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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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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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Episodes

Can BBC Somalia Help Millions Affected by Drought?

10/21/2017
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As the drought persists in Somalia the local BBC language service has launched a unique radio series to help people cope - but can it really make a difference? The head of the BBC Somali Service, Abdullahi Abdi, joins Rajan Datar to outline the team’s effort to reach the six million people in the country who are nearing crisis point. Also, listener Carol Ross from Las Vegas in the US is the latest to reveal what she really thinks of the BBC World Service in our feature How I Hear It.

Duration: 00:09:01


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


Three New Language Services for the Horn of Africa

10/7/2017
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The BBC World Service is speeding ahead with its target of launching a further 12 language services by next year - bringing its total to 40. A few weeks ago it launched Amharic, Afaan Oromo and Tigrinya - spoken in Ethiopia and Eritrea. Listener Tadele Taferra advises the service to be careful in its use of the dialect within Afaan Oromo while launch producer, Mary Morgan reassures us that, although the services are funded by the British Government, they are not pushing any agenda. And a...

Duration: 00:09:00


Did The Kenyan Election Coverage Get Your Vote?

8/19/2017
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Rajan puts listeners' questions to the News Desk Editor of the Nairobi bureau, Wanyama Chebusiri, about the recent Kenyan Election coverage. While Agnes from Nairobi was upset by the amount of focus given to the 2007 election, where more than 1,000 people died, Raymond, a Kenyan living in England, felt the coverage was thorough and balanced. Wanyama addresses listeners’ points by talking about the challenges of reporting on an election when tensions are running high. China’s state radio...

Duration: 00:09:01


The Language of Setting Up a New State

8/14/2017
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How to describe the process of setting up a new state; BBC World Service's new language service.

Duration: 00:09:00


Is Crowd Science Answering Your Burning Questions?

2/4/2017
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Crowd Science launched in November last year and since then has answered dozens of listener’s questions. Could humanity be wiped out like the dinosaurs? Is there micro-life on Mars? Can we be too clean? A few weeks ago the team answered the question of Simon St Onge from Canada - Why are dogs so different? Rajan Datar spoke to him to find out if he was happy with the outcome, while editor and presenter of Crowd Science, Rami Tzabar and Marnie Chesterton explain what they think the role of...

Duration: 00:09:18