Paramount Chief Ajmal Khan Zazai comes from the Paktia Province of Afghanistan.
With Chief Ajmal discussion centres on the current state of play in Afghanistan as a whole, on the situation in Paktia Province, the homeland of Chief Ajmal, and on the way forward for his nation.
Tam Fowles is Director of Hope in the Heart, a not for profit social enterprise based in the South West of Britain and committed to inspiring individuals, groups and communities to create positive change in their own lives and the wider world.
The three topics discussed in this interview are: Compassion; and South Africa; and Community Cohesion in Britain today.
Mark Watts is the former editor-in-Chief of ‘Exaro’, the investigative news website that specialises in exposing stories that may have been inadequately covered by the mainstream media. Mark has also worked with many national newspapers, including The Sunday Times and The Sunday Telegraph. In 2001 he founded the Freedom of Information Act Centre, known by its acronym as the FIOA Centre. Mark is the author of ‘The Fleet Street Sewer Rat’, published in 2005 by Artnik. The book exposes the dark underworld of investigative journalism.
The three topics of discussion in this interview are the current establishment protest happening across the world, the role of the media and investigative journalism, particularly the role of the whistle blower.
Sir Michael Burton is a former British Diplomat in the Foreign and Commonwealth office. He has worked in a number of Arab countries. In 1985 he was appointed Minister and Deputy Commandant in the British Military Office in Berlin for 5 years. He later became Head of British Embassy office in Berlin. In this interview Sir Michael discussed the Middle East, the historical East/West divide in Europe and Brexit.
Michael Smith is a freelance journalist and author working with Initiatives of Change. He is head of business programmes for Initiatives of Change UK and joint co-ordinator, UK, of Caux Initiatives for Business. He is one of the coordinators of IofC’s initiatives on ‘Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy’ in Caux, Switzerland and in the UK, and is the author of a book of that title (Caux Books and St Paul Press, India, 2009). It follows his earlier book, Beyond the Bottom Line. He is also the author of a booklet, The Sound of Silence–how to find inspiration in the age of information, written for the websurfing generation which has been translated into several languages. Mike Smith has also authored The Fullness of Life: reflections on the Lord’s Prayer for today’s world (2012).