The Venezuelan government’s decision not to renew the broadcasting licence of Radio Caracas Television (RCTV) is changing the face of Venezuelan media.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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?
Boris Berezovsky, the Russian dissident-businessman, discusses the plot to end Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s rule.
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?
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.
The legendary army general talks to Mark Urban about the British army, the war in Iraq and his military past.
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.
Leading African journalists and media gurus discuss big African stories the West does not often hear about.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Photographer Tim Hetherington will show work from his recent trip to Liberia and discuss the fault lines of west Africa with colleague James Brabazon.
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
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?
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?
Join us as we discuss how, with China’s ever growing need for raw materials, the country’s foreign policy is changing.
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.
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.
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.
A discussion on the implications of the bitter Palestinian power struggle between Hamas and Fatah for peace in the Middle East.
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.
Alexandra Boulat, co-founder of VII photo agency, speaks about working in war zones and her project on women in the Middle East.
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.