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Live from Turkey, London and, er, West London - it's the meeting

Ros Atkins Ros Atkins | 11:12 UK time, Thursday, 30 November 2006

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We've got David, Karnie, Mahmoud, James, Rozita, Joe and Pete (count 'em) in Bush House, Mark and Anna in Television Centre and Dicky and Rabiya in Istanbul.

1. Rabs and Dicky are still in Turkey. One last opportunity from them - but question should we ask of people there? And here's one rule - it's not going to be about the Pope, as we've talked about his visit extensively over the past 3 days and it seems while it's a big issue it's not the all consuming debate some people are suggesting. Dicky says most people are talking about traffic and football - sounds like here.

2. What to do in Iraq? Mark feels there's nothing new coming out in the last diplomatic maneouvres by the American and Iraqi governments. We all agree (nothing to do with being scared of him honest), but you're welcome to disagree with us and explain why it should make the show.

3. UN peace-keepers use prostitution and rape. That's the remarkable allegation in a superb documentary by our colleague Mike Williams that broadcast today. I was listening as I got ready for work, and it made me stop and listen. His research focused on Haiti and Liberia, but the documentary includes accusations that this happens in many countries that the UN 'peace-keeps' in. Mark would like to hear from a number of countries, and we all agree. I'll drop Mike an email and see if he can come in as well.

4. The Angel of Soweto is attacked. The women in question is Jackie Maarohanye and she runs a high profile orgnanisation which helps poor children. She's received money from Nelson Mandela and Oprah Winfrey to name but two, but an investigative show in South Africa is alleging fraud, kidnapping and public violence. The allgeations are denied, but the programme's definitely getting many of you in South Africa talking. Get in touch if you watched the show or if you have had any contact with Jackie Maarohanye and her organisation.


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