The Fifth Floor

The Fifth Floor

Original insights, playful perspectives and surprising stories from the World Service's 27 language sections - every week with David Amanor. New episodes ready to download from 1500GMT on Fridays. Also includes our history programme Witness.

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  • TFF:18 Apr 14: Pandas and other diplomatic gifts

    Fri, 18 Apr 14

    50 mins

    24 days remaining

    China's pandas, Putin's crocodile and Mugabe's ark - how countries use animals as diplomatic gifts

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  • India at the Polls

    Fri, 11 Apr 14

    50 mins

    17 days remaining

    It's the biggest democratic exercise in history but what does it take to be a candidate in India's 2014 elections? Rwanda: 20 years after the genocide - a BBC Africa journalist remembers hiding out with thousands of others in a school in Kigali, and three Ukrainian journalists attempt to pick one song that defines their country.

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  • Freedom and Journalism

    Tue, 1 Apr 14

    51 mins

    8 days remaining

    The freedom to report: stories from Iran, Brazil, Sri Lanka and Dr Congo.

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  • 28 Mar 14: Reporting the Pistorius trial

    Fri, 28 Mar 14

    50 mins

    3 days remaining

    Court reporting the Oscar Pistorius trial; and the man who's stood in every election in India since 1957 and lost

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