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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.

    Syria A War Without End

    Syria A War Without End

    Over the past decade, the world witnessed peaceful, local protests against police brutality morph into one of the century's most brutal civil wars. Since 2011, bullets and bombs have terrorised the Syrian people. But the man many blame for that descent into chaos, is still in control. Bashar al Assad has ruled Syria for over twenty years and he's made it clear he has no plans to step down. While it's hoped the worst of the war is now behind us, Syria desperately needs to rebuild and forge a path forward. But with Assad still in power, is that even possible?


    Guests:

    Yaser Tabbara
    Senior Fellow at the Omran Center for Strategic Studies

    Joshua Landis
    Director of the Center for Middle East Studies

    Onur Erim
    Political Analyst and Author

    • 26 min
    'Hotel Rwanda' Hero's Daughter Talks To The Newsmakers

    'Hotel Rwanda' Hero's Daughter Talks To The Newsmakers

    Paul Rusesabagina inspired the Oscar-nominated film Hotel Rwanda, but now the man many see as a hero is facing a series of charges including financing terrorism and murder. Are the charges against him justified, or is he being targeted for his criticism of President Paul Kagame?

    Guests:

    Carine Kanimba
    Daughter of Paul Rusesabagina

    Philip Clark
    International Politics Professor at SOAS University

    Gatete Nyiringabo Ruhumuliza
    Lawyer and Political Analyst

    • 30 min
    Farmers V The BJP

    Farmers V The BJP

    Farmers in India have been protesting for months over controversial farming reforms. The ruling BJP is adamant the new laws are essential to grow India's economy, but the farmers feel they’re being cheated. Neither side is willing to back down, but eventually one will have to. Will it be the government, or the farmers?

    Guests:

    Gopal Krishna Agarwal
    BJP National Spokesperson

    Ashok Swain
    Professor of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University

    Amandeep Sandhu
    Journalist and Writer

    • 26 min
    Has Myanmar's Experiment With Democracy Come To An End

    Has Myanmar's Experiment With Democracy Come To An End

    Aung San Suu Kyi's once-held reputation as a leader for peace was severely tarnished after she defended Myanmar's military against genocide charges at The Hague. No longer considered 'Asia's Nelson Mandela' she lost the support of the international community, but all the while gaining popularity at home. That seemed to anger military leaders who, disputing her party's landslide election victory in November, orchestrated a military coup on Monday that stripped Suu Kyi and the National League for democracy of their powers. Although the once ubiquitous red and yellow NLD flags have disappeared from sight, a quiet civil disobedience movement is growing among her supporters. But can it end the military’s takeover?

    Guests:

    Bo Kyaw Nyein
    Former Student Activist and Political Prisoner

    Win Naing
    Chairman of Myanmar’s National League for Democracy in the UK

    Phil Robertson
    Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division

    • 25 min
    Turmoil In Tunisia

    Turmoil In Tunisia

    Tunisia was hailed as one of the few successes of the Arab Spring, but a decade on thousands are once again on the streets demanding change. Protesters are furious about the country’s ailing economy, corruption and police repression. The prime minister has promised reform, but can he turn his nation’s fortunes around and restore the people’s faith in government?


    Guests:

    Radwan Masmoudi
    Member of Tunisia's Ennahda Party

    Nawres Douzi
    Protester and Human Rights Activist

    Ghaya Ben Mbarek
    Tunisian Journalist

    • 26 min
    The Biden Era

    The Biden Era

    Joe Biden wasted no time in reversing several of his predecessor's policies, but many challenges remain. The coronavirus is still rampant, the economy is struggling and the country is more divided than it’s been for decades. Can the newly inaugurated president bring the country back together?

    Guests

    Nate Lerner
    Democratic Strategist and Founder of Build the Wave

    Adi Sathi
    Chief of Staff at the Young Republicans National Federation

    Robert Gutsche Jr
    US Politics Expert and Media Lecturer at Lancaster University

    • 26 min

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