Archive for September, 2008

30
Sep
08

Talking Points 1st of October

Hi Everyone, The BBC WHYS team is in Belfast and getting ready to go on the road, again. I loaded a page for us to discuss what world issues are on our minds today. Please try to keep comments concise and short. Several moderators are tag teaming today as host to keep the conversation moving. Please email the BBC WHYS Team if you would like host a page.

What world issues would you like to discuss? Ideas? World Have Your Say…

30
Sep
08

On air from Belfast: Who do you trust to sort this out?

‘This’ of course refers to the global financial crisis that’s shifted up another gear this week.. Who do you want to take a lead? Politicians? Bankers? Regulators? International organisations? Or maybe you’re happy to trust the market to sort out the problems it’s created.
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30
Sep
08

Talking Points 30 September

Even though the failure of the bail out bill is the biggest news for most people, there ARE still other topics worth discussing and several bloggers have asked for a Talking Points.  So…by popular demand, here you go!
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29
Sep
08

House votes down bail-out package!

What will this mean for the global economy?
This has been discussed on WHYS over the last few weeks and now the lower house of the US Congress votes down a $700bn (£380bn) plan to bail out Wall Street, as global shares fall.

29
Sep
08

Are leaders born?

Hello from Belfast in Northern Ireland – we’re here for a special WHYS on Tuesday with around 100 young people from all over the world who are here for ‘Transatlantic Network 2020’. In true WHYS style we asked them what they’d like to talk about and here you can help us decide, Nelson in Nigeria is moderating across the four suggestions tonight. We’ll be uploading photos on Flickr and you can follow their ideas on Twitter.  This is the first suggestion from the young people who want to be the leaders of tomorrow.
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29
Sep
08

Is love overestimated today?

A third suggestion for you: Yasmine from Belgium is on the TN2020 programme here in Belfast and wants to ask this question on Tuesday. We’ll be talking to young leaders of the future, should love be a priority in their lives? Do people have unrealistic expectations about love today?

29
Sep
08

Are women better at peace-making than men?

This is the fourth suggestion from TN2020. They’re discussing ideas for conflict resolution while they’re here in Belfast but would you like to debate this with them on Tuesday? Should we have all-female peacekeeping teams in conflict zones?