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Meet The Presenters
Have Your Say is regularly presented by Bridget Kendall and Lyse Doucet.

It is broadcast live from BBC Television Centre in London, and you can join the debate every Sunday at 1400GMT on BBC World TV, BBC World Service Radio and the BBC News Website.

Guests on the programme have included Tony Blair, Vladimir Putin, Kofi Annan, Nelson Mandela and King Abdullah of Jordan.


Read more about the presenters:

Bridget Kendall

Bridget Kendall is currently BBC diplomatic correspondent. She is London-based and covers top foreign stories for radio and television news, reporting on foreign policy issues and their impact on Britain.

Bridget spent a decade as a foreign correspondent, first in Moscow (1989-94) and then in Washington (1994-98). She was in Moscow to witness the power struggles in the Soviet Communist party as Mikhail Gorbachev tried to introduce reforms. She sent eye-witness reports of the dramatic coup in August 1991 and later covered Boris Yeltsin's rise to power.

Her reports of events in the former Soviet Union won Bridget the coveted James Cameron Award for distinguished Journalism in 1992, the first woman to win the award. She was made an MBE in the 1994 New Year's Honours list.

Bridget joined the BBC in 1983 as a radio production trainee for BBC World Service. She worked as a producer and then editor and presenter for the current affairs programmes 24 Hours, File on Four and Newshour, before moving to Moscow in 1989.

Lyse Doucet

Before joining BBC World's team of presenters in London, Lyse Doucet spent five years in the Middle East, living first in Jordan where she covered the historic negotiations which led to the Israeli Jordanian peace agreement.

She then moved to Israel at a critical stage in the region's history, providing reports and presenting live coverage of events including the aftermath of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, the first national Palestinian elections, a spate of suicide bombings, and the first difficult years of the Oslo peace accord.

Lyse Doucet also spent nearly five years in West and South Asia, starting in Kabul in 1988-1989 to cover the withdrawal of Russian troops from Afghanistan. She was the BBC's correspondent in Pakistan for three years, reporting on its political developments as the country emerged from a long period of military rule.

Lyse Doucet began her BBC career in Africa where she spent four years covering events in West and North Africa including a spate of military coups, and recurrent drought and famine in the Sahel.

She was born in eastern Canada, in Bathurst, New Brunswick, and has a Master's Degree in International Relations from the University of Toronto and a BA Honours Degree from Queen's University at Kingston




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