Friday 6th July, 2007

Media Talk: RCTV off the air: What’s the full story?

The Venezuelan government’s decision not to renew the broadcasting licence of Radio Caracas Television (RCTV) is changing the face of Venezuelan media.

Tuesday 3rd July, 2007

Media Talk: A new government but is Nigeria ungovernable?

With the new president sworn in after rigged elections, Nigeria is still in pitiful state and the conflict in the oil-rich Niger delta is escalating so what lies in store for Africa’s most populous nation?

Tuesday 19th June, 2007

In the picture with Declan Walsh – Multimedia journalism and the ongoing unrest in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Declan Walsh speaks about the pitfalls and merits of multimedia journalism,
war in Afghanistan, and Pakistan’s ongoing civil unrest.

Friday 15th June, 2007

Media Talk: Is there a role for the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) in today’s media?

The NUJ is celebrating its centenary this year and is more active than ever – from helping journalists in need to stirring controversy by boycotting Israeli goods – but what is its role in new media age?

Wednesday 13th June, 2007

Insight with Jeremy Bowen: Six days; forty years on; how many more decades of conflict?

The veteran BBC correspondent talks to Sheila MacVicar (CBS) about the war that reshaped the Middle East in just six days and how forty years on it is still defining the region.

Tuesday 12th June, 2007

Insight with George Galloway: From the UK as little sister to the US in Iraq to Big Brother

Founder of the Respect Party, George Galloway, has had a chequered career in Britain’s public life – from being expelled from the Labour Party to appearing in the Celebrity Big Brother House – but what has he achieved as a politician?

Wednesday 6th June, 2007

Insight with Boris Berezovsky: Putting one over Putin

Boris Berezovsky, the Russian dissident-businessman, discusses the plot to end Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s rule.

Thursday 31st May, 2007

Media Talk: The holy and unholy alliances surrounding Somalia

Whether Somalia is embroiled in a civil war or a proxy war will the bloodshed spill across the borders? And what are the forces that shape the conflict?

Thursday 24th May, 2007

In the picture with Peter Turnley: Moments of the Human Condition

Peter Turnley, internationally-renowned photojournalist and consummate observer of major world events for the last two decades, will present his images and discuss his connection to visually communicating many of the most important international geo-political and human themes of our times.

Thursday 10th May, 2007

Insight with Sir Michael ‘Macho Jacko’ Jackson: War and Peace

The legendary army general talks to Mark Urban about the British army, the war in Iraq and his military past.

Thursday 3rd May, 2007

Media Talk marking World Press Freedom Day: Blogging – Self-exposure or Self-expression?

Political bloggers may share the media landscape with journalists but they don’t necessarily inhabit the same space – they live in an unregulated twilight zone where anything goes.

Wednesday 2nd May, 2007

Media Talk: Uncovering the Africa unreported by the western media

Leading African journalists and media gurus discuss big African stories the West does not often hear about.

Thursday 26th April, 2007

In the picture with Clancy Chassay – Is Hizbollah getting ready to take on Israel again?

Clancy Chassay (multimedia journalist) discusses his coverage of the war between Hizbollah and Israel, the events that led to the present political standoff and the build up to more conflict.

Wednesday 25th April, 2007

NEW: Media Talk: Are too many media workers dying to get the story?

Each day fears grow for the safety of the BBC’s Alan Johnston, kidnapped in Gaza more than five weeks ago. Frontline vigorously applauds efforts to release him and is concerned about the safety of local journalists, staff and freelances.

Thursday 19th April, 2007

Foreign Editors Roundtable: The Truth About Foreign News

Meet the UK’s leading newspaper foreign editors as they discuss breaking stories, the problems of reporting from war zones and the value of foreign news.

Tuesday 10th April, 2007

Insight with Tony Wood and Tom de Waal: Independence for Chechnya?

Tony Wood, Assistant Editor at the New Left Review, and Tom de Waal, IWPR Caucasus Editor, discuss whether independence from Russia is the best way forward for Chechnya.

Tuesday 3rd April, 2007

Media Talk: Zimbabwe in Meltdown

With Zimbabwe spiralling out of control, can Mugabe be ousted, who can rebuild a shattered nation and why are Zimbabwe’s neighbours doing so little?

Tuesday 27th March, 2007

In the picture with Tim Hetherington: The fault lines of West Africa

Photographer Tim Hetherington will show work from his recent trip to Liberia and discuss the fault lines of west Africa with colleague James Brabazon.

Tuesday 6th March, 2007

Media Talk: Is nationalism on the rise in Turkey?

Join us as we discuss nationalism and freedom of expression in Turkey in the wake of the assassination of the Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink

Thursday 1st March, 2007

Insight with Zahid Hussain: Pakistan’s struggle with militant Islam

The Pakistan correspondent for The Times, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal, Zahid Hussain, talks to Kirsty Lang about America’s key ally in the global "war on terror". But whose side is Pakistan really on?

Tuesday 27th February, 2007

Media Talk: Northern Ireland, what next?

With Sinn Fein agreeing to support a united police force in Northern Ireland despite evidence of past complicity between Special Branch and loyalists paramilitaries, the Northern Ireland elections are due to go ahead in early March. Will they work this time?

Thursday 22nd February, 2007

Media Talk: Oil and Chinese Foreign Policy

Join us as we discuss how, with China’s ever growing need for raw materials, the country’s foreign policy is changing.

Thursday 15th February, 2007

In the picture with Gary Knight: Darfur’s war without end

Gary Knight, co-founder of the VII photo agency, and Rod Nordland, Newsweek’s Chief Foreign Correspondent, have just returned from Darfur. They speak about a country in meltdown and the incredible human suffering in the region.

Wednesday 14th February, 2007

Insight with Clare Short

Clare Short, the former cabinet minister who resigned over the war in Iraq, talks to Richard Beeston about Iraq, her time as Secretary for International Development and the role of Britain in the international arena.

Wednesday 31st January, 2007

Media Talk: Stability for Somalia?

As government forces supported by the Ethiopian military and US battleships take charge of Somalia, join us as we discuss the future of the Horn of Africa.

Thursday 18th January, 2007

Media Talk: Palestine’s internal battle

A discussion on the implications of the bitter Palestinian power struggle between Hamas and Fatah for peace in the Middle East.

Wednesday 17th January, 2007

Insight with Paul French: North Korea, the Last Stalinist State

Paul French, Director of Access Asia, talks to The Economist’s Simon Long about life in North Korea, the most isolated country in the world, plagued by famine, industrial decline and repression.

January 9, 2007

In the picture with Alexandra Boulat: Women in the Middle East

Alexandra Boulat, co-founder of VII photo agency, speaks about working in war zones and her project on women in the Middle East.

December 20, 2006

Media Talk: US Elections

Will the war on terror cost George W. Bush his majority in congress? What would that mean for the world?

Join us as we discuss the likely effects of the November 7 mid-term elections in the US on the Bush administration’s foreign policy.