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Mon 22 Jul 2013 06:00

Life Inside ‘Islamic State’: Diaries

Life Inside ‘Islamic State’: Five diaries

An activist based in Raqqa, Syria describes the horror of everyday life in the city.

In today's programme

Every household in the UK will have pornography blocked by their internet provider unless they choose to receive it. Chris Froome has won the 100th Tour De France. And why is the US so much better than Britain at producing successful TV dramas?

  • 22 Jul 2013 09:00:05


    Our editors today were Heba Ayoub and Briony Harris. Coming up next on Radio 4, Steve Hewlett presents Privacy Under Pressure. Good morning.

  • 22 Jul 2013 08:58:23


    The prime minister has deflected questions about whether he has discussed the issue of tobacco packaging with the Tory strategist Lynton Crosby. The BBC's Michael Cockerell, and Sheila Gunn, political press secretary to former prime minister John Major, examine whether politicians should answer questions more openly.

  • 22 Jul 2013 08:46:00


    Superman and Batman are to appear together in a movie and it has been announced that Henry Cavill has agreed to play Superman. Stephen Eyre, a comic book devotee and president of, and Mary Ann Johanson, a film critic, discuss whether the two characters will work together in a movie.

  • 22 Jul 2013 08:41:18


    EU foreign ministers will meet today to consider whether the militant group Hezbollah should be declared a terrorist organisation. Alastair Crooke, a former EU mediator in the Middle East, and Sir Menzies Campbell, is a member of the foreign affairs select committee, discuss whether the group should be designated terrorists.

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