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Iran and Sweden

10 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 31 January 2013

Pascale Harter introduces personal experiences and insights from BBC correspondents and writers around the world. In this edition, PARTO PARVIN reflects on the personal cost of working for the BBC as an Iranian: it can mean exile and vilification. Many of her colleagues can no longer safely visit Iran, and some have been pilloried in Iranian state media; and all are dealing with long-term separation from their families inside the country. Plus KEITH MOORE takes a look at a Swedish tabloid newspaper and is a little shocked by its openness. But it's not sexual, emotional or political revelations which floor him, but the culture of full disclosure of personal information. In this country, so keen on transparency and freedom from corruption, everything from salaries to car ownership can be - and sometimes must be - publicly discussed.



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