Not so ordinary: Justine Webse

Foster parent. Difficult at times. Grateful. In this first ‘Not so ordinary’, Melburnian Justine Webse gives an insight into the world of foster parenting. What made you interested in being a foster parent? I grew up with a mother who’d been forced to give up her child to adoption. When the issue of parenting non-biologicalContinue reading “Not so ordinary: Justine Webse”

Consent? What consent?

Last year, in August, a wrote about ‘Danielgate’; and even contributed a comment about it on Al Jazeera English’s ‘The Stream’ program. Danielgate brought many issues about in Morocco to the fore — child abuse, paedophiles, poverty, monarchy, corruption, colonianlism, tourism, and freedom of speech. This past week, two other stories of child abuse caughtContinue reading “Consent? What consent?”

On ‘The Stream’, confronting #danielgate

Following on from my #Danielgate post on this blog, and several comments on Twitter, the producers of Al Jazeera English’s program ‘The Stream’ invited me to submit a video comment for their episode, ‘Moroccans confront child sex tourism’. You can see a video of the episode here (please note it might be blocked for USContinue reading “On ‘The Stream’, confronting #danielgate”