Author Archive for World Today

02
Mar
10

On air: Have Africans been priced out of their World Cup?

It’s one of the most sought after tickets of the year. Not only is it the World Cup – but the first one in Africa. Today sees 100 days to kick off. But who’s going to be there? Are you or anyone you know? Continue reading ‘On air: Have Africans been priced out of their World Cup?’

28
Jan
10

What future Afghanistan?

The talking goes on, as the search for solutions to Afghanistan’s problems go on. And as World leaders gather around the table in London, a few miles down the road we’re getting around the table with young Afghans.

28
Jan
10

What future Afghanistan?

28
Jan
10

What future Afghanistan?

20
Oct
08

“Terror in the Skies” – a UFO story

Help us on The World Today to write a story about UFOs. We’re using the news that the Ministry of Defence in London has released previously secret files on Unidentified Flying Objects, to write our own rolling fictional adventure.

The first two paragraphs below have been written by Nick Pope, a writer who used to run the Ministry of Defence UFO department. Continue reading ‘“Terror in the Skies” – a UFO story’

07
Oct
08

Somalia – how can the reporter help?

Isa Ali Gedi lives in the Somalia capital Mogadishu. He told us: “I’ve lost 50% of my life. I’ve lost some of my kids. I’ve lost my house, my job. I live like the cats and dogs. I live in a hopeless place.” After we thought the interview had finished, Isa said he wanted to ask us some questions. “What can the BBC do for me?” “What can I tell my three kids?” So what is the role of the journalist? To help or to report?
Continue reading ‘Somalia – how can the reporter help?’

16
Jun
08

Have you got a head for figures?

Can you do sums without using your fingers? Or do you need them to count on or to press the buttons on your computer or calculator? Just for a bit of fun – see how fast you are at our unscientific maths test.
Continue reading ‘Have you got a head for figures?’




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