2012.11.15 ABC Sunday Profile: John Rodsted

posted 19 Nov 2012, 19:41 by Mette Sofie Eliseussen   [ updated 19 Nov 2012, 21:18 ]
This is a good interview with John Rodsted.

John Rodsted travels the world to find and photograph images of cluster bombs. In Eastern Cambodia he doesn't have to travel far to find the dangerous legacy of unexploded bombs.

Over the past 20 years Cambodia and development agencies have worked to de-mine much of the country. However in the remote eastern Cambodia, it's small tennis ball-sized cluster bombs that remain a dangerous threat to villagers.

The bomblets remain buried and hidden in much of the country's heavily forested east. Every day these deadly legacies of war continue to be a terrible hazard.

John Rodsted recently travelled to eastern Cambodia to document the extent of the problem and assess what financial support is needed to increase the rate of clearance.

John Rodsted has spent 30 years documenting the legacy of landmines and cluster munitions and was part of a team that in 1997 won the Nobel Peace Prize. He talks to Richard Aedy about his work.

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Mette Sofie Eliseussen,
19 Nov 2012, 19:41