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"Blickwechsel", is VIDC's podcast for a another, a new look at the world. With this Podcast we want to bring those voices into the spotlight that we rarely hear in Austria: Activists and scientists from the Global South; people who come from our focus regions, who are directly affected, with whom we collaborate on events or studies. Who have an insight that we don't have, whose views open up new perspectives for us.
Sybille Straubinger, Director of the Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation, guides this Podcast. The VIDC is a think tank founded in 1962 by the later Chancellor Bruno Kreisky together with prominent politicians of the so-called Global South. Being in dialogue, always on the basis of equality and respect, and making the voices from the South heard in Austria (and not talking about them), that is the basic premise of our work - and of this Podcast.
The World Cup in Qatar shows that human rights often fall by the wayside during major sporting events - once again. Forced relocations, sexual discrimination and exploitative working conditions, as in Qatar, are now making waves. Has the media furore in the country or at FIFA changed anything in the long term, or can money still buy everything? A conversation with Mustafa Quadri, founder of Equidem, an organisation that campaigns for human rights and labour rights worldwide and has worked in Qatar.