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really. we want to preserve. something. redefining the boundaries of journalism whistleblower extraordinary julian assange strikes back with a new show promising to sign a light on the dirt and grime on touched by the mass media. the syrian opposition shows its multiple faces and the regime rallies see a renewed vigor with the gunfire not necessarily defending revolutionary slogans for change. plus waterboarding stress positions and degradation a secret memo shows the u.s. was warned against using cruel interrogation techniques branding them work crimes.
is three pm here in moscow this is r t coming to you live albany so now it with our top story and the world's most controversial and polarizing whistleblower today is premiering his very own show right here on our t.v. in or out a half an hour's time from die hard liberals to ideological stallworth still in a song promises to push the limits by giving voice to views and ideas sung by the mass media ahead of that though the man whose revelation shook even the world superpowers is laura smith what prompted him to go on air. the wait is almost. sounded you are still in his exclusive new show is to be broadcast his on r t two day tuesday i can't tell you the first guest is you'll just have to find out what i can tell you is that they are all opinion all through this twelve back to say series there are some distance and there are some who have very rarely been
interviewed on network television and the first guest is particularly controversial and according to enough times when i speak to him charismatic now i went to talk to . a head of the broadcast to the program at the secret location where he filmed the show we told all about the show how he chose the guests because he spends a lot of time in. the interview with task he talks about his disenchantment with mainstream media and why he chose an art teacher broadcast space but i don't see why he feels that he's in a unique position to make an interview show that's what he had to say. what. the majority of. work. is because of. this because. as someone who has been interviewed by the media.
and so i wanted something. that's why you're. pulling out. of this situation. it's not. with me. ok i understand. so i can speak greek. this is a we could anniversaries between ourselves based personal and professional it's five hundred days this week since the investigation into the allegations of sexual assault in sweden began he has been under house arrest chile for looked
at that time and yet still new charges have been laid against him formally we did see the case in the scene we call to finish on the second of february already so it's nearly ten weeks since that case finished and still no verdict has been handed down by the supreme court is also five hundred pages this week since the wiki leaks bank accounts were frozen and that's of course made it very difficult for them to raise any funding and really put the whole future of the wiki leaks operation under threat this is why this is so unique it was conceived by julian assange during this incredibly difficult time in his life when he was virtually under house arrest as he still is having to report to the police station every day he told me that he's somebody who's always travels you know he's always met a lot of people and then he found himself in a position where he couldn't go to people so he wanted to find a way of making people come to him and that's how they said well the restriction my
freezer is what caused the. now i. was used to going around the world. the greatest. and so it's quite isolated. from stock or other programs or hard for the conditions. or as a writer or. bring people to me so we. actually have. to be sure to tune in and watch that much awaited show with a viewing here on archie in about twenty five minutes time. syrian opposition activists say dialogue with president also is possible only if brokered by the un the european union and the arab league speaking on their visit to moscow the leaders of the national coordination committee also said foreign interference into
the conflict is unacceptable that says moscow admitted the ceasefire in syria is fragile and stressed the importance of a large scale observer mission now with mass rallies renewing with a vengeance there are fears some activists legitimate calls for freedom and democracy are being discredited by the entre militia and we find some of the images on a boy because report disturbing. this is the media face of the syrian revolution and shaven none of it kalashnikovs appealing to the international community to stop the killing of children. the assad army. a few weeks later the same man this time posing as soldiers going around homes knocking on the doors of innocent people. later we see them again already dead shown on you tube as civilians were killed by troops . still western policy makers insist on calling these people freedom fighters
rather than terrorists united states of america. so far. and the definition for. united states of america. who are fighting for. this is the case now. you're talking about. we have. no. organization of course this is also the syrian opposition but the faces goals and ways of achieving them are strikingly different these kurdish women are against the entrenched discrimination of ethnic groups others in the crowd call for free elections and stopping the arbitrary detentions still the main slogan they're rallying under is for peaceful change we think that bashar al assad has stepped
down but we are totally convinced it can be achieved turn on violent means the only way for this democratic revolution to proceed peacefully all sides have to stop the violence small rallies like the peace almost the weekly occurrence in damascus but this time even syrian state t.v. came to fill my. travels grab the attention of the syrian opposition has many faces and there's a growing concern here that basically the radicals the last may be hurting because of the more moderate forces that big umpire has essentially drawn down more legitimate calls for democratic change while the organizers of this rally received a permit from there it didn't last long an hour into the protest a group of supporters appeared from nowhere sending demonstrators running on this occasion nobody was hurt or detained. the marker sees about the rule of the
majority and the majority of the people support bashar al assad these people may be curious will grams but they're not there for him from guns force that supporters there is indeed little difference between peaceful protesters and the rebels and it looks like the west is making the same mistake by betting on the armed opposition international powers make activists like these guilty of association with the gun charging militia when people start seeing violence. it gets much much worse and been a lot of start to call me in as i see all the girls just not promote democracy but quite the opposite chaos even promote in the long run. syria has long prided itself on tolerance but when it comes to politics the gloves come off very quickly not only a syrian city have to agree to disagree but more importantly they have to learn how
to do it in a nonviolent way it's in a work of art see syria. now an advance team of u.n. monitors working on the ground in syria say the ceasefire is not being observed if included the both sides of the conflict haven't taken part in the political process and believe their mission could become the most difficult and u.n. history u.s. based professor of mideast studies joshua landis says the operation will provide the world community with more time to decide on the next to come out of steps in syria. it's not clear what they can do they will report back to the un security council and the opposition has been calling for a timeline and they want this to be referred back to the un almost immediately they've they they have they're claiming that it's not working and it's falling apart but i think the international community doesn't know what the next and there are likely to give us more time and hope that they can they can prevent and bring some calm to syria there were reports that opposition
a number of free syrian army people have talked that they're going to try to use this to rearm get guns in and and anti-tank missiles some of them are saying from iraq and really whether the two sides can be brought to the figo shading table that's going to be the important thing is if there is any will from either side to negotiate an outcome of this rather than hope for a win. so i have for you later this hour crying tears of anything but remorse reading them behind the deaths of seventy seven people on last summer's massacre in norway delivers his first statement to court the day after showing some of motion but only a reminder of his unfulfilled extremist ideas. and web users kick off a week of protests hoping to stop a new cyber security law that's up for debate in the u.s. congress saying it could bring an end to online privacy. but first waterboarding and stress positions just two of the torture techniques used by the
u.s. against terror suspects now a secret memo has been leaked which brands them war crimes and shows the bush administration was warned against their use sources were important i explained so many feel president obama isn't doing enough to make up for america's past mistakes . america's so-called war on terror produced images and accounts that ignited a world of questions about torture and the u.s. treatment of suspects american people need to know or using techniques within the war. two years after george w. bush left the white house let's talk about waterboarding the former commander in chief it made it his stamp of approval for the use of interrogation techniques like waterboarding dubbed inhumane and illegal under u.s. law and the geneva conventions was waterboarding legal in your opinion but there's a lawyer said it's legal so they've got us all with them or they have tried to attract. her and her but your access to judgment of people where you and i do
it bush administration also chose to disregard the judgment of a top adviser who warned that the cia's interrogation of terror suspects equated to felony war crimes according to a secret memo obtained by wired magazine in two thousand and six state department councilor philip zelikow warned the white house that contra. interrogation techniques such as waterboarding stress positions and quants confinement are prohibited under u.s. law and under american law there is no precedent for excusing treatment that is intrinsically cruel even if the state asserts compelling need to use it i think there needs to be an accounting in the united states of what was done over the last ten years and name of america so there is a precedent after the second world war the united states actually executed japanese soldiers who had. used torture. against american prisoners they
took action against the japanese but needed the u.s. has been on record as opposing want to talk to other countries so there is a clear legal case to say that you know action must be taken we're still evaluating two weeks before taking office u.s. president barack obama steered clear of saving america's historic commitments to international justice obviously we're going to be looking at past practices. and i don't believe that anybody has a problem on the other hand i also have a belief that we need to move forward as well as as opposed to working backwards last june obama's us justice department dropped in ninety nine out of one hundred in one cases against cia interrogators over the use of torture i'm afraid that the current ministration wants to keep those options open they don't want to label these kept nique sed as crying your torture because that would prohibit them from using them by weaving the legal definition however slight we really believe and so
do you option with wideness that meets once again and that is what is threatening your scholars attorneys and human rights experts around the world have called for the prosecution of senior bush administration officials who designed in order torture tactics however critics say the unspoken agreement within countries proclaiming to pioneer democracy is to never turn on your own like. that in the west we. you know we make great clothes and we wrote a great christmas but there was a kind of between the hawks but they will not press charges and they will not take legal action against crimes of previous administrations through the use of torture brandishing and secret prisons america's moral position around the world has are undoubtedly shifted and while the u.s. will likely continue barking the beacons of freedom and democracy critics say the more important question to ask is who is even listening anymore port i.r.t.
new york. and other news norwegian mass killer anders breivik says he would carry out another assault if you have the chance words came in his statement to court on the second day of his trial the hearing was delayed after a late charge was dismissed from the panel for writing on facebook that brother deserved the death sentence a penalty which is banned in norway is repairs speech the thirty three year old described his massacre as the most spectacular and sophisticated attack on europe since world war two has admitted killing seventy seven people in last summer's car bombing in oslo and a shooting spree at a youth camp outside the capital however he pleaded not guilty saying the attacks were an act of self to france to protect norway from islam well many fear the blanket coverage of the trial could turn it into a showcase for his extremist ideas a concern shared by former euro m.p. going forward. that is the way you want the justice system works in a in the european union in norway he he will clearly i was opportunity to express
his own views one just hopes that the overwhelming majority of people will reject him for what they are signs of if you want him a man who who is deluded and and a racist those on a focus is something that we've seen across the european union. in germany and in france in the united kingdom as well as in norway it's just he was particularly successful but i think he said he's one of. many maybe too strong body he's certainly not unique in amy's whatsoever and least groups are actually working together to promote these kind of lone wolves who are into any census follow the same pattern as the some of the muslim fundamentalists. well you can find all the latest updates on that just turning story or tracking back towards her beginning on our web site r t dot com there's also plenty more there to catch your eye here's a taste of what's lined up a british lord is suspended from the labor party after allegedly setting
a ten million dollar pound bounty on the heads of president obama and george w. bush. was russian culture vultures become prey themselves as a family trick slave art lovers and just spending a fortune on fake art. to . get them living here. forty acres and nineteen ninety three and decided it would be
a great place to find and build a home and retire. there she is. we call it our new neighbor neighbor nine o seven. we have seventy acres and i can't convince them that they need to drill somewhere besides two hundred feet from. the needs of our growing economy also means expanding our domestic production of oil and natural gas which are vital fuel for transportation electricity and manufacturing. for the problems of the people who. you know our flaws are not the no we did a lot of this is a lot of mis understanding of what i. type this if you come out here and live you
come out here and live in my house for a week. i have no rights. here with r t why from moscow it's twenty minutes past the hour angry internet users are protesting against a new web security bill pending in the u.s. congress they fear the cyber intelligence sharing and protection act or so will make privacy a thing of the past that comes after the sample online piracy act was recently halted after a wave of outrage and what freedom activist tim hopes lawmakers will burn from past experience. poor when we were trying to stop sopa congress wouldn't return the calls of the civil liberties community they wouldn't return the calls of the tech
community they were just trying to shove it through congress without any debate whatsoever and once they saw the power of the internet and internet users can organize and really make a difference in the legislative procedure i think they understood that you know they have to be more understanding now what we're seeing with cisco is that the authors of the bill are trying to disassociate themselves with soap but they actually took out the intellectual property clause last week which is a good sign unfortunately they didn't go nearly as far enough and we were running a weeklong hotez this week actually trying to convince congressmen to go no on this bill until they take up the will see destroying provisions and hopefully make it a bill which can in effect cybersecurity positively but not encroach on the privacy rights of americans. but now some other stories making headlines around the world a strong prime minister's country will withdraw its troops from afghanistan in two
thousand and thirteen a year earlier than planned to be a guillard said the dam i was moved because afghans will now be ready to take responsibility sooner plans will be discussed at a nato summit next month australia has around fifteen hundred troops stationed in the country and has lost thirty two soldiers in the conflict. a un report says at least seven people have been killed in clashes on the border of sudan and south sudan it comes just days after the country launched bomb grain from the disputed border oil town of heglig was seized by the south fighting between the two escalated since the south gained independence last july. the world bank has chosen us back to jim yong kim a physician a pioneer in treating hiv aids as its new president but also most brits believe developing countries will benefit from the choice many have grown fires the decision accusing washington of dominating. mental post fears over kim's lack of
experience in the field. but time now for the latest business news katie joins us and you've been covering the latest oil partnership tell us more yeah that's right it's signed a deal with america's exxon mobile to jointly develop energy rich fills in the chorus c. on the caspian in return this means that russian reserves bill will open the u.s. domestic oil and gas fields to the russian investment and this is for the first time so that both kind of that benefit from this and chris weaver from troika dialog explains the potential of the partnership. the arctic has its significant potential for for a major source of oil and gas in the future russia needs to open up this area in order to acquire secure new sources of oil and gas as existing production base go into between over the next decade similarly for exxon mobil this is the only place
on the planet where a company like exxon mobil can also get access to significant reserves we know cost of developing in new york and is going to be very significant the exploration phase alone would be several billion dollars and the total cost of eventually bring in oil and gas to the surface is likely to be three or four hundred billion dollars. now some of the projects involve uncle invention zero energy resources such as shell gas which comes out of the rock itself christine says that you know from standard and poor's says it also makes sense to russia to be involved despite its huge conventional resource base. it is estimated that think terms of conventional recoverable reserves russia has around one hundred trillion cubic meters in terms of gas but if you look at unconventional potential excluding hydrates it is estimated that you can have anything between one hundred fifty to five hundred
trillion cubic meters so that's a huge potential they've seen that piece of hardened begin ited states so they're trying to cover their faces start understanding how to develop these potential resource in the future that could probably see you know a darling old tripling of its old reserves like it has done in canada and the u.s. . moving on let's dive into the markets and see how the european stocks are getting on they've had a very positive day we've seen some strong gains as you can see the eight tenths of a percent the dax and over one percent supposed to territory had some positive news coming from germany the fed e.-w. that investor confidence that was actually unexpectedly higher and that's the fifth straight month the positive stuff that is up look at the russian markets now they failed to take off today putin has just made some comments about gas problems as saying that the gas sector is on the tax and as a result gas pump is losing i have
a two and a half percent of our if we look at the current says the see that the ruble is still having a mix before moves against the u.s. dollar and it's lovely against a year and higher i guess u.s. dollar the. dollar is still posting at one thirty one at forty six at this hour let me just mention to you that we've got the u.s. stock futures now they're pointing ops about offering an interesting one to watch and we also know that is season as well it's a day we're going to be looking out for goldman sachs results and coca-cola as well as investor housing starts as well so lots to look out for ally so in the u.s. i was in about three hours' time all right katie thanks for that update stay tuned of course to archie as the most renowned visionaries to amazon's interview show is coming up in just a few moments its world premiere after a short break come out fine.
don't come. the close up team has been to the sverdlovsk region. where blacksmithing has developed from a craft into an industry. now largely goes far north. of where attempts to put roads and rail are a battle against the elements where helicopter is the only transport for medics to reach those in need. and where reindeer and fish are treasures for the people will go into the yamaha and yes autonomy area russia close up on r.t. . something lies beneath. thousands of meters of ice and rock.