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Weekend Edition: Getting To the Story

Duration:
25 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 01 June 2013

Insight, wit and analysis from BBC correspondents, journalists and writers from around the world. In this edition: Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen reflects on the ethical dilemmas of covering the conflict in Syria. Aleem Maqbool visits Shia shrines in Karbala, and finds Iraqis baffled by sectarian violence raging around them. Joanna Robertson in Paris wonders how children, teachers and parents will adjust to a new French school timetable which would do away with the once-treasured Wednesdays off. Steve Evans demolishes a few stereotypes about Germany and Alan Johnson digs into the history and the arguments around the cobblestones paving the streets of Rome.

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