Thanks to all of you for your thought-provoking comments on what America should do about the millions of people who don’t have health insurance. Newshour’s Saturday programme took a close look at President Obama’s promise to make health care more affordable for everyone. You can listen back here, until 2:00 pm London time on Sunday (just click the “Listen” button on the link, and the discussion is the second half of the hour). And the online debate continues!
Archive for June 19th, 2009
If you are anywhere near a TV showing BBC World – we’re on at 16.30 BST
The true and undisputed winners of the Iranian elections have emerged - Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and You Tube have been bathing in the limelight. Here’s the BBC’s breakdown on social media in Iran. The Iranian government’s blocking of traditional media outlets has meant that microblogging has been our main source of information.
Continue reading ‘Who do you trust to tell you what’s happening in Iran ?’
He didn’t mince his words. Stop the protests, the result will stand, the ballot box not the street will decide who leads Iran, the scale of electoral fraud alleged is simply not possible, some foreign countries had shown their true colours (singling out Britain) and don’t understand Iran, and that Iran’s human rights record compares favourable with the West. Was this the speech Iran needed at the end of a tumultuous week?