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that's a summary of the news. newsday is coming up at midnight. now on bbc news it's time for newsnight with emily maitlis. we wish to make it abundantly clear that this is not a military takeover of government. tonight, the dictator who said he wanted to live to 100 and rule for life is stuck in his house. is mugabe's regime at an end? and what happens to zimbabwe now? we'll ask two zimbabweans with very different perspectives, and later the africa minister, rory stewart. also tonight — is mark zuckerberg's tour of middle america a clue to presidential ambition? and if so, is the world ready for it? mark zuckerberg would have a very good chance of winning the election. if it was mark zuckerberg on donald trump in 2020? i'd say it would be close. and this... # and i'll take my place again. # if i would try... a deaf singer admits she received death threats for entering the hearing world.
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we look at divisions in the deaf community over speaking and singing. why does it seem like betrayal? good evening. the armed forces have seized power and zimbabwe's president is under house arrest. but whatever you do, don't call it a coup. tonight, we're looking at what appears to be the end of robert mugabe's 37 year long reign. no one can be sure if he's been silenced for good. the streets appear calm, the transition appears bloodless. the ruling party — zanu pf — is still in charge. but zimbabwe is beginning its hunt for a new leader, and the mistake mugabe made was in getting rid of his deputy last week — a man popular and respected by zimbabwe veterans. emmerson mnangagwe is hoping to take charge of the country. he faces opposition from mugabe's wife, grace, who wanted to carry on the dynasty herself.
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and there are calls for real democratic change from mdc opposition leader, morgan tsvingirai. he was duped out of his election victory nearly a decade ago — can the mdc now claim a right to rule this once prosperous country? here's mike thompson. over the last 37 years no one has dared forth this 93—year—old former freedom fighter turned president from office. but times seem to have changed. one doesn't want to be in a position where all of a sudden, you are seen as quite worthless. while many try to carry on as normal, top figures are alreadyjostling to replace mugabe, the world will be looking at them.
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the face that appeared on zimbabwe state tv last night wasn't that of the president, who has led the country for as long as many of his people can remember, instead looking sternly out of the screen was one of zimbabwe's most senior army officers. we are only targeting criminals around him who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country, in order to bring them to justice. firmly in the cross hairs are supporters of the president's wife, grace mugabe. mrs mugabe, who was first wooed by the president while she was working in his typing paul has her husband's backing while she was working in his typing pool has her husband's backing to take over the presidency when the time comes. go ahead, do it, i don't care. the current head of zimbabwe's women's league is believed to have earned her sociology ph.d. in two months from the
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university of zimbabwe. evidently a quick learner. mrs mugabe, who was recently accused of assaulting a south african model with a plug, played a leading role in getting the previous vice president dismissed in 2014. recently she set her sights on getting rid of the latest vice president. the general, head of zimbabwe's armed forces in a war veteran himself, has made clear his total opposition to the presidency being given to anyone who wasn't a freedom fighter. however, the man who would, his deposed vice president, emmerson mnangagwa, who is now believed to be back in the country following the takeover by the army. born in 1946, emmerson mnangagwa is a war veteran just like the general. he is believed to have been part of an elite group of guerrilla fighters called the crocodile gang and has been nicknamed crocodile ever since.
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under his watch in the 1980s, an estimated 20,000 people viewed as opposed to zanu pf were massacred. injune 2007, the zimbabwe government claimed to have foiled a coup by soldiers. the crocodile claimed he knew nothing of the alleged plot, which he described as stupid. the general seems to believe that the same word would describe anyone who claims his move last night was a coup. his intentions now and not clear but if he does harbour ambitions for the presidency, his cv makes interesting reading. on the plus side, he has a doctorate of philosophy degree in ethics. on the other, he's been accused of being abusive by his former wife's, profited greatly from mugabe's controversial land
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reform programme and is on a list of top officials banned from entering the usa all eu states. so even if president mugabe's rule is now over, they're saying its things cannot necessarily be said for the country's problems. that was mike thomson reporting. fungayi mabhunu is an anti mugabe campaigner and member of the zimbabwe vigil protest group, hejoins me now. nick mangwana is from zanu pf in london. very nice of you both to come. nick mangwana, if i can start with you. we'll mugabe be back in power, is this just a pause before he goes back into power? president mugabe is still in power, he's the man in charge of zimbabwe officially right now supply even though he is locked in his own home? even though he is at home, protected by the army. why does he need to be protected by the army? with full presidential guard.
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are you telling me today nothing has happened, it's not just functional to have the state broadcaster taken over by the army, to have tanks on the street and the president locked in his own home? emily, a lot has happened. but what has not happened is a coup. i didn't say. i'm just establishing that right from the start. because right now, if you were to ask anyone who is in charge of zimbabwe, nobody would say, for example, general chiwenga. who do you think is in charge of zimbabwe when you look at it? from our point, we think the army is in charge of zimbabwe, because they have been on state television. you are not expecting mugabe to make a comeback from this? as far as we are concerned, we don't know. there is a lot of uncertainty in zimbabwe as we speak. what we know is mugabe
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is no longer in charge, from what we heard last night. is it a good thing the army is now in charge, what you think the next step is? i think we should stress that this is an internal zanu pf affair, infighting. maybe the vice president if he wasn't sacked, we wouldn't be in this position. what we want is a transitional government that is all—inclusive. zanu pf fight to stop grace mugabe from coming to power, isn't it? it is a fight to establish democracy, to stop blood—letting, it's a fight to stop manipulation... the army is coming into the street, putting the president and what looks like house arrest to establish democracy, is that what you're saying? as ironic as it sounds, that is in effect.
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you would will announce elections? why is that about democracy? what's been happening in zimbabwe for the last two weeks, since the vice president was removed from his position, every person aligned to the vice president was being removed, purged. we are going to congress, an electoral process in december. you must be very excited now, this talk of democracy, because the man you don't want in charge is out and there is all this talk from the party of real democracy? we don't believe anything that comes from zanu pf. they have deceived and hoodwinked us in the past. what makes you think we believe them now? this, at least it from the outside, is in—house fighting in zanu pf. the people of zimbabwe,
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they will only believe if zimbabwe have free and fair elections, internationally monitored. and those aren't coming until next year, 2018? 2018 the elections are due. there is an electoral process happening in zanu pf which is supposed to happen next month. this is when the first lady was expected to assume... clarify things for our viewers. in the elections in august next year, your party could end up in opposition? you would accept that if you were in opposition? of course. it didn't happen in 2008 when tsvingirai appeared to win that debate, he didn't end up in power. he won by numbers but we don't do first past the post in zimbabwe. we go 50 plus one. he didn't meet the threshold. you are going into this believing there will be free and fair elections within a year, less than a year, which could bring the mdc, the opposition party or anyone else who wanted to enter
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this ballot, into power? as far as we are concerned right now zimbabwe needs a transitional authority that will make sure it will revitalise the country and we want a transitional government that is all—inclusive and we don't want a situation where zanu pf do what they did last time, where the opposition with in theirjust as the numbers, and they weren't taken care. we want a situation where the opposition is there and zanu pf. the corruption and sure that there is no nepotism. what happens if robert mugabe refuses to go or refuses to stop being the ruler? nobody said the president should go. not stay in his house? he is in his house, he's always staying in his house, there is nothing wrong with the president being in his house and the house is guarded. you must see how this looks to the outside world.
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it's not a normal day when you have the army on the streets and a man who we understand it under house arrest, even if he wants to be in his house, and his wife who may or may not have fled the country to find amnesty elsewhere, this is not a normal day in zimbabwe? there is nothing normal about what is happening in zimbabwe at the moment, that is established. cannot i respond about the transitional authority? what he's asking for is exactly what people would complain... in the constitution there was no reference at all to a transitional authority. there is a process, if you want to get rid of president midterm you can impeach him. he can resign. if president mugabe chooses tomorrow. . . the army, if they took a bit of his power, he can go. that's fine, the president goes on we go into elections. at the moment zanu pf has to give zimbabwe the next president. thank you both very much
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indeed for coming in. robert mugabe's stated aim is to live to 100, and rule for life. this overweening ambition would sound far fetched in the mouths of most. zimbabwe's leader, though, has pretty much done it. after 37 consecutive years in power, despite his brutal regime and his country's decent into poverty, he still clings on. his ruthlessness at the age of 93, has been unwavering. he took zimbabwe after independence when it was prosperous, and brought it to the brink of economic collapse — more than once. tonight, then... for the first time in decades, there is some real uncertainty about his future... so will this really spell the end of the mugabe regime? and how will historyjudge him? here's john sweeney. there was a time when robert mugabe seem to be a hero, a freedom fighter for black majority power in white ruled rhodesia. that was when mugabe was injail and this man, ian smith, was in power. i don't believe in black majority rule ever in rhodesia.
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not in 1000 years. mugabe, born in 192a, became a marxist as a young man and joined the freedom struggle. in 1963 he was convicted for sedition and spent 12 years injail. while there, his son died. and he neverforgave the prison authorities for not letting him attend his funeral. on his release, he became the hard man of the nationalist struggle, his rhetoric terrifying the country's whites. it's hard to get up here, dear. you have to wait for convoys. i'm waiting for my independence! civil war followed, in which thousands died. some of the dead were fellow freedom fighters, believed to have been killed on the orders of an increasingly paranoid robert mugabe. but to many on the left, he was an icon. to me, as an anti—apartheid activist, robert mugabe was a liberation hero.
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i was ecstatic when he was elected by a landslide in 1980. against the old racist regime of ian smith. that view later changed dramatically. at the lancaster house talks in london in 1979, mrs thatcher pushed smith to step down. rhodesia became zimbabwe, elections followed and the white tyrant metamorphosed into a black one. to begin with, he sounded as nice as pie. this evening, mr mugabe made a television address in which he underlined his wish to create one multiracial society. it must be realised, however, that a state of peace and security can only be achieved by our determination, all of us, to be bound by the explicit requirements of peace contained in the lancaster house agreement. which expressed the general desire of the people of zimbabwe. but this is a mass grave in matabeleland where in the early
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1980s the infamous 5th brigade, trained by north korean instructors, murdered as many as 20,000 people. mugabe's first wife died and he married his secretary, grace marufu, in 1996. she became a power beside the throne. as the decades rolled by, life in zimbabwe got bleaker for black and white alike. the currency crashed and the $100 trillion note was minted. food ran scarce and opposition leader morgan tsvangirai threatened mugabe's grip on power. in 2007, tsvangirai got beaten up but then the old dictator proved his cunning by taking the opposition leader into his tent and sidelining him. but the great hero of the freedom struggle — whatever happened to him? he was seen as the new zimbabwean leader, part of the freedom
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struggle, suffered in prison terribly, suffered very grievous family loss as well. were you foolish to think that? in retrospect, if you look at what happened to mugabe, he went seriously bad. notjust with his genocide in matabeleland, that genocide was the start of actually mugabe becoming a growing monster. to that, one could add that zimbabwe is a wonderful country brought low by corruption, hate and paranoia. robert mugabe is not dead but few will mourn his passing from power. john swinney. joining me now, rory stewart, minister of state for africa. from the british government's perspective, is this a good thing? we don't normally think of military intervention as good but does britain think so? a lot will depend on what happens next year, the key is to make sure
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we get to a genuinely free and fair election and as you have heard, zimbabwe has incredible potential. one of the most educated populations in africa, good infrastructure, fertile soil and great natural resources so the key test is not what is happening now in the next few hours or days but whether we can get to a situation where there is a good legitimate government coming out in line with the constitution next year. what do you do at this stage in terms of government relations? is anything reinstated ? do you look at that again? the answer is we have to be patient and careful to find out what is happening. as you reported well, we know from president zuma of south africa that president mugabe appears to be under house arrest and there is a lot of waiting to see what president mugabe does and as you heard, people expect him to step down and a transition government to come in but the key question is whether we can get the building blocks in place.
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i mean the international community, the african union, the southern african regional body and the un, to make sure that we have in place are free and fair election. forgive me, but even before you get the building blocks in place, you have to decide whether you think this is a president that is right to set? there will be neighbouring african countries who see us turning a blind eye or not quite sure whether to endorse or condemn this, we do not want to say every time the military comes in, that is fine and we will wait to see what the building blocks are? you are absolutely right. the key thing, and the african union has been very clear, is to watch carefully what is going on and africa has had a bad history of this stuff
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and making sure that everything that happens is constitutional and clear is vital. he will have heard that the military has been poor. are to emphasise that civilian leadership remains in place and some sort of unity government is being brought together. but again, this is also, potentially, with all of the confusion, a moment of opportunity for some as this progression goes through, zimbabwe has been in a difficult position and if the international community can agree, we might be able to move to a good future. if we don't get this right, we could see zimbabwe stuck in a difficult situation for years. would you say you would like to see the mdc in power? knowing what you do about the way zanu—pf runs and regs election results? absolutely clear that it must be up to the people. nothing would be more dangerous than for a british minister to say
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that i want a particular party to win. the key is to banks road the election works and that means international observers and an independent electoral commission and proper registration of voters so that people can choose. you heard my guests saying that mugabe is still in power, this is dressed up as changed and they think nothing has happened. that is the key, mugabe staying in power is very disturbing, he has had a terrible record and has done an enormous amount of damage to the country, thousands have died, there was hyperinflation so there has to be a transition away from robert mugabe but any transition has to be through a process that creates a credible, legitimate government. there is so much economic reform that is needed, millions of zimbabweans who would want to return and contribute to the future of the country so the key is using this opportunity to say, this may be the beginning of a change but it is very much only the beginning. the key is, well those elections be held as they should be between february and august, and will they be clean? you mentioned the delicacy
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of a british minister in this position, you know the middle east well and you are careful with your choice of words, i wonder what you said to borisjohnson about his appalling choice of words that may have cost a british mother in iran five more years of freedom? i saw the foreign secretary this morning and he had a very serious and warm meeting with the family and he is very determined to pull out every stop to solve that situation but i am the africa minister and not middle east but my sense is that meeting went very well and the family feels grateful that the foreign secretary is engaging so closely. thank you. more than two billion people worldwide use facebook, but not all of us are feeling so good about it these days. not only is it under fire
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for its unwitting involvement in the spread of fake news, but early investors have in the past week condemned the impact it's having on our mental health. could this explain why its founder, mark zuckerberg, has engaged on a year long meet—the—people tour, trying to hear concerns and conversations around america? some are reading his moves as the beginning of a presidential bid. i interviewed mark zuckerberg at facebook six years ago and now i've gone back to the states to follow in his footsteps. i've left the capital for the midwest. in newton falls, ohio, i'm following in the footsteps of a certain billionaire. my wife will love it... i arrive for breakfast with daniel, an obama supporter who voted for trump eight years on. i'm the second complete stranger who's turned up for a meal at his home recently — the first was zuckerberg.
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mark coming in and sitting where you're sitting and saying, you're probably all wondering why i'm here? and i'm like, yeah, i did wonder that, mark, you know? and yeah, that's when he told me he's on this cross—country tour and getting out and talking, wanting to connect with people and talk with them, getting to know people better. the drop—in at daniel's was part of zuckerberg's self—styled year of travel project, to the 30 us states he's never seen. these meet the people truck stops have been interpreted by some as a putative presidential bid. his team told daniel that would be wrong. just relax, he says, you can talk to anybody you want. just make sure you emphasise the fact that mark is not running for president in 2020. that's funny. ben soskis has been studying zuckerberg's philanthropic activity. does he see it as political? i do not necessarily think it means
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he's running for president. i think these days, the blurring of the balance between the political and the philanthropic means that the demands on a philanthropist to actually understand his public, so to speak, are similar to a national politician. everything he does now is essentially political. his philanthropic ambitions and his commercial corporate ambitions are now political. one doesn't have to run for public office to be a deeply political figure. when we launched the chan zuckerberg initiative... two years ago mark and his wife launched czi, a limited liability company that offers enormous flexibility and demands very little transparency. ben thinks the private power of these wealthy philanthropists is of huge concern. i feel that in many cases mark zuckerberg is probably doing
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very good work, but one individual is able to have an oversized impact on public policy, and well beyond what a normal citizen can have. there is something profoundly troubling about that, something that runs counter to some core democratic, egalitarian principles. when i met zuckerberg all those years ago, his mission was one of technological utopia. he embodied a youthful optimism that the world wanted to share recipes and running routes, baby photos and pet videos. everyone is going to have a much better experience when they're doing different things with their friends. from a dorm room in harvard, he created the outstanding economic success story of this century — a social media giant with two billion active users, or what may be a third of the world within another year. he could never have imagined that sharing would evolve into something
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quite so dark. there's breaking news on facebook‘s involvement with russian influence in the 2016 presidential... cbs news has learned new information about the extent of russian linked activities on facebook. facebook admitting they were paid more than $100,000 by russian companies during the election. i made some decisions on the next steps that we're going to be taking... mark zuckerberg returned from paternity leave and was forced to make a public statement. i care deeply about the democratic process and protecting its integrity. facebook‘s mission is all about giving people a voice and bringing people closer together. those are democratic values and we're proud of them. i don't want anyone to use our tools to undermine democracy. butjust this month, lawmakers in a senate committee hearing were telling the tech giants they're out of touch. i don't think you get it. you bear this responsibility, you've created these platforms, and now they are being misused and you have to be the ones to do something about it. but some have noticed a shift. where once zuckerberg
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talked of connectivity, now he talks about community. is this a move to make the company sound less techy, more human? he and the other internet billionaires are the new robber barons. and just like the robber barons of old, who were challenged by people who said, this is bad for democracy, to have so few people with so much money in power, well what did the robber barons do? they started to build libraries and museums to say, we're doing good for society. they really want to see themselves as sort of promethean figures who are remaking society. all this language of disruption, of breaking things, of remaking the world. i think that he has a very grand ambition. so now i'm wondering if this mission has taken on a more pressing dimension, a way to get the public back on facebook‘s side. mark zuckerberg has 98 million
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friends on facebook. in person, he can clearly impress. i was very nervous, but he put us all at ease. he's just like, i almost felt like i was talking to my little brother, you know? i didn't feel... at first i was nervous as heck, you know? like my goodness, because he's a billionaire. but i'm still curious to know if a swing voter like daniel will come with me on a hypothetical. mark zuckerberg would have a very good chance of winning the election. so if it was between donald trump and mark zuckerberg in 2020, which way you go? i was asked that question before, and i'm going to say it would be close. last night we showed you a stark headline on the front page of the telegraph. that has been making some waves today. our political editor nick watt is here. what are you hearing, nick? quite a backlash against it. leading brexiteers said this is absolutely wrong. some of those 15 named their feel emboldened. i spoke to on this evening that said the idea that prompted this is dead in the water, and that is the government's decision to amend this bill to put the date of brexit, 29th of march 2019 on the face of the bill.
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my impression is the government is listening. one option is they pull that amendment. i think what you are probably looking at is some sort of compromise. this was debated yesterday. it won't be voted on, this amendment, and further down the line. the compromise could be you have a date there but you have the words in accordance with article 50, which means you could get an extension. but it has really created a bit of a sour atmosphere. it is even getting into government ranks. i spoke to one member of the government who said the prime minister's letter accompanying this friday had poisoned the well because in that letter the prime minister had said, i will not tolerate trying to block or slow down brexit. thank you very much. mandy harvey, a deaf singer with an incredible voice, made headlines around the world after her success on america's got talent. she used vibrations from the floor
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to pick up the beat, although she could hear nothing. and what's your name? mandy harvey. and who is this? my interpreter. i lost all my hearing when i was 18 years old. wow! and how old are you now? i'm 29. so it's ten years. i have a connective tissue disorder, so basically i got sick and my nerves deteriorated. i've been singing since i was four. i left music after i lost my hearing and then i figured out how to get back into singing with muscle memory, using visual tuners and trusting my pitch. so, your shoes are off because you're feeling the vibration? is that how you're following the music? yeah, i'm feeling the tempo, the beat, through the floor. mandy, what are you going to sing? i'm going to sing a song that i wrote called try. after i lost my hearing, i gave up. but i want to do more with my life thanjust give up. applause.
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good for you. ok, look, this is your moment and good luck. # i don't feel the way i used to. # the sky is grey much more than it is blue. # but i know one day i'll get through... that was the incredible mandy. but when she first took to the stage she describes how she received death threats from within the deaf community for promoting a hearing activity. she was accused by some of promoting ‘oralism' — the word used to explain the practice of educating deaf people to use speech and lip reading rather than sign language. so tonight, we try and explore the feelings that lie beneath this. why do some deaf people consider speech and singing treachery? and why is sign language perceived to be a more pure means of communication and of identity for them?
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joining me now are honesty willoughby and zoe mcwhinney. they're speaking through an interpreter. they're flatmates but they have different perspectives. many thanks for coming in tojoin us. what did you make of this row, zoe? in terms of the death threats, really, in the american deaf community, it is showing that they're quite frustrated, an element of people there who are quite frustrated. there is an organisation. they are based in america and they are very, very strongly termed, their name is agb and their promotion of oralism is very strong. they lie about their research and really deaf people are fed up. hearing people think oralism is the way forward and it's positive but deaf people are fed up with it. honestly. for me, linking to that, i'm quite disappointed
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with what happened. i'm disappointed with the news and how it represented the deaf community and sending death threats that, that's not deaf community. it's a negative representation of us as a whole. i don't want to talk about the death threats. leaving that to one side, do you understand where this sense of discomfort comes from, betrayal and even, that deaf people are this word, oralist, using singing or speaking instead of a pure red language of sign? of a purer language of sign? zoe? i think in america, in america's got talent, that programme, with that individual with her beautiful voice which was spectacular, and deaf people who don't know sign language, they don't know exactly... they didn't know that this individual was not born deaf, she lost her hearing, she became deaf.
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so people immediately recognised her and say, you are deaf. it's that same scenario of repeating itself again. singing for us is not accessible. ok, so signing is a pure form for you in the deaf community of communicating because it is a world you are always part of all the time, is that the point? in terms of there being a border between hearing and signing, there's always that element of gesture and visualisation. with sign language, deaf people, that's how we access communication. english speech, spanish speech, french speech, that's their form
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of communication of course, and also... there's been misinformation about oralism which is being spread all over the world. what about sign language? we need a little bit more focus on that and more awareness on that and the importance of sign language. can i ask a question... honesty, you were born into a speaking and hearing family. your mother chose not to teach you through oral language but to sign instead, how did she make that decision? well, when i was born... of course when i was growing up i didn't know anything about the deaf community. and going through the medical experience, i was told that i should learn through oralism but sign language is my right, that is my language. my family, my mother was advised i should be taught to speak. but my mother looked into it, she did her own research and refused. and found out that there is a deaf community,
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and they learn sign language and that is accessible for me and i have my own language and its full access for myself. from the outside, for people not familiar with the deaf community, i'm sure there will be many saying, it's great to have signing, why wouldn't you add in speaking if you can, singing if you can, lip—reading if you can as well? why wouldn't you have the richest experience you possibly can? yes, bilingualism, that's good. you agree, do you, zoe? i think in terms of speech and sign, it's dual language, quite difficult. there are some people that can do that quite well. but to do that at the same time, it's impossible, because you lose focus on one language. in terms of the grammar, the context, the syntax, everything that is linked that creates the language
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is totally different. it's a like putting your head and rubbing your stomach, doing two things at the same time. does it feel like a political choice for you within the deaf community to say signing is my identity, it is my deaf identity and i don't want the confusion of anything else? yes and no. i think with sign language, it is becoming quite a political issue. it's not an issue of saying i can't speak, it's saying i don't speak. because they hearing community, it's quite powerful. and, of course, with technology, implants and things like that, and with that sort of research in place, people can understand the theory is that deaf people might be able to speak but we need to also show awareness that speech can happen.
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for example, my family is deaf, they all sign and sign language exists in the wider community as well. i mean, with hearing people, they've got eyes and hands, they can learn. honesty and zoe, thank you both very much indeed and thank you for interpreting for us. that's it for tonight. we leave you with the first ever actual video of a scientific superstar. crisper is the tool that lets scientists slice through dna to disable genes or insert new ones. it's currently the hottest topic in biology, but you couldn't actually ever see the process because it all happens at a molecular level. enter professor osamu nureki of the university of tokyo, and his high—speed atomic—force microscopic camera. goodnight. music: it ain't what you do (it's the way that you do it).
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good evening. you do not need a microscope to see by weather hmmfi microscope to see by weather forecast but plenty of detail in it. a weather front moving in through scotla nd a weather front moving in through scotland and northern ireland. for patches across parts of south—east wales and it could turn quite murky. on thursday, whether dominated by these pushing southwards. it will wea ken these pushing southwards. it will wea ke n by these pushing southwards. it will weaken by the time it reaches of southern england but behind the front, colder air moving in a much much more in the way of sunshine so outbreaks of rainforest time
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followed by those sunny skies working in behind the weather front. thursday morning, whether living in across wales, heavy bursts of rain per time. one to gaps in the cloud. you might get a bit of sunshine here. but for the most of england, a cloudy start to the day with potentially faulty patches. for the north and west, wet weather to northern england first thing in the morning but behind that, from northern ireland and scotland, sunshine moving in one quickly. not entirely dry for scotland with a number of showers blown in by last three winds. as we go on through the day, the weather moving down through southern england, reaching london about four o'clock in the afternoon. by about four o'clock in the afternoon. by that stage hardly any rain left on it. sunnier skies as the colder air moves in from the north. through
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thursday evening, weather front clearing around midnight. left with clearing around midnight. left with clear skies and light winds across england and wales. head into the countryside, there will be widespread frost and potentially minus five in the coldest areas. but it should be a glorious autumn day. blustery showers across the north and west of scotland and temperatures, 7— 10 degrees, a little on the cool side for the time of year. for the weekend, reasonable weather. sunny spells with heavy showers across north and western areas accompanied by a chilly wind. the potential of a band of rain moving in late on sunday a cross western areas but a lot of dry weather with some sunshine for the weekend. am sharanjit leyl in singapore. the headlines: ‘s army takes over the
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country entertains the president. —— zimbabwe's. country entertains the president. —— zimba bwe's. donald trump country entertains the president. —— zimbabwe's. donald trump is his own glowing assessment of his tour of asia, it declaring success in uniting as against the threat in north korea. i am babita sharma in london. also in the programme: with special report from bangladesh, now home to hundreds of thousands who fled violence in myanmar. no wonder they are calling this the mega camp. just look at it. there are now more people living here than in washington, dc. there is therefore benedict allen, missing weeks
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