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25
Mar
10

Are social network discussions ever off limits?

An Islamic court in Nigeria has banned a human rights group from using Facebook and Twitter, to discuss the country’s first amputation for theft.
“We condemn the ruling and reject it. We think it is a violation of our freedom of expression,”  says Shehu Sani the Civil Rights Congress president.  

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24
Mar
10

Does fair mean beautiful?


India’s appetite for skin whitening creams is huge and growing. According to an article by Shantanu Guha Ray, sales are outstripping both Coca Cola and tea. Products with names like ‘Fair and Lovely’ and ‘White Perfect’ are selling by the million, and men are increasingly getting involved. Continue reading ‘Does fair mean beautiful?’

19
Mar
10

Luis Moreno Ocampo on WHYS

The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, tells us about his job and how he is going to be on the programme later today, ready to answer your questions.

03
Mar
10

Will the London Olympics make a difference to the local residents?

When London won the Olympic bid, the main aim of these games was to regenerate and transform the east of the city which is a deprived part of London. A 1km from the Olympic site is Hackney and this is where WHYS will be broadcasting from on Wednesday. Continue reading ‘Will the London Olympics make a difference to the local residents?’

01
Mar
10

London Olympics 2012

Alicia visits Hackney the site where World Have Your Say will be broadcasting on Wed 3rd March, we will be talking to residents about living next to the Olympic site. Continue reading ‘London Olympics 2012’

01
Mar
10

London Olympics 2012 Jim’s view

Jim has lived in Hackney for more than 40 years and he tell us his feelings about having the Olympics on his doorstep.

22
Feb
10

Is Mexico’s war on drugs getting out of control?

We’ve all heard about Mexico’s war on drugs, a fight between rival drug cartels and government forces. Ciudad Juarez remains Mexico’s murder capital and across the border in El Paso it’s also very dangerous. “It’s a war in which the president can’t claim victory, can’t pull out and which only gets worse” says Ioan Grillo from Time Magazine. He also says “Mexico’s drug war could become its Iraq”. So is it really this bad? Continue reading ‘Is Mexico’s war on drugs getting out of control?’

19
Feb
10

On air: Did Tiger Woods need to make a public apology?

Tiger Woods has broken his silence and spoken publicly for the first time since the scandal surrounding his private life erupted in November last  year.  “I was unfaithful, I had affairs, I cheated. What I did was unacceptable.”

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11
Feb
10

On air: Who’s the boss?

After the battles over Taiwan, Tibet, trade, climate change and internet freedom, China-US relations are once more in the spotlight. A recent poll suggests more than half of Chinese people think they’re heading towards a new Cold War. Continue reading ‘On air: Who’s the boss?’

08
Feb
10

On air: Is sport a great healer?

Heba: Here’s an article on the divisive nature of sport. Hitchens reckons it brings out the worst in human nature. It’s a sentiment echoed by blogger, Walter Todd Huston, here.

Four years ago who ever thought this would be happening when 85 percent of the city was under water from Hurricane Katrina.  Most people not knowing if New Orleans would ever come back or if the organization and the team would come back. This is the culmination of that belief and that faith.”  This is what Drew Brees the most valued player and quarterback of the Saints American Football team said after his team won the Super Bowl for the first time.

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