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23
Mar
10

On air: Google v China: Who is the winner?

Google’s been talking about leaving China since January when it became the victim of a cyber attack and discovered human rights activists’ email accounts had been hacked. Now it’s done it. Google is redirecting Chinese users to its unrestricted Hong Kong site. Continue reading ‘On air: Google v China: Who is the winner?’

23
Mar
10

On air: Has the Pope’s apology gone far enough?

The Pope has apologised to victims of sex abuse in Ireland. He acknowledges ‘serious mistakes’ were made in how allegations were handled.  Thousands are commenting on the apology, and many are asking if it went far enough. Some feel that the ‘cover-up’ aspect hasn’t been fully owned up to. Continue reading ‘On air: Has the Pope’s apology gone far enough?’

18
Mar
10

SuperPower Nation

If you’re familiar with WHYS you’ll know we are always willing to try something new. Maybe that’s one reason WHYS producer Krupa was chosen to create the BBC’s SuperPower Nation. She’s been working away for weeks and now the day is almost here (it’s on Thursday 18th March), we want you to be involved as much as possible. Continue reading ‘SuperPower Nation’

18
Mar
10

SuperPower Nation

James shows us around the the venue in London for SuperPower Nation day as the set up gets under way.

Check out the blog post here.
Follow it on twitter @BBC_SPNation or search for #superpowernation

29
Sep
09

‘rape-rape’ ?

whoopiA lot of you have been commenting on this post about the use of the word ‘rape’ on Monday’s programme. And today Whoopi Goldberg said “I know it wasn’t rape-rape”, defending Roman Polanski on a chat show. Continue reading ‘‘rape-rape’ ?’

18
Sep
09

On air: Rwandan reconciliation

Hi this is Ros in the WHYS studio in London. Our discussion today is from the Hotel Des Mille Collines in Kigali. We’ll be considering how Rwandans have sought reconciliation since the genocide of 1994. As the show goes on, if you have comments or questions that you’d like me to pass on to our guests, then please post here.

10
Sep
09

US Health care debate: What are the issues?

Joe Wilson‘You lie!’ – Republican Joe Wilson felt so strongly about illegal immigrants during President Obama’s speech on health care, that’s what he shouted when the President mentioned it. The President was explaining that illegal immigrants would not be entitled to benefits under his reform proposals.

But there are so many angles to this story I’m wondering what the biggest issue is… Continue reading ‘US Health care debate: What are the issues?’

27
Aug
09

On air: Do you want banks to be good or just good at making money?

banks

It’s a big statement from the man who effectively regulates Britain’s financial sector, and is supposed to be on the side of the banks: Lord Turner, the chairman of the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the UK thinks banks are “socially useless” and wants to tax them to stop excessive bonuses. Continue reading ‘On air: Do you want banks to be good or just good at making money?’

13
Aug
09

Should the Lockerbie bomber be freed on compassionate grounds?

MegrahiAbdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, the man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing, is expected to be released on compassionate grounds.

Eight and half years ago he was jailed for life for the murders of 270 people but now he is terminally ill. Continue reading ‘Should the Lockerbie bomber be freed on compassionate grounds?’

30
Jul
09

On air: Has anything in Iran changed?

nedaIt has been 40 days since Neda was shot dead in Iran, and this is traditionally marked by Shia Muslims.

People are posting messages in memory of her. Jamshid wrote

‘…We will never forget you nor what you represent – the will of a nation to be free! Sleep in peace Neda, for the Iranian nation is awake.’

40 days on, has anything changed in Iran?

Continue reading ‘On air: Has anything in Iran changed?’




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