From Our Own Correspondent
FOOC July 19, 2014: Whatever Happened to the War Song?07/19/14
Back in the days of the Vietnam War the airwaves were full of protest songs. Today, plenty of conflict, but none of those songs. Humphrey Hawksley's been to Nashville to find out why. Jeremy Bowen's just been to Gaza, Syria and Iraq and reflects on...
FOOC July 17 2014: Fasting under Fire
Despatches. In this edition: some of the families caught up in Israel's fight against Palestinian militants in Gaza. Out on patrol on the dimly-lit streets of Caracas - the city with the highest murder rate of any capital. Two months to go to the...
FOOC: July 12 2014: Watching the World Cup in the Woods
We join the German football fans watching the world cup in the middle of a forest. Also: Fighting corruption in China; the culture of silence in a Mexican town ravaged by violence; why the French would rather speak Latin; and Italy's oldest police...
FOOC July 3 2014: No More Boat People
Global despatches: in this edition, why hunger is again taking hold in South Sudan - even after a plentiful harvest; Australia gets tough with asylum seekers -- and the problems pile up for those seeking a new life down under; how America's attachment...
FOOC June 28 2014: Hero or Villain?
June the 28th 1914 was the day Gavrilo Princip shot Archduke Ferdinand. It led to the start of the First World War. Allan Little considers why today's Sarajevo is divided over whether Princip was a hero or a terrorist. President al-Sisi's new regime...
FOOC June 26 2014: The Consequences of History
The foreign interventionists whose actions have contributed to today's violent events in Iraq. How Burmese rebels crash-landed a plane and then made off with its cargo of cash. Increasingly pressing challenges face the government of Kenya -- not least...
FOOC June 21 2014: I Never Got to Florence
Correspondents' stories. Few British go to the Italian seaside town of Alassio these days but the library created for them there is still going - just. Coffee prices are rocketing in Brazil and the producers in this country which traditionally...
FOOC 19 June 2014: Dilemma for the US
'Getting rid of Saddam was the easy bit.' The problems stack up for the United States as fighting continues in Iraq. Elves have had a place in Icelandic folklore for more than a thousand years. We find out why they're treated with such respect. Also,...
FOOC June 12 2014: Guitar or Sitar?
Correspondents with stories to tell: how is traditional Indian culture faring with the country engulfed in a tide of globalisation? World football's governing body FIFA is in crisis as the World Cup kicks off in Brazil. Germany and Britain are at odds...
FOOC June 7 2014: Mort Pour La France
The news -- with added insight, colour and perspective. In this edition, the unsung French civilian heroes who gave up their lives in World War Two. The people in eastern Ukraine who fear the consequences of being caught up in a power struggle between...
FOOC June 05 2014: the Education Minister's Watch
Looking behind the headlines: the new patriotic conservative mood in Russia -why it's making the country's beleaguered opposition feel under siege; the Thai military which has seized control of the country promises increased prosperity but warns...
FOOC Thurs May 29 2014: Spinning Myths
Insight, colour, analysis and description. In this edition the stories come from Odessa, Rio de Janeiro, Naples, San Francisco and Saintes-Maries-De-La-Mer.
FOOC 24 May 2014: Less Freedom, More Stability
Correspondents telling us more: how there's always been someone lying awake in Egypt waiting for the policeman's midnight knock; on mounting anger in Nigeria that the authorities aren't doing enough to counter the threat posed by the militants of Boko...
FOOC 22 May 2014: Walk Warily in Waziristan
Correspondents worldwide: Owen Bennett-Jones attends a Christian church service in Waziristan, Pakistan's Taliban country; Mark Tully considers whether India's secular tradition is under threat now the Hindu nationalist BJP has been voted in to power;...
FOOC May 17 2014: The Tourists Have Gone
Stories from reporters around the world. In this edition: empty hotels and a deserted holiday coastline in Kenya as tourists head home after a Foreign Office terrorism warning; five years after the defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels, the Sri Lankan...
FOOC: May 10 2014: Beauty and horror in South Sudan
Beauty and brutality coexist after a battle in South Sudan: a bullet whistles over the head of our correspondent in eastern Ukraine: watching the maple syrup wars in Canada: out on the town in Colombia, despite the threat from FARC rebels: and a...
FOOC May 3 2014: Heroes of Baghdad
Global viewpoints. In this edition: Kevin Connolly visits the Baghdad book market and salutes the bravery of those who carry on with their daily lives amid a constant threat of violence; Jeremy Bowen considers the impact on the Middle East of the...
FOOC 26 April 2014: Dilemmas in Damascus
Despatches: Syrians, exhausted by a seemingly unending conflict, face agonising decisions over their future, as Lyse Doucet has been finding out. Misha Glenny's in Rio as violent protests continue less than two months before the Brazilian city hosts...
FOOC April 19, 2014: End of Era
Global insight and colour. In this programme: Russians or locals? Gabriel Gatehouse goes to meet some of those still occupying government buildings in the east of Ukraine. Lives and jobs start to disappear in South Africa as a bitter mining dispute...
FOOC April 12 2014: A Happy Ending
The stories behind the stories. In this edition: why Germany's ambivalence towards Russia may emerge as east meets west to discuss Ukraine next week; West Bengal plans to restore the lost glory of Kolkata - the idea is, we hear, to make it a bit more...
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