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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  • Cuts Announced to BBC News

    Sat, 26 Jul 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Available:
    26 days remaining

    Following the announcement of almost £50m of cuts by BBC News, a listener asks what impact these changes might have on BBC journalism and World Service's output. The BBC’s director of News and Current Affairs James Harding explains the reasons behind the changes, the significance of a new editorial position of Controller, World Service English and bringing to an end the programme World Have Your Say.

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  • A 'Pop-up' News Service for Thailand

    Sat, 19 Jul 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Available:
    19 days remaining

    A new ‘pop-up’ news service on Facebook for listeners in Thailand has been set up by BBC World Service. Rajan Datar finds out why the service was developed, what it offers and the reaction it has generated among listeners. Plus, is business news being diluted?

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  • World Cup Reporting

    Sat, 12 Jul 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Available:
    12 days remaining

    As the World Cup comes to an end this weekend, Rajan Datar discusses listeners' concerns that coverage of the World Cup has squeezed out reporting on other global news stories, such as events in Iraq. He hears about the scale of social media interest in the football competition, and how the World Service has reported on more than football from Brazil. Plus, Rajan hears from Cathy Fitzgerald, presenter of the documentary Yellow Cab Blues, about finding the characters she features in the programme.

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  • The Trends in News Consumption

    Sat, 5 Jul 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    A rapid move towards accessing news on mobile and the emergence of new forms of ‘weird’ or ‘fun’ news are two of the findings of the latest Reuters Institute Digital Report. Rajan Datar talks to the report's author Nic Newman and World Service's digital controller James Montgomery, about the findings.

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