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07
Mar
10

WHYS in Miami

We’ve touched down in Miami and are preparing for a week’s worth of shows from the University of Miami There’s a great vibe on campus right now. It’s a lazy Sunday with students sitting around in the sun with laptops drinking coffees, having a spot of lunch. Reminds me of my university days. Continue reading ‘WHYS in Miami’

29
Jan
10

Do wars need to be legal?

 

UPDATE: 29/01/2010
Some days there is no doubt about what is the biggest talking point of the day. As I’m typing this, every single TV screen here at the BBC’s newsroom is tuned to the same story and the blogosphere is abuzz with talk of Tony Blair’s appearance at the Chilcott Inquiry today.

It’s been eagerly anticipated in the Middle East, as this, this and this article show, and elsewhere.

Over the course of the day, Blair’s arguments on going to war will face forensic scrutiny. But can wars ever be justified on legal grounds?

Continue reading ‘Do wars need to be legal?’

22
Jan
10

On air: Would you adopt a child from Haiti?

This little boy has just touched down in the Netherlands, his new home. It’s worlds apart from the wreckage he has left behind – Haiti.

 It’s a common story right now. The US, France and Canada  have already sped up their adoption processes but people are divided.

Here’s a round up of the rights and wrongs of adopting during a disaster. Continue reading ‘On air: Would you adopt a child from Haiti?’

20
Jan
10

Obama one year on – WHYS on TV

WHYS was on BBC World TV earlier today. Click here for part two and part three.

18
Jan
10

Is there any defence against a suicide bomber?

How can you stop someone who’s determined to die and doesn’t care who’s killed in the process?
Right now, there are 20 odd suspected Taliban militants involved in a commando style assault near Kabul’s presidential palace. And their donning their suicide vests. I can hear one of my colleagues on the phone to witnesses in Kabul – the battle is still on.

Continue reading ‘Is there any defence against a suicide bomber?’

15
Jan
10

On air: How you can help Haiti

When tragedy strikes, it’s human instinct to want to make it all better – in a flash.

In a country as vulnerable as Haiti, it doesn’t quite work like that. As aid pours in from across the world , a ruined infrastructure, overcrowded airport and no visible police force are some of the factors adding to Haiti’s nightmare. And time is running out. Continue reading ‘On air: How you can help Haiti’

14
Jan
10

On air: Do tragedies like this make you question your beliefs?

Take a look at this video. It’s religious broadcaster Pat Robertson discussing Haiti’s “pact with the devil” and it’s got lots of you talking about God’s place in this tragedy . Continue reading ‘On air: Do tragedies like this make you question your beliefs?’




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