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Wednesday 16 March 2011

After news of the devastating earthquake in Japan broke, broadcasters were under pressure to get correspondents to the disaster area to report on developments. But with several presenters now in the region, have news outlets gone overboard? To discuss how decisions about the logistics were reached, Steve is joined by BBC head of newsgathering Fran Unsworth and ITV head of foreign news Tim Singleton.

The Independent's spin off paper, the i, publishes its 100th edition today. After a high profile advertising campaign, the number of readers has shot up. Simon Kelner, the editor of both papers, joins Steve Hewlett to discuss whether the current figures are sustainable and what the i's success means for The Independent.

There are growing concerns that plans for a "three strikes" rule to tackle internet piracy, which would mean persistent offenders would get their connections cut off, have come to a halt. The Telegraph's Emma Barnett and Jeff Taylor of the BPI, discuss the music industry's worries about piracy and the reasons for the delay.

The producer is Simon Tillotson.



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