Hi – I’m Tolu Adeoye and I’m one of a new group of trainees on the BBC’s Journalism Trainee Scheme. We’re all pictured here with Helen Boaden, Director, BBC News. The programme is designed to attract people to journalism who have not trained, or worked, as broadcast journalists before – recruiting people who can use their experiences and skills to reach diverse audiences. Krupa and Trish, who work on World Have your Say, were trainees on the 2008 scheme. We’d love to hear what World Have Your Say listeners want and expect from new BBC journalists. Continue reading ‘What do you expect from us?’
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US Vice President Joe Biden’s trying to recover from the embarrassment of arriving in Israel on a peace mission, to be greeted by an announcement of 1,600 new homes being built in disputed East Jerusalem. So is the US now ignored by Israel? A once strong force that has lost its influence? Or has Israel always done what it wants, regardless of outside pressure? This is how the visit is playing in Israeli and Palestinian newspapers.
If you’re trying to shed a few pounds, eating fast food probably wouldn’t be your first thought. However Weight Watchers has joined forces with McDonalds in New Zealand.
Both companies say it helps people making a lifestyle change to still enjoy treats in moderation and by giving fast food meals “points” it makes it easier for dieters. Not so, say numerous critics who have accused weight watchers of selling out. Continue reading ‘On air: Is fast food unfairly demonised?’
How far should a parent go to find a sexual partner for her disabled son? That’s exactly what one woman in the UK is actively doing. She’s even going as far to say she would consider paying for a prostitute for her son who has Downs Syndrome.
This blogger asks How many mothers seek hookers for their sons?
Here are some of the conversations going on on a BBC messageboard. This agony aunt in the UK says she believes this young man Otto Baxter, who has Downs, has the right to sex. Continue reading ‘Talking points 18 March’
The Danish government has set a precedent by paying out compensation to women who have developed breast cancer after working night shifts. The move comes after the UN-backed International Agency For Research On Cancer found that there was an increased likelihood of developing cancer for those who worked nights.
Are you a night worker? Do you feel you’re risking your health for the sake of your job? Continue reading ‘On air: Are employers killing you by making you work nights?’
Back in December he took out his anger on President Bush by throwing his shoe at him during a trip to Iraq. A grave insult in Arab culture. Today that same journalist, Muntadar al-Zaidi, has been jailed for three years for assaulting a Head of State, despite being hailed a hero in the Arab world. Continue reading ‘On air: Is this justice for the shoe thrower?’