The MessengerunavailableArchive
Publisher |
The Wheeler Centre
Media Type |
audio
Since March 2016, Aziz has been reporting from Manus in short 30 second bursts, via WhatsApp messages sent from a smuggled phone. On the day his correspondence kicks off with Michael, he’s already been in detention for 864 days. Aziz tells the inside story – the good and the bad – of a place that consistently features in the headlines. A place some consider a necessary product of a successful border control policy, for others, a stain on Australia’s reputation from which it will never recover. A place that despite dominating the news, remains largely unknown and unknowable by the public.
From Behind the Wire and the Wheeler Centre, The Messenger brings you into the Australian immigration detention centre on Manus Island – and reveals, in intimate detail, one man's experience of what it's really like to flee tragedy and seek asylum by boat.
Country Of Origin |
Australia
Produced In |
Melbourne, Victoria
Premiere Date |
2017-01-18
Frequency |
Periodic
Explicit |
Yes

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27 Available Episodes (27 Total)Average duration: 00:20:21
Dec 16 | 00:31:09
#13 A Stranger in Geneva
Dec 16 | 00:29:18
#12 Flight from Manus
Feb 07 | 00:39:27
#11 We Lived as a Nation
Dec 18 | 00:07:51
What I Can See Right Now
Nov 28 | 00:06:47
I'm Not Really Settled Right Now
Nov 21 | 00:06:21
We Are Looking After Each Other
Nov 17 | 00:07:22
It's Been 17 Days
Nov 15 | 00:06:54
We Are Just Living on a Daily Basis
Nov 11 | 00:03:56
Everything That We Have Built
Nov 07 | 00:04:39
There is a Reason
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