The Newsmakers-logo

The Newsmakers

2 Favorites

More Information

Location:

United States

Twitter:

@trtworld

Language:

English


Episodes

Off Script: Stanislav Petrov

9/22/2017
More
We go off script, remembering the passing of Stanislav Petrov. The Russian saved the world from nuclear annilahtion. Did Russia cover up his death for fourth months, because they were embarrassed by his act of courage?

Duration: 00:01:08


Is The UNSC Fit For Purpose?

9/22/2017
More
Germany, India, Brazil and Japan are demanding that the UN Security Council make early reforms. Could the number of permanent members be expanded? Or will the current five push back?

Duration: 00:20:11


First Hand: Mission Lifeline

9/22/2017
More
Axel Steier heads up Mission Lifeline, a German NGO that rescues refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea. He tells the Newsmakers how his group battles the backlash from anti-refugee groups such as PEGIDA.

Duration: 00:02:26


NAFTA Negotiations

9/22/2017
More
Donald Trump has made tearing up NAFTA a cornerstone of his presidency. But as trade negotiations enter a third round, could it be Mexico that leads the charge to overhaul the deal?

Duration: 00:16:38


Barcelona Unrest

9/22/2017
More
Tens of thousands of Catalonians took to the street of Barcelona, after the federal government arrested 14 senior officials. Madrid is trying to block a non-sanctioned referendum on independence. But will their measures backfire and fuel separatist anger?

Duration: 00:09:12


Emboldening Boko Haram?

9/21/2017
More
The commander of the task force set up to defeat Boko Haram says the war against the terror group is being won. But critics say that announcement is premature, as more people have been killed in the past five months than the previous five. Could the government’s counter-terror methods actually be prolonging the violence?

Duration: 00:16:28


South Korea’s ‘decapitation’ squad

9/21/2017
More
South Korea is forming an assassination squad to take out Kim Jong-un. The country’s defence minister announced the ‘decapitation unit’ following North Korea’s sixth nuclear test. Will this elite force act as a deterrent or will Kim call the bluff?

Duration: 00:08:09


Germany’s Refugee Factor

9/21/2017
More
Germany’s elections are being seen as a test of the country's compassion. For many voters, this election is really only about one issue: Refugees. Whether its concerns about security or the economy, it all seems to come back to the more than one million asylum seekers Germany welcomed in two years ago. Merkel's open-door policy may have paved the way for her political rivals to score big at the ballot box. The Newsmakers went to Berlin to speak to voters and refugees about the issue.

Duration: 00:24:31


Bosnia’s Rape Victims

9/20/2017
More
Amnesty International has condemned the Bosnian government for not seeking justice for more than 20,000 victims of sexual violence in the Bosnian war. The organisation blames a lack of political will by Bosnian politicians as the main cause for not persecuting the women’s offenders.

Duration: 00:15:52


Israel’s Ultra - Orthodox Conscription

9/20/2017
More
Israel’s top court has overturned an amendment that exempted ultra-Orthodox Jews from conscription to the army. The move was met by protests by the countries Hasidic communities who argue that joining the military would interrupt their religious studies.

Duration: 00:16:53


Europe’s Refugee Quota Fallout

9/20/2017
More
The EU’s top court has rejected complaints by Slovakia and Hungary over refugee relocation quotas. They refused to take part in an EU scheme to find homes for 120,000 refugees from Italy and Greece. Will the court’s judgement force them to comply?

Duration: 00:15:27


Path To Palestinian Unity

9/19/2017
More
A decade-long division between Hamas and Fatah has fuelled conflict and could be hurting the plight of Palestinians. All attempts to reach a resolution so far have failed. But now Hamas says it’s giving in to Fatah’s demands to foster unity, including holding elections in Gaza. Could this rift finally be nearing an end?

Duration: 00:17:21


Rohingya Refugee Crisis

9/19/2017
More
International condemnation has failed to stop Myanmar’s military offensive that’s forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh. The UN calls what's happening there ethnic cleansing. But Myanmar's top general has blamed the violence on the Rohingya themselves. Can the international community do more to stop the killings?

Duration: 00:10:52


Breaking Away From Baghdad

9/19/2017
More
Iraq’s top court has declared a planned referendum in the country’s north unconstitutional and ordered it be suspended. For many Kurds however, this is a vital vote and a tangible step towards a state of their own. But as their calls for independence grow louder, so too do the voices of opposition from almost every major power in the region who are concerned it’ll only inflame tensions.

Duration: 00:20:49


Singapore’s Elections

9/15/2017
More
Not a single vote was cast in Singapore’s elections yet the country swore in its first female president this week. Halimah Yacob was the sole remaining candidate following the disqualification of her opponents. Will the controversy impact the president's legitimacy?

Duration: 00:17:11


Russia’s War Games

9/15/2017
More
Russia has amassed up to 13,000 troops in Belarus as part of the annual ‘Zapad’ war games. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has warned that this may be a Trojan horse plot to invade Ukraine. Is this the beginning of a new war in Eastern Europe?

Duration: 00:09:36


Turkey-Germany relations

9/15/2017
More
Germany has suspended arms exports to Turkey amid rising tensions between the NATO states. Berlin is obliged to provide Ankara with arms upon request as part of historic security agreements. What impact will this have on the deteriorating relations between the two nations?

Duration: 00:10:28


Myanmar violence: Aung San Suu Kyi

9/14/2017
More
Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has come under criticism for the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The UN has declared the actions ethnic cleansing but stopped short of calling it a genocide. Is the international community doing enough to protect the Rohingya people from further violence?

Duration: 00:20:24


Saudi Arabia’s Succession Plan

9/14/2017
More
Saudi Arabia has arrested clerics and activists who expressed criticism against the Kingdom’s foreign policy. Are the arrests a part of a plan to bolster Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s position in preparation of his rise to becoming the ruler of Saudi Arabia?

Duration: 00:09:44


Burundi War Crimes

9/14/2017
More
A UN Investigation concluded that security forces in Burundi are guilty of crimes against humanity towards anti-government protestors. Investigators say that orders for extrajudicial killings, sexual violence and acts of torture came from the highest levels of government. Are President Pierre Nkurunziza and senior officials of his government guilty of war crimes against their own citizens?

Duration: 00:19:29

See More