Some things are worth getting up early for, especially when coffee and great conversation are guaranteed. Catch up on the news with The Sydney Morning Herald at the Festival’s first session of the day. Join SMH editors and journalists, and special guest Alec Luhn, to hear what’s making headlines, and the stories we need to follow.

Supported by The Sydney Morning Herald.

Alec Luhn (International)

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Alec Luhn is the Russia correspondent for The Daily Telegraph and has previously written for Time, Politico, The New York Times and The Guardian, among others. He covered the Russian protest movement, the Sochi Olympics, the annexation of Crimea and the revolution and war in Ukraine. He is working on a book related to the Russian interference in the 2016 US election.