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The Newsmakers is TRT World’s flagship current affairs programme, featuring in-depth reports and interviews with the drivers of the biggest stories of the week. Hosted by award-winning journalist Imran Garda, we go to the heart of every issue, offering unfiltered debates, context and commentary that disrupt conventional perspectives on international affairs. We generate discussion, drive the news agenda and demand accountability from people in power. The Newsmakers is an honest and relevant take on the events that impact people around the world, and challenges the status quo.

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The Newsmakers is TRT World’s flagship current affairs programme, featuring in-depth reports and interviews with the drivers of the biggest stories of the week. Hosted by award-winning journalist Imran Garda, we go to the heart of every issue, offering unfiltered debates, context and commentary that disrupt conventional perspectives on international affairs. We generate discussion, drive the news agenda and demand accountability from people in power. The Newsmakers is an honest and relevant take on the events that impact people around the world, and challenges the status quo.

    Would New Terror Law Make Britain Safer

    Would New Terror Law Make Britain Safer

    After two attacks in two months, both by men convicted on terror charges, Britain wants to introduce a new law ending the early release of extremists. Critics claim the proposed bill may not even be legal, and even if it passes through parliament, will it make the country any safer?

    Guests:

    Ajmal Masroor
    Member of the Muslim Council of Britain

    Charles Shoebridge
    Security Analyst and Former UK Counter Terrorism Officer

    Ben Harris-Quinney
    Chairman of Conservative Think Tank, The Bow Group

    Kartik Raj
    Counterterrorism Researcher at Human Rights Watch

    • 26 min
    Defending Donald Trump In Conversation With Alan Dershowitz

    Defending Donald Trump In Conversation With Alan Dershowitz

    The Newsmakers sits down with Alan Dershowitz, once a harsh critic of Donald Trump, but who is now defending the president against impeachment. Imran Garda speaks with Dershowitz about what was wrong with the Democrat’s strategy, why he doesn’t think abuse of power is an impeachable offense, and why he’s defending Trump for free.

    • 19 min
    Is Saudi Crown Prince MBS Behind Bezos Phone Hack

    Is Saudi Crown Prince MBS Behind Bezos Phone Hack

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is back in the spotlight, but this time its allegations of cybercrime. There are reports that MBS hacked into Washington Post owner and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ phone with spyware sent through WhatsApp. So, just how serious is the breach? And if the crown prince is linked to the hacking, will that be a step too far for Washington?

    Guests:

    Mohamed al Qubaiban
    Retired RSAF Major General and Gulf Affairs Expert

    Charles Dunne
    Non-resident Scholar at the Middle East Institute

    Ben Freeman
    Director of the Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative

    • 26 min
    Myanmar On Trial Will The Government Enforce The ICJ's Ruling

    Myanmar On Trial Will The Government Enforce The ICJ's Ruling

    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Myanmar’s government must protect the Rohingya Muslim minority from acts of genocide. That was despite a robust defence from de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Once a human rights champion, the Nobel Peace Prize winner has seen her international reputation crumble, after she defended the very military that had locked her away for 15 years. Suu Kyi and her government reject the ruling, and condemn human rights groups for painting a distorted picture.

    Guests:

    Maung Zarni
    Co-ordinator of Free Rohingya Coalition

    Nyo Ohn Myint
    Former Member of Myanmar's National League for Democracy

    • 26 min
    Indias Rape Crisis

    Indias Rape Crisis

    Every year tens of thousands of Indian women become victim to some form of sexual violence and most will never see justice. The debate on how to tackle India's rape crisis has been raging in parliament. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been accused of only condemning rape when it generates international headlines, and even then many say his criticism hasn't been strong enough. So what can be done to combat India's rape crisis?

    Guests:

    Shaina NC
    National Executive Member of the Ruling BJP

    Deepa Narayan
    Author of 'Chup: Breaking the Silence About India's Women'

    Shruti Kapoor

    • 25 min
    Is Australia’s Govt To Blame For Bush Fire Fiasco

    Is Australia’s Govt To Blame For Bush Fire Fiasco

    Australia's fires are so large they're generating their own weather systems. Since September, an area the size of Austria has burned, with smoke forming a plume half the size of Europe. More than two dozen people have died and half a billion animals killed. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has come under criticism for his handling of the disaster, and for not taking the climate crisis seriously enough. He admits a link between reducing emissions and protecting the environment, but is he taking the climate crisis seriously?

    #Bushfires #AustraliaFires #ScottMorrison

    Guests
    Jonathon Kendall
    Bush Fire Evacuee

    Mark Howden
    Climate Scientist

    Tony Kevin
    Former Australian Diplomat

    Graham Young
    Executive Director at the Australian Institute for Progress

    Watch the full show: https://youtu.be/hZrSInVitEE

    • 26 min

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