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tv   The Full Circle  Al Jazeera  August 25, 2018 5:32pm-6:00pm +03

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we have actually consistently refer to the coalition as us back so this isn't a new elements that come into our reporting it was important to talk about the ball and who made that bomb especially because we knew that the specific technology that was used the laser guided technology that was used in this particular strike was technology that president obama had banned the sales all because of human rights concerns and that ban was then overturned by president trump so we knew that this was a really important element and it was one that. it was incredibly cool to get out there to our audience as they worked through how they felt about the war in yemen still it's only one piece albeit an informative one on a story that doesn't get nearly the news coverage that it deserves considering that the u.n. has declared yemen the world's worst humanitarian crisis definitely not this war
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and not just the u.k. and u.s. involvement in it has been extremely under reported amnesty international calls that the forgotten war spoke to me about some of the factors that make reporting on yemen so difficult. i think often what people presume to be a dis interest on the root of part of the media is that we've actually just an inability to get on the ground we are trying in different ways we are learning as we go along as other people in the media landscape how are we going to report on those who it is in place and accomplish that oftentimes people don't really have a great deal of knowledge on but also that is incredibly difficult to get access to in and i think we are which trying our best to figure it out as we go along and it's important to note that access to the warfront and yemen isn't just being limited by the saudi let forces but also the hooty led government that has been
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very hostile to the media ok thanks joe. turning now to palestinian journalists and activists and the twin inescapable realities of surveillance and censorship since two thousand and fifteen the authorities in israel have arrested an estimated one thousand palestinians for content they published or shared online israel even has a dedicated cyber crimes policing unit with the cooperation of tech giants like facebook the state has successfully taken down hundreds of palestinian social media accounts and israel's strategy in this area goes well beyond censorship the state has developed algorithms that monitor palestinians in anticipation of them committing a crime silenced and surveilled by israel on one side palestinians are also having to contend with the palestinian authority the p.a. on the west bank and hamas in gaza neither of which is known for tolerating dissent or criticism on why in the west bank in particular the p.a.'s two thousand seven
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hundred cyber crimes law has led to the arrest of numerous palestinians the listening posts nothing now from the occupied west bank. this past week became the latest palestinian journalist to be charged with infighting meant the palestine t.v. correspondent is known for his live broadcasts of life under occupation. military reportedly took issue with videos he shed of soldiers in a refugee camp near ramallah none of ollie's post-school by. the military prosecutor and the judge referred to the five that i leave the number of follow the have and the likes to get. and it's not just john f. fifteen year old tomato leben with a rested for writing the words forgive me on facebook her alleged crime incitement that. many mounted to me is crime was live streaming her daughter's mouth in. from
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a confrontation with two soldiers in her front yard she was charged with and convicted of infighting just a few examples and there are hundreds of a charge palestinian say has been used to criminalize criticism of the occupation if your mil if there are who are the general assumption nowadays is that all palestinian social media users are under israeli surveillance system they developed algorithms which monitor social media for certain keywords and later began using a profiling method known as predictive policing anything you say can be seen as incitement everybody thought. it was just imprisoned for saying resist my people resist so the word resistance is for big as are phrases like i'm against occupation or i will resist occupation it's all considered incitement. but there are very sophisticated methods of online surveillance of these algorithms that have been
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developed technology that is being used to target everyone anyone exercising their right free speech military seeing is the violation of the presumption of innocence people are not presumed innocent they are presumed guilty from the start israel does not hesitate one at once to silence its critics while the arabs or jews do invoke the security all humans can almost commit to also. neatly multiple gave my. criticism over the way the policy. is one of the rarely point of view threatening to state security. in two thousand and sixteen israel's minister of justice. boasted that facebook complied with ninety five percent of government requests to remove infighting continence i on facebook and you faced a bill in the works would give the government the power to make that one hundred percent the ministry told the listening post that in finding cases are examined.
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regardless of the nationality or origin of the suspect but there seem to be double standards at play she kept herself once wrote a facebook post that appeared to justify the mass murder of palestinians who give birth to little snakes she was not charged with incitement and in two thousand and seventeen the ngo found that israeli social media uses rates and fights in post against palestinians once every seven see one second however prosecutions of israelis for incitement are extremely rare. censorship and monitoring and not the only way that israel controls palestinians online it also operates social media accounts that target palestinians with propaganda in their own language a practice known as the militarization or in full tracing of the palestinian side the space. that if. you have pages like the coordinator and israeli general who
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publishes information that mainly targets palestinians and sometimes makes threats like we will enter this area and gaza to occupy it again or pages like it known age we want to live which has a photo of dollars luring people to work with them then there are secret accounts like that of captain. and israeli intelligence officer who writes to people and asks if they need help getting a work permit in other words they played with palestinian emotions as well as their need for money to get them to work for them. it's. after a summer in which israeli snipers killed more than one hundred fifty people in gaza including two journalists and were even caught fellah breaking out some of those killings. yes. the israeli government announced plans for legislation that would outlaw filming as ready soldiers for quote the
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sake of shaming them then there are the more traditional methods of controlling information this month the israeli military arrested six journalists for incitement in a single week at least twenty three journalists a currently imprisoned and seventeen media institutions was shut down by the israeli military last year. but navigating israel's system of control is only part of the chance too often palestinian journalists have come to expect the same kinds of intimidation surveillance and monitoring at the hands of that own government in the occupied west bank the palestinian authority seen by many palestinians as an enabler and enforcer of israel's occupation the p.a. seems to mount a thing or two from the israeli withdrawal bill acceptor ghanem with the offer to be the most commonly deployed charge is incitement one doesn't want to draw a parallel but often those who've experienced israeli presence have also experienced p.a. presence it's as if there's
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a certain type of journalists who must be denied a voice the surveillance of what we write on facebook has become so extensive so sophisticated that i believe we will get to the point where it will include the political and social views of journalists to be. taking the lead from countries like the united arab emirates the palestinian authority has adopted a cyber crimes law that has had a chilling effect on free speech in the occupied west bank. it was conceived almost overnight with no public consultation and then passed by presidential decree what i can tell mr lamb was so in order in its first year the law was used in a way that violates human rights and democracy at least thirty palestinian web sites have been banned for either criticizing the palestinian authority or for having alliances with hummus or mohammad dahlan the more has been amended but is still nowhere near perfect the point is they're using various laws in
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a selective way to limit opposition voices the. philosophy we are seeing that is used in an abusive manner it is not used to tackle on line crime it's used to restrict opposition and anyone addressing points that are not supported by the past in writing so we're still calling for every piece of that law or an amendment of it . would be in line with international standards. then of gaza which is under the control of hamas and where free speech is also heavily restricted security forces there abused harassment interrogation an arbitrary arrests to file an online criticism. but what seems to differentiate the p.a. is the frequency with which it was used journalists who are also being sought by the israeli military one such voice islam the heart of a writer with a large online following known for her criticism of the occupation and the p.a.
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she was arrested by israeli forces in hebron last month not long after have family had been harassed by the p.a. chat about how. in april i spent. the palestinian preventive security forces had detained her husband she told me they asked him why don't you stop your wife from writing on your man and he replied i am a man and agree with what my wife writes and i want to disrupt the. given the ever present threat of surveillance and arrest by israel plus the threats coming from their own leadership palestinians are increasingly cautious about what they say online. a study by palestinian n.g.i. mother found that ninety percent of german less practiced self-censorship out of fear for their own safety what people don't know that they're out of being surveilled all the time what are they are aware of that creates a figure on the part of the population relieved to annoy leads
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to feeling that their life is thought of be monitored totally controlled. but then what about how all of our journalistic out but it is monitored and analyzed reza we feel as if we somehow become like that type of big brother everyone is what you israel is. fortunately the p.a. is watching me you know there is censorship but palestinian journalists can navigate this ever narrowing the margin of. because the moment the journalist goes silent there is nothing left to live with. and finally the eighteenth asian games are well underway in the indonesian capital jakarta a television channel there as c.t.v. produced a video to mark the opening of the games featuring indonesia's president joko widodo beating a traffic jam to get to the stadium on a motorcycle stunts included lame comparisons were reflexive li made online to tom
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cruise and the latest mission impossible film which was mission accomplished for s.c. t.v. and its action hero president and a hash tag was born proud to be indonesian fine except whoever made that film should have picked a stunt man who better resembled the president in shape someone in the same weight class perhaps and given that stunt man a wedding ring to match the one that would doto wear that's what the continuity departments for the little things will see you next time you're at the listening post. on the back of. it that's it.
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i . did. this was due. to the. s.e.q. . fields. goes hand in hand with growing all. refusing to be defined by their age mexican women of bringing out their dancing machine. and rediscovering the evening
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one step at a time. my johnson hot part of the viewfinder and latin america has seen. this time on al-jazeera. the sams in archaeology graduate from iraq he's also a part time going to billings pergamon museum which includes a reconstruction of the famous ishtar gate in babylon most of the people he's showing around came to germany as refugees this is just one of several billion museums taking part in the project called the meeting point and as well as bringing people together one of its aims is to emphasise the contribution of migrants right up to the present day to western culture. because i've been here for some time i can help them with lots of things that mrs ford to me the great thing is it's not just about museums about forming a new life is part of life it's culture. al-jazeera
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it's us swear every day us. thousands of one hundred refugees protesting a year since the start of a military crackdown that the u.n. has. ethnic cleansing. and unwelcome to al-jazeera live from my headquarters in doha with me elizabeth braun i'm also ahead punishing the palestinians the u.s.
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says it's caution more than two hundred million dollars in aid to gaza and the west bank. we report from adlib says he where millions fear the syrian government is poised to launch an offensive to retake the last major rebel stronghold and put francis heads to ireland in the first visit by a catholic pope in nearly forty years. refugees living in bonded they should hold in protest to mark a year since a military crackdown forced them to flee their homes in myanmar. there are now more than seven hundred thousand and camps near the border it's become the biggest refugee settlement in the world bangladesh has signed a deal with myanmar to allow the refugees to return but many a too afraid to go back well the u.n. says systematic attacks on the muslim group are a textbook case of ethnic cleansing take
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a closer look at how it all began in august last year one hundred fighters attacked a myanmar army post killing twelve offices a military offensive sent several thousand fleeing to neighboring bang there two weeks later the number of refugees past a quarter of a million doctors without borders reported that at least six thousand seven hundred or one job were killed within a month of the crackdown by january of around six hundred ninety thousand revenge of living in squalid makeshift camps and march bangladesh signed that deal with myanmar to return the refugees but many of the nearly three quarters of a million are too afraid to go back mohamed has more from a long campaign cox is bizarre. the scenes out of critical on cancer day have been absolutely extraordinary thousands of her hinge or refugees demonstrating i have been to cox it is our bangladesh this is my third time covering the range of crises and i've never seen demonstrations of this magnitude the refugees had to get
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special permission from the bangladeshi authorities in order to stage these demonstrations and what we saw men women young and old demanding their rights demanding justice and asking for the international community pleading with the international community to do more to help them but also saying that they want to make sure that the perpetrators of genocide as they say genocide has been taking place against them inside of me and they say that the perpetrators of the genocide of the accused being i mean the army they need to be held to account they need to be brought to justice by the international criminal court so really a remarkable day yesterday when we were speaking to organizers we were told that this might be some type of a sit in it might be even a quieter type of protest today very loud voices people in bold and to express their opinions to demand justice he asked the international community to do more for these seven hundred thousand actually more than seven hundred thousand people that have come here fled the violence in iraq and say to me and more in the past year now living in the world's largest refugee settlement where circumstances even
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though they're slightly improved are still extremely dire. as they want to other news now the u.s. has announced it has confirmed it's cutting more than two hundred million dollars in aid from its programs in gaza and the west bank that's already withheld and millions of dollars from the un's relief agency for palestinians the state department says the money will be redirected to programs that quote aligned with the u.s. interests but nations between the u.s. and alice tinian leadership have to take care of a head since president trump recognized abuse of them as israel's capital and moves the american embassy in mame correspondent child is joining us for more on this he is live in gaza and there has been strong reaction from palace. well that's right yeah it certainly seems as if those relations between the us and the policy all sorts of deteriorating once again and we understand certainly that this decision by the state department was made as a result of
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a review on the p.a.'s reaction following the announcement in january by donald trump that america's embassy would be in jerusalem the reaction from the p.l.o. has been strong executive committee member. saying that this represented cheap blackmail and that the palestinian people would not succumb to this kind of coercion also some reaction out of the pillows chief delegate in washington who. zoom lot who says that this shows that the u.s. administration is disabling decades of hard decades of the u.s. vision and engagement with the p.a. and he said that it suggested proof that the u.s. was basically pulling back from any potential two state solution here in israel palestine so yeah a very bleak day for u.s.
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relations and what will it mean for the people and the west bank for the projects that are in the works there. it's difficult to know the stage exactly what kind of impact this will have what we do know as you mentioned was that the results of the u.s. withdrawing around three hundred million dollars in january from the un's main refugee agency for the palestinians that last month had to announce hundreds of redundancies. so that already had a massive impact and of course we also know that the situation here for almost two gaza for almost two million palestinians is almost unbearable suffering the near twelve year. and in sea blockade by guards by israel around fifty percent of gazans living under the poverty line fifty percent unemployment very little it tricity electricity available here is some areas only four hours
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a day we understand that this money was going to be directed towards humanitarian and educational projects also focusing on good governance as it is difficult to know exactly the kind of impact this will have but surely going to affect the lives of many people here in gaza or in the foreseeable future child's thank you very much for that for now that child strafford live in gaza thank you. to afghanistan now where a suicide attack has killed at least two people in the eastern city of jalalabad four others were injured near the prevention election commission office dozens of protesters had been gathering there to show support for a parliamentary candidate who was disqualified on the suspected ties to armed groups parliamentary election as for talk about. now for the first time since his june summit with the north korean leader donald trump has acknowledged that not much progress is being made on denuclearization the u.s. president has decided to delay
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a visit to north korea by his secretary of state mike pompei all of which is planned for next week announcing the move on twitter trump accused beijing all of easing pressure on pyongyang up. washington began employing tariffs on chinese goods south korea has called trump's decision unfortunate shihab rattansi has more from washington d.c. . just a few days ago doldrum been pretty upbeat about negotiations with north korea telling reuters about pyongyang had taken steps towards denuclearization with missile testing and stopped and he was looking forward to another summit with north korea however house to be said last trip to north korea was a bit of a disaster by many accounts kim dragoon even slobbering pair there was a great deal of pressure for stopping time to come out of this one from the more hawkish people around him drawing bold moves national security advisor for example but it is striking in these tweets but it's still very diplomatic very respectful towards chairman kim and he says he still does want
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a summit to take place at some point in the future to china now where at least nineteen people have been killed in a fire at a hotel in the northeastern city of harbin the fire at the full story building broke out in the early hours of saturday morning it took a team of over one hundred firefighters and dozens of fire trucks to push out the blaze china's government has been trying to improve safety after a string of fires at hotels shopping malls and apartment buildings. after more than seven years of fighting in seventy ad lib provinces now the last remaining opposition stronghold millions of people could be at risk of a government forces try to retake control is said and of course we all know now reports from ed lib city. nearly three million people are trapped in the north. of syria's largest remaining rebel held area if the government launches a full scale attack two and a half million syrians could try to flee to the turkish border that's been effectively sealed since two thousand and fifteen. many here are now preparing
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themselves for the worst case scenario. of why should i be scared assad has already been killing us for seven years our families brothers and sisters even the children it does no difference i did mama dummy won't leave our nation alone again we will defend our people and told the last breath. if that has provided a refuge for some syrians roughly health of its civilian population is displaced from elsewhere in the country. the so-called syrian government is a civil authority formed in the province last year and backed by the hardline rebel coalition. formerly known as the nusra front a group of the turkey russia and the us consider a terrorist organization and was once linked to al qaida. such as how would the salvation government step up to prime minister joschka who say's they are not an opposition but the revolution itself so. it will be a disaster and
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a catastrophe if such an attack happens because even rich and able governments can't evacuate three or four million people quickly in such difficult conditions that we are living in it is a part of it that's at the center of the almost stronghold for the syrian opposition this is a calm here compared to other offices and held areas but if there is enough that this will be the last battle before the syrian government takes full control of the country opposition groups in it that are attempting to unify international army with turkey's help to try and overcome and a division but. has not offered its support yet president bashar al assad has dropped leaflets over there calling for rebel groups to surrender and this may be the new unifying factions that he and god willing and we hope that it could help the country and the revolution we hope all the factions can be joined under one name that there would be tickets and usually what you would never waste our martyrs on the widows blood we need to remember those who suffer in the prisons and the
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woman. for now those living in syria has lost opposition stronghold can only wait to see what happens next scene. al-jazeera at that city north versus syria. still ahead on the bulletin ecuador left support of a struction to allow entry to venezuelans fleeing an economic crisis and the closure of the busiest bridge in nigeria causes frustration for millions of commuters. hello again it's good to have you back well here across parts of south asia.

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