active citizens

19:20 29/01/2015

In 2014, I wrote the Active Citizens annual report for the British Council, which documents a year in the life of this social leadership programme. It features stories of social action from Syria to Pakistan to the UK;  and describes the way Active Citizens is delivered, through case studies, photographs and interviews. See the full […]


17:47 29/01/2015

I have recently returned from Pakistan, where I was documenting the work of the British Council’s Active Citizens programme, together with social leaders from six different countries. We visited the Christian village of Shanti Nagar to see inter-faith initiatives being run by local pastor Abdul Masih and Muslim leader Zahid Bashir. On February 6, 1997, […]

‘our language is fighting for survival’

20:38 28/01/2015

A fascinating debate – as Welsh slowly declines as a community language, should Welsh speakers be given preferential treatment on housing waiting lists? And should private developments be halted if they are unaffordable for locals?