From Our Own Correspondent At 60 [world Service]

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From Our Own Correspondent At 60 - Correspondents On Special Despatches20150924

Correspondents read and discuss some memorable despatches from the last decades. Gabriel Gatehouse loves a piece that Kevin Connolly wrote about going shopping in Libya during the war of 2011. Emma Jane Kirby admires Charles Wheeler's despatch from Communist East Germany in 1963. And Caroline Wyatt's story about how people fared - or didn't - during the unusually cold winter in Siberia in 2001 resonates with Bridget Kendall.

(Photo: A woman walks past a wall with comic drawings of Col Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan leader from 1969 - 2011)

From Our Own Correspondent at 60 - Correspondents on Special Despatches20150924

Memorable reports on Libya during the war of 2011, Communist East Germany and Siberia

A celebration of 60 years of From Our Own Correspondent.

Correspondents read and discuss some memorable despatches from the last decades. Gabriel Gatehouse loves a piece that Kevin Connolly wrote about going shopping in Libya during the war of 2011. Emma Jane Kirby admires Charles Wheeler's despatch from Communist East Germany in 1963. And Caroline Wyatt's story about how people fared - or didn't - during the unusually cold winter in Siberia in 2001 resonates with Bridget Kendall.

(Photo: A woman walks past a wall with comic drawings of Col Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan leader from 1969 - 2011)

From Our Own Correspondent Through The Ages20150921

From Our Own Correspondent marks its 60th birthday with a trawl through the archives.

A celebration of 60 years of From Our Own Correspondent.

From Our Own Correspondent marks its 60th birthday with a special selection of despatches from the archives: in 1978, Michael Elkins, an American Jew in Jerusalem, finds Israeli service is not up to the standards he expects; in 1979, Clive Small in Washington gets a tip-off from the White House about the Iranian hostage crisis; Misha Glenny meets a hard-drinking Georgian in 1993; and Charles Wheeler feels the tensions in Cyprus in 1958.

Neil Bruce witnesses the end of colonialism in the then Belgian Congo in 1960; Robert Challis in Egypt in 1970 finds optimism for peace in the Middle East; Bob Kearsley finds China is opening up to Western visitors in 1975; Diana Goodman gets rare and sobering access to a Russian home for disabled children in 1996; and that same year Fergal Keane writes to his newborn son in his moving Letter to Daniel.

Presenter: Pascale Harter
Producer: Arlene Gregorius
Photo: US President Jimmy Carter signs the order blocking Iranian funds in US banks, on November 14, 1979 in Washingont DC, during the US-Iranian hostage crisis. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

From Our Own Correspondent marks its 60th birthday with a special selection of despatches from the archives: in 1978, Michael Elkins, an American Jew in Jerusalem, finds Israeli service is not up to the standards he expects; in 1979, Clive Small in Washington gets a tip-off from the White House about the Iranian hostage crisis; Misha Glenny meets a hard-drinking Georgian in 1993; and Charles Wheeler feels the tensions in Cyprus in 1958.

Neil Bruce witnesses the end of colonialism in the then Belgian Congo in 1960; Robert Challis in Egypt in 1970 finds optimism for peace in the Middle East; Bob Kearsley finds China is opening up to Western visitors in 1975; Diana Goodman gets rare and sobering access to a Russian home for disabled children in 1996; and that same year Fergal Keane writes to his newborn son in his moving Letter to Daniel.

Presenter: Pascale Harter

Producer: Arlene Gregorius

Photo: US President Jimmy Carter signs the order blocking Iranian funds in US banks, on November 14, 1979 in Washingont DC, during the US-Iranian hostage crisis. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

From Our Own Correspondent: The Debate20150922

Owen Bennett-Jones chairs a discussion on foreign reporting's past, present and future.

A celebration of 60 years of From Our Own Correspondent.

To mark 60 years of reporting on landmark international events by the iconic programme From Our Own Correspondent, Owen Bennett-Jones presents a discussion, recorded at London's Frontline Club, on how foreign reporting has evolved over the decades – and where it is heading today.

Joined by a panel of leading journalists and an audience that includes experienced reporters on foreign events, the programme recalls outstanding moments of foreign reporting, and considers how politics and broader economic and social changes – plus the demands of modern-day broadcasting – have all changed the way correspondents now bring often-complicated international stories to diverse audiences.

How have more specialised reporting, embedding journalists with different participants in conflicts and focusing on the experiences of the general public changed the way we understand the world? And how is the use of social media affecting reporting on foreign events?

Producer: Simon Coates

From Our Own Correspondent: The Debate20150922

To mark 60 years of reporting on landmark international events by the iconic programme From Our Own Correspondent, Owen Bennett-Jones presents a discussion, recorded at London's Frontline Club, on how foreign reporting has evolved over the decades – and where it is heading today.

Joined by a panel of leading journalists and an audience that includes experienced reporters on foreign events, the programme recalls outstanding moments of foreign reporting, and considers how politics and broader economic and social changes – plus the demands of modern-day broadcasting – have all changed the way correspondents now bring often-complicated international stories to diverse audiences.

How have more specialised reporting, embedding journalists with different participants in conflicts and focusing on the experiences of the general public changed the way we understand the world? And how is the use of social media affecting reporting on foreign events?

Producer: Simon Coates

War and Peace20150923

Dispatches from the frontlines and the home front, over fifty years.

A celebration of 60 years of From Our Own Correspondent.

Over sixty years, reports for From Our Own Correspondent have tried to go beyond the headlines, and the tactical advances, to tell the human stories of war. Pascale Harter introduces a compilation of dispatches from the front line and home front in the programme's archives. With contributions from Enugu 1967; Vietnam 1970; Iraq 1984; Taliban-ruled Kabul; Rwanda 1994; East Timor 1999; Syria 2012 and Uganda 2013.

(Photo: American combat helicopters fly over South Vietnam during Operation Pershing, 1967. Credit: Patrick Christain/Getty Images)

War And Peace20150923

Over sixty years, reports for From Our Own Correspondent have tried to go beyond the headlines, and the tactical advances, to tell the human stories of war. Pascale Harter introduces a compilation of dispatches from the front line and home front in the programme's archives. With contributions from Enugu 1967; Vietnam 1970; Iraq 1984; Taliban-ruled Kabul; Rwanda 1994; East Timor 1999; Syria 2012 and Uganda 2013.

(Photo: American combat helicopters fly over South Vietnam during Operation Pershing, 1967. Credit: Patrick Christain/Getty Images)