Owen Bennett Jones hears from Saleyha Ahsan in Tripoli and Petroc Trelawny in Odessa.
Reflections from BBC correspondents Nick Thorpe in Budapest and Joanna Jolly in Kathmandu.
A special essay by Linda Pressly, on one woman who shaped the course of Cuban history.
Owen Bennett Jones introduces wit and analysis from Allan Little and Joanna Robertson.
Insight, wit and analysis from BBC correspondents around the world.
Owen Bennett Jones with a 1996 essay by Gavin Esler on smalltown American life and values
Owen Bennett Jones with a despatch filed from the Arctic Circle by Kevin Connolly in 1994.
A special despatch from Martin Bell, reflecting in 1997 on news reporting and objectivity.
An archive despatch from Bob Jobbins: a 1984 journey through Burma's history and culture.
Allan Little's 1997 despatch from what was then Zaire: the last days of the Mobutu regime.