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TEDTalks News and Politics

Seeing the world beyond news headlines: politicians, journalists and researchers share their insights onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

How to seek truth in the era of fake news | Chris Anderson
How to seek truth in the era of fake news | Chris Anderson 2017/10/06, 18:30
How to seek truth in the era of fake news | Chris Anderson
How to seek truth in the era of fake news | Chris Anderson
Known worldwide for her courage and clarity, Christiane Amanpour has spent the past three decades interviewing business, cultural and political leaders who have shaped history. In conversation with TED Curator Chris Anderson, Amanpour discusses fake news, objectivity in journalism, the leadership vacuum in global politics and more, sharing her wisdom along the way. "Be careful where you get information from," she says. "Unless we are all engaged as global citizens who appreciate the truth, who understand science, empirical evidence and facts, then we are going to be wandering around -- to a potential catastrophe."<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTNewsPolitics/~4/GlzJKPOpIHc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
What I learned as a prisoner in North Korea | Euna Lee
What I learned as a prisoner in North Korea | Euna Lee 2017/09/29, 19:08
What I learned as a prisoner in North Korea | Euna Lee
What I learned as a prisoner in North Korea | Euna Lee
In March 2009, North Korean soldiers captured journalist Euna Lee and her colleague Laura Ling while they were shooting a documentary on the border with China. The courts sentenced them to 12 years of hard labor, but American diplomats eventually negotiated their release. In this surprising, deeply human talk, Lee shares her experience living as the enemy in a detention center for 140 days -- and the tiny gestures of humanity from her guards that sustained her.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTNewsPolitics/~4/6hdiMJfAG4c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
What teen pregnancy looks like in Latin America | Christian Rodríguez
What teen pregnancy looks like in Latin America | Christian Rodríguez 2017/09/29, 00:00
What teen pregnancy looks like in Latin America | Christian Rodríguez
What teen pregnancy looks like in Latin America | Christian Rodríguez
Christian Rodríguez is a photographer and filmmaker -- and the son of a teenage mother. For the past five years, he has documented teen pregnancy in Latin America, creating intimate and dignified portraits of mothers as young as 12 years old. In this moving, visual talk, he shares his work and explores how young motherhood traps girls in a cycle of poverty and exploitation.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTNewsPolitics/~4/NFIOMFN4EcI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
A black man goes undercover in the alt-right | Theo E.J. Wilson
A black man goes undercover in the alt-right | Theo E.J. Wilson 2017/09/22, 00:00
A black man goes undercover in the alt-right | Theo E.J. Wilson
A black man goes undercover in the alt-right | Theo E.J. Wilson
In an unmissable talk about race and politics in America, Theo E.J. Wilson tells the story of becoming Lucius25, white supremacist lurker, and the unexpected compassion and surprising perspective he found from engaging with people he disagrees with. He encourages us to let go of fear, embrace curiosity and have courageous conversations with people who think differently from us. "Conversations stop violence, conversations start countries and build bridges," he says.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTNewsPolitics/~4/ukqs3aYq6tg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
What we're missing in the debate about immigration | Duarte Geraldino
What we're missing in the debate about immigration | Duarte Geraldino 2017/09/20, 00:00
What we're missing in the debate about immigration | Duarte Geraldino
What we're missing in the debate about immigration | Duarte Geraldino
Between 2008 and 2016, the United States deported more than three million people. What happens to those left behind? Journalist Duarte Geraldino picks up the story of deportation where the state leaves off. Learn more about the wider impact of forced removal as Geraldino explains how the sudden absence of a mother, a local business owner or a high school student ripples outward and wreaks havoc on the relationships that hold our communities together.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTNewsPolitics/~4/PoKbH3CtGkI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
How our friendship survives our opposing politics | Lauran Arledge
How our friendship survives our opposing politics | Lauran Arledge 2017/09/11, 19:01
How our friendship survives our opposing politics | Lauran Arledge
How our friendship survives our opposing politics | Lauran Arledge
Can you still be friends with someone who doesn't vote the same way as you? For Caitlin Quattromani and Lauran Arledge, two best friends who think very differently about politics, the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election could have resulted in hostility and disrespect. Hear about how they chose to engage in dialogue instead -- and learn some simple tactics they're using to maintain their bipartisan friendship.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTNewsPolitics/~4/xbPIFJPwBiE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Who belongs in a city? | OluTimehin Adegbeye
Who belongs in a city? | OluTimehin Adegbeye 2017/09/08, 18:51
Who belongs in a city? | OluTimehin Adegbeye
Who belongs in a city? | OluTimehin Adegbeye
Underneath every shiny new megacity, there's often a story of communities displaced. In this moving, poetic talk, OluTimehin Adegbeye details how government land grabs are destroying the lives of thousands who live in the coastal communities of Lagos, Nigeria, to make way for a "new Dubai." She compels us to hold our governments and ourselves accountable for keeping our cities safe for everyone. "The only cities worth building, indeed the only futures worth dreaming of, are those that include all of us, no matter who we are or how we make homes for ourselves," she says.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTNewsPolitics/~4/Mq-r0Qj5P20" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
How young people join violent extremist groups -- and how to stop them | Erin Marie Saltman
How young people join violent extremist groups -- and how to stop them | Erin Marie Saltman 2017/09/06, 00:00
How young people join violent extremist groups -- and how to stop them | Erin Marie Saltman
How young people join violent extremist groups -- and how to stop them | Erin Marie Saltman
Terrorists and extremists aren't all naturally violent sociopaths -- they're deliberately recruited and radicalized in a process that doesn't fit into a neat pattern. Erin Marie Saltman discusses the push and pull factors that cause people to join extremist groups and explains innovative ways of preventing and countering radicalization.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTNewsPolitics/~4/Q4aKV05RPfc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
How the US government spies on people who protest -- including you | Jennifer Granick
How the US government spies on people who protest -- including you | Jennifer Granick 2017/08/31, 18:49
How the US government spies on people who protest -- including you | Jennifer Granick
How the US government spies on people who protest -- including you | Jennifer Granick
What's stopping the American government from recording your phone calls, reading your emails and monitoring your location? Very little, says surveillance and cybersecurity counsel Jennifer Granick. The government collects all kinds of information about you easily, cheaply and without a warrant -- and if you've ever participated in a protest or attended a gun show, you're likely a person of interest. Learn more about your rights, your risks and how to protect yourself in the golden age of surveillance.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTNewsPolitics/~4/CU4p8jubCM4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Why we need to end the era of orphanages | Tara Winkler
Why we need to end the era of orphanages | Tara Winkler 2017/08/30, 00:00
Why we need to end the era of orphanages | Tara Winkler
Why we need to end the era of orphanages | Tara Winkler
Could it be wrong to help children in need by starting an orphanage? In this eye-opening talk about the bad consequences of good intentions, Tara Winkler speaks out against the spread of orphanages in developing countries, caused in part by foreign donors, and details the harm done to children when they are separated from their families and left to grow up in institutions.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTNewsPolitics/~4/c2DmQ0mQDd4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>