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. [more inside]
posted by hippybear
on Sep 3, 2011 -
Pentagon threatens to target journalists in Iraq.
(RealAudio, 49 minutes into the broadcast.)
In an interview with Radio One Ireland, Kate Adie
, former chief news correspondent for the BBC, drops a bombshell.
If satellite uplinks from the press are detected in Baghdad, they would be "targeted down", said a senior US military official. "They know this. They've been warned."
Ms. Adie also revealed that the US military are openly asking journalists what their feelings are on the war, and are using this information to block reporters from access to reporting on the conflict.
These actions are "shameless" and "entirely hostile to the free spread of information," says Ms. Adie. "What actually appalls me is the difference between twelve years ago and now. I've seen a complete erosion of any kind of acknowledgment that reporters should be able to report as they witness."
posted by insomnia_lj
on Mar 12, 2003 -