Roundtable

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

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EU-China: Sanctions stand-off

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FRANCE 2022 ELECTIONS: 1 year to go

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COVID-19 CRISIS: Will it weaken the EU?

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COVID VARIANTS: What’s the worst case scenario?

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NORTHERN IRELAND BREXIT BATTLE

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SYRIA: Can the EU make a difference?

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New world order: Is the UK still a global player?

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Tension in Europe: The EU’s Russia problem

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EUROPE: COVID 3rd wave inevitable?

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SENEGAL PROTESTS: Anti-French anger

UN Deputy Chief: ’There is no excuse’ on vaccines

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HARRY AND MEGHAN ROW: Does the UK media have a race problem?

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