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Reporting Rebellion

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 08 November 2013

BBC Africa's Maud Jullien and Ignatius Bahizi have been stationed on opposite sides of the Congolese-Ugandan border, busy reporting the demise of the rebel group M23. They share experiences and anxieties of watching the battle unfold and surviving on pure adrenalin.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Kamala Khan - the latest female, muslim superhero to be unleashed by Marvel Comics. Journalists from Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and Pakistan combine their own magical powers to conjure up a custom made superhero from their own countries.

Argentina's Blacklist
Secret files relating to Argentina's 'Dirty War' were discovered this week gathering dust in an air force building in Buenos Aires. Among the 1,500 documents is a blacklist, almost exclusively made up of well-known artists, singers and writers. BBC Mundo's Valeria Perasso and Natalio Cosoy remember their favourite performers targeted by the junta.

Judiciary in Overdrive
Bangladesh's judiciary has been in overdrive this year, with everything from war crimes trials to soldiers on trial for their role in a mutiny. How does BBC Bengali keep up with the overwhelming number of stories from the law courts? Editor Sabir Mustafa gives a run-down of some of the most prominent and heated cases.

Online Greatest Hits
Fifi Haroon gives the lowdown on the big-hitting stories across the World Service language sites, including Siberian cats and mass weddings in Bishkek.

Russian Service Reunion
Sevaborot was the first live, unscripted programme on Russian radio and it broke new ground in the country when it launched in 1987. The three main presenters - Seva Novgorodsev, Leo Feigin and Leonid Finkelstein, now in their 70s and 80s, are reunited on air and recall an era of broadcasting that involved red wine in the studio.

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