Skip to main content

tv   NEWSHOUR  Al Jazeera  April 10, 2018 9:00pm-10:01pm +03

9:00 pm
around the world the bats and balls are several years old the really good player to end up trading at cricket academy and maybe one day play for the national team. he ruled for nearly half a century a controversial political figure in the cold in the middle east and one who was never far from crisis at home or abroad. and. in a two part series al-jazeera world tells the story of king hussein of jordan. episode one so violent on al-jazeera.
9:01 pm
this is al jazeera. and i bet around the clock this is the news hour live from london coming up in the program syria and russia trying to avert western action movie and alleged chemical attack and invites inspectors to visit the site. president trump welcomes emir of qatar to the white house next in the year after accusing his country of funding terrorism. prepares for a grilling by u.s. lawmakers this is a facebook failure to protect its use data. and israel says it will discipline soldiers who were filmed celebrating after the shooting palestinian.
9:02 pm
side international inspectors have accepted a syrian government invitation to visit the sites of saturday's alleged chemical weapons attack in the town of duma russia denies the attack took place while the united states is threatening a quick forceful response video has emerged showing what it said to be the remains of a missile used in the attack as syrian relief groups say at least sixty people were killed many of them children and babies and more than one thousand others were injured said huldah reports now on what president trump's response could involve. tomahawk missiles launched by the us military hit the syrian air base on the morning of april seventh two thousand and seventeen it was the first time the united states directly targeted syrian government forces since the start of the conflict the raid was in response to this.
9:03 pm
president donald trump said the show your right to air base was used to launch a chemical weapons attack over one hundred people among them women and children were killed in the northern town of on the base was damaged but apart from that the strike didn't we can the government or its allies and it didn't prevent further chemical attacks the latest on saturday night reportedly killed dozens of people in the town of duma a suburb of damascus moscow says opposition rebels stage the attack to justify a military action against the syrian government the u.s. disagrees trump has promised to retaliate. by. president trump will have to carry out a strike but he has limited options he cannot cross russia. they would have to coordinate any strike with the russians like they did. if not there could be escalation. some two thousand u.s. troops are in northeast syria and the location of their bases in the kurdish region
9:04 pm
are known russia has warned the u.s. of what it called the grave consequences if it targets syrian government forces many believe trump cannot back down he has made public statements and threats so some sort of military action is expected but the action is likely to be limited in scale and scope because if it is a wide operation or if it's threatened syrian president bashar assad's hold on power it would risk open confrontation with his backers russia and iran. syrian government forces and their allies are now on alert they have reportedly moved out of their bases and evacuated military positions but washington is reportedly studying the possibility of a multinational military response we are clear that those responsible should be held to account with as i say working urgently with our allies to assess what has happened but we are also working with our allies on any action that is necessary.
9:05 pm
the u.s. reportedly gave russia advance warning before last year's strike that allowed the syrian military to move its assets this time around trump is warning russia and iran that they too can be held accountable the stakes are high but few expect the response to be a game changer. beirut. while in the next day the u.n. security council is due to vote on a new resolution to set up an inquiry into the attack in duma michaela is live at the united nations for tell us more about what we can expect. well nic the u.s. is introducing a resolution proposing the formation of body called unit me the un independent mechanism for in investigation now this is intended to investigate chemical attacks and most importantly to attribute responsibility for such attacks the
9:06 pm
intention is that it would replace jim the joint investigative mechanism which folded off to back to back russian vetoes in november refusing to extend its mandate we're likely once again to see a russian veto in the course of this particular debate the softer noon but also the possibility of resolutions being table by russia russia wants to make another suggestion for some investigative body but it's probably a nonstarter in the security council because it would make the security council announce who it holds responsible for any chemical attack rather than the independent body itself russia also possibly wants to introduce a motion supporting the work of the fact finding mission now that is an arm of the international convention against terror for the prohibition of chemical weapons now that a body has already announced it's going to start its investigation as you heard at the beginning of the show it will be going to do meant to investigate the attack
9:07 pm
problem is it can say that a chemical attack took place but is not mandated to attribute any form of accountability so after all of this we're still probably going to be left without a body that can actually apportion blame or at much for the moment thanks very much indeed mike hanna at the united nations. well the u.n. says more than one hundred thirty thousand people have fled syria's eastern huta in the last four weeks officials say the situation is spiraling aid workers are concerned that forty five thousand people are now living in eight shelters in the damascus countryside roughly the same number of women children and elderly people are in overcrowded camps nearby or to being screened by government authorities. in syria was high on the agenda as the us president met the emir of qatar at the white house earlier donald trump also praised his ties with carter saying they are working extremely well he in shape timing been hammered out tony discuss the g.c.c. crisis and cut his role in combating groups that sponsor terrorism i want to make
9:08 pm
something very clear mr president we do not and we will not tolerate with people who fund terrorism we've been cooperating with the united states of america to stop funding terrorism around the region we do not tolerate with people who support and want terrorism i would like to also thank the president for him being involved personally in solving the g.c.c. crisis he's been very helpful he's been supporting us during this blockade and i would like to also thank you american people for being very supportive and his role is very vital to end this crisis in the region thank you sir. he's a great gentleman it's very popular in his country his people love him we're working on unity in that part of the middle east and i think it's working out very well there are a lot of good things happening also we have a gentleman on my right who buys a lot of equipment from us
9:09 pm
a lot of purchases in the united states and a lot of military. airplanes missiles lots of different things but they've been great friends in so many ways and. we're working very well together and i think it's working out extremely well so amir thank you very much for being here. i thought about this without syria senior political analyst mom bashar amar and that was all very cordial was and things seem to have moved on in the little terms mind yes. in a major way hundred eighty degrees on the last june he was accusing qatar of being a country that supports terror and whole and harbors terrorists and also for. i think in so many ways nic we have moved full circle from the time that they may have got that mitt candidate trump in new york september two thousand and. sixteen is that. until today we move from excellent to excellent relations it seems in the process the united arab emirates egypt saudi arabia and bahrain have tried to muddy
9:10 pm
the waters if you will between the united states and qatar they implanted fake news in their gut that news service and so on so forth blockaded cutter and apparently manipulated a good number of people out on trump. but certainly we've moved from that shocking moment back in june six was it two thousand and seventeen on. blockade in qatar into excellent relations as we've heard today between covered on the united states and very briefly on this what's it like to do as far as or mean as far as the ongoing crisis gulf crisis is concerned i think if we understood from the new york times piece today quoting senior officials in the top administration now the president sees that it's the united arab emirates that is. putting the. obstacles if you will in the way over a solution of the gulf crisis i think we're going to see in the moving forward more
9:11 pm
pressured by the united states and saudi arabia and the united arab emirates to resolve the gulf crisis because we're going to talk about another bit of middle east play we see in just a moment revolving events in paris where the french president manuel macron has been holding talks with the saudi crown prince mohammed bin salomon is there a three day visit aimed at improving diplomatic relations macro sort of private dinner for the prince inside the louvre on sunday the leaders are expected to sign a strategic partnership agreement will not grant a friend in saudi arabia in regards to the conflict in yemen. feet like little susie it is clear that we will not tolerate any ballistic activity the threat to the saudi arabia and the integrity of its citizens nevertheless we respect human and tiring international law we talk about these last year and francis report that the u.n. security council resolution in jenin and we continue to be extremely busy land on this point until we see saudi that the work done in terms of humanitarian
9:12 pm
assistance let's talk about our cars one has been following events there and it's i should tell us more about what they said about syria of course it comes in the backdrop of the attack in duma. that's right this visit by the saudi crown prince comes just a few days after that chemical attack in syria so of course it was at the fore of people's minds here now the french president was asked whether or not france had decided if it was going to carry out any airstrikes retaliation for about a chemical attack the french president said that he had a three pronged approach the first it had to be a diplomatic one and that is why france has called upon the u.n. security council to discuss the issue of the chemical attack he also said that humanitarian access must be allowed to the area to try and help people there and he saluted the work of the body activists who are on the ground and in terms of
9:13 pm
military air strikes all he would say is that he is working very closely talking very closely to all his partners especially the united states to try to decide what will happen next he said only that a red line had been crossed he has been talking about crossing that red line a red line which means that chemical weapons are used and if so france would retaliate he said that line had been crossed and some decision would be made in the coming days now the saudi crown prince didn't offer any inside information on whether or not saudi arabia might participate in any airstrikes saying only that they are following this very closely that the perpetrators of these chemical attacks would face consequences. how sensitive has this visit been diplomatically. but it's been a real diplomatic juggling for the french president because on one side of course he wants to have very good relations with saudi arabia but he also wants to have
9:14 pm
very good relations with countries of saudi arabia's hostile to including kashmir and especially iran now i don't want to release a. present mark or style is to try and talk to everybody to try and have a multi dimensional multilateral. can talk to everyone it doesn't necessarily need to take any sides but there is no doubt that over the past few months it has been a certain amount of tension between riyadh and paris and especially over the case of iran and the fact that it's a man or such a supporter of the iran nuclear deal now there is no doubt the saudi crown prince had a lot to say about this in the press conference we just heard him talking about how iran was a danger but what about man omar calls it also facing what is a sensitive issue at home because there are many people in france who are increasingly fed up increasingly concerned about france's arms sales to saudi arabia exaggerate i should say of course the saudi led coalition. has been bombing
9:15 pm
in blockading yemen now many years and many people going to progress we have to for according to recent opinion poll want france to suspend its weapons sales to saudi arabia now and i don't want or didn't indicate that that is going to be happening any time soon but there is no doubt there's a certain amount of public pressure over here on that issue or an internationally thanks very much i'm going to touch a partner in paris still here our political analyst. as i'm all in the. political diplomatic juggle for macro and this business about iran potential source of contention between the two it's very important subject i mean it's probably the one of the most important subject has to do with nuclear proliferation and clearly the young crown prince of saudi arabia you know he redefines the concept of punching above his weight young inexperienced leader who already invaded one of his neighbors reinvented a crisis with the other neighbor qatar and now he wants to undo the nuclear deal
9:16 pm
and basically launch a proxy and perhaps more than a proxy war against his larger. neighbor iran so all in all what president mccraw said look we might want to discuss. iran's influence in the middle east whether it's stabilizing or destabilizing but what does that have to do with the nuclear deal if anything he's embracing the former president of the united states obama's discourse about this saying if anything we need iran whether dangerous or dangerous to be denuclearized because if we have issues with iran we certainly don't want to have nuclear weapons so the nuclear deal is important in order to contain iran's nuclear ambitions so that we can deal with it on these other regional issues is it likely to make any difference to the crown prince's month settlements probably not because he is already supported by the american president on this on the issue of escalation with iran but i think they are the
9:17 pm
european position nick here is key because you know the nuclear deal is not just a bilateral deal between the united states and iran it's an international deal in fact it's a u.n. security council resolution and hence if the united states with saudi arabia support wants to walk away from the nuclear deal it will be america that's isolated not iran because china russia the european union germany and so on so forth are not walking away from the deal they are not going to impose sanctions against iran so i think what the young saudi crown prince is doing is destabilizing the situation trying to undo the nuclear deal without any of turnitin of viable alternative in mind or m.r. never thanks very much at the moment your. coming up on the news a warning from russia is unity has crippled the poisoned daughter of a former spy his discharge from the u.k. but. once upon a time in the city. than twenty years after the good friday agreement the old
9:18 pm
niland now has a booming film industry but the bulls remain. facebook founder and c.e.o. mark zuckerberg is about to start giving evidence in the first of two congressional hearings on facebook's data proves the breach it is his biggest test yet. this is where it's all going to take place you can see a assembled media awaiting his arrival and over the next two days a bird will be grilled on the cambridge analytical scandal and how facebook was used by russia to interfere in the u.s. presidential election without and for sure is monitoring events on capitol hill and alan this is an extremely important moment for the young c.e.o. and indeed facebook. exactly he's never faced a congressional committee before he's been asked but he's always sent deputies in
9:19 pm
the tenets particularly when it came to discussing possible russian meddling on social media particularly facebook in the run up to the u.s. presidential election in twenty sixteen what's he going to say well he's going to admit there were mistakes he said that facebook won't let it happen again and that they're going to take steps that will try and make things slightly better but he will face a hard time from a number of politicians they're going to ask that famous washington question what did you know and when did you know it why didn't you come clean that eighty seven million people around seventy million in the u.s. had had their data harvested a long before you did and it took an investigation by a media outlet to find that out bill also see what changes are you going to make and how do we know that this time will stick how will that we know that people's data will be safe so it's going to be a difficult few hours for mark zuckerberg this is a joint committee here in sit in the senate there are forty four senators who are
9:20 pm
going to speak that's almost half the chamber remember each of them or get four minutes to grill mark zuckerberg and of course with midterms coming up later in the year people want to cut into their company and that bears them giving mark zuckerberg a very hard time knowing that the public are almost on their say the new poll out on choose the in the united states show that more than half of the public in america no no longer trust facebook to look after. data so it's going to be a difficult few hours people been saying well mark zuckerberg loses job if he does badly here that's not going to happen he controls the voting rights in the facebook forties made a lot of money for them people are not going to start getting rid of mark zuckerberg but we will be keeping an eye on the share prices though fourteen percent over the last six weeks since this scandal erupted and also we know that some of the senior figures they google you tube twitter other online platforms will also be watching mark zuckerberg to see how he does because if he does badly then
9:21 pm
it might well be that congress the size that they are going to act and legislate these online platforms particularly over data protection rather than just leave it to the companies to police themselves interesting couple of hours ahead and then there's a say the press standing by waiting for her to attend that hearing he will be speaking in theory in ten minutes or so and we'll be speaking to you again as the hours progress things up. now the israeli military has confirmed that a video showing an army sniper shooting a palestinian on the gaza border is authentic in the soldiers involved will be disciplined palestinians say it shows gazans are being shot while posing no threat to soldiers but israel's defense minister has defended the action of the soldier saying that the sniper deserves a medal bernard smith reports now from west jerusalem this israeli soldier has in his sights a palestinian apparently unarmed standing a few meters beyond the separation fence the divides israel from gaza just by being
9:22 pm
there this man is according to israel's military regulations a legitimate target for a sniper the army imposes a minimum one hundred metre buffer zone into garza's territory it's a regulation with no backing in international law the video seems to have been shared on social media by one of the soldiers. yes. we don't know who the victim is or what he was doing in the time before he was shot israel's military says it happened in december the delight the snipers colleagues taken hitting that target doesn't change the fact that the israeli military won't consider the snipers actions unlawful but according to one human rights group. we have and they keep hearing that anybody who is coming close to their for defense
9:23 pm
will be shoot anybody who supported a thing in those demonstrations is part of the hamas and they want to destroy israel everybody is a terrorist then what's rationed so totally to me so if the public debate here that is being conducted by the being led by the political level. showing the prettiest thing in the snow deserving the same rights as any other person. it's not surprising that they think they're in a statement israel's military says the video depicts a short part of the response to a violent riot which included iraq hurling and attempts to sabotage the security fence and lasted about two hours during the riot means were taken in order to disperse it including verbal warnings and calls to halt using riot dispersal means and firing warning shots into the air after none of these were successful a single bullet was fired towards one of the palestinians who is suspected of organizing and leading this incident well he was
9:24 pm
a few meters from the fence he was hit in the lag and injured. i don't target shot that might earn a sniper high fives from his buddies has of course devastating real life consequences in the last two weeks in gaza more than fourteen hundred people have been injured by live fire from israeli snipers many crippled for life thirty one people have died. out jazeera west jerusalem. the daughter of a former russian spy who was poisoned in the united kingdom has been discharged from hospital and taken to a secure location russia's embassy in london says any plans to resettle. crippled will be seen as an abduction of its citizens u.k. and its allies blame moscow for being behind the nerve agent attack on march fourth a claim the kremlin denies so you get remains in hospital but is now said to be in a stable condition or doctors say that euna and her father have responded well to treatment but are at different stages in their recovery we have now discharged
9:25 pm
from salisbury district hospital yuliya has asked for privacy from the media and i want to reiterate her request i also want to take this opportunity to wish her well this is not the end of her treatment that marks a significant milestone her father has also made good progress on friday i announced that he was no longer in a critical condition although he is recovering more slowly than you we hope that he too will be able to leave hospital in due course it is exactly twenty years since the good friday agreement was signed ending more than three decades of violent conflict in northern ireland the area which is part of the united kingdom has seen growth in sectors like tourism and film production but serious political divisions have been sharpened since the u.k.'s decision to leave the european union barnaby phillips is in belfast for us covering events to mark the occasion. this
9:26 pm
anniversary being marked by a ceremony here at queen's university in belfast and visits by some of the keep us now these who help the good friday agreement and former president bill clinton former prime minister tony blair but what does twenty years of peace means in northern ireland i've been travelling around belfast and the surrounding countryside to find out. it's the new northern island where tourists come from across the world to take selfies in an avenue of beech trees because it features in the hit t.v. series game of thrones. once upon a time in the city of belfast northern ireland scenery talent affordability and yes even its divisive history make for a booming film industry. but none of this could have happened without peace says this busy location manager i've had discussions about for jobs in the last week in northern ireland significant jobs. there are huge companies coming here that
9:27 pm
you would never have dreamed twenty years ago companies though otherwise would never ever have dreamed of what was considered to be a war zone so it's named chance in the last twenty years as night and. the troubles the pitches grady these days but in northern ireland of places in the past ever be a foreign country central belfast is transformed nobody comes into the city fearing that they'll get caught up in a bomb attack and yet you don't have to go very far from here to see how divided this aside he still is. the first residential streets we come to a protestant enclave surrounded by catholic streets yes people still define neighborhoods in those terms still live behind what they call peace walls are still so fiercely tribal my guide from a party connected to protestant paramilitaries we could go back to the bad old days
9:28 pm
it would be night. i think that that can never happen so there is a certain resilience there's a real i think substantial bit of work has been done here northern ireland real progress that but there still is a fragility to it belfast has regenerated doc clams the titanic museum and yet northern island has not had a government for over a year because of feuding between the pro british do you and the irish nationalists shin fein this politician or from a moderate nationalist party worries where all this will lead us the situation where the basic parties are up to up to arm's length and if you like with diagnosed drama. it means that the political support that we need to build the prosperity justice. and then there's brics it some fair with the potential to inflame those issues of identity which the good friday agreement has helped to contain twenty years is a long time and yet not long enough to take progress for granted so
9:29 pm
a day of mixed emotions here in northern ireland and enormous satisfaction that throughout the past twenty years there has been a sharp decrease not an elimination but a sharp decrease in political violence but also an acknowledgement that if peace is to mean more than the absence of violence while it's still a work in progress here. still to come this hour we'll take you live to capitol hill where they're all waiting for the facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg to arrive and begin his testimony over the misuse of data. and china files a complaint with the world trade organization challenging president trump's tower of heights.
9:30 pm
we're still hanging on to the spring shadows the disturbed weather across parts of the middle east of the moment a little area cloud here spinning out of turkey some areas the techie into syria that will continue to make its way further east which as we go through the next day that weather there you can see into some parts of turkey just around the border with syria twenty celsius by rude little cooler and it has been recently a lot of sunshine for many but a little bit of cloud day notice into southern parts of iran out across the other side of the gulf when she whether that's in the process of pulling away from afghanistan brought to skies now coming back in couple of eighteen maybe twenty celsius by the time we come to thursday here slow drive but we have got that cloud that wetter weather coming out of syria pushing across iraq pushing into that western side of iran some heavy downpours certainly a possibility could see a little bit of localized flooding once again by right meanwhile will mess up temperatures get back up to around twenty three degrees now that was the weather that cloudy weather that does extend its way down into the arabian peninsula maybe wanted to showers just around the southern end of the red sea from time to time
9:31 pm
trying to move a little further east was that he one celsius here in doha put a thirty five for riyadh so the heat never really too far away meanwhile she was never too far away from southern parts of africa with some heavy downpours for the eastern cape. stories of life. and inspiration. and series of show documentaries from around the wound. that celebrate the human spirit. against the arts. al-jazeera selects hunted. when the news breaks in a piece on the mailman city and the story builds to be forced to leave the room
9:32 pm
just. when people need to behead women and girls are being bought and given away in refugee camps al-jazeera has teams on the ground to bring you the board winning documentaries and. i'm not out of here i gotta commend you all i'm hearing is good journalism on and on. and i get a reminder of the top stories here on al-jazeera and international inspectors have accepted a syrian government invitation to visit the sites of saturday's alleged chemical weapons attack in the town of duma a new video is said to show a missile used in the attack. us president donald trump says ties with the
9:33 pm
cuts are working extremely well during a meeting with the m.e.'s shake time in been how many tahnee at the white house. and facebook chief executive mark zuckerberg has just taken a seat at a congressional hearing in washington d.c. you just said you can see that in the leader of the hearing i just addressing assembled delegates and press. you can see in that shot that is sitting opposite him is about to receive a grilling from him that there is members of congress and he is doing his best to look composed but he looks slightly over what i would say which isn't surprising given the the bank of several dozen cameras that he's just had to face but we will be hearing from just as soon as he starts to speak. well u.s. president donald trump has welcomed a promise by the chinese president xi jinping to open china's economy further he
9:34 pm
also expressed confidence that the world's two largest economies would come through an ongoing trade spat and made great progress together comes as china filed a complaint with the world trade organization challenging president travels tariff hikes on china correspondent adrian brown has more now from shanghai. shanghai's dramatic skyline is a symbol of the economic reforms that began in china forty years ago but president xi jinping chose another part of the country to announce a deepening of those reforms the setting for his speech was the forum on the island of hina a key diplomatic event and so the perfect setting for an important policy announcement . an announcement that sought to sooth foreign investors now worried about a trade war between china and the united states. this year we will significantly lower the import tariff for vehicles and also reduce tariffs for some other
9:35 pm
products we will work hard to import more products that are competitive and are needed by our people she wouldn't say how big the cuts would be over when they would happen but reducing such tariffs are one of president trump's main demands and the chinese leader may have had trump in mind when he warned against a cold war mentality and protectionist policies the disadvantage china always shown far about what we hope that the developed countries will stop imposing the limits on a normal and reasonable trade of high tech products and lift the export control of high tech products to china. cue the applause from an audience it included world leaders appreciating perhaps the irony that china's communist party now sees itself as a pillar for free trade the president's speech was big on promises but vague on detail but his words seemed to be conciliatory and there appeared to be a message to the united states and others concerned about chinese trade practices
9:36 pm
president xi promised to protect intellectual property rights another major area of concern in washington a further attempt to present china as a responsible rules abiding member of the global trading system adrian brown al jazeera shanghai the chief prosecutor of the international criminal court says she should be allowed to bring a case against me in march for forcing muslim or hinder to flee more than six hundred seventy thousand ringette have crossed into bangladesh since me and miles military launched a crackdown in august the united nations has called it a textbook case of ethnic cleansing. said her request for a ruling on whether she has jurisdiction has been prompted by what she calls exceptional circumstances. now talks are being held across libya as part of efforts to resolve the conflict that u.n. officials hope dialogue will help usher in presidential and parliamentary elections by the end of the year since mammographies death in two thousand and eleven have
9:37 pm
been two separate controlling bodies fires are saroj is the head of the government of national accord in tripoli which controls much of the west of the country the un recognizes it as the official government but there's another parliament further along the coast to the east in the city of tobruk it speaker is a key and it's known as the house of representatives it also has support from another key player the renegade general and he for huffed up he leads large parts of the libyan national army which also hold a lot of eastern libya importantly have to controls these for oil ports libya gets ninety seven percent of its income from oil and a lot of it flows through these ports part of the south of libya and split between the two governments have to earn supporters of the former gadhafi regime or what mood after what had has more now from tripoli. these meetings are supposed to be held in civil libyan cities and will gather all categories
9:38 pm
of the libyan society especially those who have not got a chance to take part in the libyan current political landscape an amateur who had been more tomorrow i'm optimistic about this conference hopefully we will have a reconciliation in place and then we can return to the good old days we are one nation after all libyans have been occupied with them with and we hope these talks will achieve reconciliation between tribes and cities so that we can be one hand in one state and one government and one people as a thing of the all the stakeholders should be one woman they should speak openly to each other that's the way it should always have been also the meetings will gather former rebels those who support a renegade general say for hefted minorities and this ability heads even those who support the former regime of a good death and the aim of all these meetings is to come up with
9:39 pm
a solution to the libyan crisis after gathering as many opinions as possible or hasn't salaam who's the head of the u.n. support mission in libya says he hopes dialogue will lead to elections in the country later this year. you know. libya a country in a situation like libya cannot be rebuilt if we turn a blind eye or deaf ear to the libyan people these forums are the perfect way to get them on board and the process of reconstruction through the constitution election developments and humanitarian projects while safeguarding the sovereignty of the states this cannot be achieved without them without their voices and without their participation. i tell you back to capitol hill where the. facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg is facing about a face a grilling from representatives there he's been basically addressing delegates
9:40 pm
about what's about to happen and of course. the facebook and facing him something of a crisis in his time now as your leader of facebook let's bring in peter jukes who is the c.e.o. of byline media campaigns for hire media standards and crowd sources journalism so he looked frightened didn't he when he came on the which wasn't really surprising given the numbers of cameras that he was facing and what he faces as as the top man of this company extraordinary yes i think there were more this like a joint committee so the more members of congress in the senate house than ever before but of course at two billion people access facebook make facebook makes every month so in a way his one of the most powerful people in the earth and he's very rarely brought forward to scrutinize and he looked a bit red eyed he is quite shocked in this position and so he's already apologized but what else are we going to hear from him and will it be enough well the thinking
9:41 pm
will say as you know they are built on trust but what they may not explain that facebook is also built on a kind of form of surveillance i you know one of the reasons that forty billion has left publishing t.v. mainly print publishing in newspapers is the much more effective to target ads on facebook and that's how they make their money by knowing your data by targeting you for your specific kind of likes and dislikes sucking money out of traditional publishing so i'm going to talk about a breach of a legal breach will either and elicit breach of a bad actor or he'll say to manage tracks with access eighty seven million people states in fact i'm one of them i found out today that one of my friends had used this digital life app that meant they could access all my day. my likes over many years my favorite movies and also protect potentially private messages sent to the person who themselves have his say so all that information is just banked away and can be accessed anytime whether the on the old version the a.p.i.
9:42 pm
the system they use whether this this digital life which is looking at people like magic profiling they could have up a lot of things so you could that's why three hundred thousand people use it their friends data also gets access and what people are getting on the stand is how powerful the states really is i mean there's an analogy they can tell your sexuality after three likes facebook knows you better after hundred fifty likes than your partner and after three hundred likes better than you know yourself in that that data that emotional data about your favorite bands what time of night you're up you can chat together the big computers you can predict people's behavior so therefore it is not surprising that facebook has been losing numbers yeah i mean my personal feeling is it's no good running away from facebook facebook if it's a planet how do we know the replacement will be any better what we've got to do is fight for our digital whites your rights your privacy what you do whether you're wanting it for in the morning or having a cup of coffee at six in the afternoon is your property it's shouldn't be owned by anybody else and steve jobs you know the creator of the i phone made
9:43 pm
a very salient observation when he said if the product is free you are the product so we are the products of facebook they make their billions by using our data and selling stuff to us and we should we should be paid for that it is incredibly difficult and you have people users who want to share that data with people that they choose but not with anybody else the thing is how do you think it is it's informed consent isn't it do you ever read when you get scrolling up on facebook on netflix the terms and conditions i mean it was a somebody was saying yesterday that it would take three days to read it or three days you have to be a lawyer and there's a funny instance of somebody put and we're in the mortal lights you'll see all of these contracts and nobody knows. so informed consent we're giving away our data without knowing what we're giving away and we've got a wake up dates of is the new all this is the valuable product in the information age much more valuable than oil and why people extracting this from us about
9:44 pm
telling us without paying us so how much does he. face fear how much does he fear regulation well this is the problem isn't it how do you regulate a a a world facebook world which is bigger than china you need international agreement and that's the problem is you know he's supposed to the investigation going on into cambridge on liska is in the u.k. cambridge on let's go through the parent company on the u.k. jurisdiction but he won't appear before the british parliament which is mounting investigation so you know where is the accountability for a man who sits in america but rules over the lives of two billion of us well it's going to be see what happens peter there's a lot of preliminary is going on here i mean we're going to hear a lot of statements from all the representatives that say we're going to leave it for the time they will come back and hear what he has to say and then we'll we'll chat again later thanks very much in the meantime thank you now the democratic republic of congo has been torn apart by more than twenty years of conflict fuelled
9:45 pm
by ethnic and land disputes and rivalry between regional powers but the fighting is taking its toll on the country's people with aid agencies saying the crisis is comparable to that seen in syria over thirteen million people need humanitarian help as twice as many as last year and seven point seven million of facing severe food shortages more than half of them are children the political situation in the country is unclear president joseph kabila has stayed in office despite his term officially expiring in december two thousand and sixteen and his government has repeatedly perspire in presidential elections. well al-jazeera is malcolm webb is retracing the journey of the refugees he's traveled from uganda's capital kampala to the economy refugee camp from where he sent this report. all of the people here who arrived here in uganda in the last few days having fled violence at home in the democratic republic of congo and all the people that we've spoken to
9:46 pm
tell similar stories they say militia came to their villages with guns machetes people were hacked to death people had limbs cut off or shot huts were set on fire so they fled to make the perilous journey here many walked for days on foot and crossed by lake albert in a rickety boats overfilled the strong risk of storms some boats that capsized but those that have made it here say they're glad to be here it's safer than what's going on at home and now they're in this refugee settlement they're waiting for humanitarian workers to give them a few simple ice and to get started they were given a plot of land where i have to make a shelter out of sticks and plastic sheeting start digging the ground so they can start to produce their own food now we're living like that for months until they can build anything more substantial but all the people here say that this is a better deal than what's going on at home at the moment and one thing that many people have said is that they're not willing to go back or not in till there's been an election in congo and one that's had
9:47 pm
a peaceful outcome. malaysia will go to the polls on may the night for the vote seen as a big test for prime minister najib razak but his challenger is a ninety two year old former prime minister reza its ruling coalition has been in power for more than sixty years the kind of corruption scandal now pave the way for a new era for the country for moola in southern malaysia has for us louis. norrish ambon amaya used to be very certain about which political party he supports not anymore the businessman who lives in the southern georgia state says it's getting harder to make a decent living the price of making goods the brize of making it so he says is no longer at that level is is up and then because of making money is is higher but the cost of living becomes higher. malaysia's economy grew by five point nine percent last year but rising living costs has become a concern for many people who have returned to the ruling party in every single
9:48 pm
election but in the past couple of years the opposition coalition has been gaining steady support the ruling bars a national coalition has been in power since independence more than sixty years ago but lost the popular vote for the first time in two thousand and thirteen since then the prime minister has been caught up in a corruption scandal surrounding malaysia's state investment fund known as one m d b more than four and a half billion dollars has allegedly been misappropriated from the fund set up by not malaysian police and the attorney general have so far not found any evidence of wrongdoing but not job and his allies are said to be facing strongest challenge former prime minister mahathir mohamad is leading the opposition coalition's bid the ninety two year old veteran politician fell out with over one. and has returned to politics to try to oust him but political analysts say unseating the incumbent
9:49 pm
will be tough ruling party have been in power for so long and this kind of managing of the call but also working with the rules so that it helps. in the last few weeks the government redrew the electro boundaries in a way opponents say gives it an unfair advantage there's also a new law to ban so-called fake news which critics say is an attempt to stifle dissent more recently mahathir is opposition party has been ordered to thirty days because of missing paperwork florence. johor state malaysia. people are protesting in colombia after the president said he would not hesitate to extradite a former fog negotiator who's facing drug smuggling charges his son for us was a jew to take up a parliamentary seat which had been promised as part of the arrangement his arrest could cause problems for the colombian peace deal signed back in two thousand and
9:50 pm
sixteen matheson has this report. drumbeats in bogota marking what these protesters believe could be the end of colombia's fragile peace deal supporters of the former fark negotiator known as hi sue son to say his arrest brings the shaky agreement to a halt. to the colombian people but today shows is that it's a failed peace process and with this peace process all of the fark should prepare themselves for what is coming up today on his two centuries enters a hunger strike. these cell phone pictures are said to show the arrest of his so son treece whose real name is say also hernandez is accused of trying to smuggle several tons of cocaine into the u.s. and colombia's president says he won't hesitate to extradite sentries because he's been told there's conclusive proof of his guilt see when they were processed if g. process is fulfilled and if there is irrefutable evidence there are grounds for
9:51 pm
extradition for crimes committed since the signing of the accord and i will not stay my hand in authorizing that the man known as high so son treece who is blind has played a key role in the talks which led to the signing of the twenty sixth peace deal when fog wearables put down their weapons reformed as a political party and agreed to stop dealing in drugs flog members now can't be prosecuted for drugs offenses committed before the agreement was signed but sun treece is accused of importing the drugs to the us after the deal was done he had been expected to take up one of ten parliamentary seats which the fock party had been guaranteed to put a moment you know this is extremely serious because it sends a very disastrous demoralizing message that creates a lot of uncertainty it's a very bad message for the colombian people for the former combatants and for the peace that our country so badly needs so far the demonstrations have been small but
9:52 pm
there is now real concern for the future of the peace deal which ended over fifty years of violence in colombia rob matheson al jazeera. we're going to move straight on to sport. nick thank you so much the first semifinalist in this year's the way for champions league will be decided over the next two hours liverpool and manchester city have just take doff liverpool hold a three nil advantage from the first leg and have no solid back from injury and in their starting line up roma in barcelona are also just starting in italy bars her for one from the first of their quarter final event disappear to have a close to impossible task in the second leg of their quarter final on wednesday the italian champions lost three nil at home to real madrid in the first leg that game will be remembered for christian honor in all those boring with an overhead kick thirty three year old has scored twenty times and it was last time games.
9:53 pm
i'm not thinking about playing without christiane i know we have been and we're happy about it so there are a lot of people who remember form a real greats like alfredo to stefano and a lot of people really a lot of people and only one of them will remember christiane on being at this club we have him and we have to take advantage of its. foreign munich are added home to sylvia and the other tie the recently crowned bundesliga champions one to one in spain as they aim to reach the semifinals for the fourth time in five seasons. i think we can be really happy with willing to one away from her but it isn't over yet it's not like when we're five million the last round so to one is good but severe played a great match against manchester united in the last sixteen there's still a very good and dangerous team and in football anything can happen world an olympic eight hundred meter champion caster semenya has been adding to her medal collection at the commonwealth games and australia the south african won the fifteen hundred
9:54 pm
meter title in a fraction over four minutes it was a personal best and games record the menu will be aiming for another gold in the eight hundred meters on friday. it made for a good forty eight hours on the track for south africa as after a canny simba nay won the men's one hundred meters somebody upset jamaica's yohan blake and says he's ready to stake his claim as the world's best sprinter replacing you saying it's no use saying there's a really great the great sprinter to live and. to be put in a sentence with him is really great and motivating and i believe in myself to go out there and put the best i can in you know always make sure that i'm the best it can be and the bits that got me in that can be on the track and that brings out you know the best times they're taken but i know that i'll be working hard to be you know number one sprint to work hard to be the top and just you know for that boy
9:55 pm
that he has lived. botswana's i think of my quality of gold in the four hundred meters mark wallace shot to fame at last year's world championships in london when he ran a solo two hundred meter heat after initially being barred from taking part due to a suspected that. the hosts have been enjoying their time in the pool astrally have won a record twenty four medals in the spaniard and they won a title on the final night of competition. kelly out his ball because mark zuckerberg the c.e.o. of facebook is now addressing the congressional hearing sentiments of listening for making their voices heard and for building communities and businesses just recently we've seen the me too movement in the march for our lives organized at least in part on facebook after hurricane harvey people came together to raise more than twenty million dollars for relief and more than seventy million biz small businesses use facebook to create jobs and grow but it's clear now that we didn't
9:56 pm
do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as well and that goes for fake news for foreign interference in elections and hate speech as well as developers and data privacy we didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility and that was a big mistake and it was my mistake and i'm sorry i started facebook i run it and i'm responsible for what happens here so now we have to go through our all of our relationship with people and make sure that we're taking a broad enough you have a responsibility it's not enough to just connect people we have to make sure that those connections are positive it's not enough to just give people a voice we need to make sure that people aren't using it to harm other people or to spread misinformation and it's not enough to just give people control over their information we need to make sure that the developers they share it with protect
9:57 pm
their information to. across the board we have a responsibility to not just build tools but to make sure that they're used for good it will take some time to work through all the changes we need to make across the company but i'm committed to getting this right this includes the basic responsibility of protecting people's information which we failed to do with cambridge analytic. so here are a few things that we are doing to address this and to brevet it from happening again first we're getting to the bottom of exactly what cambridge analytic a did and telling everyone affected what we know now is that cambridge analytical improperly accessed some information about millions of facebook members by buying it from an app developer that information. this was information that people generally share publicly on their facebook pages like names and their profile picture and the pages they follow when we first contacted cambridge analytic they
9:58 pm
told us that they had deleted the data about a month ago we heard new reports that suggested that wasn't true and now we're working with governments in the u.s. the u.k. and around the world to do a full audit of what they've done and to make sure they get rid of any data they may still have second to make sure no other app developers out there are misusing data we're now investigating every single left that had access to a large amount of information in the past and if we find that someone improperly use data we're going to ban them from facebook and tell everyone affected third to prevent this from ever happening again going forward we're making sure that developers can access as much information now the good news here is that we already made big changes to our platform in twenty fourteen that would have prevented this specific situation from came with cambridge analytic a from occurring again today but there's more to do and you can find more details on the steps we're taking in
9:59 pm
my written statement. my top priority has always been our social mission of connecting people building community and bringing the world closer together advertisers and developers will never take priority over that as long as i am running facebook i started facebook when i was in college we've come a long way since then we now serve more than two billion people around the world and every day people use our services to stay connected with the people that matter to them most i believe deeply in what we're doing and i know that when we address these challenges we'll look back and view helping people connect and giving more people a voice as a positive force in the world i realize the issues we're talking about today aren't just issues for facebook in our community they're issues and challenges for all of us as americans thank you for having me here today and i'm ready to take your
10:00 pm
questions. all remind members that maybe you were here when i had my old mean common sense that we're operating under the five year five minute rule and that applies to. the five minute rule and that applies to those of us who are chairing the committee as well. as start with you facebook handles extensive amounts of personal data for billions of users a signal a significant amount of that data is shared with third party developers who you to utilize your platform as of this early this year you did not actively monitor whether that data was transferred by such developers to other parties moreover your policies only prohibit transfers by developers to parties seeking to profit from such data number one besides professor cole goons try.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on