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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.

Conflict & Justice

Going grassroots in Japan

Inspired by the grassroots Obama campaign, a Japanese student tried to start an online group to mobilize young Japanese voters. But he discovered that his online effort violates the country's 50-year-old election law. Akiko Fujita 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

Messages From Iran

As protests continue, our partners at the BBC continue to receive emails direct from Iran. Joining The Takeaway is the BBC's Siavash Ardalan, a presenter with an international talk show program at the BBC's Persian TV in London.

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Development & Education

What Going Viral Means

Computer viruses emerged in the 1980s. But in the internet era, we decided not to beat viruses, but to join them. "Going viral" became the goal of any piece of content, from a movie to a Facebook post.