Cost of global violence hits more than $10 trillion

Andrea Booth | Journalist | SBS World News | 19 June 2014 | Economics and peace

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Syria is one of the least peaceful countries (Photo/AFP)

The Global Peace Index, which measures the level of peace in 162 countries, found the economic cost of global violence reached more than $10 trillion. Australia ranked 15th, but had an overall higher score than 7 years ago, meaning violence had increased.

The economic cost of global violence reached more than $10 trillion or more than $1300 per person last year, the annual Global Peace Index has found.

The report, which measures the level of peace in 162 countries, found the amount spent on trying to prevent violence or dealing with the aftermath had increased by more than $179 billion since 2012.

 

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Redfern ANZAC Coloured Diggers March

Andrea Booth | Journalist | SBS-NITV Australia | 25  April 2014 | Indigenous affairs

An Elder Aboriginal Elder, Uncle Max, burns eucalyptus leaves as the public exit the Coloured Diggers ANZAC Service in Redfern, Sydney on 25 April, 2014.

An Aboriginal Elder, Uncle Max, performs a smoking ceremony as the public exit the Coloured Diggers ANZAC Service in Redfern, Sydney on 25 April, 2014. Photo/AndreaBooth

NITV Online attended ANZAC Service and Coloured Digger March at Redfern in Sydney, Australia, on Friday 25 April 2014, that commemorated Indigenous Australian war heroes and their families who made enormous sacrifices for our great country. Here is an NITV Online news story about the event.

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Albert Namatjira’s legacy lives on

Andrea Booth | Video journalist | SBS-NITV Australia | 10  April 2014 | Indigenous affairs

NITV’s Online team went into the field in April 2014 to talk with legendary artist Albert Namatjira’s granddaughters who put on a painting workshop at Sydney’s Tali Gallery. We feature photos and a video where the two artists talk about their love of painting and how they are keeping the Namatjira legacy alive.

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May 1, 2014 · 11:30

Kriol Kitchen coming soon to NITV

Andrea Booth | Programming | SBS-NITV Australia | 2 April 2014 | Indigenous affairs

Premieres Wednesday 2 April at 8.00pm on NITV (Channel 34 Free to Air)

Get your mud shoes out and crab hooks on because sisters Ali and Mitch Torres are cooking up the fresh tastes of Kriol cuisine accompanied by a yarn or two on the latest food show around: Kriol Kitchen premiering 2 April on NITV.

The sisters invite special guests to divulge recipes inspired by their rich Kriol lineage in the culturally diverse northern part of Australia, a melting pot of Aboriginal Australian, Malaysia, China, Japan and the Philippines influences.

Promo produced by NITV’s Adam Manovic

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March 20, 2014 · 11:30

Colour Theory 2 on NITV

Andrea Booth | Programming | SBS-NITV Australia | 5 March 2014 | Indigenous arts and culture

An abundance of storytelling and Indigenous creativity has hit the small screen with the second series of COLOUR THEORY on NITV (Channel 34 Free to Air), airing every Wednesday from 5 March 2014 at 8pm as part of its autumn program line-up.

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Art and culture come together in this four part series that goes behind the scenes into the communities of some of the new faces on the Indigenous art landscape to find out what makes them tick.

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NITV | 2014 Program Highlights

Andrea Booth | Programming | SBS-NITV Australia | February 2014 | Indigenous media

NITV current affairs flagship Awaken with (left to right) Te Anga Nathan, Tanya Denning and Stan Grant

NITV current affairs flagship Awaken with (left to right) Te Anga Nathan, Tanya Denning and Stan Grant

2014 NITV Program Highlights

This year NITV presents you with another leading edge programming schedule for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, from its current affairs flagship “Awaken” and the Australian premiere of biting satire “The Boondocks” to drama series “Hard Rock Medical” and “Marngrook Footy Show”. Check it out here.

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January 20, 2014 · 11:30

Anuradha Koirala: Stopping sex trafficking

Andrea Booth | Contributor | The Jakarta Post | Human rights | Nepal

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Anuradha Koirala (left) looks on at her support group for former sex slaves in Nepal with anti-sex working advocate Demi Moore. Photo courtesy of CNN

The lucrative sex trafficking industry is facing resistance from Nepal-based Anuradha Koirala, the founder of support group Maiti Nepal, and she is hopeful the industry can grind to a halt.

“You have to think positive about this, we have to believe in it,” she told The Jakarta Post.

The recently aired CNN documentary, Nepal’s Stolen Children, features the work of Maiti Nepal, based in Kathmandu, providing more insight into how the trade works and the group’s attempts to counter the business, colored by the star power and theatrics of Hollywood actor and anti-sex trafficking advocate Demi Moore.

Read the full story at The Jakarta Post here.
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