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Mobile Phone Theft
Produced by: Sena Atoklo
On the streets of Accra, everyone seems to be shouting into a mobile phone. Heading down Tiptoe Lane, which has a reputation for illegal business, there’s a huge selection of second hand phones and business is brisk. The international circulation of stolen mobile phones is hugely profitable. Phones taken in Britain have been traced to Ghana, and London police now run the world’s only dedicated mobile phone unit. In this program from radio station Joy FM, Reporter Sena Atoklo goes on the trail of mobile phone thieves in Ghana, where stealing a phone is the fastest means of making money, much better than taking a wallet that might turn out to be empty. This program airs as part of our special international collaboration, Global Perspectives: The World of Crime.

Program Credits

Mobile Phone Theft was produced by Neil McCarthy. Technical production by Isabel Sargent. The reporter was Sena Atoklo of JoyFM. This program airs as part of the international collaboration, Global Perspectives:The World of Crime.

Resources

Links:
SOUNDPRINT's Global Perspectives Series
Listen to the entire Global Perspectives series.

Gadget makes cell phone theft more difficult-Wireless World-MSNBC.com
Scientists have invented a device that makes it harder to steal mobile phones and laptops.

Internet Safety: Chat safety - Cell (Mobile) phone safety
Basica tips to Protect you and your cell phone.

Wired News: Camera Phone Has Life After Theft
After having his camera phone stolen a man takes matters into his own hands.

Books:
Perpetual Contact: Mobile Communication, Private Talk, Public Performance
by: Mark Aakhus 2002
"This book studies the impact of the mobile phone on contemporary society from a social scientific perspective."

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