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Humanitarian crisis intensifies in Afghanistan



United Nations say the Taliban have so far allowed their work to continue uninterrupted, as world leaders and NGO’s work tirelessly to meets the needs of thousands of displaced Afghans in what is now a major humanitarian crisis.

An estimated 270,000 Afghans have been newly displaced inside the country since January 2021 – primarily due to insecurity and violence –  bringing the total uprooted population to over 3.5 million and rising.

Taliban leaders have assured officials that the takeover would be peaceful, and that women’s safety in the country a priority, despite reports that women are being forced to stay indoors and forego work and extracurricular activities.

Taliban assures NGO’s they’ve reformed

Daniel Wordsworth, CEO of World Vision Australia says the Taliban have so far not interfered with their ongoing aid work in the country.

Several large humanitarian groups maintain they have a mandate to continue emergency aid. But the scope of what that would look like is uncertain – dependent on fraught negotiations with the Taliban, and clouded by the potential for tighter restrictions and threats to Afghan staff.

World Vision calls for government action

World Vision Australia is asking the government to provide 20,000 places within their refugee program for displaced Afghans feeling the Taliban.

So far, the Australian government has pledged to offer 3000 humanitarian crisis visas, despite other nations declaring to offer more than six times that figure.

Priority will be given to Afghans with family in Australia, women and girls, and persecuted minorities as part of their ongoing rescue operation.

Australia’s commitment falls short of what is being offered by some other developed countries.

Late last week, Canada detailed a plan to offer 20,000 special humanitarian visas to vulnerable Afghans in response to the current crisis.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison referenced the moves made by other countries and ruled out making similar promises, despite pledging further ADF involvement.

“You would have heard other countries talk about figures of 5,000, I note that some are talking about figures of 20,000”.

“But, can I tell you, there are no clear plans about that”.

“Australia is not going into that territory”, he said.

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Is journalism taking a hit in Ukraine?



Ukraine’s media are adapting amid increased restrictions and the pressures of war

Ukrainian journalists have resumed reporting allegations of corruption by officials in Ukraine.

Kyiv had cracked down on wartime censorship.

Dr Paul Lushenko is a U.S. Army Lieutenant who said democracy and transparency is impacted during war.

“It is true that in the times of war, the tensions between civil liberties and national security can be skewed.

“It’s not to say it’s without risk. There are several examples where several well-known international investigative journalists have been targeted based upon their reporting,” he said.

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Is ‘AI’ the future of fantasy?



Artificial Intelligence advancements have ignited conversations about which industries will be impacted the most.

One industry seeing an uptick in AI generated content is the online adult entertainment industry.

Companies around the world are racing to rollout artificial intelligence applications and programs. The new technology is here to stay—and has changed our lives forever.

In a recent viral conversation on Twitter, a user posted an assortment of images featuring life-like women—but they were entirely generated by artificial intelligence.

While the images were made to look like real photographs—the women do not exist.

Such ‘AI”advancements have ignited conversations about which industries will be impacted the most.

So, is AI generated content good or bad for the online adult entertainment industry?

Brie Nightwood, an OnlyFans creator joins us to discuss.
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Why OPEC policy decisions will have a major impact on oil prices



Despite the fall in oil prices, OPEC and its allies policy decisions can have a major impact on oil prices.

In May 2023, the total number of rigs drilling for oil and gas was already down by around 7% when compared with its peak in December 2022.

Slower drilling activity eventually translates into slower production growth, creating a delay of up to 6 months.

In the meantime, high levels of production are keeping inventories elevated, especially in the case of gas, which is keeping prices under pressure.

OPEC and its allies are weighing the possibility of further oil supply cuts, despite the fall in oil prices.

OPEC+ and its allies led by Russia, pumps around 40% of the world’s crude.

So, its policy decisions can have a major impact on oil prices.

Bloomberg’s Senior Oil and Gas Analyst Fernando Valle joins us to discuss.

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