information policy

Conflict & Justice

Details emerge in terror plot

Three men were convicted on Monday in a British court of plotting to blow up at least seven planes travelling from London to the US and Canada. Prosecutors exposed links between the plotters and a mastermind in Pakistan. Laura Lynch reports.

Global Politics

British spy agency's Facebook blunder

Eyebrows raised when Shelley Sawers posted on Facebook photos of where she and her husband live and the names of relatives. Why? Lady Sawers is the wife of the head of MI6. Lisa Mullins talks with Sarah Lyall, London correspondent for the New York Times.

Global Politics

Assessing US intelligence on Iran

Iranian media announced today successful tests of missiles which are capable of reaching Israel and American bases in the Gulf, this after revelations of a secret nuclear enrichment program. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Charles Duelfer.

Conflict & Justice

Cyber espionage in China

A China-based cyber-spying ring was exposed this week. It's members hacked into computers belonging to India's Defense Ministry. For the past eight months, Canadian and US computer security researchers have been shadowing the hackers online.

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.