Your comments: Wherever you are, you're with the BBC
"No matter what your thinking about either civil or human rights and their associated organizations, this is a good listen to see how organizations that don't keep on top of their brand and their strategy can so easily lose themselves - no matter how good their past performance or current product, service or intention."
A Global Business listener took away some sound advice last week:
"Comparison is the death of happiness"
I think he's right."
"Today on BBC World Service I listened to this program, partly about the stories of two people, a Palestinian and an Israeli who joined the Circle of Bereaved Parents after losing two daughters in violence. I was saddened by these stories, but I was pleased that at least some Israelis and Palestinians are understanding each other and are reconciling with each other."
If you listen to this selection of idents from the history of the World Service, you'll notice the phrase "Wherever you are, you're with the BBC". And indeed, you really are. Here's Anna Kellar's experience:
Anna touches on something many of you got in contact about: Michael Jackson. Back in July we made a programme about all your comments.
"I found myself stuck to my hotel room for the day, too sick and weak to want to leave my bed. With nothing else to do, I found the channel for the BBC world service on my TV.
Only then, I found out that Michael Jackson was dead. It was also when I found out about the protests following the Iranian election (and honestly, I was more concerned about the latter). For a whole 12-hours, I watched variations on the same news stories, about the memorial service, the questions surrounding the death, and the custody of his children. I just didn't get why it was a big deal. Why did so many people care so much about one pop star?I felt like I'd finally made contact again with my home planet, only to not recognize it."
Finally, is World Have Your Say too pre-occupied with the United States? One listener wrote in to the programme with this firm message:
"I think there has been a lot of America on WHYS lately. I thought it covers the world issues...it's becoming boring, Obama this, Obama that, America this, America that, even the most mundane topics are given prominence on this programme. For instance, yesterday was Founder's Day in Ghana marking waht would have been 100th birthday of Kwame Nkrumah, there could have been a discussion on Pan Africanism and whether it is viable and achievable the way Pan Europeanism is apparently working in EU or whether this concept can work for Asia.
Apart from that we can reflect on feeding the world and the status of food security in different parts of the world in light of the passing of Norman Borlaug [Father of the Green Revolution] as a tribute.
Won't be tuning in tonight
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