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On this week's show: A view from Tehran, US espionage under scrutiny and a Korean family shattered by government silence. We also take a trip to a Jordanian hotel which is not all that it seems, uncover unsavory truths about immigrant detention in Australia and meet the brother of a would-be-terrorist.

Produced by Neil King, Kate Laycock, Nancy Isenson and Thomas Schmidt

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A view from Tehran

Reporter Reese Erlich looks back on a frantic week of reporting from a city in the grip of election fever.

Interview: Kate Laycock in conversation with Reese Erlich, reporting for Global Post

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Secrecy and surveillance

Civil liberties advocate John Whitehead says he tried to raise alarms about NSA data gathering as early as the 1980s. At the time, he was laughed at.

Interview: Neil King and Kate Laycock in conversation with John Whitehead, founding director of the Rutherford Institute

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Shattered by silence

Ahn Yong-Soo always knew that his brother wasn't a traitor. Now he has proof that the South Korean government knew that as well.

Report: Jason Strother

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Fugitive hotel

How a Palestinian entrepreneur is using his Jordanian hotel to provide support to Syrian refugees, and why that might not be going down too well with the locals.

Report: Charlotte Chelsom-Pill

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Detention Logs

An explosive new website is lifting the lid on the unsavory world of Australia's refugee detention system.

Interview: Neil King in conversation with Paul Farrel, co-founder of the Detention Logs site

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My brother, the terrorist

Robb Leech always looked up to his elder step-brother. Now, he has to come to terms with the fact that the boy he knew grew up to be a would-be-terrorist.

Report: Ashley Byrne

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Sounds of the Earth

Paraguay's Sonidos de la Tierra is an organization that looks to bring about social change through music - in what remains one of the poorest nations in South America.

Report: Ed Stocker

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