On June 10, BBC launched it’s Power of Asia “season” which is one solid month of coverage on current economy, business, politics, society, and environment issues in Asia. The breakdown is better described in a TV Tonight article and even if you missed something, you can always catch up at BBC’s Power of Asia page.
My exposure to BBC tends to be limited to listening to their Documentary Archive podcasts, which have taken me on many investigative journeys that I would never have initiated on my own. Through Documentary Archive, I have also been catching up withe some of the Power of Asia specials, but throughout the years, I have also enjoyed “mini-series” of podcasts dealing with current Asian issues.
(I thought BBC had a page for each podcast but they seem to have re-designed and the following links lead to MP3 files.)
What Can I Say?–how are journalists, traditional or new media, restricted in South Asian countries?
Indonesia, 16 February 2011
Cambodia, 23 February 2011
Thailand, 2 March 2011
Singapore, 9 March 2011
Palliative Care in India
3 February 2011
Japan: A Friend in Need–“rent-a-friend” service in Japan, why is it necessary?
28 January 2011
India’s Microcredit Meltdown
27 January 2011
Digging deep into the archives, 2010 and earlier:
Afghanistan’s Dancing Boys–really sad story of the sexual exploitation of young boys in Afghanistan
8 September 2010
Korea’s Lost Children–the impact of foreign adoption of Korean children on the adoptees
6 August 2010
Aung San Suu Kyi: Freedom From Fear
18 June 2010
India’s Maoist Insurgency
10 June 2010
Netrimony: Online Dating in India
10 March 2010
China’s Saving Habit
3 September 2009
Selling Cheese to the Chinese
14 August 2009
31 June 2009