Episode
November 6, 2017

What is Australia doing on Manus Island?

In this episode, we also discuss US President Donald Trump's Asia tour and meet a journalist who undertook a remarkable voyage to Antarctica to explore climate change.
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#StreamUpdate shows are our chance to explore three stories that our community - you - are talking about.

Manus Island

The Manus Island refugee prison in Papua New Guinea - opened as part of Australia's offshore detention immigration policy - officially closed on October 31. In April 2016, PNG's courts decided it was illegal. But those who've been imprisoned in it for four years don't want to leave. They say they are being forced out into "transit centres", where conditions are worse and their lives are in danger. Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas will answer your questions on what the UN calls "an unfolding humanitarian emergency".

 

A Voyage to Antarctica

The Antarctic Peninsula has suffered some of the most significant changes anywhere in the world due to climate change. Earlier this year, journalist Tarek Bazley had the rare opportunity to join an expedition of climate scientists in Antarctica and witnessed first-hand the impacts of steadily warming temperatures.  He joins The Stream to discuss his aljazeera.com interactive project based on that trip, A Voyage to Antarctica, and how this kind of research may influence UN climate talks this month.

 

Trump in Asia

Under pressure at home, US President Donald Trump embarks on the longest trip to Asia by a US president for more than 25 years. His visit will take in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines, with his standoff with North Korea in sharp focus. Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett joins us on set to talk through what to watch for. 

 

On this episode of The Stream we'll speak to:

Andrew Thomas @AlJazSydANDREW
Correspondent, Al Jazeera English

Tarek Bazley @tarekbazley 
Journalist

Kimberly Halkett, @KimberlyHalkett
White House Correspondent, Al Jazeera English

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