7 July - 10 July 2014
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Monday 7 July 2014: Companies and Innovation
Peter Day talks with two authors, the business guru Lynda Gratton and the innovation expert Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg, about the benefits innovation can have for a company and for society, and how to best let ideas flourish and grow.
Tuesday 8 July 2014: Anthony Loyd, War Correspondent
More than sixty journalists have been killed in Syria's civil war. Across the world journalists have become targets as never before, murdered, kidnapped and, in the case of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt, locked up by the state for doing their jobs. HARDtalk speaks to Anthony Loyd, the award winning war correspondent of The Times newspaper, who was shot and seriously injured in Syria last month. Is the fear factor forcing journalists to retreat from the frontline?
Wednesday 9 July 2014: Spending and Saving #2 of 2
In the second part of Misers, Bling and the Money Thing Alvin Hall delves into the inspirations and fears that influence people’s differing attitudes towards money and spending.
Thursday 10 July 2014: Shaking Hands with the Enemy
In many parts of the world, charities are trying to deliver much-needed aid to desperate people living in areas controlled by militant groups. What do they do when counter-terrorism laws ban them from contact with those de facto authorities? Risk of prosecution has now created a climate of fear in many aid agencies – and the UN wants counter-terrorism policies redrawn to ensure lives can be saved without charity workers risking jail. Tim Whewell reports from Gaza – and talks to aid workers operating in Syria, Somalia and other places – on the practical and moral dilemmas involved.