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tv   Hina Rabbani Khar  Al Jazeera  August 26, 2018 4:00am-5:01am +03

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will still take a long time this is not the end of the took there's still they still have a long way to go from two ms rand sanchez thank you very much. exactly a year since myanmar launched a military crackdown on revenge of muslims in rakhine state hundreds of thousands of people have fled to neighboring bangladesh in what the u.n. described as a textbook example of ethnic cleansing. refugees there been holding peaceful protests demanding justice and a safe return to their homes the camps near the border become the world's largest refugee settlement i'm going to sign the deal with me and martyr and other refugees to return but the repair trade process has stalled. the violence began when fighters from the ira can arrange a salvation army attacked more than thirty police and army posts on august the twenty fifth killing at least twelve security personnel this was hours after a commission led by former u.n. chief kofi annan submitted a report to me on mars government on how to improve the lives of the ranger and
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other communities in rakhine state meanwhile as military responded swiftly to the attacks by broad launching a brutal crackdown which human rights watch says involved a systematic campaign of arson rape and extrajudicial killings according to doctors without borders around six thousand seven hundred range including hundreds of children were killed in the first month alone and more than seven hundred thousand are injured been forced to flee to neighboring many today during three hundred thousand who are already there after previous crackdowns momentum droom spoke to a revenge activist in cox's bazaar there's urging his fellow refugees to fight for justice for. speaking passionately to fellow wrote him to refute g.'s l. e r. s. is urging this audience to begin demanding their rights hoping his words will connect with the old and break through to the young. ultimately inspiring them to
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seek justice for the constant persecution he says they faced in me and mark need me that i'm one of the that's why we're raising our voice we want to go back home we want to be citizens of our country who want to live there with safety and security. and the us is a member of the ira conroe him just society for peace and human rights he tells me there is absolutely no excuse for the real him not to be recognized as citizens of me and more. my idea. about our mothers and fathers are for me and maher we were also born there but they still made us suffer we didn't get an education they didn't even let us pray at the mosque. one year ago a crackdown by me and more as military and rock and state began a campaign of violence against the ranges that included mass killings sexual violence and arson since then over seven hundred thousand roll hinges escaped to neighboring bangladesh the un called it
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a textbook example of ethnic cleansing mean mars government however has denied allegations atrocities were committed for the row him to who fled violence in me and more last august life here was supposed to be temporary but in the past twelve months cox's bazaar has become home to the largest refugee settlement in the world now with each passing day the refugees here worry that their existence here may become permanent nowadays signs of construction are everywhere but as the camp grows so does the frustration living conditions have improved and yet they're still very difficult l.e.o.'s and his family also fled the violence in iraq and stayed in august two thousand and seventeen and have not waited until to go my children are missing their home they always say they want to go back home. his daughter sharmeen was born while they were all hiding from the military in
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a forest in me and more she'll turn one in just a few days early as his older children long for a home they no longer have but for his youngest it's a home he fears she may never know. i'm a gentleman dizzee it at the good to belong refugee camp in cox's bizarre on with it. still to come this hour the decision to cut aid to. west bank could impact already vulnerable lives and as a new president waits to be sworn in as a state sanctioned violence during the one nine hundred eighty s. wait for compensation and an apology. how i was starting to see some much fresher air fading in across north western
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parts of europe big area cloud here that's been sinking further southwards and east was in talking and behind it about north westerly breeze you can see how the ice that by is aligned up here to cold front says one leg just making its way down across germany that will help with the wildfires that we've seen just around the lane and another cold front as you can see that just extends its way out to western russia right down towards the alpine reaches there will continue to sink its way further southward so vienna a woman around nineteen souses feeding noticeably fresher seventeen celsius there for london on sunday a thoroughly wet thorny mr ball day here changing conditions for the south is fine a dry hot for madrid around thirty three degrees celsius similar temperatures here to gone through monday maybe even a touch warmer still the fresher air it will brighten up but it will still be fresher up across northwest and pass as we go on into the new working week for the south still some heat around towards the southeast and kona athens still getting up around thirty degrees celsius and similar temperatures across northern parts of
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africa more hot sunshine coming through here benghazi thirty celsius or thirty four thirty five there for cairo with highs of thirty algeria's. and nine hundred seventy eight. disappeared after boarding a plane to libya. for over thirty years his disappearance remained in mystery. but after colonel gadhafi his downfall in two thousand and eleven new evidence came to light. out zero world investigates the case of the vanished in. and out to syria.
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or one of the top stories here on jazeera pope francis has met eight victims of sexual abuse within the catholic church on the first day of a visit to ireland earlier he admitted to feeling shame about the church's failure to prevent abuse. through has tightened its border laws making it harder for the thousands of migrants fleeing the economic crisis in venezuela to enter. and tens of thousands range of muslim refugees of help protest in bangladesh talking a year since or myanmar minute she cracked down for seven hundred thousand of them from their homes. the un refugee agency is urging the european union to take responsibility for one hundred fifty migrants who've been stranded aboard an italian coast guard ship fanaa in days italy is refusing to let them disembark unless fellow e.u.
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member states agree to take them in thirteen migrants i'm now been taken off the boat because they're sick so all those on board began a hunger strike on friday opposition m.p.'s have criticised the italian government saying migrants are being held hostage as a way of blackmailing europe. russia says rebel fighters are planning to carry out a chemical attack in syria's northwest and it province which will blame on the syrian government comes several days after the u.s. warned president assad against launching a chemical weapons attack on the last remaining opposition stronghold saying that it would face a tough response it is also home to the world's biggest cluster of internally displaced people and a miniature operation there will put millions of lives at risk as soon in course he reports from edward city. nearly three million people are trapped in the northwest and probably suffered at that syria's largest remaining rebel held area if the government launches a full scale attack two and a health million syrians could try to flee to the turkish border that's been
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affected lisieux since two thousand and fifteen. many here are now preparing themselves for the worst case scenario. 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 mom and dad he 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 solve ation 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 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 into prime minister joschka who say's they are not an
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opposition but the revolution itself so. it would be a disaster and 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 the obvious stronghold for the syrian opposition this was 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 at the. calling for rebel groups to surrender in this manner 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 factors can be joined under one name
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that there would be tickets and usual what you would never waste our martyrs on the widows blood we need to remember those who suffer in the prisons and the woman a good rate for now those living in syria has lost opposition strongholds can only wait to see what happens next. al-jazeera at the city northwestern syria. as to need is have accused the trumpet ministration of political blackmail after a decision to cut more than two hundred million dollars worth of u.s. aid to gaza and the occupied west bank the u.s. already withheld millions of dollars from the un relief agency for palestinians earlier this year says the money will be redirected to programs that align with u.s. interests relations between the u.s. and the palestinian leadership have been deteriorating since may when washington recognized jerusalem as israel's capital child stratford has more from gaza. it's difficult to know which projects will be directly affected by this announcement of more than two hundred million dollars being held with old by the u.s.
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but it's safe to say that american funding has been dwindling in recent years certainly the last two years seventy five million dollars sent each year for palestinian projects we understand most of that went to hospitals in jerusalem as well as electricity projects here in gaza. let's put it in context it was earlier this year that the u.s. said that it was withholding around three hundred million dollars from the united nations relief and works agency here that's had a massive impact so the u.n. say hundreds of people made redundant in that organization and when you look at the level of suffering which gazans have enjoyed now for nearly twelve years of israel's land sea by. ok around ninety percent of gaza's water is on drink kubel around four hours of electricity only being received in certain areas of gaza
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rule sewerage being pumped into the ocean fifty percent of the population living under the poverty line fifty percent on the employment down here so yes this announcement from the us of get more money being held withheld for palestinian projects could potentially have a massive impact not only here in gaza but the occupied west bank also zimbabwe's main opposition leader has rejected a court ruling which confirms president. as when of age i thirty eight presidential vote now so show me said i had challenge the result and says he has a legitimate claim to lead him bob way the president is disputed is illegal i made claims that are him supposed to be leading the people of the bottom change is gone and change is come with it is delayed is another thing it cannot be denied change will come and it is going to come sooner than we think we need to go back to
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the fundamental issues around dealing with the issue of the disputed illiterati it's not so that we're able to move forward but there is also concern about amisom and god was role in robert mugabe's government at least twenty thousand people were killed by the army when he was the state security minister in the one nine hundred eighty s. i was there as malcolm webb spoke to some of the survivors. it was right here that henry cabot says soldiers abducted him and tied him up it was in one thousand nine hundred eighty three zimbabwe's government said it was fighting a rebellion here in a matter barely land region henry says even though he was nothing to do with it he was taken to a concentration camp and tortured for three weeks he saw prisoners died daily from their injuries their bodies burned in a pit. been today thirty five years on it's still hard to tell the story he says he narrowly
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survived when soldiers try to execute him in a forest and left him for dead the pilot. when robert mugabe sent the army to matabele land in the one nine hundred eighty s. investigators say at least twenty thousand people were killed many in the region say the massacres were to suppress the support base of his political rival at the time survivors say there's been no justice and mugabe he was finally forced from power by the army nine months ago led to elections that took place in july and some people wondered if zimbabwe's presidential election might bring change the opposition say it was rigged the electoral commission denies its rulings on a p.f. party's presidential candidate incumbent president. was announced the winner he was once the right hand of former leader. at the time of the massacres he was state security minister the first major investigation into the killings was written by
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human rights lawyer david coltart. he says the involvement of men and some of his ministers and things won't change i think it's unlikely that they would ever want a complete truth telling because the entire story of their involvement will unravel from their perspective. and that would be very damaging politically to them so we don't expect justice under them. penned a commission to matter baby lamb to investigate shortly after taking office in november oh this is the reaction it got protesters blocked proceedings the government says it will deliver justice with the commission's independent doesn't doesn't work under the direction of anybody it will do what it feels is right we expect nothing but for accountability and for and taking off what happened at the exceptional situation henry and the other survivors of still waiting he says he
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just wants an apology from the people who ordered the atrocities and compensation he doesn't know if he'll ever get it malcolm webb al-jazeera harare zimbabwe federal emergency services in hawaii urging citizens to remain on guard despite hurricane lane being downgraded to a tropical storm to wrenshaw rain has already caused major flooding and several more days of rain a forecast although the predicted wind damage has been far less than expected arkan lane was playing at more than two hundred fifty kilometers per hour as depression hawaii at that speed has now dropped by more than half there still is the potential for flash flooding and bring damage do to our living there still has a lot of moisture so we want to encourage the public to stay vigilant and stay tuned to get updates on the status of the storm. now normally a three hundred thirty me to run wouldn't be regarded as a big deal it's less than one lap of
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a standard athletics track but how much of it's straight up one of the chinese capital's tallest skyscrapers seven hundred extremely fit athletes tackled the beijing vertical run two thousand and forty one steps up the stairwell of the china world summit winning building after more than ten minutes of extreme exertion australians won both the men's and women's races and it's leg five of a nine race world series taking in towers in europe asia and the united states that's a shame that we're not allowed to use the stairs in this building shot of was a riddle we super fit with the rest of the racers to check out our website for any more details or stories we're covering out there dot com. under top stories we are not a zero point francis has met eight victims of sexual abuse within the catholic church on the first day of a visit to ireland right now he is at
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a festival for families in dublin earlier he met ireland's prime minister they are varadkar to state reception we told him that clerical abuse had stained the irish state. the pope admitted to feeling ashamed about the church's failure to prevent abuse. number so we cannot surely i cannot fail to acknowledge the great scandal caused in island by the abuse of young people by members of the church charge of the responsibility for that protection and education the failure of ecclesiastes the cloth ortiz to adequately address these repugnant crimes has rightly given rise to outrage you are myself the sentiments. tens of thousands of ranger refugees are protested in bangladesh against mid march crackdown on the muslim minority group and estimated seven hundred thousand rabindra have fled to camps across the border in bangladesh the crackdown began exactly a year ago bangladesh has signed a deal with me in march when other refugees to return but the repatriation process has stalled. thousands of venezuelan migrants have poured into karun before the
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introduction of new rules making it harder to cross the border starting on saturday all venezuelans trying to enter peru will have to show a passport millions of venezuelans are fed throughout south america as the oil rich country faces a worsening economic and social crisis. u.n. refugee agency wants the e.u. to take responsibility for one hundred fifty migrants who've been stuck on an italian coast guard ship for more than a week some of those on board began a hunger strike on friday thirteen of not been taken off because they're sick but it surely won't let the others disembark unless fellow e.u. member states agree to take them in protest on shore say the migrants are suffering inhumane conditions on the ship. that is to new leaders are accusing the u.s. of political blackmail after it cut more than two hundred million dollars of aid to gaza and the occupied west bank the u.s. says the money will be redirected to programs that align with american interests it's already decided to withhold millions of dollars from the u.n.
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relief agency and president trump outraged palestinians with his decision to recognize them as israel's capital do so with us the listening post is next. i don't call it i don't watch cancer for that search i'm. just trying to be. and i don't. follow i'm richard burton you're at the listening post here are some of the media stories that we're covering this week google search for new markets leads it to china despite
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beijing's rules on censorship is the company doing the right thing c.n.n. names names the weapons manufacturers whose bombs are killing children in yemen palestinian journalists and citizens have learned that incitement is in the eye of the behold the occupier and we have another one of those videos that casts a political leader as an action hero with a little help from his friends the stock. type google into google search engine then hit the news tab you might find a few stories that the tech giant would rather you didn't see a few weeks back we learned that google was working on something called project dragon-fly a new search engine for the chinese market one that would function in compliance with beijing's strict rules on censorship in an organization that talks of transparency it is ironic that only a handful of the company's eighty eight thousand employees knew about this project when some of them caught wind of it they leaked the details to an online news site the intercept which broke the story and put google's top brass on the spot google
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has ventured into china before in two thousand and ten but back then it decided it could not live with the censorship rules there so it pulled out. this potential reentry into china signals a major policy u.-turn involving one of the biggest tech companies on the planet and the world's largest market our starting point this week is google's headquarters silicon valley usa ok. times change technology moves on companies evolve there was a time when google's corporate mantra was don't be evil that altruistic philosophy has since been amended watered down if you will to do the right thing was that a mere shift in semantics or has google made a moral adjustment in the way it does business with china just being the latest most newsworthy example of that google is celebrating its twentieth birthday in
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that time we have folded it into our lives in some really deep ways google is by far the dominant search service on mobile devices and on computers in the world it's very interesting when we look at how google deals with china because that is one place where it won't be dominant and one place where it really has to pander to the demands of the government there but i think it's something google has to do google can't ignore china to ignore china is to ignore the world in china increasingly nowadays doing the right thing is it is about trading off to lesser evils when i speak to chinese friends actually many of them are hopeful that they can use google in china because they would like that be an alternative to the near monopolists which is baidu it would be a really interesting scene if there were two big search engines in china taking out rather than one big such engine in china. google has had
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a foothold in china before operating there from two thousand and six to two thousand and ten off and coming into conflict with government censors then after getting. cyber attacked and discovering that the g. mail accounts of chinese human rights activists had been hacked it reevaluated its policy a company whose stated mission is to organize the world's information effectively pulled the plug on itself in china walking away from the world's biggest internet market eight years later google wants back you and it knows that president xi jinping the government will only permit that if google builds in search filters that meet the censorship rules so that if anyone in china enters a term like human rights democracy or political opposition google search engine would come up blank so it's like a one hundred eighty degree reversal of what they said in two thousand and ten so it's quite a stunning turnaround that they would suddenly change because in china nothing has
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changed in fact this probably got worse in terms of the censorship laws that are in place that oversee these things have become a lot more draconian and that your peers for bill to say it's going to go back and it's an extraordinary story and that's why it's had a lot of attention internationally. legitimate concern that people have that if. china does its legitimizing. china's. censorship regime that's up to people's interpretation of what overall of a corporation ought to be google is out to make money and so given that there are many shareholders that want to see google's stock price go up clearly it's in their very right to pursue the largest markets in the world. this story only became public because someone inside google wanted it that way and
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leaked the details of project dragon-fly to the intercept and online news so it's since been extensively reported elsewhere but google is not commenting publicly it's not the first time this year the company has dealt with internal dissent on a large scale three months ago thousands of employees signed a petition protesting against something called project maven the work that google was doing to help the u.s. military analyze a drone from google later announced it would not renew its contract with the pentagon first mavin now dragonflies google which deals in information is finding that it cannot keep its own corporate secrets contain the company has a in the employee so less than zero point three five percent or something like that of the overall workforce actually knew about this. and once we have reports of it of course the rest of the employees then phoned and a lot of them are very angry not just because of the censorship pressure which it's
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controversial on its own but because it was kept secret from them a huge gesture and say google is the secrecy it's a really interesting moment in silicon valley because when companies like google admit that they are pursuing controversial projects like building a search engine in china. when companies like microsoft reveal that they've been working with the department of homeland security on projects that might involve you know the separation of families. the labor force and silicon valley rise up in protest and demand better behavior from their companies so we've seen it quite vocally microsoft we've heard rumblings of it at facebook and now we're starting to see it at google they should have accountability but because they can't hide behind the corporate veil there are different sets of rules and norms that are expected of corporations if citizens are concerned about corporations becoming too
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powerful and becoming like nation states then they should actually be asking the lawmakers to pass laws that require certain corporations above a certain revenue line to have a different way of responding to public inquiries. should google succeed in getting back into china it stands to gain access to more than three quarters of a billion people online but the company's competition there is way out front in google's eight year absence by a chinese search engine has solidified its position and now has more than seventy five percent of that market and old habits even relating to relatively young technology die hard so even if google manages to clear the political hurdles currently standing in its way it will have a lot of catching up to do everyone a google knows that if this is successful it will be both politically controversial
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and a long slow process to try to build back reputation in china the web users in china have established their habits long ago and their habits do not include google at this point so i see this as an effort to establish at least a small presence in china in the hopes that it might grow over time but we have to realize it's almost malpractise for a business that has global ambitions to ignore the largest market in the world can seem. any tech company is knocking at the door of china's huge revenues but this does not mean that china wants. and president xi jinping into the sunset has gotten even tighter the so any kind of censorship deal that google can strike with the governments now would be much worse than back in twenty ten and this is the real bind that operation in china puts on such companies how much can you criticize government. permission you need to operate in the markets.
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we're discussing another story that's on our radar this week with one of our producers johannah who's joe in yemen bombs continue to claim civilian lives dozens more were killed there this past thursday and c.n.n. recently produced a report that was a little bit different in that it looked into a couple of angles on the bombing of yemen the don't get much coverage what did that report actually c.n.n. was reporting on that airstrike on august ninth by the saudi led coalition the one that hit a school bus killing forty children apiece was different in two ways first c.n.n. senior international correspondent nic gear reported that a bomb had been supplied by the u.s. government as part of an arms deal with saudi arabia second there was this graphic revealing the names of u.s. weapons manufacturer is companies like lockheed martin raytheon and general dynamics whose arms have been used in various air strikes in the past that graphic went viral and many of the tweets mentioned how rarely the media reports on the
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role played by the u.s. and even the u.k. in selling weapons to riyadh's the u.s. also helps with the targeting of those weapons i spoke with about the piece. 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 of 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 vital to get out that is as they worked through how they felt about the war in yemen still it's only
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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 and not just the u.k. and u.s. involvement in it has been extremely underreported amnesty international calls it the forgotten war elbagir 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
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it's important to note that access to the warfront in yemen isn't just being limited by the saudi left for says but also the hooty led government that has been 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.
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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 hundred cyber crimes law has led to the arrest of numerous palestinians the listening posts nuffin now from the occupied west bank. this past week became the latest palestinian journalist to be charged 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 olive booty and the number of follow the hive and the like. and it's not just john f.
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fifteen year old tomato been with the rested for writing the words forgive me on facebook her alleged crime incitement. and then amounted to maybe it's crime was live streaming her daughter's mouth in. from 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 before 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
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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 developed technology that is being used to target everyone anyone exercising their right free speech what we're seeing is a 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 critics while the arabs or jews do invoke the security all your money well most committed also. shadow neatly multiple gave my ass a tough criticism over the way the policy. is from the rarely point of view threatening to state security. in two thousand and sixteen israel's minister of justice i had boasted that facebook complied with ninety five percent of government requests to remove infighting continence i on facebook and you faced
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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 fineman cases are examined. 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 hunger found that israeli social media uses rates and inciting post against palestinians once every thirty one seconds however prosecutions of israelis friend fights meant 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
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a practice known as the militarization in full tracing of the palestinian side of the space. other while also you have pages like the coordinator and israeli general who 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 play 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
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killings. the israeli government announced plans for legislation that would outlaw filming is ready soldiers for quote the 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 the 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 long thing or two from the israeli withdrawal bill acceptor ghanem with
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the offer to be the most commonly deployed charge is incitement one doesn't want to draw a parallel but often those you've experienced israeli prisons have also experienced p.a. prisons it's as if there's 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
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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 a selective way to limit opposition voices the lot of the philosophy we're 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.s.a. is the frequency with which it was used journalists who are also being sought by
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the israeli military one such voice islam harter writer with a large online following known for her criticism of the occupation and the p.a. she was arrested by israeli forces in hebron last month not long after have family had been harassed by the p.a. chat about. in april i spent a lot mahathir 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. mather found that ninety percent of john less practiced self-censorship out of fear
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for their own safety what people don't know that they are being surveilled on the bottom whether they are aware of that creates a figure on the part of the population relieved to annoy or leads to feeling that their life is thought of be monitored this. controlled. but then what about how all of our journalistic out but it is monitored and analyzed rather we feel as if we somehow become like that type of big brother everyone is what you israel is. which means 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.
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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 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. that that's it.
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but this don did not have the ability to take on every next world no one is also going to get to fight all of them big enough to sponsor and fund them as well in search of the missing pieces of it in every important meetings and often the moment he said i like doing the right thing to do the job off the pakistani puzzle when you go the news of bin laden was killed were you surprised or was your reaction oh they found him the place we continue we will but we don't want anyone to know mehdi hasan goes head to head with the form of pakistani foreign minister on al jazeera. there is nothing intrinsically linked to the slave trade where you are so i'm consistent and insurance company there's no way to separate that kind of terror from the labor on the plantation from the profits that that little produced. that
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ass in europe and industrialized slavery and amassed it's great wealth resistance began to take full on from sugar to rebellion episode two of slavery when it's on al-jazeera. i don't know and taylor in london the top stories are now jazeera prosess is admitted to feeling shame about the church's failure to prevent what is called repugnant sexual abuse by priests the pope is an island where he has met eight survivors of clerical religious and institutional abuse the fokker reports.
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the pope's visit to ireland at this moment of crisis in the catholic church was always going to set the global agenda on how the butler can tackles its legacy of child sex abuse the pope francis didn't waste any time. number so because he's going to show. i cannot fail to acknowledge the great scandal caused in ireland by the abuse of young people by members of the church charge with the responsibility for their protection and education the failure of a crazy ass to cloth ortiz to adequately address these repugnant crimes has rightly given rise to outrage i myself share these sentiments ireland's prime minister has been at the helm of social reforms in the country including the recent popular vote to legalize abortion long prohibited by the catholic church he said it was time to build a new relationship between church and state people kept in dark corners behind closed doors cries for help that went on hurt. and these wounds are still open
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and there is much to be done to bring about justice and truth and healing for the victims and survivors. holy father we ask that you use your office and influence to ensure that this is done here in ireland and also around the world. in this saga of widespread abuse of children by members of the catholic church protests were inevitable. these people looking for action not words from the vatican i do get the feeling no dogs. trust will not be returned within the catholic population from simply what will bronson say to the common population he needs to meet here actions are going to be pretty serious action from going to be alone in silent prayer the leader of one point two billion catholics pope francis has gone further than any pope in acknowledging the church's wrongs but as new allegations
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of abuse continue to surface the biggest challenge to the church in ireland is the church itself. pope francis is an island at all give me one of the darkest moments in the churches of modern history become pope francis universally respected as a true reformer reinvigorate face and what the catholic church stands for. this is a side of the church the pope wants to celebrate and inspire a day center for dublin homeless run by a religious order there are people in the city whose lives depend on the church's help people left behind in island's economic recovery neve bachao jazeera dublin through his enforced new entry restrictions to limit the flow of venezuelan migrants trying to escape the economic crisis back home thousands of venezuelans have been desperately trying to reach the country before the rules were changed require them to show valid passports from the national id cards on friday ecuador
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open what it called a humanitarian corridor to allow twenty three bus loads of people through to peru. tens of thousands of ranger refugees have protested in bangladesh against me in mars' crackdown on the muslim minority group and estimated seven hundred thousand revenger have fled to camps across the border in bangladesh since the crackdown began a year ago. the un refugee agency wants the e.u. to take responsibility for hundred fifty migrants who have been stuck on an italian coast guard ship for more than a week some of those on board began a hunger strike on friday it surely won't let them disembark unless fellow e.u. member states agree to take them in just as i'm sure said the migrants are suffering inhumane conditions on the ship. palestinian leaders are accusing the u.s. of political blackmail after it cut more than two hundred million dollars of aid to gaza and the occupied west bank the u.s. says the money will be redirected to programs that align with u.s.
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october the twentieth two thousand and eleven libya's ex leader colonel moammar gadhafi was captured and killed. an end to get out of his forty two year rule. among the hopes for the rebirth of a nation where hopes for resolving a mystery surrounding a charismatic cleric in a moose a southerner was the leader of the shia muslim sect in lebanon. in the summer of one nine hundred seventy eight assad or disappeared along with two companions while on a visit to libya to meet. for over thirty years the in mom's disappearance has remained shrouded in mystery a shadowy story from the ruthless world of politics. what became of the enigmatic cleric whose popularity transcended religions and who had transformed lebanon's shia from
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a downtrodden minority into political activists. could the downfall of the soldier who seized power and became a ruthless dictator offer up hope of new evidence and new witnesses in the case of the vanished in. other was born in one nine hundred twenty eight in the iranian city of qom his family were of lebanese origin. he studied political science in the university of toronto and later moved to iraq propose. graduate studies. in one nine hundred fifty nine sutter travelled to the city of tire in south lebanon to undertake missionary work he won many admirers and recognition. ten years later in one nine hundred sixty nine he was elected head of the higher islamic shia council in lebanon becoming leader of the country's shia muslims said or called for social
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justice and development particularly in lebanon's poorest areas. in one thousand nine hundred eighty four he founded the movement of the deprived aiming to unite people across communal rather than religious or ideological lines. a southerner was something of an iconoclast seeking to break through traditional barriers. to bishop use of minister of lebanon remembers a sermon a sutter delivered in a church in which he warned of the dangers of sectarianism. when measured superior do you need. to save muslim or eman muslim. because these are various for you look there is a million more hard these. members would. assert his nephew recalls his uncle's views on lebanon sectarian nature the illness of the few
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mccauley and a lot of. fear and. most. of. what i did there would have been. when we left him at the moment to live with here but there's no medicine he. can we can call that one. in one thousand nine hundred seventy five civil war erupted in lebanon. assad or led antiwar protests most prominent of which was his sit in at a mosque in beirut. with anarchy in lebanon israeli attacks on villages in the south of the country increased. campaigned on behalf of the local population and he announced the establishment of a lebanese resistance movement called. a
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southern consistently expressed sympathy for palestinian aspirations but his relations with the palestinian liberation organization were tense and uneasy. he criticized the p.l.o. for shelling israel and thereby provoking israeli retaliation which fell mainly on the shia citizens of the south. assad the son recalls the political tightrope his father had to walk. and. yet tornado. there was that. i would look. at. i can only imagine yet afford. to have probably met. her father and i love affair with her last thing me the last thing he. looked for the student you have to do for your
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for. the. year see what. the student what we have for steve. is a former lebanese m.p. his father was one of the two companions who disappeared with us on the trip to libya. he believes that muammar gaddafi helped fuel lebanon's civil war for his own political ends. that have any if we. live for. a sliver of the. new army. in front of the. gadhafi is right hand man
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disallow angelou definitive beirut during the civil war though he never met. the first meeting between the him and gadhafi occurred in one thousand nine hundred seventy five. according to a such as son it was not amicable. some survey never well we can't remember when. we had. shaved head. between one nine hundred seventy six and one nine hundred seventy seven a sort of intensified his efforts to end the lebanese war. many lebanese admired his courage and charisma but the found it difficult to mediate in a country so divided.


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