Who are we?

The whole team after the Washington broadcast in March 2006We’ve been discussing how we could tell you a little more about ourselves. Not because we think you’ll be interested in what music we like or where we like to go on holiday, but because we’d like to be as open with you as possible about who we are and what we’re bringing to the programme.

As we’ve discussed before, some people argue it’s time to journalists to lay their views, lives and loves out in the open and we discussed that with you here on the blog.

We’re not going to (you and several or us weren’t seemed convinced by the idea, and we’d all get in trouble with the BBC) but we will add more information about where we’ve worked, what media we consume and what parts of the world we take a particular interest in. And we’ll all have our own page so you can ask us questions and, as long as they’re reasonable, we’ll answer.

Neutrality is a genuine aspiration at the BBC and one we all take very seriously. Openness is genuine commitment of WHYS and by telling you a little more we hope that rather than damaging your view of our objectivity, it’ll help.

So over the next few weeks all of my WHYS colleagues will be writing up their pages, and as I’ve been very keen, we’ll start with mine.

11 Responses to “Who are we?”

  1. 2 Ana Milena, Colombia
    April 15, 2008 at 15:28

    It’s cool to get to know you, WHYS crew. You’re a brillant tem and we’re glad you’ve made us part of your family by giving us the chance to participate! 🙂

    We’ll be waiting for your pages! 🙂

  2. April 15, 2008 at 17:27

    Ditto! Though, I am often very sceptical about objectivity as a value, though it is a very noble standard towards which to apire. I think it is more likely that we can be balanced and fair. That is completely attainable, I am sure, if we put it into daily practise. But, objective? The jury is still out on that, as far as I am concerned…! But, I will eagerly await the pages. I am a fan! Certfiably! LOL!

  3. 4 Nkuku Mgambe, Ivory Coast
    June 18, 2008 at 12:13

    Why doesn’t anybody mention Priya Shah on this website. She is one of the best producers you have on your team.

  4. 5 Mahat Abdow
    September 17, 2008 at 07:09

    It is cool to know more about you, WHY’s crew especially by some one like me living in a third world country i mean Somalia, despite the fact that it is a war torn country but iam one of your regular listeners


  5. 6 Eugenia
    December 15, 2008 at 13:03

    A friend introduced me to WHYS and i have been an ardent listener ever since. It would be interesting knowing the crew behind this programme. Eugenia, Ghana

  6. 7 Jim Newman
    January 19, 2009 at 08:17

    Hello WHYS
    Well ! You certainely don’t look like zionist monsters ready to tear anybody to bits who strays from the lies.
    I like the look of you and I’m sure that when you get used to me you will like me as well.

  7. 8 Carol Amuge, Kampala Uganda.
    March 19, 2009 at 15:25

    Guys you are such a big team. I would love to see of the faces that make stop everything else at 9PM local time so I can catch up with other listeners. Shaimaa, you are one of the (culprits) in this. P’se show up…mmh.

  8. 9 Carol Amuge, Kampala Uganda.
    March 19, 2009 at 15:28

    Guys, you are such a big team. I would love to see more of the faces that make me stop everything else at 9PM local time so I can catch up with other listeners. Shaimaa, you are one of the (culprits) in this. P’se show up…mmh.

    December 22, 2009 at 18:25

    Before I forget, the year is ending and we’re getting old guys. But? I nearly forgot to say Happy Christmas & Happy New year to all the team members even though probably some observe other religions and calenders. Being a participant on WHYS programs has continued being the best moments of my days. Its hard to describe the honor you have bestowed on me by giving me a chance to blow my whistle — Lord, don’t I seometimes blow my brains brains away?
    You are all very quality people and this surely makes me understand the uniqueness of BBC Radio & Television’s very positive and bold work culture with talent. I am happy too have learned so much about your unique qualities and am sure you have learned a lot from our strengths and our weaknesses. To me being part of community has been akin having a membership to a rare university. Thank you all for uniqueness and kind gestures. I hope to see more of this in the coming year. I miss you all.
    send my regards to wider BBC community as well.

  10. March 11, 2010 at 08:41

    You guys have worked so hard and so well that you need to be commended. I love this programme and i sincerely appreciate the efforts you guys have put in so far. You can only make it better if you continue working as a team.

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