esperson... >> how can we learn from the past? and create a better future? an al jazeera america special report race in america all next week part of our special black history month coverage on al jazeera america >> this is al jazeera america. live from new york city i'm toins. >> thetonyharris. the crisis in koran. howukraine.how to achieve a lasting peace. >> there must be a commitment to a lasting lasting peace.
>> secretary of state john kerry arrives. the real problem comes from the kremlin. >> we are fighting with the russian regular army. >> and a consensus that the west must do more to defuse this dangerous conflict.is this evening we are following developments on both the diplomatic and the military fronts in ukraine. on the same day peace talks got underway in kiev, ukraine's military says several soldiers were killed. and three more civilians were killed in shelling near donetsk. we begin with charles stratford on the front lines and a warning. some of the images in his report may be disturbing. >> tatiana and her children are lucky to be alive. as shells exploded around her home near debaltseve. drove them to safety.
>> when we were evacuated the rockets started raining down on us. the volunteers told us to get down. i took the risk because i had to save my children. >> reporter: tanniantannian ah and her children took shelter. there are 50 other people here who also fled the violence. the makeshift dormitories are damp. the windows are open in winter. >> i'm scared, i feel lost. it's hard but there is no way we can go back home. >> reporter: it's estimated that more than 900,000 people like tatiana and her family have been forced to flee their homes and as the fighting gets worse the number of civilians killed or wounded in this conflict increases by the day. there's intenthere's been a sharp
escalation in fighting. repeated failures in truce talks talks. ukrainian military poor power in more troops to the front line. it seems the increasingly well equipped fighters do the same. russia continues toen the supplying the separatists -- to deny the supplying of separatists. just in old towns hospitals on the ukrainian military side are full of wounded soldiers and civilians. none of these people could ever have predicted the violence they have been subjected to. tatiana is praying her eldest daughter will escape and join them soon. charles stratford be al jazeera, ukraine eastern ukraine.
>> mike viqueria joining us, what does the administration say about this peace effort? >> first of all you say john kerry was in kiev where he met with the ukrainian president petro poroshenko. he calls it a critical moment in his country's history. unrest and fighting still escalating in the eastern ukraine but now the obama administration is hinting it may reverse course and give ukraine ukrainian the weapons it needs to fight eastern backed rebels. >> says that country's prime minister russia itself. >> if they need i can give them my glasses. all crystal clear that russian military is on the ground. >> reporter: as pro-russian separatists escalate the fight in the east, the ukrainian ukraine is
asking the west to send military weapons. so far u.s. has balked. it's now reconsidering. in kiev thursday secretary of state john kerry was cautious. >> we are not interested in a proxy war. our objective is to change russia's behavior. and we'll consider all options that are available to us in coordination with our partners. >> but in washington a bipartisan group of senators pressured the president to send the weapons it wants. >> that really makes for wholesale slaughter when you cannot defend against russian tanks flown in from russia. >> also, parliament for more weapons from capitol hill. >> what will be the signal from the whole world when we desperatelily need help we will not receive it? it will be the wrong signal. >> high stakes high profileing
both francois hollande and angela merkel are in kiev. in brussels for nato meetings, secretary of defense chuck hagel continued the call for a military solution. >> this is not going to be resolved militarily. this issue the russian aggression in ukraine is going to have to be resolved differently. >> reporter: this as ukrainian president yatsenyuk yuck stated. >> what is the result, russian aggression is the threat to the global order to the european security and is a threat to nato member-states. >> and tony what we have is escalating conflict, increased diplomatic activity.
joe biden vice president just landed a couple of minutes ago. going to a european conference. the decision to send those weapons or not no time line for that decision. tony. >> mike viqueria at the white house. mike appreciate it. this is the attempt to end the fighting in eastern ukraine. u.s. european union met in june. met in france during ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of d day. in august the leaders met again in belarus. a ceasefire plan was announced in early september but has since fallen apart. in october l president putin petro poroshenko and vladimir putin met.
the french president nato with announcements as well today, if you haven't been paying attention and you tuned in just a day this intensity in diplomacy tells us what about the situation in eastern ukraine? >> well, it's looking like the russians have decided to resume resumesupporting the ethnic separatists to launch their offensive. for a while around christmastime and so on it looked like we had reached ostalemate. that the ukrainian army had stopped advancing. the separatists held onto some territory and then we thought it would calm down. putin was make statements that it sound he like he was willing to back down and accept a compromise. now in the past month the conflict has been escalating and it looks like now the sprachts areseparatists are making a gain
against one of the ports. whether the western army should arm the separatists a couple of weeks ago we were talking about eliminating some sanctions now we might impose some more. we are reaching this culminating point, where if the fighting continues, if we stop things now reach some kind of settlement, then we can perhaps proceed down the glide board path downward. we just don't know. that's why we ended up at this juncture. >> so richard the idea of the u.s. arming the ukrainian forces, give me the pros and cons of it. >> it's, you can argue either way. the people in favor argue that thus far the sanctions be they diplomatic or economic, have failed to bring about a
sustained russian draw-down of its position in ukraine. that the croon ukrainian army is incapable of defeating the separatists if they're backed by russia so they need a stronger force. the russians do not take the warning very seriously given by nato leaders and this would make them pause perhaps because they would see more serious on the part of the west. the disadvantages are that it would take a while for ukrainian soldiers to know how to use these weapons. they are not familiar with most of them. if you gave them a patriot battery they wouldn't know necessarily how to shoot them, you might have to send in american or western trainers into the country which oset the russians in general the whole idea of arming ukraine could
precipitate certainly putin does not need to retaliate only in ukraine. you could see that in other areas, georgia acknowledge nuclear talks in iran whatever. there are pros and cons and no certainty which one would be a better answer. >> richard white is with us from washington d.c director of the center for political military analysis at the hudson snutz. richard thankinstitute richard thank you. target was the army of islam that's an umbrella group of rebel fighters. its strongholds were hit hard today. syria says in retaliation for attacks on damascus. more than 100 rockets and mortars landed on the capital in
recent days, jordan is stepping up its fight against i.s.i.l. pledging it will not stop until group is a annihilated. nizreen al shamia reports. >> it's become a place where they're receiving condolences after the islamic state of iraq and the levant burned him alive. king abdullah paid his respects, he told the pilot's father that jordan's royal air force had just shelled i.s.i.l. forces in the syrian province of araka. the cij had already promised what he would call a lentless response. -- a relentless response. now he has more support for going to war.
>> translator: planes from jordanian royal forces have just arrived from al raka after bombarding them. god willing we will end our rns in syria. >> the wife of al kasasbeh is unconsolable. she is 25 and they were only married for five months. al kasasbeh's mother is shaken and heartbroken. none of the immediate family members are speaking to the media. >> we are very sad but i'm so proud of my cousin. he's a martyr who defended his country. although my heart is bleeding i would also offer my four sons as martyrs for my country. >> reporter: but many people want vengeance for the way kasasbeh was murdered. >> translator: we should be united with one body. i con on one jordanians to be
one heart one hat one soul. our hearts will not rest until the response is harsh. >> hi ranking former and current government officials as well as hundreds of royal army officers also came to support the mourning tribe. i.s.i.l. has made a concerted effort to try turn jordanians against their government for joining the group. those who didn't believe i.s.i.l. was a threat to the country now say the warm against the armed group is theirs. al jazeera. >> the pentagon confirms to al jazeera it is sending additional assets to northern iraq for further rescue missions if i.s.i.l. captures further pilots the united arab emirates has suspended its air strikes over concern he over pilot
safety. strike happened january 31st, in yemen's shabwa province. group's spiritual leader recently appeared in a video praising the attack on charlie hebdo in paris. he was frequently seen in online religious lectures. aqap said three other leaders were killed. just when it seemed nigeria was actually making progress against boko haram the group fights back leaving hundreds dead. and hackers break in, this wasn't the first time. he first time.
>> the measles outbreak is spreading. in illinois as many as five infants at a chicago area daycare center have the disease. two children tested positive for the illness. others have shown signs. it is not clear if the cases near chicago are linked to the outbreak that began at disneyland. one of the nation's biggest
health insurers is the latest to bebe hit by hackers. anthem including the birth dates and social security numbers of customers and employees. the insurer says health care information was not taken. robert sicilyan is here with us. good to see you. the fact that the company was hacked is not a surprise but you do tell us america you need to understand this: this is a fact of life, and you may not like it but you need to accept it, correct? >> yeah, you know homes are broken into every day. banks are robbed. businesses are hacked. that is the way of the world today. as long as scerms recognize that and they -- consumers recognize that and they take the necessary steps to protect the information
within their control they will have less vulnerability to identity theft. >> those responsible for the anthem breach, i don't know if you can confirm that or what your work tells you about that but share your thoughts that the chinese may be involved in this. >> you know, these hacks occur all day every day to corporations government agencies and private citizens. and they are perpetrated by criminals -- >> right. >> -- from all over the world. and they utilize intrrnt protocolinternet protocol addresses. could be shown up to be russia, china, brazil acknowledge canada anywhere. it's difficult to pinpoint exact whereabouts of criminal hackers due to the unanimity of the web. it is easy to do so.
>> these could be individuals in choib notchina not necessarily the government of china. ann them was fined in 2010 for a breach disclosing the data of more than 600,000 people. shouldn't it have known better and protected its data better? >> you know, you also have to keep in mind that they also are a victim of a crime here. and that generally these companies have everything to lose and nothing to gain, in the event that a breach like this occurs. >> right. >> so while they spend millions potentially on fines they're spending at least that on information security, the hardware and the software, to make sure that this doesn't happen. so when a vulnerability is discovered by the company itself they do everything possible to patch it. and they bring in what's called penetration testers to look for voas vulnerabilities for those
vulnerability. every so often a human inside is hacked. and if a human is hacked generally they're getting an e-mail and an male has some sort of infected link that ultimately the employee clicks on and it can affect the network. >> a couple of things before i lose you here. the ans them anthem breach, social security numbers remind me what happens when you can access someone'ssomeone's social security number. >> social security number is the key to the kingdom. once the hacker last your social security number they can pose as you, they can buy cars and homes and credit cards and loans. obviously it damages the credit of the actual victim. so it's important that consumers be proactive about this. regardless of if your social is involved in this particular breach you should enlist in
things like identity theft protection which ultimately protects your oil and what is called a credit freeze. a credit freeze is what you get through the credit bureaus it helps to lock down your social, preventing criminals from opening up new lines of credit on your name. everybody should have a credit freeze and you should consider identity theft protection. >> one more quick one for you. remind us that personal information does not mean private information. make a distinction for us. >> that's a good one. so personal identifying information, pii is your name, your address your phone number, it is also your e-mail address right? and it's also your credit card number and bank account number and your social security number. this is personal identifying information. not necessarily private information. >> right. >> that being said, while that is considered to be private you give it out to store clerks, you give it out to people at the
airport and government agencies and doctors offices and insurance companies. while it's personal it's not necessarily private. what your purpose is to make that information useless to a bad guy. identity protection, anti-phishing, a fire wall, lock down your fire wall, consider a virtually private spot. >> robert sil sicilyano joining us, thank you robert. that can make them prime targets for cyber attacks. one school is fighting back. diane eastabrook is joining us. diane. >> hi tony. the university of wisconsin says cyber thieves attempt to hack
into its system about 3,000 times a day so it's aggressively policing its networks 24-7. behind this locked door at the university of wisconsin a battle is underway against unknown enemies. >> so what is this we're entering now? >> this is network operations center. >> reporter: this is where robert turner, the school's top cyber-cop and a team of virtual detectives constantly scan the internet for hackers. >> scafnlt someone is trying to pound our fire wall to see if we can get through. >> the latest attack, in the last 36 hours a phishing scam, to get confidential information. the home pages look identically. identical. the only like is the url. he calls these hackers creative and elusive. >> they can do all kinds of things with the swrnt internet and
mask themselves and change the ip where they're headed from. >> there have been more than 700 documented breaches second only to the health care industry. hackers often aim for research. >> i can look at these arrays. these are kind of neat. >> dr. william murphy and a group of stem cell researchers are developing a device to reproduce human bone that could be worth millions of dollars to the university if licensed. murphy says he's logged hundreds of hours of work online. cyber-theft is always in the back of his mind. >> if we lose that that is time effort and money oftentimes taxpayer money that's gone into funding this research. >> balancing act for university, on the one hand, they want the partners to have the ability to share the information on the internet but that it doesn't fall into wrong hands.
he keeps up to speed to prevent these security breaches, spending about $3 million last year. still turner worries constantly. >> does this keep up up at night? >> -- you up at night? >> yes. the thing that keeps me up at night is do i have the adequate defenses in place do i have the team developed well enough to understand where the threat actors are going to get at next. >> team planning and vigilance are the only ways to stay one step ahead of the attack that can happen any time from anywhere. >> the uw says five years ago hackers did get into the system and were able to get information on students and faculty but as yet, hackers haven't been able to get any of that valuable research. tony. >> thank you. well the woman who led sony's
movie business for more than a decade is stepping down just months after the studio was hacked but not cutting all of her ties to sony. "real money"'s ali velshi is here. is this about "the interview" and the hack attack? >> aim mizamy pascal is going to start a new production venture at the studio, a four-year deal. she's been at sony since 1996. yes, this follows the hack of the e-mails in which she made some racially insensitive comments about president obama's taste in movie. the hack was in response to "the interview," showing the assassination of a north korean leader in thier theory, kim jong-un.
did not ask amy pascal to step down, it says the two executives had gone back and forth about whether this would be the best thing for the company. this is where you are. >> got you. we've learnt learned something about the cost to the company of the hack right? >> it revealed that the company planned to take a $15 million charge against these losses in the current quarter. the company says the money would call investigation and remediation cost related to sony, and to put this in perspective, sony earned $737 million in the last three months of 2014. so not that big a deal on the books. >> right. what else do you have coming up on the big show? >> great story the change of the community government in havana, could widen the gap between the haves and the have
randall pinkston has more. >> reporter: a pitched battle for control. chaddian forces launched an offense against boko haram in northern nigeria. the fight for a border town of gomburu. 200 boko haram fighters were reportedly killed and g omburu was secured. >> translator: they acquired weapons and were killing people. it is not godly what they were doing. >> but witnesses say boko haram fighters slit more than a dozen chaddian soldiers' those when they attacked the town of photokol. the town was eventually retain but at a high cost. regional fighting force to hunt down members of boko haram. >> if the international community does not demand, it
will spread not only in the central africa and other regions. all over the country. >> reporter: the reaction force is sizable. 7500 soldiers from five african nations. france has sent military advisors and is also flying intelligence missions to track boko haram. the armed group has created chaos within nigeria. it created headlines when it captured more than 200 school girls last year. its campaign of violence has taken thousands of lives. much of the nation has lost faith in the government and military. national elections are set for next week but many agree that stopping boko haram will take more than just a change in leadership. randall pinkston, al jazeera. >> let's bring in ne quete he is a an african analyst.
ne it's a pleasure. it's been a long time. boko haram is a cancer and if the international community does not focus its mind on the disease it will spread. not only in central africa but other regions as well, including the entire continent. is he correct in that assessment? >> absolutely. i will say i agree with him completely. boko haram has been around actually since around 2002. they became very violent under the president of nigeria five years ago and they have killed tens of thousands. they have taken over lots of territory. when mali had problems three four years ago. their presence was seen there so yes i agree very much with the minister. i worry that if they get into the central african republic where there was a lot of muslim
christian fighting that would be horrible. right there we have south sudan and not too far from that somalia. it could go all the way from mali to somalia. >> somalia and al shabaab. so the force being put together by the neighbors right through the african union looks around 7500 soldiers from nigeria chad cameroon, niger and benin is that an encouraging sign? then i have a follow-up for you. >> yes a very encouraging sign. one of the obstacles nigeria is the biggest country in terms of population and the biggest economy. so they haven't been too eager to accept help. they haven't been too eager to say we have been struggling but finally they have. and the regional encouraging them the african union signed in on them and they will go to
the u.n. for me it is a very encouraging sign. so otherwise, boko haram will spread. >> ne it will take time to set this up and even after it is set up is it enough of a force to defeat boko haram? >> i think it might be. of course we will never know. because if originally, if you had said that a few thousand insurgents can take on the entire nigerian army that would be difficult to believe. so we have to see what transpires on the battlefield. the international community is ramping up. president hollande in france said that in fact his international colleagues, he didn't mention anybody by name but he had u.s. and other european leaders in mind, they need to come to help. it will take not just boots on the ground. so the 7500 might be enough but more importantly is what support
they get in intelligence, in sophisticated use of drones and satellites. yes. >> okay, so is that what you see as being the role the west can play in helping these nations take on boko haram because clearly the west isn't going to put boots on the ground. >> oh, absolutely. in fact, nobody is talking about western boots on the ground. the one thing the africans do have are boots on the ground. they have people. they need money. money is a key issue and they need equipment and they need intelligence and they need moral support. but as for boots on the ground, nobody is talk about anybody from outside africa. >> got you. there is a scheduled election on february the 14th. should it go forward? >> it should. even though the nigerian government said it could possibly be postponed to see all the documents are in place i
lived in nigeria. i feel if it is postponed there will create more problems because there are suspicions. if it needs to go forward we have problems where in had the three states where boko haram has been rampaging because it will be difficult to go to vote there. it's like mr. lincoln's reelection during the civil war here. >> one other thing will nigeria's former military ruler mohamedu bahari, what defeat will that mean for boko haram? >> in terms of whether bohari will defeat president are goodluck jonathan. whoever wins, if general buhari wins, he has campaigned that he can do a better job.
if i wins i think the expectation will be that yes they will ramp up. but i think even if president jonathan is reelected he has also said that yes he is going to fight them even harder. so to me whoever wins i expect the fight to escalate. again because we are getting african help. we hope to get international help. so i think boko haram will not be able to rampage as much as it has been after the elections. >> that's good information. ne good to see you. african analyst and the former executive director of the organization, africa action. ne good to see you. the pilot of a crashed transasia plane are being held as hero. taipei's officials say they navigated it past several high -- ride buildings before it went down. harry fawcett has the story.
>> still they bring in ge 235. they seem so light so flimsy, hard to imagine they were part of the fuselage meant to withstand the forces of flight. incredible that anyone managed to survive. this man did and he saved four others. unbuckling their seat belts as the water rose around them. >> translator: i saw the others were drowning. if i did not move quick enough to help them, soon they would have been dead. >> reporter: wanted to say something seemed wrong even before takeoff. one father moved his family to the right side of the plane on hearing a strange sound from the port engine. in his last message the pilot said there was a problem with the engine. the airline though denied media
reports that the turboprop took off with an unchecked faulty engine. >> translator: the reports are not true. we can present the documents that proved we had checked the plane before its takeoff and will send the documents to the civil aeronautics administration for investigation. >> but with two fatal crashes in the last two months. at the crash site there was mourning and desperate efforts to find the missing. relatives of those confirmed dead gathered to hold a buddhist ceremony. on the river the dive teams worked in short shifts in frigid water with visibility at near zero. and even as night brought still worse conditions, they worked on on. throughout the night we have been watching as they have been bringing ashore mangled twisted pieces of airplane. evidence of how violent this crash was what the loved ones
of those still missing want to see their relatives stilt brought to shore and that's proved to be a very difficult task. harry fawcett, al jazeera taipei. >> michael shure joins us. the pope is coming to capitol hill. what's the plan? >> the plan is easier for the pope tony than for benjamin netanyahu and we'll talk about that in a minute. for the pope the papal visit is announced, going to be here in september going to be visiting washington addressing the congress. it's unusual because you have a vice president and a speaker both catholic that will stand behind him or sit behind him in the well of the house of representatives. you'll also have two members of the leadership, also both catholics so he will literally be preaching to the choir. he will be coming to the house
of representatives with a message that is decidedly more liberal than what the pontiff has brought before in the past. >> michael you alluded to it earlier, there is a growing controversial, democrats are actually -- controversy democrats are threatening to skip a speech from israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> this is causing a rift in the congress. israeli elections are scheduled for the 17th of march. benjamin netanyahu was invited by john boehner to address a joint session of congress ton third, two weeks before that election. nancy pelosi really believes that the floor of the house of representatives is not a place for a foreign inflation to discuss their electoral politics. >> maybe we have to even review the idea of joint sessions of congress. because they should not be a political arena two weeks before an election. some people just think it's
outrageous. some staunch supporters of israel comment it's outrageous that our floor of the house would be used exploited that way for a political purpose. >> so, you know, that's the big problem. yesterday there was an offensive, almost a charm offensive on the part of israel on the house side, they sent ron durner who is the ambassador for israel also julie edelsteen the speaker of the knesset. without checking first with the white house. >> and michael, there is a bit of a split developing over the approval of loretta lynch as the next attorney general. what's going on here? >> there's really not a split in general. in the judiciary committee it looks as if she is going to get
through. the problem is ted cruz who is trying to tie her confirmation to the funding for the department of homeland security. because he thinks everything should have to do with president obama's executive actions on immigration. a lot of republican senators are not buying this, and oren hatch from arizona saying anything to speed up the removal of eric holder the sitting attorney general, is fine. this time the delay tactics by ted cruz don't seem to be catching fire as they have in the past, tony. >> michael shure good to see you. >> tony. >> during a hearing today senator tom cotton says the prisoners held at the guantanamo bay detention center can rot in hell. libby casey strong words at the senate hearing today. why are some senators so opposed
to closing this prison camp? >> tony, they're concerned about the recent release of detainees who were cleared by a review panel who determine they were safe to leave guantanamo bay. they weren't charged with anything. but republicans point out over the years that some detainees may have gone on to engage in militant activity. now today a representative of the bowmedz testified that -- obama administration testified that during president obama's time in office 90% of detainees that have been released have been not suspected not confirmed at all to engage in any sort of mill tant activity. that's not good enough for some republicans and tom cotton who is a freshman from arkansas he served in the military. you heard a little bit about what he had to say tony. he is pushing back against obama administration claims that keeping guantanamo bay prison open just serves to act as a
recruiting tool for minimum tants. >> to -- for militants. >> to say it is a pretext to justify a political decision. in my opinion the only problem with guantanamo bay is there are too many empty beds in cells there right now. we should be sending more terrorists there for further interrogation to keep this country safe. as far as i'm concerned they can rot in hell. but otherwise they can rot in guantanamo bay. >> including john mccain have put together legislation that without prevention the obama administration from basically transferring dietransferring detakenees out. >> but that begs the question how close the administration is actually is to transferring all of the remaining detainees from guantanamo. >> well, white house officials
frankly admit that without congress on board it will be near impossible but not giving up. and this republican legislation is just in the early stages. we did hear from brian mckeon an undersecretary in the defense pharmacist. he said the republican bill would basically stop the obama administration in its tracks. >> the president has determined that closing it is a national security imperative. the president and his national security team believe that the continuing operation of the facility weakens the security by damaging relationships with key allies and is used by violent extremists to insight are uprisings. >> 54 of the prisoners have been cleared for release tony. it's just a question of where they would go and when. >> libby casey in washington, libby thank you. one of the legacies of the cold war could actually be
affecting the lives of thousands. some are still dealing with the toxic waste left behind. "america tonight's" joie chen visited one of those communities. apollo pennsylvania. >> in the late 1950s the local steel mill was taken over by a company contracted to build nuclear bombs. patty amino grew up in the house across the street. >> apollo once upon a time was a nice town then this industry came in and we didn't know. people didn't know. >> people did not know. they didn't know. they were clueless. and that's how we come to communities like this. >> patty amino left home to join the navy. by the time she came back 20 years later some began to worry about the health risks of having a nuclear plant and its waste so
close by. her father asked amino to check it out. >> you thought government was going to do this right thing? >> i thought government was going to do the right thing. >> over the last 20 years amino has dugd dug up 3 million documents that indicate troubles. neither it nor the government ever admitted any link between health issues and what is buried here. >> i frankly don't believe that anybody did anything wrong. but, you know, the regulations were as they were. so was it a good idea? i can't say. i wasn't there. >> mike helbely is the project engineering of the army corps of engineers, the latest agency to manage the sites. the bomb making began under the
atomic energy commission. but it's become a hot potato for the nuclear regulatory agency, and a host of other federal and state agencies. the fear is that the government would let this become a ghost town rather than deal with it. lock the gates. and leave the waste buried here. frozen in time. >> as long as i have a breath in my body i'll continue to fight until we get some justice. >> you can catch "america tonight" with joie chen at 10:00 p.m. eastern 7 pacific. >> why north korea was angry about an international film festival. festival.
>> french officials say they are temporarily banning the filming of action movies on the streets of paris. no longer filming car chases or anything that looks like a police action. concerned that targets for attacks. movie stars were walking the red casualty in berle lynn berlin today. as phil lavelle says, there was a bit of an overreaction in pyongyang. >> they've been at the center of their own. sony knows how that feels. hacked and humiliated remember, allegedly by his people and all because of this. the movie "the interview," that mocked kim jong-un. moving from hollywood to here. this is why.
the film goes under general release here in berlin. but got the city of berlin and the berlin film festival confused. it described the hearing as terrorism, vowed vengeance and the exact words wesh were merciless punishment. peter costa was the bos boss. he says it's not anything to do with the berlin, pulled back albeit privately. there is plenty to see on the screen over the next week and a half. the golden bear is the big prize they are competing for here. doing it without the director even being here. jeffar penalhe is banned from
make films until 2030. taxi is in for a ream shout for top prize as he watches from home in tehran. >> he doesn't stop because that's what he's doing. he's making films. he's expressing himself vie films and he needs to make them and he will never stop. for us it's a great way of promoting his work to the world. >> over the next ten days the movie world will watch. the crowds will freeze trying owatch and even north korea will be keeping an eye to make sure the crowds look at this and not this. phil lavelle, al jazeera berlin film festival. >> and for what's up the next hour here's john siegenthaler. >> we're going to talk about twitter's problem with internet trolls. trolls are the persons who post
hate online. a new warning from twitter about victims talking about getting getting letter. >> they are getting rape threats death threats worst case scenarios, death threats being sent to their homes. >> we're going to tell you about that story and a lot more coming up in just three minutes tony. >> john appreciate it. thank you. after struggling for years the electronics retailer radio shack has filed for bankruptcy. the retail chain says it will sell up to 2400 stores. it will partner with perhaps sprint or amazon to keep up to 2500 of those location open. i'm tony harris, thanks for watching. we'll see you back here tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. eastern.
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