Chelsea Clinton to guest-edit Newshour

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Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former US President Bill Clinton and the previous Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will guest-edit Newshour on BBC World Service.

She is currently vice-chair of the Clinton Foundation charity, and has commissioned reports on elephant poaching in Africa and female entrepreneurs for an edition that will air on Monday 14 October.

It will kick-start a week of special editions that will be guest-edited by prominent women from around the world, including former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, who now leads the United Nations Development Programme.

Other guest editors include Google executive Susan Wojcicki, Pakistani lawyer Asma Jahangir, Huffington Post journalist Anne Sinclair and Chinese-American entrepreneur Yue-Sai Kan.

25th anniversary

They have been working with the Newshour team during the past month and will also be interviewed on the programme.

The editions will form part of the current 100 Women season on the BBC's international news services, which are focusing on women's life in the 21st Century.

Newshour editor Lucy Walker said: "In October, we will be celebrating 25 years of Newshour and I'm thrilled that we are kicking off the 100 Women season with this stellar line-up of women who will each bring their unique perspective and expertise to the programme."

In September, the BBC pledged to represent women better in their international output. It will also hold a conference in October when 100 women from around the world will gather at New Broadcasting House in London.

  • Newshour airs daily from NBH at 12pm and 8pm GMT

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