iPlayer Radio What's New?
On Now : Farming Today
Milk Prices, Texas Drought, Farm Education
Image for 18/08/2010

Listen now 30 mins

Listen in pop-out player


30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 18 August 2010

Steve Hewlett speaks to Arwel Ellis Owen the interim chief-executive of S4C, the Welsh language broadcaster which receives £100m a year from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Last month Wikileaks published 92,000 classified military documents on the war in Afghanistan. Criticism from the US government was swift and others began to question whether the disclosures might put informants at risk. Now the press freedom organisation Reporters Without Borders, has written to Wikileaks accusing them of "incredible irresponsibility".

Steve is joined by Gilles Lordet (Editor in Chief at Reporters Without Borders), Eric Schmitt (Terrorism and Security Correspondent at The New York Times - one of the newspapers which published edited accounts of the Wikileaks documents), and Heather Brooke (journalist and freedom of information campaigner).

And, the big media story of the week - Jason Manford and Alex Jones began their new presenting roles on The One Show. Reviews have been mixed ranging from the pair having ""as much electricity as the Battersea powerstation - which was shut down 20 years ago" to "really nice chemistry" and the birth of "a showbiz double act to be reckoned with." Emma Cox, TV Features Editor at The Sun gives us her verdict.

The producer is Joe Kent.



  1. Image for Media Show

    Media Show

    BBC Radio 4's topical programme The Media Show, presented by journalist and former TV executive…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss