The Council of Pakistan Organization (COPO) hosted the Spring 2003 Radio Rookies workshop on Coney Island Avenue in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Midwood. COPO was founded in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, when members of the South Asian community in Midwood were facing threats and many residents had questions about their rights. These stories were awarded an Honorable Mention in the Third Coast International Audio Festival, a Sigma Delta Chi Public Service Award, the RTNDA/UNITY Award, the South Asian Journalists Association Award and the Casey Medal.
Friday, October 31, 2003
When Rizwan hangs out around Coney Island Avenue, he always sees Bashir -- a homeless man who walks with a cane and moves between nearby restaurants and shops.
Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Michael Lewis, seventeen, is a second generation Trinidadian American who lives in Brooklyn with his parents, siblings, and niece.
Saturday, November 01, 2003
Rocky's story is about his emotional struggle with obesity. Three times the size of his twin sister, Rocky is the target of many of his siblings' jokes and insults.
Tuesday, October 28, 2003
Allison spends her time in two Brooklyn neighborhoods: Brooklyn Heights where she goes to school, and Bed-Stuy where she lives with her family and gets teased for "talking white."
Monday, October 27, 2003
Seventeen-year old Munir, a Pakistani immigrant who was raised and lives in Midwood, Brooklyn, is very different from his religious Muslim parents.