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What is World Have Your Say?

Mark Sandell Mark Sandell | 14:49 UK time, Monday, 30 October 2006

The "Global Conversation" is a difficult concept to explain. World Have Your Say will aim to bring it a step closer on the radio between 1800-1900 GMT Monday to Friday and 24 hours a day via this blog.

World Have Your Say is a news programme first and foremost but it's the listeners who dictate the agenda.

Our aim - and we know we won't always get this right - is to tap into what people are talking about and find out what's really making YOUR news, not just ours.

  • We'll bring people together from all walks of life - and from all over the world - to hear their views.
  • We'll make the "newsgathering" process as open as possible, by letting the audience see our running orders, and influence them.
  • We'll invite access through every way we can imagine from VoIP to text to phonecalls to e-mail.
  • We'll bring you stories you won't hear elsewhere.
  • We'll bring you people who'll challenge your opinions or maybe even give you an opinion.

We have a vibrant and dynamic team of journalists from different backgrounds (and different parts of the world) and presenters who have brilliant qualities; one of which is knowing when to shut up.

You will shape the programme by telling us what works and what doesn't and what you'd like to hear more or less of, but the most important thing is that you WILL tell us!

Mark Sandell, Editor, World Have Your Say

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    YOU GOTTA TALK ABOUT THE HEALTH CARE IN THIS COUNTRY....I HAVE A DAUGHTER WHO TRAVELED TO SPAIN AND NOW LIVES IN PERU. SHE GETS BETTER CARE IN THESE COUNTRIES THAN I GET HERE.

    I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO SEE THE DOCTOR ALL YEAR BECAUSE I DONT' WANT TO HAVE TO PAY MORE THAN THE $12,500 I HAVE PAID FOR CRAPPY INSURANCE THAT DOESN'T EVEN COVER MY PAP TEST. I'D HAVE TO PAY AN ADDITIONAL $1500 DEDUCTIVBLES AND ALL OF THIS BECAUSE I WORKED AS A NURSE AND PICKED UP A DISEASE THE INSURANCE COMPANIES WILL NOT COVER AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN SICK A DAY IN MY LIFE.

    THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE PRIORITY ISSUE PLEASE. DOESN'T THIS COUNTRY VALUE ITS CITIZENS. WE ARE SICK AND BEAT UP AND DEPRESSED BECAUSE OF THE SITUATION. MANY GO ON DISABILITY AND STAY THERE BECAUSE THERE ARE NO ALTERNATIVES..........

  • Comment number 2.

    Within the past two weeks I heard a radio program called Language and Power located in Belgium but in dialog with people all over the world in addition to those at the broadcast table. Can you direct me to that program. Many thanks.

  • Comment number 3.

    im quite different becouse you have to pay for the medication fees,wether ur rich or poor,MUST,thanks

  • Comment number 4.

    How to handle past trangressions is a difficult question. However, if you read the book First Into Nagasake, you will learn how profoundly the treatment of prisoners of war affects the attitude of people in the affected culture toward those who took the prisoners. Those people who minimize the importance of humane treatement of prisoners of war are either blind or foolish.

  • Comment number 5.

    Democracy is the problem in solving global climate change? You must be joking. Does anyone really bbelieve a world with mostly authoritarian regimes would have even recognized climate change as a global problem, much less agreeing to hold a world wide conference to try and come to agreement on potential solutions?

 

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