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The BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2007.

The Documentary Podcast: Archive 2007 BBC

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The BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2007.

    Debt Threat

    Debt Threat

    The first programme will show how rapidly the shock wave of the credit crunch is spreading and why it is now moving far beyond the sub-prime homeowners where it began.

    • 22 min
    Assignment - Blackwater

    Assignment - Blackwater

    There are now as many private security contractors in Iraq as there are US soldiers. To whom are they accountable when things go wrong? Steve Evans reports on the most controversial contractor, Blackwater, which has been criticised by the Iraqi government, American politicians and its own employees.

    • 22 min
    Quest for a Cure

    Quest for a Cure

    Peter Day reports on whether the US Food and Drug Administration will licence the HIV/AIDS drug Maraviroc.

    • 23 min
    Global Account - Part 4

    Global Account - Part 4

    Allan Urry investigates links between the Pentagon, politicians and weapons manufacturers.

    • 22 min
    Assignment - Inside Uzbekistan

    Assignment - Inside Uzbekistan

    Since the Uzbek government put down an uprising in Andijan in 2005, the country has become more and more isolated from the west. But ahead of the country’s first Presidential election since 2000, our Central Asia correspondent Natalia Antelava made a secret trip across the state, recording her impressions.

    • 22 min
    Press for Freedom - part three

    Press for Freedom - part three

    Building democracy: What is the role of radio in building democracy? In Papua, a new radio station is being installed as part of Indonesia's 68H network. 68H has introduced electricity by building a dam to power the station in the village. How did 68H get around censorship under Suharto? And why is radio such a key player in building civil society?

    • 23 min

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