Extra listening: A Case of Injustice
Malin Henriksen (25) is an activist for Amnesty International in Norway. In this interview she explains why, and what being an activist involves. Take notes as you listen – you will be reconstructing the interview afterwards!
Sit in pairs and reconstruct the interview using the questions below, which are the same ones Malin was asked. One of you is the interviewer, the other is Malin. Swap roles halfway through!
- How did you first get involved in Amnesty, Malin?
- What does Amnesty International do – and what’s your contribution as an Amnesty member?
- What are you working with at the moment?
- Do you really feel you make a difference to the world?
- Can you give us an example?
- There are lots of good causes in the world, Malin. What would you say is your main motivation for choosing this one?
Work in pairs or small groups:
- Malin mentions “human rights” several times in the interview. What are human rights? Can you name some?
- “Most young people in Norway today are so busy updating their Facebook profiles that they have no interest in the real issues facing the world.” Is this a reasonable comment? Explain your views.
- There are still many countries in the world where there is no real democracy. Meanwhile in Norway a large proportion of the people entitled to vote don’t even bother to show up (about half the electorate at local elections). Why do you think this is so?