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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Recent episodes (5)

  • African Listeners on Ebola WhatsApp

    Sat, 25 Oct 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Available:
    30 days remaining

    This week the BBC World Service launched an Ebola information service using the smartphone chat app WhatsApp. But is it reaching those who need it most? Two listeners give their verdict to the BBC head of Chat Apps Trushar Barot. Plus, behind the scenes with the winners of the International Radio Playwriting Competition.

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  • American Perspectives of Global Stories

    Sat, 18 Oct 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Available:
    23 days remaining

    With news of a second ebola case in Texas, Rajan Datar explores the way global news stories are covered in America, from the studios of KPBS in San Diego. He speaks to KPBS’ programme director about the way such stories are regarded by the listeners in San Diego. Plus, he hears from a listener in Prague about the recent documentary, The New Vikings, which dealt with sperm donation, and speaks to its presenter about the issues raised.

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  • Turkey's Syrian Dilemma

    Sat, 11 Oct 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Available:
    16 days remaining

    Should media outlets devote more coverage to the challenges facing Syrian refugees in Turkey and the humanitarian crisis rather than just the battle against ISIS?

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  • Hong Kong Protests

    Sat, 4 Oct 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Available:
    9 days remaining

    The protests in Hong Kong have dominated the headlines but an Over to You listener thinks there has been too much coverage of what has been going on in the streets. Rajan Datar puts the point to Raymond Li, head of BBC Chinese and finds out from BBC Monitoring how the protests are being reported in Hong Kong and in mainland China.

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  • Public Broadcasts on Ebola

    Sat, 27 Sep 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Available:
    2 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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