From Our Own Correspondent
September 3, 2011 6:40 AM Subscribe
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For over 50 years, the BBC's From Our Own Correspondent
has been an opportunity for reporters to share a bit of context, some relevant history, one or two of the characters encountered en route, some description of a foreign country or capital
, in 5 or 10 minute segments. The program
is available online in various formats: the weekly 30 minute version
can be heard (in its entirety or individual segments) via the BBC website, or there are a wide variety of podcasting options available
for those who prefer to download. Alternately, the BBC World Service daily 10 minute version
can be heard online. For a different approach, the FOOC Archives
have the past few years' worth of segments, sorted by geographical region.
One recent highlight was Rana Jawad's revelation (in her own voice)
that she went underground during the uprising in Libya and that she is, in fact, Tripoli Witness
, one of the main sources of information from the capital for the past few months. This story was later covered by NPR.