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Today: Wednesday 17th August

The government has announced the latest areas to become business enterprise zones. Four year jail sentences for two men who tried to incite a riot have been defended by prosecutors, but criticised by law reform groups. Also on today's programme, why you are more likely to spot a jellyfish around the waters of Britain this summer.

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Business news with Dominic Laurie, on why a strong currency is causing problems for the Swiss, and an end to free banking. Download the podcast

Indigenous people from the Torres Strait islands in northern Australia have told the government they are in danger of becoming the world's first "climate change refugees", due to the effects of rising sea levels in the region. Phil Mercer reports.

Files produced by lawyers who worked for the News of the World have apparently contradicted the version of the phone hacking scandal given to parliament by Rupert and James Murdoch. Business editor Robert Peston examines how the Culture Media and Sport Select Committee will now challenge the company's account of what happened, and what its senior executives and editors knew.

The government is set to announce the final locations of 21 new enterprise zones, created across England as part of a key growth strategy. Business correspondent Emma Simpson reports from one area on the list, the Black Country in the West Midlands, on whether the idea which was trialled in the 1980s will be able to rebalance the economy.

People visiting the seaside may have noticed an increase in the number of jellyfish in British waters this summer. Dr Peter Richardson of the Marine Conservation Society explains the rise in numbers.

Business news with Dominic Laurie.

Efforts to help Somalis hit by famine in the Horn of Africa have been painfully slow, as thousands of people continue to arrive at the huge Dadaab refugee camp, which now holds more than 400,000 people. Mike Wooldridge reports on the work being done to rebuild their lives.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

India's home affairs minister has denied the government is stifling democratic protest after police arrested 1,300 people to halt a hunger strike lead by the anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare. Delhi correspondent Sanjoy Majumder reports on Hazare's incarceration. And Aravind Adiga, writer and journalist, considers the culture of corruption in the country.

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Forty years ago, Professor Philip Zimbardo set up the famous prison experiment at Stanford University to discover the psychological effects of getting students to play the roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison building. The BBC's Alastair Leithead looks back at what is often seen as a striking example of the human capacity for evil under the right conditions.

Thought for the day with Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Glasgow.

A letter sent to News of the World executives by Clive Goodwin, former royal editor who was jailed for phone hacking, has been released to the public and suggests that phone hacking was widely discussed at the paper. Steve Hewlett of Radio 4's Media Show and the BBC's legal affairs correspondent Clive Coleman discuss the potential consequences for Rupert and James Murdoch.

The prime minister and the chancellor have announced the final 21 areas designated to become enterprise zones, which are set to receive tax breaks and business incentives in a bid to boost growth and jobs in England. Chief economic correspondent Hugh Pym assesses the aims of the scheme. assesses the aims of the scheme. And Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles outlines his hopes for its success.

The great modern tradition of gap years appears to have fallen victim to the rise in university tuition fees, as students forego time out to avoid the extra cost. Sam Cox, managing director of Real Gap, a company that offers organised travel for gappers, and Matt Lacey, a comedian who gained recognition for his spoof gap year video, discuss the demise of the gap year.

A new drive to restore wildflower meadows is being launched by researchers from Millennium Seed Bank at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Daniel Boettcher reports.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

There has been little movement from the international community to step up pressure on Syria's president, despite the fact that his regime is conducting a campaign of repression against its people. Haytham al-Maleh, a lawyer and human rights activist who has spent time in jail in Syria, examines what needs to be done.

A senior police officer in Cheshire has backed the sentences handed down to two local men who admitted using Facebook to try to incite riots. Assistant Chief Constable of Cheshire, Philip Thompson, said the sentences would give a "very clear signal" that anyone who incited riots would face "a significant risk to their liberty". And Paul Mendelle QC, the former chair of the Criminal Bar Association, explains his belief that stiff sentences do not work as a deterrent.

Business news with Dominic Laurie.

Did the riots reveal how deeply divided some areas in our cities have become? Tim Butcher, professor of geography at Kings College in London who has written about gentrification in the capital, and former fashion designer Wayne Hemingway, who chairs Building for Life, a forum for the discussion of buildings and neighbourhoods, debate the transformation of inner city areas.

A letter published yesterday suggests that senior executives at the News of the World knew about phone hacking at the paper and even discussed it. James Forsyth, political editor of the Spectator, and Ian Katz, deputy editor of the Guardian, discuss the latest twists in the scandal.



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