When I arrived in South Africa as a BBC reporter, Mandela was already President.... I feel privileged to have witnessed at first hand a small but telling demonstration of his style of leadership that embody his vision, emotional intelligence and wisdom.
Natalie Gumede is a good friend of mine. In recent months, I've seen a lot of stories about her in the press... On many of these occasions I have wanted to defend Natalie from these insane stories, but I have stopped myself for two reasons...
This past year has seen positive changes in India, but many rape victims continue to be both blamed and shamed. While the public outcry has made it easier to report rape, there is still some way to go before all victims receive the justice they deserve.
Listening to the political gurglings of right-wing commentators a vision is painted of a monolithic BBC acting as an anti establishment, subversive enemy within.
For me, inspiration is key in catching children at a young age. We have to inspire children to take up an instrument; inspire children through the achievements of their peers; and, once involved in music, inspire them through offering experiences of the highest quality so that they keep music at the centre of their lives.
Now Clare Balding, the popular and successful sports presenter has spoken publicly and touchingly of the rift in her family - particularly with her grandmother - when it was made public that she was in a relationship with another woman.
Secret filming inside an Amazon warehouse has shed light on how the way a business operates, even behind the scenes when fulfilling orders and preparing goods for distribution, can become a serious reputational issue...
YouthDirect allows a young person to find any job opportunity, work experience, apprenticeship, internship or training opportunity in any field that interests them by simply submitting their post-code. With the website's simple map feature, any young person can find the closest opportunity to them and apply for it through us.
While the exact viewing figures have yet to be released, Saturday night's one-off special Doctor Who episode was beamed to ninety-four countries aroun...
Forty years on, the bereaved family members of those killed, as well others who were seriously injured in the shootings, are still struggling to piece together the truth of what happened - and why. No-one has ever been held accountable for these cold-blooded killings, carried out by the State, of some of its own citizens.
Emily Way claims "It is the biggest regret of my life so far", therefore shouldn't we all be taught or at least learn from cases like this the importance of limited our own content on the internet?
Through my nursery and primary school years the good Doctor will be my truest and most reliable friend. He will teach me how to try and disarm situations with a funny story, or a joke or a random distraction, which in turn will help me manage situations in which I am bullied or when I ultimately become a teacher.
The state seems to now think of privatisation as the only solution to problems in a public sector organisation. This is incredibly fallacious.
Normally the DIY SOS team has nine days to transform an existing two or three bedroom house and add on something like an extension in that time but this would be on a totally different scale. We realised that completely recreating a brand new centre for Little Miracles would be our biggest ever challenge. The 'BBC Children in Need Big Build' quickly became known as the 'Million Pound Build' in the office. The main contractor quoted us a budget of £1 million and informed us that a job of this size and detail would take nine months to complete...
Confidentiality is incredibly important in this area of healthcare. The law governing abortion is extremely tight in Northern Ireland, and very few women meet the legal requirements for termination which is why many women have to travel to other parts of the UK.
Perhaps we need to change campaigns about rape from telling women how to "protect" themselves from rape to telling men that if they can't tell the difference between a woman consenting and a woman who is being coerced or is unconscious, then they are too stupid to be having sex.