Freedom and Journalism

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David Amanor presents a special edition of the Fifth Floor marking the end of the BBC's Freedom 2014 season.

São Paulo singer Monica Vasconcelos and her quartet perform Brazilian protest songs from the 1970s that rebelled against the military junta - Apesar de Voce, Carcara, and Rei Morto Rei Posto

Does the freedom to report come at a cost? BBC Language Service journalists Behzad Bolour, Priyath Liyanage and Kasim Kayira debate freedom and journalism in Iran, Sri Lanka and Africa's Great Lakes.

What have two African presidents got to say on the subject of freedom in the 21st Century? Resident President Kibarkingmad (sort of democratically elected) and His Excellency Haile Unlikely (in office for a number of decades) ponder what it feels like to be free.

Did you know that the first ever African-American newspaper to be published in the US was called the Freedom Journal? Kim Chakanetsa tells the story of this pioneering paper - that was printed well before the abolition of slavery.

Photo: Filipino protester in Manilla. Getty Images.

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