The week ahead: Return to Iran, Cocaine Unwrapped and reporting Sri Lanka’s civil war

Tomorrow night journalist and broadcaster Kamin Mohammadi will be talking to BBC Persian TV’s Pooneh Ghoddoosi about her  book The Cypress Tree and the story it tells of her return to Iran 17 years after her family fled the country in 1979.

Our Change season continues on Friday with a screening of Cocaine Unwrapped, which exposes the human cost for those caught up in a global operation that brings this drug to the UK’s streets.  On Monday The Truth That Wasn’t There is a fascinating film shot by novice student journalists which raises important questions about journalistic responsibility in the midst of an internationally significant story.

Next Tuesday, we will be looking at counterinsurgency strategies launched in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that took place almost 10 years ago – were they doomed to fail? Our In the Picture with Toby Smith on China’s new energy pioneers has been rescheduled to Wednesday, 24 August

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