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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?’

21
Aug
08

What’s the most memorable motor you’ve ever driven?

One of the world’s most iconic cars, the Citroen 2CV turns 60 this week. The Deux Cheveaux is an absolute classic but what has been your most memorable motor. Mini Cooper, Fiat Cinquecento, Cadillac, Morris Minor, Mustang…..

09
Aug
08

China Cheers!

Mark writes…
It wasn’t a bad start was it?. From the drums doing the countdown to that spectacular finale, you couldn’t take your eyes off the Opening Ceremony. I had the privilege – and i can’t think of a better word- of being in a packed bar in Beijing – surrounded by proud – and at times quite emotional-Chinese people. Continue reading ‘China Cheers!’
07
Aug
08

What’s the greatest ever Olympic performance?

Less than¬† a week to go and much chat in the BBC offices over what’s the greatest ever Olympic performance. Jesse Owens in Berlin in 1936….Mark Spitz and his 7 golds in 1972….Michael Johnson and his record breaking 200 metres…Bob Beamon and his 1968 jaw dropping long jump. What do you reckon?

17
Jul
08

Is the Tour de France a waste of time?

Same old same old in cycling’s most prestigious event. Arguably the race’s most exciting rider this year Ricardo Ricco tests positive for performance enhancing drugs. Every year there is a scandal.¬†Every year we ask is the Tour de France dead? Is it?

11
Jul
08

I’m Spartacus: Is Cristiano Ronaldo a modern day slave?

He earns about 240 thousand US dollars a week but Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is feeling hard done by. The Manchester United Player says he completely agrees with the Presdient of FIFA, Sepp Blatter who has described footbal’s transfer and contract system as modern slavery. Poor Cristiano? Or get a grip?

11
Jul
08

What’s the greatest sporting rivalry of all time?

After the sensational Federer-Nadal showdown last weekend we’ve spent all week in the Today chewing over what have been the greatest sporting rivalries in history. Coe-Ovett, Borg-McEnroe, Ali-Frazier, Larry Bird-Magic Johnson, Senna-Prost? What do you reckon?




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