Bbc World Service

Could Cuts Axe Fall On BBC3 And BBC4?

The Huffington Post UK | Amelia Amin | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

BBC3 and BBC4 could be cut by the national broadcaster as part of its next round of savings. The BBC must make the savings - equivalent to 20% of t...

The Untimely Death of BBC World's Komla Dumor

Karin Sieger | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK
Karin Sieger

I did not know Komla Dumor personally. But I remember hearing his baritone voice for the first time on the BBC World Service, full of self-confidence, energy, intelligence, passion and personality that suggested a rising career path.

Do Inheritance Laws Make Second-Class Citizens of Women?

Mary Morgan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Mary Morgan

Much has been made of the recent legal battle in Botswana in which a group of elderly sisters successfully fought off their nephew to hold on to the family property...

The Power of Vulnerability

Emily Kasriel | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Emily Kasriel

This dynamic between the vulnerable and the powerful brings a relevancy to the image of the Datura and other flowers by the New York-based photographer Andrew Zuckerman. The juxtaposition of rigidity and rigour and a fragile, almost feminine form gives these images their distinctive beauty.

Egypt's Challenge - Far From Cairo

Shaimaa Khalil | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Shaimaa Khalil

I was naturally nervous when I decided to travel 600 km south by train from Cairo to the town of Nagaa Hammadi by the banks of the river Nile. I wanted to see if Egypt's revolution of 2011 had changed life for people far away from the capital. My guide for the journey was a young student activist from Cairo who had grown up there.

Egypt's Challenge - Two Years After the Revolution

Shaimaa Khalil | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Shaimaa Khalil

I'm an Egyptian journalist working for the BBC in London and I've been reporting on the tumultuous events in my country for the last two years. In my new six-part BBC World Service series, Egypt's Challenge, I want to find out what post-revolutionary Egypt looks like. As it struggles to understand its new democracy I want to know what the main challenges facing my country are.

Egypt's Challenge - Two Years After the Revolution

Shaimaa Kahlil | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Shaimaa Kahlil

I'm an Egyptian journalist working for the BBC in London and I've been reporting on the tumultuous events in my country for the last two years. In my new six-part BBC World Service series, Egypt's Challenge, I want to find out what post-revolutionary Egypt looks like. As it struggles to understand its new democracy I want to know what the main challenges facing my country are.

Are Artists Free to Tell Their Own Stories?

Mary Morgan | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mary Morgan

Hundreds of film professionals and fans are gathering in Burkina Faso this week for Fespaco - the Pan-African Film Festival. Started in 1969, the biannual event is one of the biggest cultural events in Africa and attracts directors, writers and critics from across the continent and beyond.

BBC Persian Gets Iranians and Israelis Talking

Jenny Norton | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK
Jenny Norton

It's not often that ordinary Iranians and Israelis get the chance to talk to each other, but that's exactly what happened this week live on air on the BBC's Persian television service. What came across clearly was that despite the deep tensions between their two governments, Iranians and Israelis actually have a surprising amount in common.

All of My Heroes Have Left the Stage: An Eric Sykes Tribute, of Sorts

Alistair Coleman | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Comedy
Alistair Coleman

Nothing is permanent. Nothing stays the same. I say this in sadness as another of my comedy heroes - the great Eric Sykes - dies at the age of 89, the post-war boom in comics taking another step toward extinction.

Shout of Africa

Justin Forsyth | Posted 16.06.2012 | UK
Justin Forsyth

As the clouds gathered over the small village house in the Liberian bush early on Tuesday morning where John Humphrys was preparing to co-anchor the Today programme, little could he have known that a Twitter Storm was about to rain down on his head.

Foreign Office Cuts 'Damaging UK's Influence Abroad'

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK Politics

The Foreign Office is "underfunded" and further cuts could damage its ability to successfully operate for Britain overseas, MPs have warned. The fo...

INFOGRAPHIC: Different Priorities Of Rich And Poor Nations Revealed By Study

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK

People from both rich and poor nations are increasingly concerned by unemployment, as well as poverty and corruption, a survey has revealed. The BB...

Spending Watchdog To Have Full Access To BBC Departments

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK Politics

Spending watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO) will have full access to investigate the BBC under new rules published today by Culture Secretary Je...

BBC Journalists To Hold Second Strike

Posted 30.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- BBC journalists will stage another 24-hour strike from midnight tonight in protest at compulsory redundancies, threatening disrup...