FIR Interview – Peter Brill, Radio Salaam Shalom: September 7, 2007

Encouraging dialogue and understanding between Muslim and Jewish communities is the ambitious goal of Radio Salaam Shalom, an internet radio station based in Bristol, England. Broadcasting a mixture of music and speech and focus on the many aspects of Jewish and Muslim life, the station helps two cultures which have been linked for thousands of years to talk together and share their experiences.

Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz spoke to Peter Brill, Radio Salaam Shalom’s driving force, about the goals of the Salaam Shalom project, getting started, communication challenges, user-generated content and plans for the future.

About our Conversation Partner

Peter BrillPeter Brill founded Net.Mentor in 2001 to develop a new website concept called Audio Navigation. On leaving RAC Motoring Services in 2002, Peter realised that his skills developed through a career in journalism and PR linked to the education experience of his partner, Sheila, provided a unique combination and Net.Mentor Ltd became a strategic communications consultancy.

Peter is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association. He is also a Trustee of Sense, the Deafblind and Rubella Association. He holds a BA (Hons) in Politics from York University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Radio Journalism from City University, London.

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Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.