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Sep 9, 2015

This week on Spoke Ben Eltham, New Matilda’s political correspondent chats to Michelle about the humanitarian cap and what it means under the current circumstances surrounding the influx of asylum seekers fleeing the civil war in Syria.

Also Johann Hari, British writer and journalist talks about his new book ‘Chasing the Scream’ about the war on drugs. He’s in Australia doing talks and promoting his new book and gives his opinion about the ice epidemic in Australia.

 One Night One Dream’ is a SisterWorks Fundraiser and the founder & CEO of SisterWorks, Luz Restrepo & Jess Rizzi explain what SisterWorks is. The event showcases African music, stories of asylum seeker and migrant women, Q & A and more.

 

To finish up the Spoke podcast this week, Sophie Black chats about the latest media news this week, particularly the use of shocking images across traditional news media and social media.