FAMILY BRIEFING is a series of Radio Documentaries of social significance, with a particular focus on projects pertaining to international family matters. Our documentaries provide a snapshot of 21st Century family life within the social, cultural and political global landscape, and make available an audio reference library, for both professionals and members of the broader community. We pursue answers to some challenging, but as yet unanswered questions, regarding important family concerns, how these may be distressing our communities, and how the consequences are managed.
Our in-depth investigations and reports reveal a window on the world of the contemporary family, to help you understand what lies behind many of the headlines. You'll hear tales of ordinary and extraordinary lives and perspectives, and how they impact on the way ideas, perceptions and culture intersect to influence public opinion and policy creation. We also explore social attitudes, as they are generally a lens to understanding a community's sense of fairness. Particularly, since a perceived lack of fairness may suggest a need exists to either change policy, or to make the rationale behind it more transparent, equitable and workable, for the common good of society.
FAMILY BRIEFING documentaries, seek to engage the public on issues of paramount importance in maintaining a healthy, equitable society, by providing citizens - local and global - with critical, factual and actionable information that impacts their lives. By engaging the foremost experts and commentators from around the world, we are able to present you with penetrating insights from a range of perspectives, at times in order to shine a light on the exploitation of the weak by the strong, and occasionally where necessary, on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them.
Twenty first Century digital communication and recording technology, in combination with the widespread use of social media, has allowed independent journalism to prosper. It allows for an enriched gathering of factual information, and since the spreading of news is now no longer solely in the hands of a select few, presents the opportunity for wider distribution of those facts for public attention.
FAMILY BRIEFING documentaries endeavour to bridge the gap between many community misconceptions and the truth, by transcending the frequently difficult barriers of political, religious, gender, racial, cultural, national and international prejudices.
While we may uncover unsavory practices and stimulate reform, we take pride in doing so ethically, by presenting our documentaries in an entirely non-partisan and non-ideological manner, adhering to the strictest standards of journalistic impartiality.