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Put your questions and comments about BBC World Service programmes to the people responsible for making them every week in Over to You.

Put your questions and comments about BBC World Service programmes to the people responsible for making them every week in Over to You.
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Put your questions and comments about BBC World Service programmes to the people responsible for making them every week in Over to You.

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Getting at the truth in Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir

8/17/2019
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The Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir has been in the global spotlight this past week and the BBC World Service has been in the firing line for its reporting of the disputed region. So how easy is it for the BBC’s correspondents to access to the story on the ground - and how do they deal with accusations of bias? We speak with the corporation’s head of Indian languages. Presenter: Rajan Datar. Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:14

How Africa is influencing China

8/10/2019
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It is pretty well documented how China has been changing Africa but what is less well known is how Africa is influencing China. We speak to the producer of a documentary that decided to find out. Plus the night shift and many of us have worked them. But what’s it like in the wee small hours of the morning at the BBC World Service when half the world is in the middle of their day? Presenter: Rajan Datar. Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:01

The realities of reporting street protests in Hong Kong

8/3/2019
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With violent street protests on a regular basis recently, what are the realities of reporting from Hong Kong? We ask BBC news correspondent Martin Yip for his personal thoughts. Plus we always like to get know about the everyday lives and habits of people who listen to the BBC World Service with in another in our regular series How I Hear. Presenter: Rajan Datar. Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:01

Why 780 seconds was a long time for the Moon landing

7/27/2019
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The anniversary may be over but praise for the forensic analysis of the Apollo11 mission in the 13 minutes to the Moon series continues. We get your comments and speak to the team behind it. Plus whatever has happened to the Burundi service? Presenter: Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:14

Hitting the right sporting balance

7/20/2019
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The BBC made a reporting agreement with the Iranian government that excluded its own Persian service from using the material recorded in Iran last week by a News team. So what is going on? Plus in the aftermath of last weekend’s action-packed international sport, we hear from listeners who complain the BBC World Service got the balance wrong. Presenter: Rajan Datar. Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:01

Speaking the language of the polyglots

7/13/2019
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Why an international panel on The Real Story reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in the US failed to satisfy one listener. Plus your thoughts on the documentary series about polyglots - those who speak multiple languages. Host Simon Calder gives us the lowdown on meeting the world’s super linguists. Presenter: Rajan Datar. Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:01

Has the Women’s Football World Cup scored with listeners?

7/6/2019
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As the Women's Football World Cup in France reaches its climax this weekend, we ask has media coverage changed the perception of the game as we chat with Sports World presenter Sarah Mulkerrins. Plus what the BBC’s annual Global Audience Measure reveals about you the listener. Presenter: Rajan Datar. Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:01

How podcasts have become mainstream

6/29/2019
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This week we’re giving over the whole programme to the topic of podcasts. Have they added a new dimension to the way you listen to the BBC World Service? Or do you not understand what’s different about them? And do those without a computer or a smartphone with internet access feel left out? We have the BBC’s podcast commissioning editor for World Service English, Jon Manel, here to answer your queries. Presenter: Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:14

What makes the BBC Africa Eye team tick?

6/22/2019
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We take stock of the first 12 months on air for the BBC’s multi-award winning Africa Eye investigations as listeners ask what makes this compelling series tick. Plus Over To You’s digital doctor Anna Doble is back to cure listeners’ digital dilemmas. Presenter: Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:13

Establishing a story’s full facts

6/15/2019
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The sad story of Dutch teenager Noa Pothoven who took her own life - but did the BBC do enough to correct a viral fake news story that initially said it was death by euthanasia? Should the corporation have waited until it could establish the full facts? Plus Changing World, Changing Bodies looked at how the modern world is doing to our bodies but did it change peoples' mind about their present lifestyles? Presenter: Rajan Datar. Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:14

World press freedom and the BBC’s Persian service

6/8/2019
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We look at the latest situation in Iran where the BBC Persian Service's journalists face dangers daily while out in the field. Presenter and journalist Rana Rahimpour is in the studio to answer your questions. Presenter: Rajan Datar. Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:00

Achieving a 50:50 balance in female voices

5/25/2019
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A year ago the BBC set itself the task of hitting a 50:50 balance in female voices across all its programming. Have you noticed the change and how important do you feel it is to address the gender imbalance? Plus The Food Chain and your views on a programme that isn’t so much about tickling your taste buds as giving you food for thought. Presenter: Rajan Datar. Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:00

Reporting Brexit to an international audience

5/18/2019
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The UK’s proposed exit from the European Union, aka Brexit is a complex subject for the BBC’s correspondents. So how do listeners feel about the way the BBC World Service is reporting it? Plus why some listeners have taken issue with the BBC’s use of the English language. Presenter: Rajan Datar. Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:01

Reporting the biggest democratic poll ever held

4/20/2019
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The Indian general election is the biggest democratic poll ever held in the world, and in response, the BBC in India has launched its most comprehensive election analysis ever. Listeners want to know how the World Service is battling the threat of fake news. Plus, whatever happened to the Fifth Floor’s Fifi Haroon? Presented by Rajan Datar. Produced by Howard Shannon, Whistledown Productions

Duration:00:09:00

Investigating the roots of sexism in France

4/13/2019
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The documentary Not#MeToo, I'm French investigated the evidence and specific roots of sexism in France. But is that country the worst example in the world? Listeners make their point, and the show’s presenter answers. Plus, is one’s listener’s dissatisfaction with BBC Sounds and the lack of an online pop-out player about to be remedied? Presented by Rajan Datar Produced by Howard Shannon, Whistledown Productions

Duration:00:09:14

Inviting people who hate each other to sit and talk

3/23/2019
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Has BBC Trending got it right when inviting two people who hate each other to sit down together and talk? One listener feels the format needs some tweaking. Plus how a discussion about the ancient art of falconry on The Conversation has fascinated one listener in the Baltic States. Presenter: Rajan Datar. Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:01

Our digital doctor tackles your digital dilemmas

3/16/2019
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BBC World Service digital editor Anna Doble is here to answer your questions about the digital platforms listeners can go to and get World Service programmes and videos. Plus Business Matters and who decides what subjects to cover? And has the corporation got it wrong in defending changes on The Science Hour? Presenter: Rajan Datar. Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:15

Reporting on the hot topic of climate change

2/23/2019
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This week, the hot topic of how the BBC World Service reports on climate change. Science editor Deborah Cohen joins us to explain the corporation’s recently revised guidelines to its journalists. Plus, another in our series where a listener gets to grill their BBC WS favourite with three questions in three minutes. Presenter: Rajan Datar. Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:00

Cerys Matthews on the art of the music interview

2/16/2019
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On Over To You this week, the art of the music interview. We put your questions to Cerys Matthews, champion of music from all around the world and who recently had Van Morrison on her show. Plus we hear one listener’s thoughts on a heated edition of Global Questions and why another very much appreciated The Forum visiting the North Pole. Presenter: Rajan Datar Producer: Howard Shannon

Duration:00:09:00