information policy

Conflict & Justice

The BBC's Persian channel

The Iranian government has clamped down on foreign media coverage. But it's particularly targeting the BBC's new Persian language TV channel. The World's Laura Lynch looks at why the satellite station is so influential.

Conflict & Justice

Global impact of porn industry

The idea of corporate responsibility is not exclusive to big corporations. Some small business affect lives around the world. Tim Samuels produced a series for BBC-TV about the impact of porn films in countries where those films are very successful.

Conflict & Justice

Offline in China

The US-based rights group, Freedom House, said today that China tops the charts as one of the world's worst offenders of internet censorship. The World's Clark Boyd has details.

Conflict & Justice

Spy crackdown in Lebanon

Lebanon has been rocked by an espionage scandal. The country has arrested scores of its own citizens on charges of spying for Israel. As The World's Aaron Schachter reports, Lebanese feel betrayed ? and baffled ? by the revelations.

Global Politics

Grief-stricken mother receives apology

Britain's mission in Afghanistan has taken a deeply emotional turn. The grieving mother of a British soldier killed in Afghanistan has confronted Prime Minister Gordon Brown, forcing him to make a very public apology. The World's Laura Lynch reports.

Global Politics

Spy swap complete

A plane from New York and plane from Moscow landed in Vienna today, exchanged passengers, and took off again. Thus ended the US and Russia's largest swap of accused spies since the days of the Cold War. The World's Laura Lynch reports from London.

Global Politics

Waking up world leaders

Delivering bad news to world leaders is a thankless task, especially when they're asleep. Anchor Laura Lynch speaks with Jonathan Powell, who had the job of waking Prime Minister Tony Blair up when something big happened in the middle of the night.