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  • Date 07.12.13 | 19:05 - 20:00 UTC
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On this week's show: We take a look back on the life of Nelson Mandela and find out why the Thai king's birthday brought protests to a pause. Also, earthquake survivors left out in the cold in Armenia and the impacts of 'revenge porn'.

Produced by: Neil King, Samantha Early, André Leslie, Nancy Isenson, Leah Klug and Karin Hennecke.


Farewell to a global icon

As the world says goodbye to Nelson Mandela, we meet three people whose encounters with the charismatic South African leader changed their lives – fellow freedom fighter Denis Goldberg, inventor Trevor Baylis and swimmer Natalie du Toit.

Report: Kevin Bailey

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Mandela the mediator

Nelson Mandela's ability to bring opponents together was one of his most famed attributes. Vasu Gounden worked alongside the former South African president during the Burundi peace process and witnessed Mandela the mediator in action.

Interview: Kate Laycock, Bonn

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Pause for a patriarch

Weeks of ongoing protests by government supporters and opponents in Thailand came to a pause for the 86th birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Journalist Ron Corben explains the role of the revered royals in a politically divided Thai society.

Interview: Neil King and Samantha Early

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Left in the cold, 25 years on

Survivors of a 1988 earthquake in Armenia are still living in temporary tin shacks and facing yet another harsh winter.

Report: MJ del Valle, Gyumri, Armenia

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Fighting 'revenge porn'

American woman Holly Jacobs never imagined the private images she shared with her ex-partner would end up on the internet for all to see. Now she helps thousands of other 'revenge porn' victims.

Interview: Neil King

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Playboy turns 60

The original 'playboy', Hugh Hefner, is celebrating 60 years since the first publication of the now world-famous magazine. He reflects on how Americans' attitudes to sexuality have changed over the years.

Report: Ashley Byrne

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A flamenco flash mob

Spaniards frustrated about their nation's financial woes have taken to a novel form of protest. They're flash-mobbing banks, showing their frustration through the art form of flamenco.

Report: Ashifa Kassam, Spain

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