Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Deeply touched by CNN's Amanpour interview-program of Yousufzai and Satyarthi, Nobel peace laureates 2014

I just saw a really great Amanpour interview of Yousufzai and Satyarthi. I checked the CNN site ( - it does not have the transcript (or video) of the show put up yet - perhaps it may get put up later on. If readers are interested in knowing about activism related to prevention of child labour, and universal child education, and did not see this program live I think they should view the video (if available) or read the transcript.

Given below is the text of a mail I sent to Amanpour a little while back:
Subject: Deeply touched by your interview-program of Yousufzai and Satyarthi, Nobel peace laureates 2014

Dear Ms. Amanpour,

I was deeply touched by your excellent interview-cum-show/program of Malala Yousufzai and Kailash Satyarthi, the Nobel peace prize winners for 2014, which I watched on CNN International (and initial part on CNN-IBN (India)). You asked a lot of relevant questions which received quite good answers from both Yousufzai and Satyarthi, and so made the conversation very educative for people like me. I still have a question about job availability for children rescued from child labour and put into some education program - but that perhaps is a very complex issue involving a lot of socio-economic issues, and so may be difficult to answer for Yousufzai and Satyarthi.

I am so happy to see CNN cast the limelight on the plight of children who are enslaved and/or denied education. Such limelight may go a long, long way in boosting the efforts of activists in this area worldwide, besides Satyarthi and Yousufzai, both of whom are truly inspiring leaders for such activism. Thanks a ton to both CNN and you, madam, for this interview-program.


Ravi S. Iyer
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