This week on the Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and host Peter Dörrie discuss China’s infrastructure schemes in Southeast Asia, Poland’s right-wing government and presidents-for-life in Rwanda and Burundi. In the Report, Nate Schenkkan explains the Turkish government’s long war against the media and freedom of expression.
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Relevant articles from WPR:
China’s Grand Plans in Southeast Asia on Track With Thai Rail Deal
You can follow Nate Shenkkan on Twitter @nateschenkkan.
Trend Lines is produced, edited and hosted by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.
Additional audio credits:
Threats, raids and arrests: Turkey’s media clampdown by Al Jazeera English
CPJ: Turkey is Leading Jailer of Journalists by VOA News
Barack Obama addressing the Turkish Parliament by The White House
Social Media in Turkey by BBC Have Your Say