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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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English


Episodes

How to Translate “S**thole”

1/20/2018
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It is not uncommon for Donald Trump to say something that rubs people up the wrong way but the most recent alleged incident has the media in a spin. In a meeting about immigration at the Whitehouse, a number of witnesses claimed the US President described African nations as “s**thole countries”. Following this, the BBC World Service decided to use the term in full to report the story. Newsday editor, Kevin Silverton tells Rajan Datar about the conversations which were had in the news room...

Duration: 00:09:01


Listeners Angered by Equal Pay ‘Broadcast Ban’

1/13/2018
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The BBC’s China editor, Carrie Gracie has resigned over what she says is a gender pay-gap in the organisation. The ongoing dispute is being reported on by the BBC but staff who have shown public support for Gracie’s protest have been forbidden to cover the story. On today’s Over To You, we hear from outraged listeners from around the world. Also, listeners from within the Arctic Circle can now tune in to the BBC World Service for the first time. The move means the network will be reaching...

Duration: 00:09:01


Why Do People Assume the Worst?

1/6/2018
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Globally, issues such as murder rates and teenage pregnancy are viewed to be worse than they really are according to a recent Ipsos MORI poll of 38 countries. Why do people assume the worst? And what can the BBC do to help expose an accurate picture of reality?

Duration: 00:09:01


Zimbabwe Coverage: What Worked and What Did Not

12/2/2017
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It is the end of an era for Zimbabweans as Robert Mugabe resigns but what did you think of the BBC World Service coverage? We hear from three listeners about what they think worked and what did not. Presentation editor, Paul Blythe who is in charge of promoting programmes answers to Paul Taylor, from the UK, who is getting fed up of hearing two particular trails. And, the editor of BBC Hausa, Jimeh Saleh joins Rajan Datar to outline the importance of the Women’s Short Story Award and to...

Duration: 00:09:00


Gunshots Clip on Newshour

10/14/2017
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Among our Las Vegas shooting coverage was a 45 seconds-long clip of gunshots and screams. Stephen Pulley from UK felt distressed when he heard the clip on a Newshour report. Also on the programme: producer Richard McIlroy outlines the three-part Heart and Soul series on the Reformation, and Global News Podcast listeners Chris and Rene from Canada tell Rajan how happy they were to make it on air.

Duration: 00:09:01