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Hi, weâ€™re relatively new to Lightstalkers. In short, we are looking for contacts with radio stations in areas where the Taliban has a great deal of support, particularly in the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan AND Ghazni Province or Kandahar in Afghanistan.
The longer story is that I work for Avaaz.org which is a community of 1.2 million global citizens who take action on the major issues facing the world today. Our aim is to ensure that the views and values of the worldâ€™s people – and not just political elites and unaccountable corporations – shape global decisions. Our past campaigns include co-sponsoring the new UK Foreign Secretaryâ€™s first speech (http://www.avaaz.org/en/miliband_webcast/) and a billboard/petition campaign for â€˜real peace talksâ€™ in the Middle East (http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_the_clash/).
We recently launched a campaign demanding that the Taliban free unharmed the South Korean hostages being held in Afghanistan. (see: http://www.avaaz.org/en/honour_the_afghan_code/) The campaign demands that the Taliban follow their own Afghan Pashtunwali code, a principle that requires â€œhospitality to all, especially guests and strangers.â€ This kidnapping is a clear violation of the code, offending the weary people of Afghanistan on whom they depend. Our petition has reached almost 85,000 signatories and we are looking to deliver it through our own private channels.
We are also exploring â€˜deliveringâ€™ the petition via a billboard and/or radio stations in Ghazni Province or Kandahar OR in the NW Frontier Province of Pakistan. Lightstalker members have given us helpful leads re the billboard angle but we still need contacts at radio stations. Any dice?
We would be most appreciative. Please contact Iain Keith ASAP at email@example.com.
Many thanks in advance, Ben