June 17, 2009
Posted: 1821 GMT
Iran is once again at the top of the show today. Rallies for and against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad continue on the streets of Tehran and the story that has divided the country continues to have worldwide ripple effects.
We will go live to Tehran for the latest on the demonstrations, as well as the restrictions the Iranian government is placing on our reporters in the Iranian capital.
Because the online element angle of the story is still so important, we will be crosing over to our newly established "Iran Desk" for the latest on how information is seeping out of Iran on social networking and video-sharing websites.
Also today, we're looking at some very worrying economic indicators coming out of the United Kingdom. Any hope of a quick recovery is fading fast because jobless figures continue to show that the world economy is hemmorrhaging jobs at a rapid pace.
The situation has gotten so bad that airline British Airways is asking some of its employees to work for free for a month, to try to help the company bounce back from some disastrous results.
BA's CEO Willie Walsh says he'll work for nothing in July. Now forgive me if that makes me smile. Willie Walsh earns $1 million a year plus bonus. If he wanted his sacrifice to equal that of an employee living paycheck to paycheck, it's not a month he'd have to forfeit, but an entire year's salary.
So we're asking you to take part in our daily poll: would you work for free if it could help save your job? We'll read out results and comments on the show.
Must run to get ready for the top of the hour.
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