The Fifth Floor

The Fifth Floor

A fresh look at the stories of the week with journalists from our 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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Recent episodes (5)

  • The search for hidden graves in Burundi

    Fri, 30 Jan 15

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    Reporting from the Frontline: On the search for hidden graves in Burundi; remembering the AMIA bombing; chinese wordplay, the destruction of Donetsk airport and teaching a violin to speak Arabic.

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  • President to prisoner: Reporting Mubarak

    Fri, 23 Jan 15

    Duration:
    51 mins

    Available:
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    A trip to a Nairobi playground; mango flavoured diplomacy; punch ups in parliaments; Tanzanian witchdoctors and a Colombian literary festival.

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  • Preventing an execution in Pakistan

    Fri, 16 Jan 15

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
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    the challenges faced by whistleblowers; a Chinese clampdown on cleavage; tales of Kashmiri conflict widows and remembering Cape Verde's 'Barefoot Diva'

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  • The Challenges for Cartoonists of the Middle East

    Fri, 9 Jan 15

    Duration:
    50 mins

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    Peeling back the story of the onion; an audience with the 8th most famous Tanzanian; reporting from the Siege of Mount Sinjar; finding a song to define Rwanda.

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  • Rhyme, Rhythm and Rumba

    Fri, 2 Jan 15

    Duration:
    50 mins

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    Revisiting 2014 through song: favourite musical features from the World Service's 27 language sections. Can you pick a song to define your country? We put our Ukrainian, Cuban and Tanzanian journalists to the test. Plus, how to sing the Ethiopian blues, the Sindhi street musician who made Karachi stop and listen for a moment, and a lesson in beatboxing Saudi-style. There's also music and dissent - how Fela Kuti changed the way Nigerians see themselves, and the moment when musical instruments were shown on live Iranian state TV for the first time in 30 years.

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