The Newsmakers

England’s ‘Freedom Day’ | Tokyo Olympics Set Amidst State of Emergency

July 19th is being called Freedom Day in England as the country becomes the first in the world to lift all Coronavirus restrictions. It will be up to individuals to determine how to best continue protecting themselves and others. Almost 70% of the population is fully vaccinated, but positive COVID cases are almost doubling every week. Is Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan premature? Also, The Tokyo Olympic Games begins this Friday despite the host city’s continuing state of emergency due to rising Coronavirus infections. Almost half a million people signed a petition to cancel the Olympics. But with the Japanese economy taking a brutal hit during the pandemic and more than 15 billion dollars invested, the government is desperate to get back on track. Guests: Anthony Grayling Philosopher and Author Paul Hunter Professor of Medicine at the University of East Anglia Andrew Lee Reader of Public Health at Sheffield University Seijiro Takeshita International Business Management Professor at Shizuoka University

Picture This: Brussels Attacks Anniversary

Picture This: Brussels Attacks Anniversary

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy and Australia Redefining Racism

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy and Australia Redefining Racism

Showcase: 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'

Showcase: 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'

Channel Tragedy: Asylum Seekers Risking It All to Reach the UK

Channel Tragedy: Asylum Seekers Risking It All to Reach the UK

What Will It Take to Defeat Somalia's Al Shabab?

What Will It Take to Defeat Somalia's Al Shabab?

Can Turkey-UAE Relationship Revitalise the Region?

Can Turkey-UAE Relationship Revitalise the Region?

Is the US Justice System Unjust?

Is the US Justice System Unjust?

The Bloc v Belarus

The Bloc v Belarus

Migrant Crisis: Is the EU Violating Its Allegiance to Uphold Human Rights?

Migrant Crisis: Is the EU Violating Its Allegiance to Uphold Human Rights?

Sudan: Violence Escalates as Security Forces Shoot Down Anti-Coup Protesters

Sudan: Violence Escalates as Security Forces Shoot Down Anti-Coup Protesters

Secretary Blinken in Africa to Re-engage US in the Continent

Secretary Blinken in Africa to Re-engage US in the Continent

Racism in Sport: Will Azeem Rafiq's Testimony Lead to Change?

Racism in Sport: Will Azeem Rafiq's Testimony Lead to Change?

Migrants Struggle to Survive as EU, Belarus Play Political Blame Game

Migrants Struggle to Survive as EU, Belarus Play Political Blame Game

‘Be Afraid’: Climate Activist Slams Failure of World Leaders at COP26

‘Be Afraid’: Climate Activist Slams Failure of World Leaders at COP26

EU's Divided Response to the Migrant Crisis on Poland-Belarus Border

EU's Divided Response to the Migrant Crisis on Poland-Belarus Border

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