BBC Newshour

BBC's most experienced correspondents bring you compelling interviews on every subject. From devastating natural disasters to inspiring triumphs of the human spirit, BBC Newshour has the world covered.

Recent Episodes

Turkey Shells Kurds in Northern Syria

Syria condemns Turkey intervention; the first person to spot gravitational waves; BAFTAS 2016.

(Photo: Kurdish people protest on the Syrian-Turkish border against Turkey's operations. Credit: Reuters)

Scalia's Death Sparks Political Fight for Successor

The conservative US Supreme Court judge Antonin Scalia has died at the age of 79; EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini on Syria agreement; What's the best way to run a health service?

(Photo: Antonin Scalia. Credit: AP)

Pope Francis in Mexico

Pope attacks drug trade and corruption in Mexico; thousands protest in Burundi against Rwandan "aggression" ; Hieronymus Bosch's surviving paintings.

(Photo: Pope Francis dons a Mexican charro style sombrero that was given to him by a person in the crowd in Mexico. Credit: AP)

Syria talks in Munich

The United States tells Russia to stop bombing civilians in Syria for the sake of peace; Thousands of troops are deployed in Brazil to warn the population about the dangers of the Zika virus: Migrants in Finland cancel asylum bids and return home voluntarily.

(Photo: children looking out of a bombed out building; Credit:Associated Press)

"Cessation of Hostilities" in Syria

Agreement, with caveats, at the Syria talks in Munich; Reporting inside Ethiopia ; Rwanda plans to "relocate" Burundian refugees to other countries.

(Photo: Delegates at the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, Germany. Credit: Reuters/Michael Dalder)

Getting the World Online

Billions of the world's poorest people have no access to the internet. Connectivity is growing fast in many parts of the globe, but not everywhere. In large parts of Africa and South Asia, for example, the barriers to joining the information age are simply too great. So why has the Indian government just banned Facebook and others from operating free-access platforms to provide internet access? And why do some of the most influential advocates of a free-for-all internet support the Indian ban? In this week's Newshour Extra, Owen Bennett Jones and his guests discuss why it matters that the world's poorest are able to use the internet, and ask what can be done to achieve universal access for all?