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The Today Programme in Basra

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john humphreysJohn Humphrys
The Today Programme broadcast live from Basra on Monday 23rd and Wednesday 25th October.



John Humphrys and the programme team spoke to British soldiers in order to assess the reconstruction effort.



John Humphrys in Basra

The Today Programme in Basra
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Reports from today:

Millions of pounds in foreign aid has been spent rebuilding Basra, but how much more has gone missing. John reports on reconstruction and corruption in Iraq.


How free is a free press? John speaks to a group of journalists in Basra.


John reflects on his experiences over the past six days and gives his impression of the country.


John asks International Development Secretary, Hilary Benn whether British forces can still win hearts and minds through reconstruction, given the security situation.


How prominant a problem is religion in Iraq? John speaks to Canon Andrew White, Anglican vicar of Basra and working with the Iraqi Prime Minister on religious reconciliation.


John speaks to Canon Andrew White, Anglican vicar of Basra and working with the Iraqi Prime Minister on religious reconciliation.

Reports from Monday:

John finds out whether 'Operation Sinbad' can create the conditions for a British withdrawal and Paul Wood has a report from Basra.


John speaks to British soldiers and visits medical facilities at a military base in Basra.


The man in charge of the multinational force in southern Iraq, Major General Richard Shirreff, tells John he hopes the conditions could soon be set for handing control to the Iraqi forces.


The Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq, Barham Saleh, on the current situation in Iraq.


John speaks to Lance Corporal Carl Rose about military convoys in Iraq.


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