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Paying for hostages

To pay or not to pay? Should governments save kidnap victims by paying ransoms? Or does it just encourage terror groups to take more captives? Scores of kidnapped girls were suddenly released last week by Nigerian militants Boko Haram. Nigeria's government denied a ransom was paid for their freedom. But why the concerns about ransoms? Isn't it a price worth paying to save lives? Or does it just prove to militants their methods work? Roundtable is a discussion programme with an edge. Broadcast out of London and presented by David Foster, it's about bringing people to the table, listening to every opinion, and analysing every point of view. From fierce debate to reflective thinking, Roundtable discussions offer a different perspective on the issues that matter to you. Watch it every weekday at 15:30 GMT on TRT World.

Does negotiating with terrorists work?

Does negotiating with terrorists work?

Paying for hostages

Paying for hostages

Nigeria Kidnapping: Boko Haram releases 101 Dapchi schoolgirls

Nigeria Kidnapping: Boko Haram releases 101 Dapchi schoolgirls

Suspected Boko Haram fighters released after years of detention

Suspected Boko Haram fighters released after years of detention

Ukraine: Russia shells more than 40 towns in Donbass offensive

Ukraine: Russia shells more than 40 towns in Donbass offensive

Yemen's hunger crisis is about to get worse

Yemen's hunger crisis is about to get worse

Imran Khan gives the government six days to announce a new election

Imran Khan gives the government six days to announce a new election

11 newborn babies killed in hospital fire Tivaoaune city

11 newborn babies killed in hospital fire Tivaoaune city

Zimbabwe rallies African nations to push for legal ivory trade

Zimbabwe rallies African nations to push for legal ivory trade

Tough task ahead for Lebanon's independent MPs

Tough task ahead for Lebanon's independent MPs

Texas massacre highlights US gun divide

Texas massacre highlights US gun divide

UN warns over 1M children in Afghanistan will likely face severe malnutrition

UN warns over 1M children in Afghanistan will likely face severe malnutrition

Zelenskyy rebukes calls for Kiev to cede territory to Moscow

Zelenskyy rebukes calls for Kiev to cede territory to Moscow

British PM Johnson defiant despite 'Partygate' report

British PM Johnson defiant despite 'Partygate' report

North Korea fires three ballistic missiles in latest test

North Korea fires three ballistic missiles in latest test

Day symbolises unity and solidarity amongst African nations

Day symbolises unity and solidarity amongst African nations

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