Qatar, Football and Human Rights: ‘All Things Considered’ comes to Wrexham

On Thursday 10th November BBC Radio Wales’s award-winning ‘All Things Considered’ faith and ethics series will be recorded in front of a live audience at Wrexham Glyndŵr University. It is to mark the Wal Goch Festival of Football, being celebrated in Wrexham from 11-13 November.

Programme guests include:
Graham Daniels, General Director of Christians in Sport and a Director of Cambridge United Football Club. Jahangir Mohammad, Founder and Director of the Ayaan Institute Ewa Turczanska, Member of the Colwyn Bay Amnesty International group and contributor to the World Cup values statement made earlier this year with the Welsh Centre for International Affairs. Faisal Bode from the Islamic Human Rights Commission.

Many are looking forward to the Football World Cup. It’s the first time that Wales has qualified since 1958, and it’s also the first time the World Cup has been hosted by a Muslim nation, Qatar. However, the games have been shadowed by controversy, with a spotlight shone on the rights and working conditions of the migrant workers involved in building the infrastructure. Paris and other French cities are boycotting the games by not screening them in public spaces. Amnesty International has questioned their record on human rights and LGBT rights. In response, the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, has said that Qatar has faced unprecedented criticism since winning the bid. Roy Jenkins and guests discuss the issues.

You can listen to this important discussion 13th November on BBC Radio Wales at 9am, or you can find it on BBC Radio Sounds. Students from Coleg Cambria, Wrexham Glyndŵr University, and Bangor University will be in the audience.


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