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thank. you. live in moscow time headlines this hour russia's prosecutor general reportedly considers registering american media outlets now with quote unwelcome russia in response to the unprecedented pressure he has faced over the state. while president calls for a senate investigation into what he called fake news networks in the united states . this is the head of the spanish government in catalonia apologizing for the violence on referendum day in the great region but he says the police were justified in their actions nonetheless comment on. a british pharmacist has been
found guilty for spreading terrorist propaganda on children the latest example of the growing threat of islamic extremism in the u.k. hopefully go live comment on this. by kevin i we do this here are to moscow thanks for your company first that russia's prosecutor general is reportedly mulling over the option of recognizing some u.s. media channels. here in russia and that moves being considered as a retaliatory measure to a campaign against r.t. in the us the channels editor in chief my bridges simonyan says r.t. is under president and pressure right now in america she believes draconian measures are being used to target not just this network's employees but also those linked to us to the campaign against our team has been based on claims that our
channel influenced the twenty sixteen us election although no concrete evidence has ever been given or shown a ranking officials in washington though nonetheless continue to make the allegations. the r.t.s. on twitter were almost uniformly anti clinton and those i think you look at them and you have to conclude now there was a clear design in these ads so that's one congressman's opinion yet on the same day the senate intelligence committee probing alleged russian meddling the complete opposite there's no way that you can look at that and say that that was to help the right side of the ideological chart and and. not the left or vice versa or they were indiscriminate it seems that the overall theme of the russian. involvement in the us elections and create chaos at every level all of this is just the latest segment of the russians did it saga we're now all attention seems to have shifted to our channel and its social media ads well it's no secret
that our t.v. does advertise on twitter and other platforms just like most other media outlets the little bluebird sing a song of russian meddling last week and report the disclose how much we spend on ads the sum was two hundred seventy five thousand dollars and it's funny to consider is that being able to make a sufficient influence on the election when all the candidates spend about one billion dollars to make it look as if we've done something obscure or shady or semi-legal of course i don't nonsense tutor's contacted us with their proposal to forging election he sure does a presentation of the adverts so that is how much it would cost and we greet recently google became the latest internet giant to jump on the anti r.t. bandwagon when it yanked us from its premium ad service in the us without any warning whatsoever now that move is unlikely to have an adverse effect on our channels reach as we are already the most viewed news network on you tube and fact last month we hit the milestone of over five billion views nevertheless this ban
only adds to the mounting pressure on the channel until recently no active measures except those terms getting our reputation have been taken against last specifically no where else have we average experience the kind of pressure we experienced a danger to the point it's virtually being forced out of the country washington is absolutely insane with the idea that our two years out there they want to condemn it as somehow russian propaganda but the fact of the matter is whether you love your tea or hate the idea that the u.s. government can tell you what you can watch and can't watch the idea that there's a government censor or something like google in bed with the government telling you what you and or can't watch this is like something out in one thousand nine hundred four. seems so doesn't it our correspondent here as more than only potential russian reaction next than to these measures against r.t. . the kremlin has been pushed into responding in a way that it would prefer not to this comes as the russian prosecutor general's
office and other state bodies they're not considering the possibility of the recognized activities of some us media on russian soil as undesirable now these kinds of measures are certainly not the preferred choice of the russian government but it seems like they've been backed into a corner with no other choice to make here now the obvious concerns are not only how this will impact on the already fragile relations between russia and the us but also how this could impact on the freedom of the press and that's something that's also echoed by the kremlin spokes person to be true pascals we hope that the oppression against our t. go unnoticed by international organizations that monitor freedom of media however if our media outlets writes a further violated we weren't exclude retaliate tree measures will be based on the principle of equality now those comments come just one day after a working group the federal federation council the upper house of the russian parliament held hearings to discuss the increasing pressure we've seen on russian
journalists in the us and how their work is being restricted in this way now russia's foreign ministry spokesperson has said that tit for tat measures against american media on russian soil is still very much on the table. the russian foreign ministry countermeasures against journalists representing media outlets of countries that have restrictions on russian journalists so what we still don't know at this point whether these measures will be taken if they are it would mean that channels like the big american networks like c.n.n. and fox would be removed from russian cable television however it would have no impact on the bureau's station here and journalists working here or i will talk and complain to the media meantime wiki leaks founder julian didn't have all this twitter will be coming in slave us politics as he put it he says that freedom of expression has suffered deploying on the social network he says you'll now be seeking an alternative platform to keep you posted on. meantime president tromso also reacted to the latest statements made by the senate intelligence committee
over allegations social media could be used to sway elections this is what i have to say he's questioned why investigators are looking into u.s. news some of their possible role in manipulating public opinion with false reports is how the chairman of the committee responded to the. we're not going to investigate news organizations but we will use the findings of our reports to lead them merican people hold every news organization accountable for what they were to eat as fact in many cases without sources at least no sources that would admit to it and i think when we finish our report we will find that quite a few news organizations run stories that were not factual we told the director of grassroots political consulting ranchi he told me he shares president trump's concern over the state of america's media you have about five corporations that control our entire media apparatus people are profiting off of them and it's completely controlled and at the same time you have congress investigating and
seeking regulation on free media any alternative news media coming from international sources like this channel to bloggers social media now facebook having to go troll through with physical people so many different news stories that their focus is on shouting voices of anything that's not mainstream media and it was an interesting tweet from president trump. strike next was serving in spain spain catalonia division continues to intensify as pro unity and pro independence rallies have been held across the country the opposing protests follow kudlow news announcement that it will declare its independence next week it could be a crucial week next week meantime spain's defense ministry is giving additional aid to the police and the civil guard they're being deployed in the region and madrid's latest move to ramp up its forces has been getting plenty of attention as you'd expect approximately twenty trucks with beds kitchens and showers are being sent
out riot police in catalonia with some media speculating that spain is effectively sending its army to get a handle on the situation there spanish authorities are also feeling the heat following that violent crackdown on the day of the catalan referendum which left more than eight hundred injured last sunday cause a lot of concern but there is extra support for its forces in catalonia comes after five hundred offices across the region were evicted from premises there and this is a church that has been following the developments all told in the capital and in the cattle and capital. we are indeed in the small town of sun boys remember god which is about a half hour away from barcelona where locals have come out onto the streets and through opposing protests this particular group here was a peaceful march walking through the streets hundreds of people who have come out to speak against the police brutality that has been at the forefront surrounding
the events of the of tobar for us referendum on castle an independence as you can see the atmosphere is quite hands as the protesters here the ones who are against the police brutality and for the independence are being confronted by another group of protesters were there you can see that there are police between these two groups to avoid any kind of trouble and these two groups have come out onto the streets to really as yet another example of how high the division has been here during these last several days surrounding the referendum. thank. the violent police crackdown on catalans on the day of the referendum is often at the forefront in sandboy deliberate got near barcelona equipment and supplies sent by madrid to a military base have been met with resistance the move is seen as preparation for more trouble to come just as a lot of us already are after what happened on the first of october last patients
we can bear to be beaten to a toe elderly people and our children to be treated badly lost almost a political we don't want security forces here they're preparing everything to bring repressive forces we saw how they behaved on the first of october we don't want either the civil guard or the national police i. was. the spanish national guard has been vilified since over eight hundred people were injured on poll. i was. in towns around catalonia the locals have demonstrated against the police being there but pro unity supporters were against independence day the police about it within the law nobody got the police violence they did what they had to do to restore law and order reporting from catalonia and it says here churkin are for
r.t. meantime arriving officers were given a jubilant welcome by pro unity supporters in parts account alone here in the two different forces in spain it was nice to see local and national actually shook hands and hugged after a standing against each other just less than a week ago a referendum day check this. well spain's government representative in catalonia meantime to use apologize for the violence carried out by riot police during last sunday's referendum. joke because he when i see these images more so when i know that people vote in here's the host and even possible i just think i can't help but regret and apologize on behalf of the officers don't really interesting to get some life thoughts on this
maybe things are coming down a bit well let's get the thoughts from political analyst chris bambery are there chris is spanish government representative for catalonia said the authorities actions during the referendum were justified does that mean there could be a repeat of the violence or not. well it seems no sign that the spanish government are ruling back from their policy of trying to repress this independence movement the latest episode is the spanish constitutional court which has played a role in this really go years back in trying to curtail catherine rights has no party said that it's illegal for the catalan parliament to meet on monday when might of this idea is to declare independence so here we have a court telling the parliament you can't leave it and what i think is happening is the spanish state has done all it could possibly do to create a mass independence movement many people who would have not brought themselves to vote for independence before last weekend have no decided there is really nothing for them available from the spanish state and they've drawn the conclusion that independence is the best option and similar as well i think we're also seeing
a process of radicalisation on the streets of bar of barcelona and catalunya these mass mobilizations including choose these general strike a rule was pushing the agenda and the catalan government which has responded with dignity to all this is having to react to the pressure from below all of a big mass popular movement which once the guardian sylvia once the national police out of catalonia once independence and the spanish state trying to crack down threatening to imprison no we hear the president karl is pushing on all of this is adding fuel to the fuel to the fire no i really think that the spanish state have to think about what's happening was for my opinion the toward you has left the building it's not going to come back to spain it's interesting what the rest of europe officials have to say about it not much we heard the european commission has said that the proportionate use of force is a good way to keep order is it going to kick off next week. i don't have all but the use of the gardeners of veal and national police is very provocative given the record of the guardia civil under the franco dictatorship and we have to understand
the headquarters in barcelona is still the building which is the torture center during those four decades of the franco dictatorship and that's why for instance on tuesday there were people demonstrating outside it forty thousand people say turn this building into why barry many people are questioning the what the spanish state is because the truth is when franco died the rush to democracy was very fast there was no real change in the spanish state the torturers the police chiefs the army officers the judges civil servants stayed in place while they might have died out the spanish state is still rooted very much an attribution and of course the government madrid the popular party government itself not frank whisper it's the grandchildren of supporters of franco the great of of that and the scenes we saw in barcelona and elsewhere on the first of october bring back vivid memories of what happened during the spanish civil war and as people rediscover that past understand what the spanish aweek did to their own people is going to further and engender the
situation so i think as i see every time the spanish state wraps up repression it's adding to the demand for national independence is putting more people to support for independence and i don't think you understand meanwhile the silence from europe is shameful but i'm not surprised as he will poke a potential in it chris thanks your thoughts president is chris bambery there on the line from london as you. come up on next story is from the u.k. as well in fact a british pharmacist has got six years in jail for spreading terrorist propaganda among schoolchildren we'll tell you about.
little game so a bridge from assistance been found guilty of spreading terrorist propaganda to children the call prove the design they had been showing graphic twitter videos on his mobile phone to primary school children paul the boy has got the story. because i heard how. brainwashed these two boys of primary school aged children under the age of eleven he gave the boys sweets he showed them graphic beheading videos and told them the islamic state one bad people he asked them if they wanted to go to syria or to stay in the u.k. and they told him that they wanted to remain in the u.k. and he said that in that case he would want them to persuade others to join islamic state this man was a pharmacist in northamptonshire that's a profession that's got you talking to a lot of people on a daily basis and according to some media reports he was even in the process of setting up
a religious school the reality is that there are many more just like him across the country you had this propaganda gets more clicks in the u.k. than it does anywhere else in europe and unfortunately there have been intelligence failures here in the country when it comes to stopping potentially dangerous individuals for example one of the london bridge attackers karumba but it turns out that he appeared in a t.v. documentary called the just next door that was a year before he carried out that horrific attack in london bridge he was filmed in that documentary undercover praying in the middle of london next to a black islamic flag he was pictured with notorious islamic preaches and when this became known the metropolitan police were forced to issue a statement saying that bart had been known to m i five but at the time there was no evidence to suggest that he had been planning an attack similar cases with the
perpetrators of the manchester and the westminster attacks as well both salmen a bady and halloed mr were known to the or thirty's before. they carried out their terrorist attacks so there is a sense that there needs to be a greater effort made to try and stop these individuals from being radicalized before it's too late what's hard for the author ities that is that the nature of the threat has changed in precisely this way these are huge underground terrorist networks that they're trying to crack these are individuals like pharmacists like underground workers who are spreading this ideology and hoping that somebody acts on it or the investigation revealed being posting tweets in which he expressed extreme islamist views and indorsed eyesores soldiers back in twenty four the just
been sentenced to six years in jail them for what the judge called a determined effort to rather close children and turn them into terrorists told no it's a political commentator they actually use on the line by david thanks for your time this went on for some time the judge said the targeting of children made this case particularly serious seeing the judge gregory dickenson q.c. said this guy was making a determined effort to radicalize children what was brought to book sooner i wonder . well i mean that's a very good question and then an equally good question would be how i come having been convicted of seeking to radicalize children primary school children kevin in this way he's been given six years xix years maybe he'll be out in three years the message being sent is that we are absolutely inept when it comes to in the first instance catching these people and then we do can't get them we give them these risible prison sentences this guy should have been stuck away in solitary for life
to send a message what the message we've sent is he's got a it's got away with it you know whether a relatively moderate sentence interesting we should all know how to dance world all that through is an absence of any remorse from this moment. yeah yeah absolutely i mean that is absolutely buying the rights this was an apostle for jihad. caught red handed doing the most work of things showing primary school kids be having videos telling them that they mustn't have known muslim friends this was a guy operating against every best practice in the u.k. so yes of course he's shown no remorse but why would he and why would all the years when they see that when he's been caught and convicted he's been given a slap on the not calls and told don't let it happen again that's not the way to deal with this kevin are not lawyers and your colleague just said the u.k.
has got a particular problem we don't take seriously but the jihadists take us very seriously why is it do you think the u.k. has got the biggest audiences in europe for jihadist online propaganda why is that . well maybe it's because or authorities do very little to clamp down on them i mean it's as you said kevin this guy was tweeting stuff so he was using the social networks and yet in the u.k. we have got the government moving against those who who tweet things which are critical of radical islam voice at the same time turning a blind eye to radical islam you tell me how you start going to end when you won't actually deal with the core of the problem namely a wicket radical ideology which seeks to pervert in this instance the minds of young kids turn them into potential killers to resume a road the government there at the moment they are proposing to clamp down on this
the home secretary people know who view this kind of online terrorist material could face up to fifteen years in jail as they're going to stop it no absolutely not i mean and the first instance here well that's a fifteen years and six years is quite a contrast so this gentleman's got away with it very lightly and in the second instance i don't believe for one moment that this government is serious in giving serious sentences to those convicted of this this is this is dancing dancing around the edges stuff kevin it's not tackling radical islam it's not sending the radicals the message that the u.k. will not tolerate them on their poison until we get really serious much much worse will happen in belfast ceasar sort of political commentator david vance from spin live on the program. seems september was the deadliest
month of twenty seventy for civilians in syria according to the un's regional humanitarian coordinator the violence escalated as the battle to retake rock isis form a stronghold comes closer to an end and a final it was once home to more than two hundred thousand civilians but now there's hardly a building left on touched where you can see if yourself civilians displaced from that city told us how they managed to flee the u.s. led coalition airstrikes. and if they're afraid of their recently collison air forces were ready to demolish the whole building to target one member of ai so they have no problem killing civilians. we ran from death and fear any human being would be afraid the sound of the planes makes us supreme they were shelling the civilians destroying buildings in houses we fled from the shelling in me because it has definitely destroyed the country it killed many civilians i lost children and friends and not let rakhal was destroyed by a coalition aircraft only ten percent hit the targets the rest hit civilians the
massacre of civilians was something unimaginable. scramble for seats in the german election know a scramble for parties not to sit next to parliament the u.s. members lawmakers in berlin and not only at odds over policies that it seems but the can't agree on a seating plan either in the bundestag right now most employees are trying to avoid being placed near the anti migrant alternative for germany party. but but. but but. but. but but but. but .
economic development is all about really pleased to report this quarter we are one hundred six more. but what do we know about the other figures. when i think about the fact that our c.e.o. might do. over twenty million dollars last year more than one thousand times the average wal-mart is says. with all due respect i have to say i don't think that's right. is that just how a free market would. people went from pretty simple financial lives pre nine hundred eighty to the point now where people are. just totally submerged in their financial accounts and they're all in debt and what exactly devoid society.