Author Archive for Amelia French

21
Aug
08

What do we do with the Olympic feel-good factor?

The Beijing Olympics end on Sunday and the final medal tally is nearly complete. China is the obvious winner – not just in terms of gold medals, but also given the huge boost to its national pride and prestige.
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24
Apr
08

How is the global food crisis affecting you?

We’ve talked about the global food crisis a few times here – and yesterday it was described as a “silent tsunami” – but as is often the way with crises, it shows no signs of going away. Is it already affecting you ?

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21
Mar
08

Will it get worse before it gets better?

Hello from Newshour. It’s been a rotten week for the financial markets – above all in the US and the UK. It began with the US investment bank Bear Stearns getting itself into such trouble that it was sold for a song to JP Morgan Chase.

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14
Mar
08

What’s gone wrong for Sarkozy?

Hello from Newshour. Has the Sarkozy project run out of steam? That’s the question we, at Newshour, will be asking at 1230 GMT this Saturday as France prepares for a second round of municipal elections on Sunday.

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07
Mar
08

Testing times for Iran’s Ahmadinejad?

Hello from Newshour. Iran is holding parliamentary elections next week, and on Saturday 8th March at 1230 GMT we’re going to be taking a look at what this means for the country’s populist president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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01
Mar
08

Is Turkey re-interpreting Islam?

Hello from Newshour. Is there a move to radically reform Islam in Turkey? This Saturday at 1230 GMT, we at Newshour will be reporting on work in progress in Turkey to reinterpret some of the Hadiths – collectively the second most sacred texts in Islam. We’ll have a panel of Islamic experts to discuss this project. Continue reading ‘Is Turkey re-interpreting Islam?’

15
Feb
08

What affects how Pakistanis vote?

Hello from Newshour. Those of you in Pakistan are poised to vote on Monday and Newshour’s Owen Bennett-Jones will be in Lahore on Saturday at 1230 GMT, discussing how you’ll be voting and why. We’d value your contributions, and, wherever you are, if you have a question about the elections, we’ll do our best to get you an answer. Continue reading ‘What affects how Pakistanis vote?’




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