10 - 13 February 2014
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Monday 10 February 2014: Cyber Town Malvern
The historic spa town of Malvern in Worcestershire is rapidly becoming the centre of a hub of small companies specialising in a very 21st century occupation: defending people from Internet crime. Unlikely as it sounds, Malvern has been a centre of science expertise for decades. Now it's a place where innovation thrives outside big corporate labs. Peter Day finds out why.
Tuesday 11 February 2014: Saving the Oceans - Part 1 of 4
In the first of a new four-part series from the BBC World Service, Saving the Oceans looks at the impact of climate change, overfishing and pollution and examines the scientific solutions to some of those issues. Presented by Joel Werner from the Australian broadcaster ABC Radio National, the series focuses on the improvements both for marine life and the people who depend on oceans for their livelihoods. In the first programme Joel visits Kiribati – an isolated Pacific island group threatened by rising sea levels and changing weather patterns.
Wednesday 12 February 2014: Turkey's Hidden Truths
The coverage of protests last summer in Istanbul, sparked by plans to build over a park, also drew the ire of the Prime Minister and other members of the government. Following her reporting of these protests, the BBC’s Selin Girit, was the target of a hate campaign on Twitter – begun by a senior Turkish politician. She received threats of rape and murder. In this programme, Selin returns to Turkey to investigate why journalists so often find themselves under attack from the authorities.
Thursday 13 February 2014: The Right to Die for Children
In Belgium, voluntary euthanasia for adults has been legal since 2002. Now legislators are considering extending the right to die to children who are terminally ill. Supporters believe this would be a logical extension of the law. Opponents say it is insanity.