Interview Lady Hale, first female president of the Supreme Court
Europe Macron is still airborne
Global health When hospitals become debtors' prisons
Limits of free speech in the Middle East are closing in
IntroductionIn Turkey, as part of a purge following last year’s failed coup plot, some 150 media outlets have been shut down and around 160 journalists are in jail. In Egypt, dozens of independent websites where free-thinking people got their news are blocked. In the UAE, it is a crime punishable by imprisonment to express sympathy with the state of Qatar, which is being boycotted by four other Arab states on the grounds that it is a supporter of ‘terrorism’.
The beginning of Brexit
IntroductionWith the start of Brexit negotiations following hard on the heels of Emmanuel Macron’s huge election victory in France, the European Union is entering a period when it could be radically reshaped. Macron is offering hope that the bloc can find a new direction, but several countries, especially in Central Europe, are far from wedded to his vision of ever closer integration.
Have the people really spoken?
IntroductionThe words ‘The people have spoken’ are often used in Britain to justify the government’s plans to quit the European Union. But is there another way to interpret the votes in the referendum in June last year?
The World Today Video and Audio
The World Today: Andreas Dracopoulos, Co-President, Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)
The three lives of Ukraine's Nadiya Savchenko
Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian helicopter pilot who became a national heroine while imprisoned in Russia for 708 days, talks to The World Today about her ambition to use her fame to transform politics in her homeland
The World Today speaks to Svetlana Alexievich
The World Today speaks to Svetlana Alexievich, a Belarusian investigative journalist and writer who was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature about Ukraine, Russia, and investigative writing.