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On this week's show: A Pakistani forced into exile worries about his home and a documentary maker helps convict a dictator in Guatemala. Also, citizen journalists on the streets of Harlem, New York, and soul music striking a nerve in northern England and Japan.

Produced by Kate Laycock, Neil King, Nancy Isenson and Christoph Grove

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Pakistan still struggling with free speech

Pakistan has elected a new president, but the democratic vote was marred by violence and alleged fraud. In other areas, the country is also struggling to develop. We speak with Altaf Khan, the new head of DW's Urdu service, who talks of his experiences as a journalist in Pakistan.

Interview by Neil King and Kate Laycock

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Documentary film-maker helps Guatemala

Last week, a court in Guatemala sentenced former military dictator Efrain Rios Montt to 80 years in prison for genocide and crimes against humanity. One unlikely actor in the drama was US-born documentary maker, Pamela Yates, who has spent the last 30 years covering the Guatemalan military dictatorship.

Report by Melanie Sevcenko

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Keeping an eye on New York's police

New York is a city of financial success and terrible poverty. This discrepancy has compelled one activist to try to give a voice to the voiceless in Harlem. But, while chronicling alleged injustices by the police, Joseph 'Jazz' Hayden has fallen foul of the authorities himself.

Report by Shant Shahrigian

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A music genre goes global

How a music genre which developed among black American musicians found an unlikely fan-base in Britain's industrial north - and in Japan.

Report by Michelle Dignan

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