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Last Updated: Friday, 28 October 2005, 15:28 GMT 16:28 UK
From the Editor
The "Global Conversation" is a difficult concept to explain. World Have Your Say will aim to bring it a step closer every night on the radio between 1800-1900 GMT and 24 hours a day via this website.

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World Have Your Say is a news programme first and foremost but it's the listeners who dictate the agenda.

Our aim- and we know we won't always get this right- is to tap into what people are talking about and find out what's really making YOUR news, not just ours.

  • We'll bring people from all walks of life -and from all over the world- together to hear their views.
  • We'll make the "newsgathering" process as open as possible, by letting the audience see our running orders, and influence them
  • We'll invite access through every way we can imagine from VoIP to text from phone to e-mail.
  • We'll bring you stories you won't hear elsewhere
  • We'll bring you people who'll challenge your opinions or maybe even give you an opinion

We have a vibrant and dynamic team of journalists from different backgrounds (and different parts of the world) and presenters who have brilliant qualities; one of which is knowing when to shut up.

You will shape the programme by telling us what works and what doesn't and what you'd like to hear more or less of, but the most important thing is that you WILL tell us!

Mark Sandell, editor, World Have Your Say

Listen live on the BBC World Service and online at 1800 GMT Monday to Friday

Call: +44 20 70 83 72 72
from 1500 GMT Monday to Friday
Email: worldhaveyoursay@bbc.co.uk
SMS: +44 77 86 20 60 80


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