Over to You

Over to You

BBC World Service's programme that lets you talk back to the BBC (and challenge the programme-makers). This weekly podcast hands the microphone over to our global audience.

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  • Public Broadcasts on Ebola

    Sat, 27 Sep 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Available:
    26 days remaining

    A new daily programme about the ebola virus in west Africa started this week on BBC World Service. Rajan Datar hears from its presenter Kim Chakanetsa about how the programme will cover the outbreak. With programmes like Assignment, The Why Factor and the BBC Africa Debate all dealing with ebola, Rajan hears why World Service commissioner Steve Titherington feels it is important to keep a focus on the virus. Plus, Rajan is in Perth to find out how the recent Scottish referendum was reported in Australia.

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  • News in a Digital World

    Sat, 20 Sep 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Available:
    19 days remaining

    The growing use of tablets and mobiles by younger people is creating new challenges and pressures on broadcasters, and making space for new organisations to enter the news business. Rajan Datar discusses the future of independent journalism and the implications for existing broadcasters with Marius Dragomir, the author of a major report on digital media from the Open Society Foundation, and professor Stewart Purvis of City University.

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  • The Scottish Referendum

    Sat, 13 Sep 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Available:
    12 days remaining

    As the Scottish referendum approaches, we explore the way coverage has developed in the last two weeks. BBC Newsroom's editor, Joanna Mills, talks about the reactions from the Scottish diaspora to the reporting of the campaign. Plus, the new BBC Hausa 10 minute TV bulletins.

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  • Journalist Safety 6 Sept 2014

    Sat, 6 Sep 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    Rajan Datar speaks to Hannah Storm from the International News Safety Institute speaks about the way news organizations are paying attention to the safety of freelance journalists and hears from Ming Kuok Lim from Unesco's Division for Freedom of Expression and Media Development about aims of November's day to end impunity for crimes against journalists. Plus, Shahidha Bari, presenter of Poetry Idol, explain the differences between the X Factor and a TV programme search to find the best poet in the Middle East.

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