Coronavirus: The lost six weeks when US failed to contain outbreak – BBC News

As the world tries to find an end to the lockdowns, it’s important to go back to the beginning. President Trump did take steps to keep the virus out. When I learned about the gravity of it, was sometime just prior to closing the country to China. But there were holes in his travel bans. And it took […]

Silicon Valley’s Online Slave Market – full documentary – BBC News Arabic | BBC Africa Eye

In the Gulf, women, employed as domestic workers, are being sold online, via apps provided by Google and Apple. It’s been called an online slave market. BBC News Arabic goes undercover in Kuwait to expose this shocking and disturbing online trade. It’s an unregulated black market depriving women and children of their basic human rights, leaving them at […]

How the radio transmitter gave us the BBC I The Information Age Episode 3

In 1922 a radio transmitter powers up ready to make history. Nearby sits Arthur Burrows. And with the words… 2LO Marconi House London calling …Burrows announces the arrival of the BBC – the age of British broadcasting has truly begun. But wait a minute. How did this moment ever happen? To start a radio station, you need people […]

Owen Jones on Coronavirus & The Revolving Door Between Media and Politics

There is a revolving door between senior political broadcasting in this country, and the ruling Conservative government. Allegra Stratton who this weekend would become the spin doctor, for the conservative chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak. She’s currently, or was, the national editor of ITV, before that she was the political editor of Newsnight. In that role she […]

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