Only in Africa
On Over to You this week, one of our listeners, Henry Adumuah, takes issue with a regular new section of Network Africa. Known as "Only in Africa", it's usually the last part of the programme, and it consists of listeners telling personal stories - usually of some near-disaster that has befallen them.
I'm not a regular listener to Network Africa, but I've been trying to catch it recently, intrigued by "Only in Africa". The stories I've heard have sounded charming and entertaining - the kind of thing you might recount to a friend.
But Henry Adumuah thinks it perpetuates a negative image of Africa, and he told us in his email that "It is not only in Africa where bad things happen".
We were interested to know why "Only in Africa" had been introduced, so Rajan talked to Joseph Warungu, as you can hear in this week's Over To You.
Joseph is the man responsible for Network Africa, and he is sympathetic to Henry's view: "I'm one of those who actually feels aggrieved when I see Africa's portrayal, especially in the western media", he said. And that, he told Rajan, is precisely why he'd created a spot where the programme might get away from serious topics like politics, and let listeners talk about their day-to-day experiences. If you haven't heard the programme, take a listen and see what you think.
A topic that is definitely both serious and political is the trial of Comrade Duch, one of the Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia, which has been taking place in Phnom Penh. Resident BBC correspondent Guy DeLauney talked to Rajan about how the trial is being reported within Cambodia, and the restrictions and limitations placed on local reporters.
And on the subject of correspondents, in our Christmas programme we shall be talking to three of the BBC's foreign correspondents, all of whom have experience of living and working in different parts of the world.
So this is your chance to ask them a question. How did they get the job in the first place? Does it matter whether they speak the local language? Are journalists more at risk now than they were in the past? Whatever your questions, send them in and we'll put them to our panel.
Cathy Packe is the Producer, Over To You
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