANN is broadcast across the Middle East. This latest interview is in three 15-minute sections: business ethics, Mike's personal journey in life, and media ethics.
An obituary of Leone Exton Beale, who was the restaurant and catering director of the Westminster Theatre in London, has appeared in the online edition of The Guardian, It is written by her nephew Jon Exton. Leone, who died aged 94, came from a hotelier family in Bournemouth and was associated all her life with MRA/Initiatives of Change.
The Eastern Mirror, a leading English daily newspaper in Nagaland, published by the Nagaland Free Press Society, reported the workshop, ‘Inner Change and Better Public Service’, facilitated by Initiatives of Change India.
Over the last three years, Keith Neal, a long-standing volunteer with IofC, has been supporting the charity SolarAid in its bid to eliminate the kerosene lamp from Africa by the year 2020. Keith has been working closely with Joseph Karanja, a member of IofC Kenya, who has pioneered the use of portable solar lights as peace-building tools. Keith first heard about SolarAid through a BBC Radio 4 Appeal. He was invited by the charity to write a blog about his response to the Appeal.