Archive for the 'Democracy' Category

22
Apr
09

On Air today: Talking to South Africa’s next generation of voters.

_45689431_007207175-11South Africa is voting today and the ANC is facing the biggest challenge to its grip on power since the end of apartheid 15 years ago. But there’s little doubt it will win.
Continue reading ‘On Air today: Talking to South Africa’s next generation of voters.’

17
Feb
09

On air: Is Sharia law a price worth paying for peace?

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No peace, no Sharia. For many people outside Pakistan the idea of implementing Sharia law to bring peace to a once thriving tourist region was a controversial olive branch. But to others living in the Swat region it’s a welcome relief. As I write this the Pakistani President Asif Zardari has announced he will only sign such a deal, once peace there is fully restored.

Read more here from our talking points post. We’re planning on looking at this issue on Wednesday’s programme. Continue reading ‘On air: Is Sharia law a price worth paying for peace?’

14
Jan
09

The greatest show on earth?

_45196616_theobamasmeetthebushesatthewhitehouseBarack Obama’s inauguration is six days away and we’d like you to be involved in our coverage of it. Continue reading ‘The greatest show on earth?’

31
Oct
08

Final Talking America debate

With just four days to go until voters finally decide on the next president, the BBC World Service is in Minneapolis. We’ll be hosting the third in our series of “Talking America” debates – an illustrious panel will discuss the challenges that face the next president. There’ll be a live audience here asking the questions, but what does the rest of the world think? There’s a big focus on the economy here, but what happened to the other big issues – Iraq? Immigration? Trade?   Post any questions here, and we’ll try to fit them in. Continue reading ‘Final Talking America debate’

15
Oct
08

The 3rd and final Presidential debate

Barack Obama and John McCain are set to face each other in the final televised debate before the US presidential poll.

With just three weeks to go before the election, Mr McCain badly needs a victory on Wednesday to dent Mr Obama’s growing lead in the opinion polls.

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What are your expectations? Will this debate be the non-debate we have seen with the former two debates? Will John McCain get the win he is looking for and, according to some, he needs?

Please add your thoughts to this post….over to you.

15
Oct
08

Talking Points 15th October

Hello everyone, it’s Karnie with you today. Global markets looked happier yesterday BUT today markets slide as fears of recession resurface. The finger is still being pointed in the direction of bankers. Continue reading ‘Talking Points 15th October’

05
Oct
08

Talking America – The View from Inside

The BBC “Talking America” bus has reached Nashville, Tennessee – and later on Sunday we’ll be holding the second in our series of debates looking at the issues affecting Americans ahead of the election. Continue reading ‘Talking America – The View from Inside’




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