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and the sunday times so murdoch will be happy with that decision but where does that leave disney and comcast both of which have been eyeing the company as well yes comcast has also been cleared by the u.k. government for sky there were no competition or public interest concerns found with them and comcast is currently out bidding fox for sky shares meanwhile disney is negotiating with murdoch for all of fox's entertainment holdings not includes the thirty nine percent of sky which fox already owns now this will likely mean a bidding war between comcast and disney who both see sky as a door into the european market you've also been following a story about social media use in uganda and government policy pertaining to it yes the government in uganda has passed a law which imposes a tax on social media users so for next month anyone who wants to use platforms like facebook whatsapp or twitter on their mobile phones will have to pay the government two hundred shillings per day and that works out about five u.s.
cents but bear in mind that for those on low incomes who use social media every day the tax could amount to two three percent or more of their income in a country where mobile data is already pretty expensive but what's this really about is it about the money or is there more to it than that it does depend who you are asked the government says it's about raising revenues but critics say it's more about limiting access to information you might recall that president yoweri museveni has left us his finance minister back in march said that the tax would help the country cope with gossip and remember during the last general election in two thousand and sixteen the government blocks access to facebook twitter and what's up which was a move that the president said was to stop the spread of lies now me seventy has been in charge now for thirty two years and rights groups say controlling the media space is one of the ways he's keeping hold of power ok thanks will. t.v. in the islamic republic of iran is a rather controlled affair all the broadcasters there are state owned and operated and much of the programming can be
a bit dull not exactly must see viewing and there is a ban on satellite receivers tuned into broadcasts from overseas despite that however foreign channels many of them run by members of iran's widespread asper are widely watched within the country channels like the u.k. based manito t.v. the dubai based gem t.v. and the los angeles based tappets t.v. all broadcast news and entertainment that would not make it past the censors inside iran some of the satellite channels have pioneered program and you could call nostalgia t.v. documentaries and entertainment programs that hearken back to the more than three decades when iran was ruled by the pahlavi monarchy and authoritarian family dynasty put in place by britain in one nine hundred twenty five which was toppled in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine during iran's islamic revolution these nostalgic television shows skate right past the repression and the human rights abuses of the shah's reign they focus exclusively on the social freedoms of those
times the listening posts and actually ravi now on the iranian diaspora media and the rose tinted of iran's revolutionary history. every friday night my new t.v. a persian language satellite channel based in london invites viewers to turn back the clock. into nelly's armaan or time time no delivers a feast of archival footage showcasing life even on under its last shot mohammad reza pahlavi. what the u.s. see is a vision of a liberal and stylish it i'm led by a benevolent king it's enough to make you wonder why the one nine hundred seventy nine revolution and the overthrow of the shah ever had. and you see women out and about on the beach on university campuses in the workplace participating in
sports images of the shah and his wife his third wife usually the empress. always looking very beautiful looking very glamorous the idea is look at how how beautiful and happy and fashionable everybody was in the past unlike how we are now but. i found it quite extraordinary when i visited iran a few years ago to find out that almost every person in iran was familiar with monitor we're guaranteed the channel success with access to run an archive footage from the period before the revolution. that's muscle boffin makoto as well because any of our unsolicited such a loss to bessie already that. managed to started it. broadcasts for audiences inside iran to provide them with detainment and news that they would otherwise not receive certainly all the channels inside iran are
censored certain topics are taboo. matter to provide those topics such as monica which has been the biggest. winner to launched in two thousand and ten it entered an already crowded market iranian media outlets broadcasting in exile. the first we will get on an immigration took place in the lead up to the one nine hundred seventy nine revolution. mass protests against the shah his oppressive government and his brutal secret police the sock would bring him down. the popular uprising eventually coalesced behind the country's new leader ayatollah khomeini and in one nine hundred seventy nine the islamic republic was born. many iranian immigrants ended up in los angeles which became a hub for persian media production in the eighty's after that wherever iranians were migrating to new media outlets were taking root the x. the t.v.
of the eighty's was very raw it was very immediate so they were appealing to nostalgia literally yesterday or you know just last year a few years ago and they were also appealing to the sense of loss and unrooted ness that folks were feeling as as new exiles their programming was mostly music and films and then some politics when satellite technology emerged and there was a possibility to broadcast into iran you saw that shift and more of an emphasis on political content and calls for action and calls even for. revolution the channels that come out of los angeles the diaspora channels are of overtly political clearly very anti islamic republic in terms of their output many of them a monarchist certainly very nationalist and they're so political in actual fact so obvious where the direction is that i think their impact is probably less than believe you know it is you're not sorry get after. me and get a thank you in mass in. those channels that have
a less clear political agenda and really have a more of an entertainment agenda i think they have great attraction in iran. after l.a. came dubai jim t.v. and farsi once set up shop there i did turkish and mexican soap operas dubbed often and poorly into persian to the mix then came out of london managed to stock in trade is entertainment least with nostalgia politics isn't absent from its programming it's less ham fisted glossy or. they had this program called googoosh music academy which was like a music talent show and it was named for googoosh the pre-revolutionary singer and diva and she's like the lead judge on the show a lot of the songs that the singing as part of the competition are songs from the pre-revolutionary era but. what's happening is a really interesting dynamic it's
a very subtle appeal to sit to that time passed then it it brings in a new audience for a younger audience that can now have their own memories with fans from the pre-revolutionary era they produced a very influential documentary on the founder of the band of a dynasty reza shah it's a largely sanitized reading of the rain it has to be said but as a hyundai entirety. the boys got it done then and yet when you had to show it was very rosy it's very positive they're obviously producing an agenda but it's done in a quite subtle way it's not so overt as to put people off immediately. yeah the point band. yes beast that i mean. by the whole you guys oh yeah sure taliban him he said i can audit but. nothing. the younger generation have the impression that before the revolution there was no poverty in iran and certainly monitor would not discuss the survived torture or the censorship
of cinema or newspapers and the parliament just of the iranian government for electively to this footage to create a very negative image of that time monitor cherry pick glorious and beautiful archives that do not provide a true picture of historical reality to view it believes in a mannitol past which. according to some who run the asperger media outlets like mezzanine and sorry the managing editor of the k. hunt london website pro-monarchy output is fulfilling a real audience demand for us in k. hundred london every single time that we put anything to do with monica with reza shah with. with reza pahlavi the clicks go up high there is a demand it's not as if we are just providing them with the sanitized version people wanted because they look at back at history and they see in those days they
were proud a proud nation monotones funding is a mystery the channel won't speak about its large budget be unanswered questions have spawned numerous theories that the b.b.c. the cia the family the saudi government or even the islamic republic itself are all possible sources of the funding. we did quested an interview with money at all to discuss the channel's finances and programming they don't back saying they have a strict policy of not speaking with other media outlets this is one thing that journalists do one word has managed to get funding for us and then a lot of iranians provide us with funds but they don't want their names to be no mandatory as well and certainly if you come and ask me who are my funders i would not tell you it's a very tough market and why should monitor tell people who which iranians are funding it. in december last year there were demonstrations across it on the
crippled economy high unemployment and rising food prices amidst the raised voices was a small contingent of protesters calling the names of the bad levees that of the founder of the dynasty reza shah i mean even that of the u.s. based crown prince levy his grandson. because. i believe that monitor had an active role in these protests when we had the chance in favor of the pie lobby family their programs of course the new generation who have an experience of life in the iran of the seventy's to now owning the style job that once belonged to their parents and to view that time at the last paradise. game was that this nostalgia has been generated by the islamic republic itself rather than than basically creating a new generation that detest the pre-revolution period they've actually produced
a new generation a much more interested in what that period was about now part of this to be honest is because even the worst aspects of the shah when it came to political repression for instance has been multiplied several times over by the islamic republic what people are producing is popular history for the masses it's not necessarily good history i have to tell you but its population is going out and people are lapping up. finally argentina's president. has been facing down public opinion and vetoing argentina's congress just to make sure that nothing stands in the way of cuts in state subsidies he says they are necessary for the country's long term economic health however water and energy bills have soared by more than one thousand three hundred percent so machree has provided citizens with some handy energy saving advice from the highest office in the land like take short of showers use your gas stove a little bit less to the hash tag machree tips and behold the resulting voice of
going as i want to by the way you were going ask about it but that's the ball is a ball not i see more listeners are thought of and i've said so is the last one and the other the other guys and the bunch is a bitch at the bottom in the first episode of a two part series al-jazeera investigates the world of performance enhancing drugs . sports during the a ministry use. jeannette morales was just ten years old when a devastating earthquake struck mexico city in one thousand nine hundred five the quake damaged her family's apartment and the government moved them to distin shack around seventy families who lost their homes in that earthquake still living in
this camp. the government raised our hopes and then abandoned us politicians have promised that they won't allow a repeat of what happened after the earthquake in one thousand eight hundred five but the cost and complexity of housing hundreds of people living in camps is a major task and one that many people here think the government failed. a fraction family puts on a show of unity but behind the g seven smiles a deep divisions of a trade and russia. the world. at a parallel summit in china with iran. it's.
kind of their more al-jazeera live from doha also coming up five days after rocks in guatemala people are moved to safety and the number of dead license. and live from one of the world's biggest camps refugees are given a chance to share their audiences with a global audience. donald trump and his closest allies will try to bridge their differences at the testee g. seven summit later today before the u.s. president sets off on a mission to make peace with an old enemy but it's unlikely that they'll see eye to eye on the big issues of trade or on trump suggestion that russia be readmitted to the club john hendren reports from quebec city. leaders of seven of the world's wealthiest nations made a show of unity in a fractured family pleasure to have you here. and it's been really great hours
earlier after leaders of the g seven annual summit in canada complained of u.s. tariffs trump was less diplomatic. like well we're bored with you with the war which they don't mention the fact that they trade barriers against farm are isolated on trade trump appeared vaguely hopeful in meetings with french president emanuel mccrone and the summits host canadian president justin trudeau their relationship is probably better as good or better than it's ever been. and i think we'll get to something very beneficial to canada and to the united states believes hours before the summit ends on saturday that makes it unclear whether the u.s. will sign on to an annual g seven agreement usually a formality or if it does whether that agreement will mention trade of the situations on deep positions of a clear the president of u.s. things the u.s. have been treated in an unfair way by you about those who don't want to neuter said
. trump also proposed allowing russia back into an expanded g. eight after russia was the jek did for the two thousand and fourteen invasion of ukraine italy's g.'s f. a conti agreed but canada's foreign minister voiced the view of the rest of the g seven canada's position is absolutely clear and that there are no grounds whatsoever for bringing russia with its current behavior bat into the g seven the diplomatic drama inside the meeting is not matched on the streets two hours drive from the summit in charlevoix nine thousand well armed police outnumber the few hundred peaceful demonstrators john hendren al-jazeera quebec city canada. maybe a topic of discussion in canada but as half a world away the gathering of nations hosted by chinese president xi jinping the two leaders have taken in a friendly ice hockey match in china's northern port city of tension upon arrival i
was given a medal by. the russian leader his best friend reports from beijing. a friendship medal for russian president vladimir putin awarded for what china says is putin's outstanding contribution to china's development it's a sign of ever closer ties between the two men and the two countries both announced several business deals including a joint investment fund in projects in china and russia the closer relationship comes at a time when tensions with the u.s. have increased both the russians and chinese have been sidelined from tuesday's planned summit between trump and kim jong il despite that keen to show they retain influence over north korea. and. we talked about the korean peninsula issue russia and china both want to see the korean peninsula and north east asia enjoy the peace we are happy to see that the current negotiation process
between the d.p. r. k. and the u.s. is in the framework of the roadmap initiated by russia and china in recent communications pyongyang confirmed to us it will carry out constructive cooperation in the denuclearization. a closer lion's benefits both russia and china russia's accused of meddling in trumps election and faces sanctions for annexing crimea. chinese and american negotiators are trying to avoid a trade war and china has been criticized and challenged by the u.s. for its increasingly aggressive moves in staking territorial claims in the south china sea. the meeting between china and russia displays of friendship between she and pretty are in the words of the russian president in the spirit of overarching strategic partnership a partnership between countries that the u.s. calls economic rivals the agreement signed on friday go a long way in strengthening that partnership florence. beijing four
palestinians including a fifteen year old boy have been killed by israeli forces who fired live rounds and tear gas at protesters near the gaza barrier fence on friday and health ministry says more than six hundred others have been injured israel says the action was taken after kites carrying explosives were flown near the fence one hundred eighteen palestinians have been killed by israeli forces in the demonstrations which began in late march. but as it ambassador the united nations says his office is working to ensure a u.n. resolution is passed to give paul palestinians protection from as he put it illegal use of force an emergency session of the un general assembly will discuss the situation in gaza on wednesday we would not relent in our quest to try to find ways to provide protection for the civilian population because it is our duty it is the right thing to do and it is the thing that the palestinian people including
those in the gaza strip in occupied east jerusalem they need and we determined to do everything that we can in order to provide them or to contribute to providing them with international protection the taliban in afghanistan is not a three day cease fire after the end of ramadan but it won't include foreign forces have been fighters warned they'll defend themselves if attacked during the truce at the start of the victims them holiday later this month the ceasefire follows a similar announcement by the government. well guatemalans have been ordered to leave. by an erupting volcano has been spewing a toxic cloud of ash and lava for the past five days they say one hundred nine people have died and two hundred of those a missing with little hope that they'll be found alive david must has been speaking to survive. as painful as his burns might be. knows how lucky he is to be alive he his wife and father in law were at home the moment.
that even his wife managed to escape but the memories of that day will haunt them forever. was forming inside their house and we went running out my father was swept away the ash was boiling mud mixed with people were running and the hot ash came down on top of them killing them people were trapped inside their houses and couldn't escape they were cooked inside. six children with severe burns were airlifted to the united states where pediatric burn center offer state of the art treatment not available in guatemala. and now as national disaster agency is coming under fire for possible negligence public prosecutors have ordered an investigation into whether evacuation procedures were properly followed is a little bit of the official say they warned the public after sensors picked up an
increase in volcanic activity hours before the eruption there think the i mean to the mayor of all of the communities received warnings and obviously we don't have the authority to order an evacuation make recommendations and it's the residents who decide whether to evacuate or not. residents who escaped the gases and volcanic mud said that only those close to the highway heard the warning. if we would have received a warning we would have left. house earlier and many people's lives would have been saved i don't know about the others but they didn't warn us we didn't know about the eruption until the lava was coming down. again on friday expelling large quantities of pirate classic material on ash nearby homes were evacuated authorities hoping to avoid another disaster david mercer the squint
law one of. the king of jordan is due in mecca on sunday hoping for help from the leaders of saudi arabia kuwait on the proposed income tax rises provokes on the largest protests by jordanians in his the government to shelve the rise but so faces the tricky task of balancing popular dumond's with the need to reduce the national debt and inflation. supporters of been celebrating the former vice president. war crimes convictions overturned a majority of judges at the international criminal court ruled the bamberg could not be held responsible for the horrific acts of his militia in two thousand and two ran a honda explains. from the moment war crimes allegations were leveled against him. but insisted he had done nothing wrong he maintained that stance even in two thousand and sixteen when the international criminal court unanimously found him guilty of war crimes and seem to him to eighteen years in prison the longest ever
handed down by the i.c.c. that lower court decision has now been over tune. the appeals chamber by majority reverses declaw fiction of mr bin. showed little emotion but off camera his supporters in the public gallery reportedly reacted with cheers and whistles. the registry to restore. the crowd in the courtroom been but was accused of failing to stop his private army known as the m l c from waging a campaign of rape mood and pillage against civilians in neighboring central african republic over a five month period from october two thousand and two he was a rebel leader the in and had sent more than a thousand fighters there to help put down the coup the lower court judgment described a series of sick and sadistic rites and merges in some cases where entire families
were victimized more than five thousand victims participated in the trial but never issued an order to ripen murder and the case to end on where the on the fex simba could be held responsible for atrocities carried out by troops under his control the appeals chamber with the exception of two judges found he could not and that the trial judges made serious errors regarding bimbos if it's to stop the crimes but there were scenes of jubilation in kinshasa a businessman and former vice president still has a lot of support at home. i cry with joy because john pierre bemba was a dead man he's just been resurrected the decision overturns what had been hailed a landmark ruling was the first david to be convicted for crimes committed by others under his command and it was the first time the i.c.c. focused on right as a.