5th February 2003
Two international students from the University of Lincoln will get the chance to quiz politicians on the Iraq crisis live on television this Sunday.
Wafaa Sadek (45) and Khadija Rashid (25) will be in the audience for the Jonathan Dimbleby programme on ITV1 on Sunday (9th February).
The two students, who are both studying for a Masters degree in International Relations at the university, will make up part of a 70-strong audience who will put questions to a panel of politicians and experts.
“We have to prepare some questions on the Iraq crisis and then we hope to be able to put our questions live on air,” said Wafaa, who is from Syria, while Khadija is from Pakistan.
The Jonathan Dimbleby programme is ITV's most popular political programme and combines interviews with audience discussion and debate. 
This weekend (Sunday 1pm ITV1) the programme will ask whether Saddam Hussein’s imminent declaration on weapons of mass destruction will avert or hasten war with Iraq.
It will also examine the success or otherwise of the weapons inspections currently taking place in Iraq and ask whether the international community should be looking to topple the Iraqi leader.
Wafaa Sadek comnpleted an honours degree in International Relations and Media Production at the University of Lincoln to help her to achieve her ambition to become a documentary film-maker in Syria.
For her Masters thesis she hopes to return to her homeland to interview Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and other leading political figures in the country.

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