Swedish Radio (SR). I was told so by a lovely officer there who was teaching me how to record, edit, mix and put audio reports together for the radio. Basically, I was getting tips and learning skills from a person who has been devotedly working there for around 30 years. I secretly thought, “Gosh! I'm getting the best of the best education about working in radio. OMG!”
Arabic section. It's, as far as I know, Sweden's biggest radio broadcaster and it's a public service; owned by the people. In many respects, SR and BBC in UK share many characteristics. Having said that, I was overwhelmed during my first days to be there. “I come from a humble neighborhood, middle-class family, with a humble university education but lots of self-study knowledge and how the hell I'm here!” I thought. It was very exciting for me giving all what I experienced my whole life. Little did I know, my excitement was going to be interrupted.
English and Swedish about how I fixed that here; I wrote about my dilemma at SR's Medieormen.)
I just can't forget how I was humourously shouting at the middle of the office to the stuff; raising my hand up, "We need a revoluion in SR!" Frankly speaking, nothing is perfect; we just do our best to seek perfection. We succeed sometimes and fail other times. Perfection is a work in progress. Hence, SR and other media facilities must always keep in reforming and never take things for granted. That goes also for its stuff. There is always a way to make things better, nicer, more just, more credible and closer to perfection.
Last but not least, I admit I'd truly miss the wonderful stuff at the Arabic section, regardless of how odd they could look like when they are stressed with deadlines ^__^ . Each one of them touched my heart deeply. I appreciate their advices, their assistance and support.
Thank you SR!