« Previous | Main | Next »

Personal information, young people in France and Alan Johnston

Fiona Crack | 12:16 UK time, Thursday, 12 April 2007

It's a month since Alan Johnston was abducted in Gaza. On World Have Your Say we've been reading a few of your comments, from his colleagues and from listeners and admirers of his work all over the world. Today how will we mark the month anniversairy? His father has published a moving plea. Should we get someone from the BBC to explain the situation? Could we look at the dangers that journalists face and speak to others who have been abducted or attacked in the course of their work?

Or what about an election special....looking ahead to the French and Nigerian elections that are just over a week away. In France one of the main concerns is voter apathy, and it would interesting to hear about the efforts underway to boost the turnout. In Nigeria the main concern is the increasingly chaotic election process....it's an unexpected public holiday today and tomorrow, throwing many of the candidates' plans into disarray Is it time to gather some Nigerians together in our studio in Abuja and hear about the run-up to the poll?

And what about the young disenchantment of France. The Observer article from the weekend says young people are leaving France in droves, particularly for New York and London - there's a 400,000 strong community in London, Sarkosy has come over to talk to them. And rappers trying to mobilise the young to vote"Many of the rappers, some of whom have recorded short briefings on their records on how to vote, are motivated by the threat of a repeat of the elections of 2002 when a lacklustre left-wing campaign and a widespread sense of insecurity carried Le Pen through to the second run-off vote"

How much information would you be prepared to give your boss? Female Indian civil servants have been asked to reveal details of their menstrual cycle and any maternity leave they have taken. Personal information is a hot potato in several countries if the teams anecdotal evidence is anything to go by, pulling in questions of health, religion, smoking, drug tests, military records.

Sin bins. Britain's Prime Minister has suggested moving all problem families to supervised estates. Peter thinks that everyone has three ideas to make their life easier where they live. They can be radical, one of his is to get rid of CCTV. We'll hear what you have to say about it.

Do you love thy neighbour? Britain is according to recent statistics, a nation at war with next door. The Office of National Statistics reported this week that in 2006 the British made almost 6m official complaints to environmental health about neighbours....

China/Japan and their different perceptions of history.

Algeria and Morocco - is extremism growing? Do you feel threatened? Can we hear some voices from there and take the temperature of the country?

Comments

  • No comments to display yet.
 

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.