HT: Democracy Day : Wu'er Kaixi
In a special edition of HARDtalk for the BBC’s Democracy Day, Stephen Sackur speaks to Chinese dissident Wu’er Kaixi. Wu’er Kaixi was one of the leaders of the Tiananmen square student protests in Beijing in 1989 – and became one of the Chinese...
Hardtalk: Werner Herzog
The film director talks about his five decade career
HT: 21 Jan 15 Werner Herzog
Draw up a list of the greatest living film makers and Werner Herzog would surely occupy a prominent place. He is responsible for some of the most wildly beautiful images captured on film. If you've seen Fitzcarraldo you won’t have forgotten the...
Hardtalk: Chinese Dissident - Wu'er Kaixi
Chinese pro-democracy student leader Wu’er Kaixi in a live debate on democracy
HT: Suha Arafat 20 January 2015
In a special edition of HARDtalk, Zeinab Badawi is in Malta to speak to Suha Arafat – the widow of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Ten years after his death, Mrs Arafat gives a rare broadcast interview about their marriage, why she believes...
Hardtalk: Widow of Yasser Arafat - Suha Arafat
Suha Arafat on her marriage to PLO leader Yasser Arafat and his assassination
HT: Richard Barrett 18 January 2015
In the wake of the Paris attacks mounted by homegrown militants swearing allegiance variously to al Qaeda in Yemen and the self-styled Islamic State, politicians in the west have promised to beef up security measures. Hardtalk talks to Richard Barrett...
HT: Yehuda Glick 12 January 2015
Jerusalem boasts one of the most bitterly contested pieces of real estate in the World - known as the Temple Mount to Jews and the Noble Sanctuary to Muslims. Jews aren't allowed to pray there, many Jewish religious leaders say Jews should not set...
HT: Costas Lapavitsas 9 January 2015
Greek voters may be about to plunge the European Union into a fully-fledged economic and political crisis. Opinion polls suggest the leftist, anti-austerity party Syriza is likely to emerge as the biggest party in Greece's late January election. If so...
HT: Rory Stewart 7 January 2015
The West's strategic vision appears as clear as mud. After protracted wars in Iraq and Afghanistan the appetite for military intervention has all but disappeared. But given the threat of jihadist extremism and the spread of turmoil across the Middle...
HT: Professor Monica Grady January 5th 2015
Zeinab Badawi speaks to Professor Monica Grady of the Open University who was part of the team that designed and built the Philae probe. Last November the probe was succesfully landed on the comet 67P which lies 500 million km away from Earth. How...
HT: Yves Daccord Friday 19th December 2014
The International Red Cross doesn't take sides; it prioritises field operations over political grandstanding. It's the humanitarian organisation that reaches the conflict zones others fail to reach. Or is it? Hardtalk speaks to Yves Daccord, Director...
HT: Lord Coe 17th December 2014
Does the world of sport need a Mr Clean to fix it? The constant drip of doping allegations, bribery and corruption that have one way or another dogged the sporting world - have tainted it. Zeinab Badawi speaks to Sebastian Coe – former British Olympic...
HT: Sir Antony Sher 15 December
Sir Antony Sher is widely regarded as one of the finest of contemporary classical actors - he is South African, Jewish, openly gay and famously frank about his private struggles. Stephen Sackur asks how this self-styled outsider became a doyen of the...
HT: Thuli Madonsela 12 December 2014
Hardtalk speaks to Thuli Madonsela, South Africaâs Public Protector. As the countryâs anti-corruption watchdog, Mrs. Madonsela claims President Zuma âbenefitted undulyâ from a 25 million dollar facelift for his private home and wants him to return...
HT: Malala Yousafzai & Kailash Satyarthi 10 Dec 14
HARDtalk's Stephen Saclur talks to the joint winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize who have been chosen for their extraordinary efforts on behalf of children's rights - Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani school girl campaigner Malala...
HT: Alaa Al Aswany 08 Dec 2014
Whatever happened to the Egyptian revolution? Those heady days of people power in Tahrir square now seem like a collective delusion. A military strong man is back in power, President Mubarak has been handed a get out of jail for free card and dissent...
HT: Cornel West 05 Dec 14
Around the world the election of Barak Obama to the White House was seen as a watershed moment for race relations in America. The first black man to be President was taken as the symbol of a new post-racial era; but six years on, with tensions between...
HT: Robert Serry 3rd December 2014
Israelis and Palestinians seem to have given up on the idea of negotiating a compromise peace. From Jerusalem to Gaza mutual mistrust is deep and getting deeper. Israel's unilateral approach is embodied in settlement building on occupied land; the...
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