tv Journalism Is Not A Crime Al Jazeera February 21, 2018 3:00pm-4:00pm +03
i am. five countries. four days. three thousand kilometer it's. two generations. one by. syrian refugees on a surreal jamey to sweet and. on the bright side. a witness documentary at this time on al-jazeera. plan. hello again adrian sitting in here in doha the top stories on al-jazeera the rebel held on klav of eastern syria is under more heavy bombardment by russian and syrian forces hundreds of people have been killed there in the past four days including twenty seven on wednesday it's the highest casualty figure in the area since a chemical attack in twenty thirteen al-jazeera saida hada reports now from beirut
just a warning you may find some of the images and say in his report distressing. there is no front line in eastern. residential neighborhoods have become battlegrounds the syrian government and its allies are bombing the besieged rebel enclave into submission i look at the suburb of damascus is under attack. i. heard a plane overhead the myside landed people were torn into pieces i was with my nephew and we were both injured what i heard was the sound of an ambulance and i found myself here hundreds killed hundreds more injured the united nations says makeshift hospitals are being hit some are now out of service there is a humanitarian crisis and there is nowhere to hide. there is no safe
place i tried to convince my parents to say in the first floor of our building thinking it would be safer but they told me there's no difference because buildings are being flattened in the strikes. the government said military reinforcements to the frontlines around the besieged enclave the pro-government newspaper says the bombing campaign comes ahead of what it said will be a vast operation which may start on the ground at any time. the thousands of rebels there are promising to repel any advance a ground offensive will not be easy the government and its allies have repeatedly tried to storm eastern in the past the rebels have strong defenses and an underground tunnel network that they use to their advantage. at times. even.
and what it calls armed provocations. many including the un are warning the battle for eastern could turn into a repeat of the battle for aleppo. the battle for aleppo lasted for months there was so much suffering among the civilian population before a ceasefire deal was reached that involved a mass evacuation of the people who fear they could face the same fate. the first budget on the south africa's new president is about to be delivered soran opposed is promising to turn the struggling economy around it's expected to be a tough budget that includes tax increases and spending cuts the un's refugee agency is warning of a humanitarian crisis of extraordinary proportions in the eastern democratic
republic of congo thousands of people in the province of been forced from their homes because of fighting the u.n. says the poor security is hindering attempts to help those in need. israeli media reporting that one of prime minister benjamin netanyahu is closest confidantes is set to testify against him over allegations of corruption they say that shlomo filbert will get a lighter sentence in return it's in relation to an investigation into government benefits offered to the telecoms giant netanyahu denies all allegations that a prominent rights activist has been jailed in bahrain for five years not be able rajab was a leading figure in the two thousand and eleven pro-democracy protests he's been sentenced for tweets criticizing bahrain's intervention in the yemen civil war and the prison authorities use of torture rajab was already serving a two year sentence canada's prime minister has reiterated that he supports a one united india during his first visit to the county country just intrude on his
i don't want to. and most of them never get your company money collected that's because there's you know. the mom. has you know sort of the i want to not. only. car the most up in the. corner many. believe is going to. be. there and from one moment of the year i mean much more to one part of a high temperature of your i mean i'm very here every year so now we have a car. when i was wired a hammock when i was in arms i mean. what the majority i mean if there were as i mean much more leisure after i made a model. for the bump in the figure head in math or new york on senators i mean
russia what it was in the. let me out if all that would look at your. mom would have. a lot of blues. and. so on. but at. the other let. me end in a mobile home and this is what i'm about one summer second over the. he developed the elements again official value of the alyea. machine which might more than offer the god. stuff and lots of what i like a. more different saying was arrested in cairo on the nineteenth of
december twenty sixth seen. i am up to me and i also work well i'll just so his situation speaks to me directly because i was arrested in cairo in twenty thirty and. i spent three hundred and nine days in an egyptian jail and while i was there i rode my thoughts down on scraps of paper. my moods case brought everything flowed in back. like mahmoud i could see no end to my detention and i took the dramatic step of going on hunger strike for five months to draw attention to my case and try and regain my freedom. i can remember the loneliness and how slowly time passes. to date my mood has had no cold herring so there are no formal charges against him. and i'm going to start feeling
. nothing but within that one can your going to think how do i swallow my it how was he is it off was that the happy outcome bad going to happen how. would i want to place. my mood for say i arrived at cairo international airport early on the morning on the nineteenth of december twenty sixth. he was arrested detained for fifteen hours at his passport confiscated but was then released. the following day he went to egyptian state t.v. to make an administrator's request but he was told this. required approval by egyptian security officials. two days later on the twenty second of december twenty sixth seen for seign was detained in an unknown location. then two weeks later on the fifth of january twenty seventh seen istanbul he was told he was being
held in poor a prison south of cairo. i didn't want to. put up a. little more and i'm also. ahead of. what a. lot of. the thought was that if. one. arabic and other media broke the story of hussein's their arrest. that. the egyptian interior ministry released a statement accusing the same of carrying out and inciting a media campaign aimed at what they call spreading chaos. journalist
challenged or detained in egypt. when it comes to media freedom egypt is rated very low indeed by international human rights groups. in egypt. the state is pretty much employing all of the tools that we see repressive regimes around the world employed to restrict have expressed all at once so there is direct intimidation harassment arrest of human rights defenders and journalists and activists. torture and mistreatment of these individuals once they're arrested and they're detained. reporters without borders is an international organization monitoring media freedom. in twenty seven seen it bubblicious a press freedom index a league table of different countries on the a treatment of the media and journalists to try to egypt number one hundred and
sixty one out of one hundred eighty and the black list of countries considered what they called prisons for journalists national might be how much. was that the woman in ireland how wonderful book life given that the. as of the well of the. scene. but on why i think is enough for you i had been in the absence of any judicial process the division media set to work on the case of mahmoud abbas saying in. t.v. channels launched an intensive media campaign against a former colleague. mahmoud had once worked as chief correspondent for the government run now t.v. channel. one can barely hey before the on the line.
in. the house and when i. saw what i can burn. i don't feel any. man if. i don't stop it and maybe ohio don't be. mad men and what the hell. want any mad. a i don't believe in yourself and. build up to american know how to be out there were no. back in doha i talked to me of mahmoud hussein school leaks at al-jazeera arabic. they are no formal charges against him so we only have the allegations by the egyptian interior ministry and the campaign and the media which accused him of spreading false news. and
i asked another dizzier presenter who'd worked with him in the field and in the newsroom if this was at all likely. what was the deccan you know that they have they didn't they hear the out of men who not a lot of other we thought of and so i was almost ah that was sort of a mark what was. it that it. couldn't have entered. why the hummer. i let it go how will they have that infinitely doesn't matter they said. this is a study in. the international federation of journalists is the largest group representing the profession why. it was founded in nineteen twenty six in
paris but relaunched in belgium in one thousand nine hundred fifty two it now has around six hundred thousand members in one hundred forty countries. saying the media is not. trust you have to describe facts one just publish false information or incorrect information once again if you accuse someone you have you have to show what and when. allegedly spread false information and check if they didn't correct the information afterward. let's not go into about that as you have the more data you have the other but let's get back in melbourne a man. shall not. have to listen to be an. elephant feet that. he. went to him and that he. was.
going and it will be. a sort of. mini the middle just a few bullet but the. people of the him could have been more so but managed. so now we have gone without a mask. and i want to know you. want . to see happen from time. magazine same is a very experienced journalist whose career began in egypt in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine he worked for t.v. channels in back frame iran and sudan before joining our disease in two thousand and three because i knew what i thought when i didn't. like it not that i would want a lot of stuff i'm like and under-staffed of you wanted to. and i worked economic
aid to minola and now can essentially pilot this is the only people can come but then you'll believe me to gather my money what i can see what i know of to them sticking what out well enough of them but they are not enough so now we're saying things you would say as editor by asking others to see riker leaks about mahmoud's korea and the television joining that is the us and you know what ham. and let me. know what. also for our shout out to them about a time when there were a lot of we have seen some philistine. kennedy but. i but then i thought of. medina time alone and why then i thought of him. out of.
i know i don't know it's hard. not to how. to play them i know i don't know how i. can be only one of them and. don't want to. think about that because i'm not the water one more joe would have made i think beyond putting him wildly out of here at the. moment if you know you're the author. can go out in the sofie in the hedge old wood had jimmy not the one out on what the future been how off. i tried to get egyptian government officials comment with the saints case. it was
my family. and i saw this guy the visitor. and i talk to international media freedom agencies. your rarely find a government of any stripe taken action and will admit that it's. a unique portrait of a small gulf nation living under siege but maybe this friend was their target said . their pain to be forced to leave would just be all and their gains it has given us the desire to carry on with our lives and be creative maybe of turndowns its normal part of business. has become more united. beyond the blockade at this time on al-jazeera.
al-jazeera where every. in two thousand and eight raggy traveled across the united states discovering what it was like to be both a patriotic american and a devout muslim can you be muslim and american you have to be american first i didn't have much appreciation for why it would be a big deal that a muslim would be elected to the united states congress but ten years on what has changed rewind is now in america at this time on al-jazeera. the nature of news as it breaks. is a since all of them are new to cope with as president enjoys quite a deal with details coverage they are dodging distractions that appear to be hurting president trump's ability to manage the mideast peace crisis from around
the world over one hundred thirty one thousand people are registered in the south korean database for separated families. hello again everyone from going to here and the top stories on al-jazeera the rebel held area of eastern ghouta in syria is on the more heavy bombardment by russian and syrian forces hundreds of people have been killed there in the past four days including forty on wednesday it's the highest number of dead in eastern guta since a chemical attack the it twenty two year. israeli media reporting that one of the prime minister benjamin netanyahu is closest confidantes is set to testify against him over allegations of corruption they say that slobo film will get a lighter sentence in return it's in relation to an investigation into government
benefits offered to a telecoms giant that yahoo denies all allegations. the first budget on the south africa's new president is being delivered some or rather poses promising to the country struggling economy around the un's refugee agency is warning of a humanitarian crisis of extraordinary proof proportions in eastern democratic republic of the congo thousands of people in the province of been forced from their homes because of fighting u.n.h.c.r. says that poor security is hindering attempts to help those in need at least one hundred survivors of the school shooting in the u.s. state of florida pushing for gun control they've set to hold talks in the state capital tallahassee with legislators they're calling for a ban on assault style rifles off the floor of florida's house of representatives earlier rejected a proposal to make them illegal seventeen students and stuff were killed in the attack last week in auckland. and they were they were going to hear i think you
just want to hear part of why do we have to go downhill we have to you know show them how out of what is you know you really don't know how they have an almost like . canada's prime minister has reiterated that he supports a one united india during his first visit to the country justin trudeau and his family are on an eight day tour summit india have accused members of his cabinet of supporting sikh separatists. not a prominent rights activist has been jailed in bahrain for five years rajab was a leading figure in the two thousand and eleven pro-democracy protests he's been sentenced for tweets that criticized bahrain's intervention in the yemen civil war and the prison authorities use of torture rajab was already serving it two years sentence i'll be back with a news out a little over twenty five minutes but now let's get you back to al-jazeera world.
i am a. zero arabic. i am looking at why my colleague much the same has been in jail in egypt for a real year without trial. he is experienced and as covered several pollutions as a foreign correspondent. as an egyptian revolution in twenty eleven was a huge challenge for him here what was he like to work relevant in the movement away and in the us in the can with it wasn't what i was certain. of. had a king to tell. them and made them that man with a better hope are behind the saffi you have. and what money i would still have from a day that i let my land that's just a tad but i'm out of the what are they in the corner. of the early element shed going in there the jimmy road that i met is easy for them that they have been no formal charges against mahmoud an interior ministry statement simply said that he
had carried out a media campaign aimed at what he called spreading chaos however article seven to one of the egyptian constitution say yes no course today will sanction shall be imposed for crimes committed by way of publication or the public nature there of a half a mile from the bottom of the hof is that about issues that i don't know who is you know. that i would know and i know most of them. would in twenty seventeen said over seventy journalists have been jailed that year . more than five hundred twenty six ways suspended three hundred eighty three by relations of press freedom it is six attacks by security forces on journalists seventy one other attacks one hundred seventy three journalists banned from working and twenty eight investigations trials or imprisonment of journalists for the cause any cause for how to live their lives still the best go to sleep when in medicine
when a home consumes. comfortless so have you had. the most. we're . going to present me me oh no how. do you want to shit about your salami. you'll rarely find a government of any stripe who will take an action and will admit that it's illegal they're always going to try to cover up their actions with this veneer of the rule of law this veneer of legality. they will cite legal. legal precedents or justification zahraa laws that have been passed but it doesn't actually make these things legal when the law that was passed actually violates the egyptian constitution or actually violates gyp's international human rights obligations i was in a gypsy in jail for three hundred and nine days when this program is best shown in
english mahmoud will have been detained for four hundred twenty eight days increasing every day. you know your. people how to get on it today. what i'm. i asked the former chief justice of the city office if it was legal to the team would the same which seemingly indefinitely absolutely up the hudson that. you have could not. feel well if you i mean. there was a bit of i do. we have no information about the reason of his arrest and the one no one is informed
that the. last december if i remember it was the first. suspect we didn't know what exactly was told to both his activity which would explain why he was detained and when you do time someone without clear explanation it's a breach of. rights. which case screamed repression here is an individual who was a journalist who was not even actively reporting at the time he was arrested even though that would have been his right to do. he was targeted because of his affiliation with a media organization with al-jazeera and arrested and detained without any due process whatsoever that is that i ask the judge about what's called preventative
other. whoa when you gender joinery says in the tech approach freedom and freedom of expression which doesn't mean. we have every citizen the duty to respect. or kill someone we don't know any reason but it's what happened with what we called the criminal criminalization of journalistic work namely you describe their work as a crime and this is in the press freedom. for science addressed in december twenty sixth team came three years have to mine that of three other al jazeera journalists . i was released in twenty four and my three colleagues the police.
who are. i have a son i know a colony in my city. ms went out one a minute and. moslems went out with him is a man at war but if i'm caught. in. a. morgue when they say for the. skin in the hand on a few in the senate i thought of my who had. been the what had been more than one of the mock. but other than the incentive that in that there. is that no matter what. he had the you know what we have that probably what on what he said today yes in that. last week we had. well there's nothing.
at the camelot and that's. not going to have an insider. feel caught and they'll be left to weigh a ton of money. to me and they say that what it was in the me that a quid i mean if you just look at the. work. and look at the short end they have a more than most of the. a c. a c. that c.s.c. has been awesome at the head they are. more than a list of a thumb in that they. emerge for many. voices in the international
media concert and has done it by working on a very independent two way in the sense that they don't depend on national governments so i can imagine their way. here are reported to about egyptian. military was not welcome for the government because they couldn't have any pressure on the continuum you couldn't your if you go up model go whatever you're doing no more out of the world and we've had this and know if you go along on one of them who are going to have you know. you have a million dollar to move and if you are you know. several agencies have asked the egyptian. government explain what you're saying has been detained without trial. and in february twenty eighth team the u.n. called for his immediate release. so we letters as soon as he was
detained to the egyptian president mr. member soon brussels because it's close to the office and we do know that the fact he was jailed and also what why precisely our colleague was detained we received no answer for from. these we wrote those letters to united nations you know secretary mr buckley moved by that time to denounce the fact and the united nations warry to. press freedom situation in egypt in janeiro. and was well not that there. was a could not because i like. one of them. but. when i look at the. possibility. that he.
feels like he has a leg up in my case the one that we presented to the united nations working group on arbitrary detention we requested that that working group. analyze my case declare him to be arbitrarily detained under international law and egypt's international human rights application immediately release him under the least restrictive means possible and to let him exercise his right to freedom of movement and reunite with his family and go where he may the root can to be human rights organizations petition says mr hussein has been arbitrarily detained for one hundred twenty nine days including eighty nine days in solitary confinement he continues to be subject to grave prison conditions and possible abuses the continuation of such deprivations of his rights constitute serious threats to mr hussein's health to his physical and psychological integrity and to his life
i thought it was important to make one more attempt to speak to the head of the egyptian supreme council for media regulation or mohamed that meant to ask him about mahmoud hussein's. if you must speak with. the machine you must be. going to get the kind. of must ignore whom. you must. have been the messiah. and i see this kind of the disease.
a ticket to. differ to give. us. some awesome account. it was enough for her to learn the shock at. their smiles i don't know how i am now that i have them to give them to. understand . them as if to bother to signal the something new that can something maybe. happen to believe in. balance. just. how bad the maya mughal men were long before how bad the most. any of us the members are over for what frightens them and now mean. nothing what
so. much that home again has a new. long. journey be a millionaire mom would have seen what was so nice to hear if you had the ill for a suburb in this but the home well not to let who be its lucky sort of he didn't get. to have been many expressions of solidarity with more insane under the same banner as the campaign to free me and my it frequently denialism is not a crime. this was in the i'll just years to deal in doha. and this in mauritania. this was in indonesia. and this on the streets of paris. a
little to the visitor length of the hook up the. lots more were out in. that he said even her name and probably not you are not he was a get. the feel of a. couple . of. yeah and it would. yes your name would be. as and no one saw that one not all been there. and even one of the time and something. and.
your corn more or one. main an a or b. in a. while with another your buddy will set you on. it and they're going about you then your heart can feel the. living of the. house. over him. and the. wind there are some norm he says he's not and that on the inside he told him. he had your systems. and i think of you. must have been all. of them up there are all. pretty. seriously not very dark matter financial pressures. to measure how much.
pink skies by the time my heart. or is the sun sets in the city of angels. hello again what's happening weather wise in the americas well for south america we've got a line of showers down through parts of peru into oblivion extending further south into argentina i think the showers in argentina made our way a little bit as we head through wednesday but certainly for bolivia and peru those
showers will continue with this frontal sun affecting rio de janeiro but it's telling to push further away towards the east so we're going to see an improving situation here as we come further south it's all looking fine across paraguayan through europe go on for much of argentina and it should be fine in santiago in chile with a high of twenty nine degrees heading into the caribbean not much to say here because it's just looking really nice moments the strong winds but temperatures there thirty degrees for two showers but nothing more than not few showers likely on the caribbean side of central america but the again for the most part is looking fine mexico city plenty of sunshine highs of twenty three so let's head up into north america we've got a cold front pushing in across more sort of central and eastern parts not to states be a night's a feature all the way along it we've seen some heavy rain being reported and that's our likely continue as it heads further towards the southeast when somebody called on the northern side going to see a big drop in temperatures we head through thursday. the weather sponsored by.
the scene for us where on line what is american sign in yemen that peace is always possible but it never happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join a sunset there are people that there are choosing between buying medication and eating this is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist and just posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera forced to be displaced by their governments in one nine hundred twenty three. it was very greek and turkish villagers returned to their roots only most a century later. and reconnect with the past they thought they'd lost forever. people shouldn't be forced to move from dilemma where they were born rich or. the great population exchange at this time. it's
impossible to underestimate the size and scale of the economic crisis it's not just about the billion trillion dollars of debt it's not just about the banks it's not just about the government to the real. this is al-jazeera. although i'm adrian for again this is the live from doha coming up in the next sixty.