Chris Lynch

Television

VIDEO: HOW TO STOP ISIS, THE DEATH CULT 


Monday 28th March, 2016
Belgian prosecutors have charged a man with terrorist offences, in connection with Tuesday's attacks in Brussels. The international airport is still closed. Why do these terrorists become  adicalized in the first place? My next guest has some answers: Mubin Shaikh was born and raised in Canada but at age 19, became a supporter of the militant jihadi culture. The 9/11 attacks prompted him to travel to Syria and study Arabic and Islamic Studies deepening his knowledge of Islam. Shaikh eventually relinquished his violent interpretations of Islam and worked with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service to fight international and domestic terrorism. In 2006, Shaikh provided Canadian police with the information needed to foil multiple bomb plots by the “Toronto 18” terrorist group.

VIDEO: KAHUI TWIN'S DEATHS: 10 YEARS ON 


Monday 21st March, 2016
The Kahui twins would be ten years old today...had they not died from head injuries for which no-one has yet been held to account. The deaths of Chris and Cru Kahui sparked investigations and prompted a rethink of New Zealand's attitude to family violence. Labour's Poto Williams knew people on the team which worked to save the boys. A decade on, she says we still need to accept there's a problem, and work harder to stop family violence. Poto Williams says the picture could be changed within a generation, but we're reluctant to realise children are being harmed and things need to change. The Government says it's committed to breaking the cycle of family violence, changing attitudes, and intervening early in drug and alcohol addiction.

VIDEO: POLYFEST 2016 COMES TO CHRISTCHURCH


Thursday 17th March, 2016
POLYFEST brings together secondary school students to showcase their talent by performing on stage an array of cultural performances, song and dance composed to fit aspects of their respective cultures. I went along. A really nice atmosphere and plenty of happy people and great food! Chris Lynch.

HOW WAS ISIS CREATED? 


Monday 16th November, 2015
The name ISIS is one that everyone know knows. They are a brutal, they’re a savage group known for public beheadings and mass executions. They are the face of the new war on terror.While the U.S. Military is currently conducting airstrikes in Syria, in a supposed attempt to take out ISIS targets, the White House and U.S. military leaders are discussing possible boots on the ground.These talks are arising just three years after President Obama declared that the war in Iraq was over.