The challenges of reporting the story
This week's Over To You returns to a theme of one of our recent programmes about the challenges facing journalists when covering stories in dangerous situations.
At the start of 2011 we have a practical demonstration of this in the unfolding Ivory Coast crisis, a subject which attracted comments from a number of listeners. So to get a real sense of the story as it is happening in Ivory Coast, I spoke to the BBC's John James on the phone from Abidjan and discussed the situation on the ground.
He told me about the precarious and potentially dangerous situations that journalists in the country find themselves including the threats that are being made to journalists. I'm was also joined from Paris by Amboise Pierre, the Head of the Africa desk at Reporters Without Borders, who told us more about the way censorship is being used on journalists in Ivory Coast.
Turning to a particularly interesting programme, I was joined in the studio by Peter White, the BBC's disability correspondent, to discuss the making of his new show Blind Man Roams the Globe. Avid World Service listener Joshua, from Kenya, is also visually handicapped, and wrote to us about the inspirational nature of Peter's show. He and Peter discussed the challenges of travelling whilst blind.
Finally there's a chance to get through a few more of your emails, focusing on how the World Service covered this years Christmas festivities. A topic that seems to have stirred up some strong and passionate opinions.
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Rajan Datar is the presenter of Over To You
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