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Eurovision, Europe's premier pop-music song contest, bans songs that have political lyrics. Yet the 54-year-old competition has played a role in more than one country's political drama. Anchor Marco Werman explains.

Arts, Culture & Media

Protest songs

Artists often play a part in the struggle against barriers. The World's Gerry Hadden has been looking into songs that symbolized the struggle against the divided Germany. He didn't find many. But the few he found mostly came from the former East Germany.

Politics

Churches attacked in Malaysia

Jeb Sharp speaks with the BBC's Jennifer Pak about a spate of attacks on Christian churches in Malaysia. They follow a controversy over the use of the word ?Allah? by some Malaysians when referring to the God of Christianity.

Conflict & Justice

Russia's media and terrorism

Russia's state-run TV did not initially tell viewers about Monday's bombings but news consumers did find ample live coverage of the attacks on the Web. Moscow based journalist Masha Gessen says Russians don't expect much from TV news.