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

China's media strategy

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Xiao Qiang director of the University of California, Berkeley's China Internet Project, about China's strategy for handling media coverage of the protests in western China.

Global Politics

Mexico's drug war in the US

US officials have announced the arrest, on American soil, of more than 300 members of a major Mexican drug cartel. El Universal has been running a series focusing on drug-trafficking north of the border. One of the reporters is Evangelina Hernandez.

Global Politics

Kim Jong Il, 'fashion icon'

A North Korean website says the ?Dear Leader? began a global fashion trend with his zippered jumpsuits. Many North Koreans believe it. North Korea watcher and author Barbara Demick explains how authorities there have mastered the art of propaganda.

Conflict & Justice

Keeping secrets from Congress

This weekend the New York Times broke the story that the Bush administration had a secret counter-terrorism program started after the 9/11 attacks and that Vice President Cheney directed the CIA to keep it from Congress. Jason Margolis reports.

Global Politics

Valedictory dispatches

Here's a satisfying day-dream: you have quit your job, but you're encouraged to write down your opinion about the whole thing � and then publish it to your colleagues. Well, that was long standard practice for British diplomats. Alex Gallafent reports