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  • Dark Data: Christopher Wylie & Andrei Soldatov - Antidote 2019

    Episode 1

    In 2018, data scientist Christopher Wylie released a cache of documents that revealed the illegal practice of harvesting data to target certain people and influence political opinion. He witnessed firsthand how culture, information and algorithms were being weaponized by militaries, governments a...

  • Pop & Politics in Hong Kong: Denise Ho - Antidote 2019

    Episode 2

    LGBTQI activist, and Cantopop singer, Denise Ho has become a prominent figure in Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution. In this exhilarating conversation, she talks about what's happening in Hong Kong, and resistance to state control. Hosted by Zing Tsjeng.

  • Antisemitism Here And Now: Deborah Lipstadt - Antidote 2019

    Episode 3

    Neo fascists, white nationalists - antisemitism is the hate that will not die. Join historian Deborah Lipstadt as she explains what it looks like, and how to stand up to it. Hosted by Ramona Koval.

  • From Diplomat To Defector: Thae Yong-ho - Antidote 2019

    Episode 4

    Thae Yong-ho is one of the highest-ranking officials to defect from North Korea. What can he tell us about the secrets and lies of one of the world's most repressive regimes? Recorded at ANTIDOTE 2019 this episode features Thae Yong-ho & Anna Fifield and is hosted by Peter Hartcher.

  • The State We're In - Antidote 2019

    Episode 5

    Western countries are seeing a resurgence in xenophobic populism, where national identities are constructed around fear of outsiders. In a world obsessed with borders, how do we define ourselves? Irish writer Fintan O'Toole, Goorie writer Melissa Lucashenko and American historian Deborah Lipstadt...

  • My Crime is Journalism - Antidote 2019

    Episode 6

    Governments across the globe are cracking down on press freedom. Get to know the courageous journalists who are sacrificing everything to tell the truth.

    Recorded at Antidote 2019 this episode features Maria Ressa, Lina Attalah, Irina Borogan, Steve Coll and is hosted Peter Greste.

  • Who Gets To Speak? - Antidote 2019

    Episode 7

    In a world of polarised politics, how do we have difficult conversations; and what are the responsibilities of those with a public platform? Recorded at ANTIDOTE 2019, this panel discussion features Sisonke Msimang, Lina Attalah and Bruce Shapiro, and is hosted by David Speers.

  • Covering Climate - Antidote 2019

    Episode 8

    How should journalists present the climate emergency?

    In this session from Antidote 2019, Kerry O'Brien hosts an exploration into the urgent ethics of climate journalism with editor and publisher Kyle Pope, scientist Tim Flannery, TV news anchor Desi Anwar & author and activist Anna Rose.