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BBC Reith Lectures 2004 -Climate of Fear


This year's Reith lecturer is Nobel Prize-winning poet and playwright, Wole Soyinka, who was imprisoned in Nigeria for his opposition to dictatorship.
Lecture 1: The Changing Mask of Fear
Lecture 2: Power and Freedom
Lecture 3: Rhetoric that Binds and Blinds
Lecture 4: A Quest for Dignity
Lecture 5: I am Right; You are Dead

The Reith Lectures were inaugurated in 1948 by the BBC to mark the historic contribution made to public service broadcasting by Sir John (later Lord) Reith, the corporation's first director-general.

Lecture audio(MP3) and transcripts (PDF)
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