Do you have a question about WHYS?

UPDATE: You can see some answers from us here. Only written ones though I’m afraid.

A colleague is doing a video editing course and has suggested we gather some questions about WHYS, I answer them on camera and we post it on the blog.

It seems like a nice idea, so long as there are some things you would like to know. And we’re not looking for a big pat on the back. If you have a problem with something we do, let me know and I’ll respond.

Positive or negative, either way, please email me your questions by 1200GMT tomorrow, or just post them here.

6 Responses to “Do you have a question about WHYS?”

  1. 1 John in Salem
    February 12, 2008 at 15:10

    When we post comments on the blog we see the message, “Your comment is awaiting moderation”. But apart from that I don’t see a lot of moderating. There’s a lot of flaming and name calling on the hot button issues and some over the top pontificating.
    I do appreciate the concept of the open forum and all that. I try to live by the motto, “Everyone is entitled to their own worthless opinion”, and that includes mine own.
    Specifically, however – Would you consider setting a limit on the size of the comments submitted? Something like 500 words or less? There’s a lot less tendency to ramble when there’s a limited space.

  2. February 12, 2008 at 15:58

    Dearest Ros and the most marvellous WHYS team : I do have a question for you guys : If I want to be the one who’s reading out the messages of the WHYS listeners during the programme on air, then what qualities should I have ?! BTW, I just adore all the amazing people who are reading out our messages on air : Ben, Connie, Rabiya and Peter, Bravo to all of you guys, and a special hi to Jimmy Harrod, Leonardo Rocha and Richard Bowen. We do miss your voices alot ! With my love ! Yours forever, Lubna ! PS, sadly my web access won’t enable me to watch the video..

  3. February 12, 2008 at 23:12

    Hi Ros,
    1) Do you check the originality of the comments you put on the blog. Some may, although it is a very rare possibility, copy comments from other articles and attribute them to themselves?

    2) There are some people who contribute on the blog without revealing where they are from. I am sure when you receive their comments you know where they are. Can you add their location at the bottom of their comments?

    3) There are contributors who don’t reveal their real names. They use just pseudo names. Are real names important? On my part, I put my very real full name!

    4) Can you put every show or at least part of it on Youtube? I think some are curious to know what the atmosphere is like when the show is on air.

    5) Do you keep an archive of the conversations you have with people before they come on air? Can you publish some remarkable ones?

    6) The show lasts one hour. How much time do you spend contacting those who like to be on the show?

    7) Do you still have a two-part edition of the show or is this limited just to summer time? ( I had the occasion of taking part in the second edition of the show twice without being able to listen to it as in Morocco, only the first part is broadcast at 17:00 GMT) In the second part of the show do you keep the same guests in the first one or do you get new ones?

    8) The daily show preparation and presentation starts from the morning. Does the show presenter keep presence in the studio since the debate starts?

    9) Do BBC correspondents outside UK help you get contributors to the show? If not how do you get to contact people in highly censored countries like Cuba?

    10) How many local radio stations outside UK transmit the show, in addition to those in the USA?

    11) I am sure you get a lot of comments everyday. On average, how many comments do you get daily?

    12) Will you reveal statistics of the comments you get as in Have Your Say by showing the number of total comments received, those published and those rejected?

    13) And finally when will the old/ original blog be repaired or is the current one going to be it definite replacement?

    Too many questions, I suppose. I hope I can get at least some of them answered.

    Abdelilah Boukili,
    Marrakesh, Morocco

  4. 4 Will Rhodes
    February 13, 2008 at 00:31

    I, too, am like Lubna – I won’t be able to watch the video. Dial-up sucks!

    My question(s):

    Do the WHYS team feel they are completely unbiased in what they produce? Do they feel that they have to be seen as controversial to gain listeners or do they feel that they have to strive for neutrality on all matters?

  5. 5 Dennis
    May 11, 2008 at 23:15

    I have never been able so far to listen to WORLD HAVE YOUR SAY…

    so i have to read the blog and the daily Ros email….

    Dennis from Madrid, United States of America

  6. January 10, 2009 at 08:35

    who will give the solution to Gazans problem? ,will there be solution by Israelis nor Gaza Themselves?
    wish to hearing from you
    makoi majok

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