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we're blown nearly two kilometers into the sky and much of that london today will say yes billets she and many others didn't have time to escape the barrier but there were two sons and two grandchildren died with her. in total eleven family members died sissy's may get to see her brother in law her body was one of the last to be recovered. it was the most of medical clinic irruption weatherman in decades nearly two hundred people remain missing more than twelve thousand others lost their homes. twenty one year old model a better king and her two children are adjusting to their new life in a shelter they flagged down a passing car in full bloom leaving everything behind that is the only door you only ever both of my children cried in fear and i begged god to save them so many children have died survivors are being helped by teams of social workers and volunteers children are showing clear signs of stress we must persevere and i know
my people in their drawings they showed rocks red water like love our trees without leaves i'm not a psychologist speak and tell they are traumatized there are twenty one shelters like this house and more than ten thousand survivors have been given food and water and medical care the expectation is that they'll be here for a while experts say the danger may not yet be over apart from the volcano sick to vittie heavy rains may cause mudslides further putting at risk the lives of people in communities around the volcano mild where it will continues to spew deadly clouds of. rocks and films experts say the volcano will calm down but it may take a few weeks before that happens but you know scientists are just a lot the dangle weather man. a weather update next on al-jazeera then a loud cry goes out for the return of the exiled opposition leader of the
democratic republic of congo just months ahead of a presidential election. facing the music in istanbul while young musicians have to go abroad to play to their strengths. however i'm pleased to say that we have got some quiet weather pushing into the southeast of china over the next couple of days clara's skies coming in for a time we have got a fair amount of cloud down into that southeastern corner more wet weather over towards the southwest northern parts of vietnam so you can see home called generally drawing out generous satellites elise through the next twenty four thirty six hours or so but the showers are set to return monday nazi bad thirty four celsius here in hong kong well so weather just pushing across the high and then
pushing across the south of the country will gradually make its way back in so we have got flooding at the moment the flooding eases for a time more heavy rain coming in so for the problems coming through then we've had some flooding as well pushing into northern parts of vietnam across parts of india china and of course into myanmar where we have seen some very heavy rain recently kesey of the southwest the monsoon those showers longer spells of rain continue to drive their way and further north has seen some very nasty storms also pushing across northern parts of india chiefly into new delhi dust storms a volatile storm some very very heavy rain continuing to make its way in here brought this guys to come back in behind more heavy downpours across much of the western gats.
a process that eventually leads to north korea ending its nuclear program. and north korea's leader kim jong il touched down in singapore earlier on sunday he thanked singapore's prime minister lee hsien moon for his help in organizing the talks saying the entire world is watching. trump's arrival in singapore is being overshadowed by his early departure from the g. seven summit in canada he refused to support a g seven joint communique which vowed to cut trade barriers a white house adviser is accusing canada's prime minister of stabbing the us in the back while germany says the u.s. has destroyed the group's trust. the battle for control of a besieged city in eastern libya is intensifying machine guns and heavy artillery a pounding down our forces fighting for the renegade general khalifa haftar entering the coastal city from both the east and the west are trying to oust militias some of whom are linked to al qaeda which control for years. the largest
number of refugees are fleeing the city since fighting escalated two months ago more than eighteen hundred families who feared revenge attacks if the city falls to after us forces have been rescued by red crescent volunteers the aid groups appealing for safe corridors to be set up to move others to safety more now from a serious matter who's in tripoli. the situation in the libyan eastern city of there is going from bad to worse as street battles and fights from one street to another and from one building to another go on between forces loyal to libya's really good general khalifa haftar and others loyal to the dead in a protection force that is that evil arm of the group defending the city against have his forces now have their forces have been very we'll equipped and they have been supported by egyptian and in warplanes and local sources and say that egyptian
and immorality warplanes have been targeted have been targeting civil areas inside the city of the net now the humanitarian situation is excessive abating and human suffering is increasing in the city especially with the siege it's taking its toll on people especially civilians in the city the city has been very short of everything including basic needs food medications and medical equipment and the red crescent members in the city of there now say that they have help but more than three hundred turmel is leaving the city activists from the city of venice say that they are planning to file a suit against the renegade general city for hefted accusing his forces of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity and then especially after footage online have been secure lading online showing to have his forces lynching and
mutilating a body of a rival fighter now to iraq where a facility storing ballot boxes from last month's election has caught fire in the capital baghdad emotions the services are trying to control blaze which astroid some documents and equipment the fire though hasn't spread to the ballots which were stored in another room last week iraqi officials announced that there would be a manual recount of ballots after widespread complaints before. a women's rights activist is under arrest in saudi arabia for showing how support on social media for another woman who was detained on wednesday amnesty international says that ten activists that arrested including at least seven women several pushed for the lifting of the ban on women drivers that will happen on june twenty fourth and the first licenses have been issued state media has accused the activists of being foreign agents opposition supporters of the democratic republic of congo have shown that backing for more is khatami the exiled opposition leader is seen as the main
rival for president joseph kabila whose seventeen years in power could come to an end in the presidential election that's to you in december fans in monaghan reports . thousands gathered to hear the man they believe is the democratic republic of congo's best hope for change but moyes could tumbi hasn't set foot in the country for more than two years in this video message sent from exile he promised to unite the opposition and bring an end to the rule of longtime leader joseph dabo is that i believe if this was a demonstration to everyone showing that moyes is alive and is preoccupied with the situation of all congolese and also to say that we have a project which can properly resolve all these problems we want to transform the congo and restore its greatness but also we want to unify the congolese people the support today about people is showing that we will overcome them. lead the d r c in
two thousand and sixteen when prosecutors accused him of hiring foreign mercenaries one month later he was sentenced to three years in prison for real estate fraud he denies all the charges against him as promising to return for a presidential run. president joseph kabila has ruled that the r.c. for seventeen years his term in office officially ended in december twenty sixth enough but elections have been repeatedly delayed was a drop of the protesters are accusing him of trying to hang on to power the constitution bars him from seeking a third term but could be still hasn't confirmed that he won't run again elections are now set for december but whoever emerges as leader will have major challenges to deal with more than a million people have been forced from their homes in eastern province as the military battles armed groups the chaos has left nearly eight million people on the verge of starvation. the opposition are optimistic but there's still a great deal of uncertainty. will risk arrest to be returned home it's also still
unknown it could be low will seek to hold on to power or if the election will be delayed once again since mon how jazeera tens of thousands of people have united in spain's boss country to show their support for independence from spain they formed a human chain covering two hundred kilometers across the three capitals of the boss provinces campaign as a calling for a vote to allow them to decide on their region's political future col pena hole reports now from the toya. with chants of it's in our hands the tales of thousands of people have turned out in spain's basque country to link hands and form a human chain their aim is to link the three main cities in this region right up to the border with france now their demand is straightforward they're calling for the chance to vote on their political future here in the basque country whether that means more self rule and devolve powers or even if it means independence i'm
breaking away from the rest of spain now because of past nationalism is nothing new but sunday's event comes a month after the armed separatists group announced it was formally dissolving and that is allowing peaceful campaigners like these to step out of the shadow of that armed uprising it also comes at turbulent political times for spain as a nation don't forget that the calls for independence in a breakaway of the catalonia region that issue is not resolved yet and earlier this month the central government was toppled in a no confidence motion amid a political corruption scandal now sunday's event may not be the significant defining moment of basque nationalism but nevertheless it is an indication that there are very fresh calls here for political and territorial issues to be resolved
environmentalist's in australia so they're appalled at the taxpayers of the taxpayers' money is being spent to bail out the logging industry and to thomas reports. the aftermath of law looks brutal in fact burning low ground helps regeneration those in the industry say they're committed to responsible logging we have a right in that i'm still balance the needs of conservation and the industry and regional economies and and communities but conservationists say the industry and the government that's in part owns it has got the balance wrong propping up a declining industry prioritising jobs are the trees when the owners of this mill said cuts to its would supply would force it out of business the state government paid tens of millions of dollars to keep it going you can look at it as bailing after you can look at investing in a strong industry and a community that's had a rich heritage in supplying the till but timber that has built our towns.
it's a heritage though that's been at the cost of forests and the creatures that rely on them in the two hundred years since european colonization most of southeastern australia as old as trees have been lost in victoria central highlands only about one percent of the mountain ash trees are more than a century old that matters because the oldest trees and the stumps of big dead ones developed hollow areas that animals like the now critically endangered leadbeater possums live in conservationists with night vision equipment look for them in areas about to be logged every sighting of the web as possible but we get there's a two hundred made a protection buffer against logging all the oldest trees and big dead ones are supposed to be off limits to this is an example of what's called a dead hollow bearing tree that has been protected all the younger living trees that would have stood all around it have been felt but it's been left alone
environmentalist don't think anything like enough trees have been in this entire log area it's the only one that's been left standing there are completely burned out stumps of similar trees nearby but researches say exclusion zones around individual animals and preserving just the very oldest trees does not go far enough they want large scale protection of middle age seventy or eighty year old trees too that is their next old growth forest i've got another fifty years before they start becoming a whole logically mature we need some of those trees to be very or growth forest that would mean excluding much bigger areas from logging economically and politically that could hurt andrew thomas al-jazeera in australia as victoria's central highlands. the sound of music is being heard in turkey's biggest city the
istanbul music festival is hosting around five hundred artists including many young classical musicians who often have to go abroad to further their careers studio the lack of government support in turkey. reports. as well as some of the world's most renowned classical musicians young talent is taking to the stage all over stumble. including twenty two year old going to shows little are. but talent she says needs to be polished with practice. fingers paid the price and as is often with artists rewards have little to do with money. some other art is expensive no one produces hops in turkey my instrument cost twenty thousand euros at least these are all beyond my parents' budget i am dependent on funds. it is much the same story with her fellow musicians the
molester among the instrument i buy its case its bow all a very expensive for us considering the euro is very high in turkey it is a sin all marc being a musician is all about what's in your heart in a way but besides education you must have financial support. classical music is not as popular in turkey as many other countries private institutions and companies tend to fund artists and events through what are called social responsibility budgets. this festival lasers with sponsors to support young talent while issuing their educational needs are met. here in the sun not doing arts and music together pushes us to think collectively about the world's problems and act together i believe music has really indirectly for peace the soul of some concert tickets that will help fourteen girls who are studying. music approach. young female musicians friend i will pay the maintenance
of my cello and i will buy new heo from my bow so it's a mazing help for me these young stars are already known outside turkey but at home it is difficult for classical musicians to make a name for themselves and the government doesn't have an incentive or scholarship for special art students. but most of these girls agree they are promoting their country with their talents and a government should recognise that and provide more help. al-jazeera stumble. it is good to have you with us hello adrian for the good here in doha the top stories on al-jazeera u.s. president donald trump has arrived in singapore for tuesday's historic summit with north korea's leader kim jong un trump earlier called the talks
a one time shot of peace his administration is hoping that the summit will begin a process that eventually leads to north korea ending its nuclear program. kim jong un touched down in singapore earlier on sunday he thanked singapore's prime minister lee hsien loon for his help in organizing the talks saying that the world is watching. trump's arrival in singapore is being overshadowed by his early departure from the g seven summits in canada the leaders' summit ended in disarray with trump rejecting a joint statement by the g seven the white house has accused the count of the canadian prime minister of stabbing the us in the back france's war that fits of anger cannot dictate international cooperation. there's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with president donald trump and then tries this stab them in the back on the way out the. war and that's what bad faith justin trudeau did with that stunt press
conference that's what we deserve justin trudeau dead another flow of molten mothered ash has been spewing from the volcano in guatemala at least one hundred people died in last sunday's eruption nearly two hundred are still missing but emergency teams have given up hope of finding anyone else alive thousands of others have been left homeless a facility storing ballot boxes from last month's election has caught fire in iraq's capital baghdad emergency services are trying to control the blaze which has destroyed some documents and equipment but the fire hasn't yet spread to the ballots which was stored in another room last week iraqi officials announced that there would be a manual recount of ballots off the widespread complaints of fools the battle for eastern libya is intensifying forces fighting the renegade general khalifa haftar so it will seize control of it within days more than eighty one hundred families been rescued by red cross volunteers come all here with a news group in
a little over twenty five but it's on al-jazeera right after this week's edition of listening post next. to the big breaking news story can be chaotic frantic behind the scenes. people shouting instructions if you're trying to provide the best most curious up to date information as quickly as you can. it's when you come off air thinking realize witness history in the making. this is. for a journalist because. even. though this may change it i think that it was. something that. a lot richard just heard in your at the listening post here are some of the stories
we're tracking this week the bizarre spectacle of the reporter who faked his own death and what the story says about journalism in russia ukraine and beyond selective memories the persian language television channels that being their way into iran from the u.s. dubai and london uganda imposes a special tax on social media is the government in it for the money or the control . and the argentinean president provides cold comfort for his people and then feels the heat on social media. in more than eleven years of doing the listening post we've never covered a story quite like this one last week news spread of the murder of a russian dissident journalist our cuddy bob cenk oh shut and killed outside his apartment in kiev ukraine except as we all now know it never happened the killing had been staged his resurrection broadcast live at a press conference the following day the chancellor said he faked his own death as
part of an operation led by the ukrainian security services to thwart a plot by moscow to kill him he said it was about survival for others though it was a mere stunt that undermined ukraine's credibility and could have serious consequences for other journalists down the road this story is also part of an ongoing media battle a larger geo political conflict between the western backed government in ukraine and moscow which says that the initial breathless coverage of the bab story is yet another example of how much of the international news media are intent on smearing the kremlin our starting point this week is kiev. shot back. or pointing between the ukrainian and the russians has already started this whole thing started off as a serious drama you know yet another journalist yet another kremlin critic allegedly killed in kiev in ukraine and then finally ended up being great you know
stock up on popcorn and enjoy the show moment that's a strange ukrainian television that is just reported twenty four hours ago had been shot. with a kind of these my friends i was overwhelmed with joy my sister had come from israel for a funeral and instead thank god she just made it for his resurrection who was. that clearly was not just simply in the press conference that was an act of theater it was a political stunt we are relieved that our. is a lie but the faked death has the potential of tempering public outrage when journalists are killed and hurt in the line of duty. it was the story arc the twisted and turned after the morning on day one and the
release on day two. came the ethical questions most of which centered around our kind of dr chan close cooperation with the ukrainian security service the s.b.u. the s.b.u. stood alongside the journalist at the news conference saying it started working with that chunk go after it discovered a plot by russian intelligence agents to kill him and dozens of other russian dissidents in ukraine chunk oh agreed to sort of petitions to cooperate with the s.b.u. he said because there was no other way to save his own life and it's that relationship a reporter working with a spy agency that organizations like the committee to protect journalists based in new york take issue. takes quite a dim view of law enforcement and impersonating journalists now.
basically acting as a police asset one clear down which is again to public trust for limited journalists his explanation and was that he didn't have a choice. but as well for the yemenis. we're not in. single shoes ourselves but there is very little evidence there are many authorities put forward that is convincing that this imminent threat was life existed. but is it such a big tragedy for the word that our cut above chain could spend twenty hours in hiding and survived what has that changed in the world yes russian failed to kill a journalist when we made it look like that succeeded and if somebody got frustrated because intelligence services safety and he didn't die i feel sorry for them so. it was quite quite depressing to see the outburst from not just bob
but also a certain number of his supporters who very much immediately framed it turns out well did you want to die well of course not and i don't think anyone is arguing that the point is this is not a live or die binary what's become the story is not the threat to journalists it has become the whole fake threat to journalists. are caught it was a former russian soldier whose time in the army he fought in both chechen wars led him to journalism and the coverage of military conflict his writings eventually grew critical of moscow's interventions in syria and ukraine he left russia last year because of the death threats he said eventually settling in the ukrainian capital moscow and kiev have been at diplomatic a longer head since two thousand and fourteen after a coup led by forces favoring closer ties to the european union and nato toppled the ukrainian president viktor yushchenko overage who was pro russian and who had
been democratically elected the subsequent war far in eastern ukraine a region with strong ties to moscow resulted in its an accession by russia effectively carving ukraine into. since the fighting ended in eastern ukraine the bulk of the propaganda war between kiev and moscow has been waged through the media it is against that geo political backdrop that the back story has gone from this whole thing and michelle it can contain all the perfect ingredients for a great anti russian story and the ukrainian authorities and the crimean media have been very successful sellers over a number of years which. is that you. focus on news of the love scenes of his immediate. forces in the west have then very happy customers of that the historical practices of the russians who typically almost genetically driven
to co-opt penetrate to gain favor or whatever so when you get another chance presented itself they just couldn't miss the opportunity it was too sexy. to start with russian journalism doesn't exist at all it's propaganda other media outlets even the ones that were once independent are all under the complete control of the government i work there and left for that very reason so i know what i'm talking about there's no freedom of speech they may call it journalism but it isn't. me. however the ukrainian media have issues of their own in the reporters without borders press freedom index for two thousand and eighteen ukraine is ranked one hundred first of the one hundred eighty nine countries listed well ahead of russia at one hundred forty eight but still in the bottom half of the table the paris based n.g.o.s says media reforms after the two thousand and fourteen coup have
helped but much more is needed to loosen the oligarchs tight grip on the media to encourage editorial independence just last month a ukrainian working for a russian news organization was jailed charged with. high treason another accused of being pro russia in his reporting recently fled the country. and has applied for asylum in austria journalists this kind of call. in ukraine because some of them are what's happening in the east of ukraine with some criticism as to ukraine handling the cough like propaganda it should not be fought with propaganda or with censorship. in both the chunk of case in ukraine and the recent screwball case in the u.k. in which a former russian spy and his daughter were poisoned fingers were quickly pointed at moscow the problem in both cases has been evidence of the lack of it and the
tendency of news organizations in ukraine the u.k. and elsewhere to accept the word of local authorities and publish according that's not journalism it's the knockers and it plays right into the hands of the kremlin and the media apparatus it happens at its spokes it's no longer necessary to source your story on anyone you just quote anonymous sources that you never name their names and i think that the western media have home the art of perfection and this is something that a real journalist and real journalism allowed to happen on one level listen is a conventional conflict before we jump in the side. on the other hand it's also the information conflict and the russians have sort of blown out this great cloud of conspiracy theories and outright nonsense really just always give a sense of what we'll never know what's going on that's been one of the russian strengths is actually
a capacity but great distance where truth is unknowable the information war is every bit as important as the one on the ground. whoa we're looking at other media stories that are on our radar this week with one of our producers will yong well this past week the british government cleared the way for rupert murdoch's twenty first century fox to acquire the rest of the european satellite broadcaster sky the shares it does not already own however there are certain conditions attached so what are the details why the condition is it is a little complicated richard but in summary hang called britain's secretary of state for culture last tuesday gave the green light for murdoch to bid for all of sky t.v. but only if he sells the skies twenty four hour news channel in britain sky news now one that said that it would be likely the most effective remedy for public interest concerns and those concerns are about the murdoch family trust and the
influence it already has over british public opinion and politics through its other media holdings namely newspapers the sun the times 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 come cost 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 folks for sky share 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 com cost 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 uses 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. us 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 to your ask 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 d asked for a 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 us see is a vision of a liberal and stylish it on 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 about
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. 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 going to the channel success with access to run an archive footage from the period before the revolution that's muscle boffin mcwillie as well because any of his such a little name the best yardy that is the body of. matter tour 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. manito provided those topics such as monaco 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. out 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 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 and iran you saw that shift and more of an emphasis on political content and calls for action and calls for even revolution the channels that come out of los angeles the diaspora channels of overtly political clearly very anti islamic republic in terms of their output many of them on a case 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 and
believe it or not so we get after their. last name get a thank you in massive. 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 elie came to by 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 manito stock in trade is entertainment least with nostalgia politics isn't absent from its programming it's less ham fisted glossy and they have this program called google 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 they sing 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 past and it brings in a new audience for a younger audience that can now have their own memories with songs from the pre-revolutionary era they produced a very influential documentary on the founder of the band of dentistry reza shah it's a largely sanitized reading of the rain it has to be said but it is a hyundai entirety. garden that i am yet to me hunnish and it's 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 bandar's long then they get hollywood they get about oh yes be tossed by the whole you guys oh yeah sure taliban hi michelle i can order.
the younger generation have the impression that before the revolution there was no poverty in iran. and certainly monitor would not discuss the survivor torture or the censorship of cinema our newspapers and the parliament just as the iranian government selectively chooses footage to create a very negative image of that time monitor cherrypick glorious and beautiful archives that do not provide a true picture of historical reality to view it believes in and manage to pass which according to some who run the aspirator 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. every single time that we put anything to do with monica with reza shah with in on one with reza pahlavi they clicks go up high there is
a demand it's not as if we are just providing them with a sanitized version people are 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 channels 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 does manage to get its funding for us london 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 will
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 levies that of the founder of the dynasty reza shah i mean even that of the us based crown prince resample levy his grandson. bad money 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 the
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
more than forty thousand africans are facing deportation from israel is awarded more than one. point one per cent of the two of those in danger of being thrown out of the country in which they sought refuge. at this time. what were you hearing whether on line horrendous. or if you joined us on sat the major countries in the commonwealth have far bigger fish to fry chips to eat this is a dialogue. about some of this successes perhaps everyone has
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with the news grid live on air and streaming online through you tube facebook live on at al-jazeera dot com and barring any dramatic last minute changes singapore is a go u.s. president donald trump and the north korean leader kim jong un are now both in singapore just a day or so out from the start making the first time they did in the two countries will meet face to face trump calls at a one time shot at pace and reckons he'll know within minutes if it will be successful or not now diplomatic editor james bays begins our coverage from singapore a moment of history the leader of north korea first and then the u.s. president several hours later arriving in the same city this old off summit is now effectively under way the face to face meeting aimed at diverting a nuclear crisis taking place on choose day kim jong un borrowed a plane from china to bring him here he's probably the least well traveled leader
on earth in charge of his isolated nation for six years he had met no other foreign leader until this year. he came to singapore with his own body guard unit and brought his own armored limousine on a cargo plane again supplied by china remarkably it's only nine months since president trump told the u.n. general assembly he was prepared to annihilate pyongyang diplomacy did finally kick in with north korea sending a delegation to south korea's winter olympics in february. a historic summit at the demilitarized zone between the two koreas was followed by a secret trip by then cia director mike pompei oh the first of two visits he made to pyongyang vai pave the way for this summit in singapore trump briefly canceled this summit last month and he's repeatedly threatened to walk away if he doesn't believe the negotiations a serious
a tough line but at the same time trump has been sending mixed messages to kim before he flew to singapore he was asked what he wanted to achieve at this historic summit but i had a minimum i do believe at least we'll have many each other we will have. seen each other hopefully we will have like each other and will start that process i would say that would be the minimal no demand then for the north korean leader to commit to completely give up his nuclear capability but experts say that kim is also well aware that trump is unpredictable and that he's coming from another summit the g seven where he fell out with his closest allies a meeting where the optics are positive meaning trum gets a handshake with someone and it agreeing to some kind of nuclear need nuclearization deal would go a long way to mescaline for president from as much as it would for the. north korean state community so in in all likelihood i think the north koreans are.
upbeat but they are careful with us in time. as kim had a brief courtesy meeting with singapore's prime minister news emerged that he was planning to leave the city just five hours after his meeting with trump that suggests there will not be lengthy substantive talks but we shouldn't discount the idea that the north korean side may perhaps of those proposed timings as a negotiation tactic james plays al-jazeera singapore kimberly how it is our white house correspondent she goes where the president goes that means singapore just after eleven pm there hi kimberly you've seen that big seven four seven air force one land in all sorts of locations i would suggest none more important in well in recent history. and that you definitely get a sense of history many people arguing isn't history until there is actually some sort of agreement indeed nuclearization but just the fact that these two are
sitting down it seems historic in and of itself as james space pointed out it was almost a year ago when they were trading insults calling names it felt as if things were on the brink of war we have the opposite feeling now kemal here in singapore in fact there's so much optimism not just among the various delegations as you point out i was just watching the united states team as the president came off of air force one so much excitement there but also on the on the side of the north koreans as well in fact the president and these teams have been relaying back and forth at the working level setting up these logistics the president expressing some of the optimism he felt as you said at the start of the show that there is a feeling that there is the opportunity here it may be a one shot deal and the president will know very quickly also there's also this feeling that the president is curbing expectation too saying in fact that there's
a chance this won't work out anything could happen and i think in that moment of possibility there is so much hope that something can be achieved after so many years of an impasse and yet does it not feel can really slow you that it's also one of my faves as well because that you alluded to they don't trumpet said no within minutes how this is going to go and work expect the unexpected with donald trump and with kim jong un. ex absolutely i mean even when you think about where donald trump has just come from with the g seven where two days of diplomacy completely torpedoed in the air as donald trump was tweeting out that he would not be a part of that communique and the backlash that is assuming there the escalation of tensions with the united states and canada now that seems to be more heated by the hour with larry kudlow the top economic adviser accusing the canadian prime minister of backstabbing and the canadian prime minister betrayed the united states
those same kind of dynamics is the concern here in singapore that something as fragile and his as so grand and important in terms of achievements as denuclearization could be just completely broken and fallen apart because we have two very combustible personalities going into the room let me tell you about that room very quickly what's going to happen there will be on tuesday the photo opportunity and then the two leaders will be meeting together alone with their interpreters that's going to be the critical moment whether or not they move beyond that towards working with one another and their supporting teams so that is what everyone is holding their breath for right now there are very sort of the logistical things leading up to that but it's that moment on tuesday that everyone is waiting very cautiously optimistic to me how kids in singapore we will be talking to her a lot in the next few days looking forward to it can we thank you you can get in touch with us as well contact details coming up on screen for you now hashtag a.j.
news great already hearing from plenty of you online certainly on the facebook line streamed on or in australia or said come wait for the reality t.v. show to continue in singapore on the edge of my seat and that is that feeling of unpredictability and you don't exactly know where any of this will go robin has said to mad men making a deal will it really affect the rest of the world well mad men that's a choice of words you can take but i think yes it probably will it fit the rest of the world that number there plus nine seven four five zero one triple one four and on is the what's happened telegram number the hashtag is a.j. newsgroup on twitter and on facebook. now while it force one made its usual grand entrance you saw that a bit early there was a little bit of mid-air smoke and mirrors needed to get kim jong il in to singapore and i just want to show that to you on the flight right at twenty four this is a scheduled flight china airlines flight one two two which flies from pyongyang to beijing so what it does is it makes the trip and then it stops flight one two to.