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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  • Verification 30 Aug 2014

    Sat, 30 Aug 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Available:
    27 days remaining

    How do news organizations verify content which is posted on social media? Rajan Datar speaks to Craig Silverman, editor of the Verification Handbook, about the use of social media as propaganda. Plus a reprieve for World Have Your Say - thanks to Over to You and its listeners.

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  • Stats Analysis 23 Aug 2014

    Wed, 27 Aug 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    After BBC Online article undertook a statistical analysis of casualties in Gaza, a listener contacted Over to You to question the way the statistics were being presented. Rajan Datar finds out more about the objection to the analysis, as well as hearing what the aim of the article was from Steve Hermann, editor BBC News Online.

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  • Facets of Social Media 16 August 2014

    Sat, 16 Aug 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Available:
    13 days remaining

    How a new Russian law imposes restrictions on users of social media and requires bloggers to register is being implemented. And what the high number of 'likes' for a recent World Service piece about Led Zeppelin's song, Stairway to Heaven, reveals about the network's online audience.

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  • Reporting Ebola

    Sat, 9 Aug 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    How can the BBC cover the Ebola outbreak without endangering its journalists? BBC Africa's Vera Kwakofi tells Rajan Datar, and explains how in these situations the BBC has a "dual role" to cover the story, and disseminate health information to the public.

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