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hello sphere features the weather in southeastern europe the last few days to have slow moving but pretty heavy thunderstorms are still there pretty obvious they quite are quite a few around the black sea the. tops near athens and in messina which is in sicily down here have produced some pretty sharp downpours and a flash flooding we'll see more of the same sort of thing anywhere from ukraine through austrian down towards agrees i think during tomorrow however to the west things are slowly drying up the weather's coming in from the atlantic the temperature drops and the up to ten degrees in the last few days but take a while to recover as well but they're on their way up slowly as the sun becomes more dominant thing in the sky ferreira breeze across the north of europe and the times is down to twenty in stockholm but you'll notice the leaders are on the rise again and the rain is banned here which is a frontal system hasn't changed the temperatures very much we've lost the thirty
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now in greece but it's these are two well wrote up to thirty three once more now if you see what's happening across the water not much but the case no big showers to possibly multiple sicily is an onshore breeze for libya so down to twenty five in tripoli thirty six selling karo and that's warming up and as i've been say for the last couple days it's warmed him rocker. circumstances and facts that point her to this murder confessions are useless without corroboration she thought and they are questioning her about her being a victim of a rape not a suspect in a murder case newly a false confession involves a completely made up story some will say anything thinking they can fix it later but there's no fixing it later and these statements are used against them in a court of law this system whose job on al-jazeera.
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welcome back you with al-jazeera just a quick look at the top stories this hour more than six hundred refugees and migrants have arrived in the spanish quarter valencia a week off to italy and multitude of them away colombians are voting in their first presidential runoff since the twenty sixteen peace deal with far voters are choosing between a conservative candidate event ok and his left wing rival to stop a petro. oh. and the un's yemen envoy and rebel who and who's the rebels have so far failed to reach an agreement to end fighting in her data saudi led coalition has launched an
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offensive to take the port city prompting fears of a humanitarian catastrophe. well the stories we're following politicians in the u.s. will debate a new immigration policy in the coming days as the trump of ministration faces increasing criticism over its actions at its border with mexico more than two thousand children have been separated from their families their parents have been detained and charged with illegally entering the country the government is widely accused of using them as political pawns mike hanna reports from washington. the consequence of what the trumpet ministration calls a zero tolerance policy hundreds of children being held in bleak detention centers separated from parents who are facing charges of illegal immigration this the backdrop to ongoing negotiations in congress about a new immigration bill the house speaker paul ryan backing what he calls compromise legislation that he claims will address the separation of families while toughening
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up restrictions on family linked immigration and earmark billions of dollars for a border wall a wall president trump continues to insist is essential to combat gang violence just weeks ago an illegal emma's thirteen gang member was arrested for allegedly murdering a man and burning his body. the gang member reportedly entered our country through glaring loopholes for unaccompanied alien minors the democrats allow those loopholes to be there. and democrats like senator jeff merkley vigorously dismiss the executive linkage of gang violence and immigration he's been refused access to several detention centers and on this father's day will lead a delegation of fellow democrats in another bid to investigate conditions that a number of republicans to have raised concerns what the administration has decided
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to do is to separate children from their parents to try to send a message that if you cross the border with children your children are gonna be ripped away from you that's traumatizing to the children who are innocent their towns and it is contrary to our values but trump supporters like steve bannon remain unapologetic zero tolerance it's a crime to come across illegally and showing a separate i mean i hate to say it that's that's the law and he's enforcing the law and other trump advisors have also confirmed the separation of children from parents is part of a conscious strategy an increasing number of republicans are deeply disturbed about what many perceive as a cold blooded and inhumane policy decision one that could have a major impact on the choice of voters in midterm elections later this year. a
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tough line on immigration may be welcomed by many supporters the question is how many would draw the line at the forcible separation of children from parents as part of a political strategy mike hanna i'll just era washington. my name is the border patrol chief for the rio grande valley and has been defending the trumpet ministrations zero tolerance policy. we didn't you exempt a group of people from the. other dogs and three. that created the drop to create these friends right here this increased. the zero zero zero tolerance policy is intended to deter people from breaking the law. i don't you there are accompanied by a child that child is temporary separation from them as they go into engine visual processes and that is no different from
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a united states citizen parent that is going to believe to be so crosses prosecuted for violating the law and separated from his or her children. at least thirty one people have died in twin suicide blasts in northeast nigeria the bombs went off in the town of down bow in borno state local officials suspect group boko haram carried out the attack but no one has claimed responsibility well at least eighteen people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in eastern afghanistan the blast targeted crowds of taliban fighters security forces and civilians celebrating the holiday in the city of jalalabad health officials say forty nine others were wounded in the incident no one has claimed responsibility for the attack but it follows saturday's bomb blasts in the province which has been claimed by i still. meanwhile the taliban is saying its fighters will begin leaving government controlled areas of afghanistan on sunday rejecting a decision by the government to extend
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a ceasefire beyond the end of eat security forces and the taliban have been celebrating the three day muslim festival of eat together in cities across the country but questions remain about what will happen when the ceasefire ends at midnight local time critics say president ashraf ghani had committed a grave mistake by allowing taliban fighters to end to areas under government control two world cup favorites of kicked off their bid for the top prize in football brazil's opener against switzerland is still on the way but as already been a shock result after germany suffered a one mil defeat to mexico. midfielder lozano scored the winning goal in the thirty fifth minute and joachim low's team has struggled to convert any of its chances for an equaliser germany have not lost an opening world cup game since nineteen eighty two that. live now to the weddings his following everything in moscow and a sensational victory for mexico only. it was
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a sensational victory because germany always come into these told moments so strong and yet nobody ever thinks that that the best team and that's a best equipped to what it's like following the y. so throughout this march with mexico definitely the breaded same on the occasion you thought that germany would find a white to score even if it came in the last minute and of course it didn't the mexicans have fives here of a not to be wonderful some of the best we've had from the thirty two nations and i can't believe all the pain i will today because germany have that same you just don't think you're going to be i would say and now germany are in a perilous position they used to winning their groups they might not even be able to qualify for the knockout stages it means that next time you get swayed is crucial. also brazil in the second half of that first match against switzerland to shocks in following night. would be a bit much when it well i was going to side brazil look like they are not
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sure yet you would not see such big shots in one night with bae it seems i need guides but that chile brazil will win one they like and switzerland and switzerland just equalized so there is pots a chance of a shock an obvious sign before the much south or kates up with those hopes of winning this trophy i cannot for the disappointment of four years ago i would be naive naive isn't one hundred percent fit on the page he's doing ok but he's not by mauritius very best and i think i need to be his best to absolutely going to win the trophy but at this stage i could just do with another gold a good sweat since my child i get the points from this one i go smoothly through the group and then we'll see where they go from there all right thanks very much anyone is keeping an eye on all the action for us from moscow. it's the final weekend of campaigning in turkey ahead of next sunday's parliamentary and presidential elections the president of the opposition h.t.t.p. have been holding separate rallies in istanbul and then because the owner who has this update from a rally. the first attack on the state saying gotta stop this is every
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try to show how many parts of the city is just political career so far from the action that is going to take place to which to for easy transition for jack's next one spends less for checks that are specially prepared for stumbles such as. no sound just mumble is very important for the elections because what it's meant to the population to fill. the stomach is like the heart fishbowl that takes place it is not only it difficult for me it is also the culture also the find that the political parties have paid support house servants for stuff that's going to look at last years and i found that to eight point six per cent people had yes for his for
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a special campaign which means the scummy child for our daughter at least to her six plus front porch with the french authorities as a presidential candidate. israeli military says its warplanes have struck a vehicle in gaza which belong to someone who was sending bunning kites into israel palestinians have been sending kites carrying these rags across the border as part of weekly protests against israel a kite set ablaze more than a dozen locations on saturday no one was injured in the air strike that the incident marks a dramatic escalation in israel's response to the kite attacks. young children some barely of school age of being paid a dollar a day to make cigarettes in bangladesh this is according to human rights groups have been the government to do more to enforce child labor laws but i admit the difficulties as children's families rely on the money they earn charles traffic reports this is a cigarette manufacturing factory in bangladesh but there are
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a few if any machines working. al-jazeera secretly filmed these pictures the reason the factory owner refused to spur a mission to film is because of the children working here. the bangladesh government says it's doing all it can to crack down on child labor but there is little evidence of that in this factory. some of the children making these cheap cigarettes non-locally is beauty's look barely ten years old. but the money they earn helps their families survive many children work at home making the paper choose which is sent to the factory to be filled with tobacco they get around forty cents for every three thousand chooks the average wage is around a dollar a day. fifteen year old mo some of the sheets of cartoon works with her younger brothers and sisters making babies four days
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a week but unlike many others in the industry she also goes to school you guys go read the law we work to help our family this is how we survive my parents taught me this line of work at a very young age i don't like doing it you have to sit in the same position and work long hours we don't even make that much money. according to the bangladesh label the minimum legal age for employment is fourteen united nations children's agency unicef says in force mood is difficult because of where most of the children work in small factories workshops from home. will act. this should be a different face of jobs for these people other than the tobacco industry they are at least two million people working nationwide in this sector this should be alternative employment opportunities provided by government for all these work as then we ourselves have been willing to shut down this sector. by the dishes finance minister has repeatedly called for the beauty factories about one hundred twenty of
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them to be closed down. a recent study by the human rights organization praga focused on mine factories it found around fifteen thousand of the twenty one thousand workers with children some as young as four years old child stratford al-jazeera. a former cambodian prime minister has been seriously injured in a road crash that killed his wife and injured at least seven other people prince norodom runner it was travelling in a convoy along with senior figures of his party when a taxi slammed into his s.u.v. cambodia will hold a general election next month in which both runner it and his wife were standing as candidates the seventy four year old was cambodia's co prime minister for four years in an uneasy power sharing arrangement with the current prime minister and sen now in the united states women are being encouraged to take pen to paper and
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write about their hopes for the future pop art exhibition in washington follows the global women's march last year that advocated everything from reproductive rights to empowerment in the workplace by an estabrook has more from washington. women of the future i hope they have listened and i value. heather thompson is writing a letter to the daughters she may one day have describing a world she hopes will be different from her own and made to like them really on a night how. thompson is among hundreds of visitors to washington's hirshhorn museum penning letters to the next generation of women to future women is a six month pop up art installation inspired by the women's march of twenty seventeen visitors write letters then taped them to a window overlooking the mall where marchers met in washington last year when i was little use write letters make it yourself because i thought it. the project is the
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brainchild of artist georges saxelby who says her participation in the march inspired her to communicate to the young women of tomorrow i want future women to know that we were thinking of them and that we understood that the changes we want for them as a culture that we ignored our role today in creating changes the letters here really run the gamut in this letter a woman writes to her daughters that she hopes in twenty years the glass ceiling is permanently shattered and in other letters women talk about hoping to live in a world where they don't have to live in fear men are encouraged to contribute letters as well chris says his two daughters inspired him to write about a world with unlimited opportunities i don't ever want them to be held back i don't ever want them to feel like their last for any reason saxelby hopes to collect up to three thousand letters they'll be archived and opened in twenty thirty seven on
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the twentieth anniversary of the women's march saxelby thinks the time span is long enough for real change to happen and short enough for the next generation of women to appreciate the accomplishments of those who came before them die in estabrook al-jazeera washington. all right so there's more in everything we're covering right here al jazeera dot com including our special well cup twenty eighteen pod cost you can listen to it right there al-jazeera dot com. just a quick look at the top stories for you now more than six hundred refugees and migrants of arrived in the spanish four to valencia a week after italy in malta turned them away but red cross has called on european union member states to follow spain's example and put into practice the humanitarian values promoted by the e.u. voting stations of open in colombia for sunday's deeply divisive presidential
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runoff vote as a choosing between conservative candidate yvonne decay and his left wing rival gustavo petro is the first major votes as the government signed a peace deal with the fog rebels in two thousand and sixteen greece and macedonia have signed a deal to remain it as north macedonia the agreement is supposed to end a decades long dispute but there are opposition protests continuing in greece police fired tear gas and some of them on the less the prime minister hailed the agreement. that we're not here today to mourn the defeats of the past we are making a historic step in order from now on only to be winners to heal the wounds of the past to open the way to peace cooperation co-development not only for our countries but for all the balkan countries for all of europe talks between the un's yemen and boy and rebel who's he rebels of failed to end the fighting in a data. a saudi led
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coalition has launched an offensive including as strikes to take the port city prompting fears of a humanitarian crisis ili five thousand families have been forced to leave their homes because of the escalating violence. elsewhere is thirty one people have died in twin suicide blasts in northeast nigeria a bombs went off in the town of dumbo in borno state local officials suspect booka hyrum carried out the attack and at least eighteen people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in eastern afghanistan the blast targeted crowds of taliban fighters security forces and civilians celebrating the eve holiday in the city of jalalabad health officials say forty nine others were wounded in the incident no one has claimed responsibility for the attack but it does follow saturday's bomb blast in nangarhar province which was claimed by i still. owes the headlines more news coming up in twenty five minutes.
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and. you mentioned war will move. the ability. we could pedia according to wikipedia is a multi-lingual web based free content encyclopedia project supported by the wikimedia foundation and based on a model of openly editable contents the project launched in january two thousand and one but with its current reach of one point four billion individual devices accessing some forty six million articles in three hundred languages every month which could be in today's digital age is already
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a powerful empire one of the masterminds behind this digital source of knowledge is jimmy wales. today he is working on a new project we can each of you in a form of journalism he hopes will be a counterweight to both superficial information and fake news. can this new count former place traditional journalism as we know it and with digital currencies and killer robots being part of today's world what should humans expect from to the g into future jimmy wales talks to al-jazeera. to meet with us thank you for talking to al-jazeera you for already be in the mosque the money behind one digital revolution wiki pedia of course the transform the way that we seek and accumulate knowledge and information you're now doing something potentially equally true groundbreaking with the news business we contribute. revolutionizing the way that we receive and process news was ago
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going good we about a year ago we did a crowdfunding campaign to get initial resources to start the project and we started publishing stories for the first time in late october twenty seventh again . and now we're cranking along small team of journalists and tech stuff and we're basically working on the software making it easier for people to participate and to really try to build a whole new. framework really for how journalists and community members can work together was it fake news specific lee that triggered this idea anyway it was there was sort of particular moment when something happened you said this is noir you know there really was i mean i had been thinking about the idea for quite a long time actually when we when we started working on the project i realized i had reserved the domain name five years ago so i've been thinking about it for that
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long but what really provoked me was you know the sense during the last u.s. election all the talk about fake news about post truth world and those kinds of things and i remember you know i was in davos and somebody convinced me they said look you've got to give the president one hundred days it's an american tradition one hundred days to see what he does and i thought all right you know let's just see we've just said the election he was just being sworn into office and it was the very next day when kellyanne conway said something about alternative facts about this dispute about how many people regular inauguration i had i was just like yeah you know what hundred days is up like this is not acceptable behavior like facts do matter and in particular something like that is just a very simple statement that to lie about it when there is photographic evidence and so on is just outrageous and so. anyway for me. it wasn't just that
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but that was kind of the last straw that was the thing that made me say you know what i'm going to do this now it's not a brand new concept is it fake news it's been around a long time or perhaps in the past in the realms of sort of conspiracy theory the moon landing j.f.k. all that to believe has now really made its way into the mainstream narrative how dangerous do you feel fake news is well i think it's it is quite dangerous and about i think we can the term fake news has so many different possible meanings from i wanted to the spectrum stories about teenagers creating fake websites to get some quick ad money is a real thing it's a real problem all the way to donald trump uses the term to mean news he doesn't like or doesn't agree with but i think we really step back and say ok well let's avoid that term for a moment and look at a lot of the problems facing journalism as a profession the news industry it's
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a serious problem and it's a it's a problem not only a sort of national sort of our understanding of the world globally but really at the local level the decline of local newspapers has been really devastating and it's something that i think everybody should be concerned about and we should all be thinking about how do we fix this so tell us more about how we keep tribune actually works it's a similar sort of crowd sourced model to we keep either isn't it the wisdom of the crowds bearing upon the news model give us a better sense of how it actually we're sure yes so the idea of the tribune is to say let's let's replicate and let's build a healthy strong community much like the community creates wikipedia so you it's not wide open to everyone we want people who are thoughtful and kind and interested in contributing in a positive way and i want that community to work side by side with the paid professional journalists as equals and so that's really
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a new. will the idea of saying let's actually empower that community they can make decisions they can actually do things by the same time they're going to be backed up by professional journalists who can do things like you know drop everything to pursue a story for four days things that citizen journalists find harder to do and basically we're a power project right now really exploring a lot of different ideas to think about how can the community best contribute how do they want to contribute what are the things that only the professional journalists can do and you know how can we think about that. and it's fun you know we're cranking away every day so it's not just about empowering citizen journalism it is also about recognizing that there is a place and a value for professional journalists that sort of wisdom as well absolutely absolutely i mean the funny thing is what people can't do from home and what journalists think may not always map together a lot of journalists seem to think they're the only ones who can understand the world and explain it to people that's not true at all but they may be you know the
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people who can get access the people who can. partly understand the world and explain it all but also things like interview skills you know there's a lot of very specific skills raw journalism that not everyone will have even though there are a lot of people out there who can do all kinds of interesting research and things like that so anyway i see i see real opportunities in that collaboration can you give us an example of. i mean a sort of story a type of event in which we keep tribune comes into its own in which we contribute works and therefore in practice how it works so trump you know they did the big tax cut corporate tax rates were slashed in the us a really important story but on the day of. most of the news about it was very superficial very you know not very insightful as along as often tends to be yeah and also quite opinionated you know but opinion without a lot of analysis i just wanted to know what is actually in this law right i'm an
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american living in london so my taxes are incredibly complicated what how is that going to impact me and what is actually in there that was hard to find now i just saw a cover of a newspaper today is done looks like a fantastic piece of explaining what it's all about but that's the kind of thing that you can see how a community. can do a very good job of actually getting people who are you know real experts in the field to come in and help do you foresee a moment in time when we could tribune becomes you know rather like wikipedia the first stop perhaps a one stop resource for people who are interested in the news in what's happening today what it means and they just go into a website and they'll get everything they need without any further need to track traditional media or any other source i don't know that sounds very difficult simply because. you know i think that the traditional media and the traditional methods of doing things do work incredibly well for certain types of things i think
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will our strengths will be more along the slow news the more reflective news and so i do think we can become a bit of a place where people say all right everybody is always going on and on about about . the truth is for this aspect of rex that i don't really understand it so i'm going to go to the tribune and read their explainer let's talk about the decline of local news that's an issue you are interested in because it's not just here about reaching for objective truths in big. changing events it's also about looking into small corners of the world where local journalists used to do the digging into anymore because the model has fallen apart the avatars go on and you can perhaps once again fill that gap yes so i'm really interested in the problem of local journalism the number of journalists left to keep an eye on the p.p. bank so to speak right to keep an eye on what's going on is so small now that we run a real risk of seeing a lot of local corruption a lot of
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a lot of bad things happen when nobody is paying attention so i think this is a fundamental problem that we need to really focus a lot of attention on trying to solve and my thinking here and we're not yet doing local it with the tribune it's something we want to tries and if we can is that around local journalism that's where this community model can really come into play that there are people local people who are very passionate about their local communities if we can get the local fans of the local high school football league. if they can all work together to report what's happening in that and then we don't have to pay people to do that then hey the journalist we can hire ok we'll put them to work checking out you know the mayor's bank account not sure if we can do it or not but i'm going to try i think it's really i think it's really interesting and worth a stab anyway. now you've got your critics you look knowledge that people who say that you're reinventing the wheel people who say that traditional media whilst embattled is not in fact broken as you have said that it is that there is still
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a very healthy stream of fact based reporting that holds trumps free to the fire every day that is brought down jacob zuma in south africa and his cronies that exposes injustices in places like me and my have you lost faith in the traditional media not have and i've actually been very pleased to see a few of the trends in recent times. you know one of the biggest and most important trends i've seen is that the new york times their digital subscriptions have skyrocketed from something like a million to well over two million that's really important and that's a signal that the public does still care about real journalism and you know i want to see a lot more of that and you know it's it is amazing how many of the. the news services out there are doing real journalism even in the face of a business model that is sending them all the signals in the world of like you know you just paid
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a senior reporter for three weeks to do the story you were made just as much money by hiring some millennial who got a good sense of humor writing some viral content and there you know in the face of that they're still saying no we're going to do serious journalism we have to figure out the business model to make that happen and i think that's fantastic. but i think most people in the industry would agree wow it's been embattled and certainly for aspects of it it's been effectively destroyed and i think that's something that does bother people i would talk to you about the ability of wiki tribune to censor of ensure its accuracy which of course is fundamentally in combat or refuting fake news claims and. the one question i would have is as a sort of open source of crowd source online community based project isn't. infinitely open to subversion to the hijacking of the likes of the troll communities and so on who just jump on and do what they've done on facebook and on
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twitter yes so you really way they can't as easily traditional media yeah i mean i think you really have to be very focused on that as a potential problem but you can't let that stand in the way of trying to empower genuinely good people to participate and do things of quality so we know it would be p.d. of course people get banned from wikipedia every single day for coming on and trolling and doing something but the but the result is they do get bad every single day and you can't say that necessarily of some of the platforms where they tolerate incredibly bad behavior because they consider themselves to be really open platforms whereas wiki pedia has always said this is an open free speech zone this is a project to build an encyclopedia so some way for us i mean we have to have very strong community rules we have to say to people certain behaviors are absolutely not welcome here if you want to. you know go and sort of troll and rant there's the whole internet sopa to write there's lots of places we're not stopping you from
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doing that but don't do it here we've actually been very happy so far with the you know we have every story this post that has a talk page so you can go on comment but we've really encouraged people with a lot of messaging in our existing core community really understands this this isn't like other news sites where the point is just discuss the news give your opinion about what trump did today or whatever it's always supposed to be about how can we improve this article what can we do to make this better what should the next article be what is the one of the questions left unanswered what are the things we need to be thinking about working on and that's actually been very successful people have been very good about saying ok yeah that's what we're going to talk about here and i think that's really important that we keep that kind of an attitude as we grow because otherwise if you just say yeah it's radical free speech on and one of the things that a lot of new sites do. a few years back and i think most of them of pulled back because they realized it was a mistake as they really prioritized as a metric the number of comments they had that was a measure of reader engagement or people commenting on what we're writing turns out
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as a result rubble yeah written by robots or just the worst people in humanity screaming at each other screaming at the door was a really adding value you know everybody's heard the expression stop read the comments because you read the news story of the bottom if i who are these idiots down here well ok so now new sites are understanding it that's not actually like prioritising number of comments is can be very unhealthy because they're not helpful people really well i want to ask you the same sort of question about we keep pedia about that self correction of the crowd something we keep eating which is the fifth most visited website in the world it's known to just about everybody who has access to the internet yes influences politicians journalists policy makers the world. who guards the accuracy we keep pedia i mean who's accountable for that so what's interesting about wikipedia is is you really have to understand
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the community as a very healthy community a strong community of people who are very passionate about getting it right. who supervise everything who become admins and block people who are trolling and vandalizing but it's really a it's a it's about chewing on the ideas it's about open continuous dialogue how do we improve how do we get better what have we gotten wrong who screwed up what how do we fix it and all that so it's a big noisy process obviously imperfect everybody's seen a new story about a mistake and we could p.d.f. or something like this but it really is about having a community of people who care that's a very human values oriented sort of thing it's not a magical software solution. and it's i don't think it's fragile we've been going for quite a long time but i. if you think it requires a certain amount of nurturing certain amount of saying reminding ourselves always hey we're here for a real purpose. not to sort of enable trolling and nonsense really how involved are
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you still don't today we could be i'm pretty involved i mean i acted in the community i do a lot of public speaking that takes up a lot of my time the past year or so i've been really focused on with the tribune so obvious i'm spending more time on that i'm on the board of the wikimedia foundation which is the charity that i set up that would be the so if you see very busy you go to obviously have i mean a sort of deep in a faith in the idea of the wisdom of crowds in the goodness of people you said you were to turn to mist i mean to some people that might strike them as naive given given how easily corruptible the internet has become the sort of dark and dark spaces and all the nasty is involved i mean how do you maintain that sense of yeah well i mean i think maybe it is a bit naive but i hope not insanely so i mean he has proven largely that there are a lot of nice people out there and they just want to help out and do something
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useful and i think the the we can't be silly and ignore potential problems you have to sort of think about them and realistically defend against attacks and things like that but the existence of you know dark places on the internet doesn't disprove the existence of places of light and joy so it's sort of like you know we're sitting here in london somewhere in london right now something really horrible is happening with bad people who are doing something and there's also wonderful homes and families and loving environments and so forth and that's all that mess is the human condition and what we have to think about is how do we get the better side of things how do we make sure that stays empowered and that that's important and that these problems remain. anomalies and also that we try to address them and try to help the people who are in need in those disaster situations whatever that may be that's a bit naive maybe but i don't know what else we can do what scares you about the
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internet about its potential and where it's going so one of the things that i worry a lot about is the rise of censorship. the rise of the ability of countries to block political information they don't like i think that is troubling and it it's a multifaceted problem it's moving beyond simply. a basic sort of you know block the website you don't agree with into troll armies and things like that to silence opposition by flooding zones with with nonsense and so on that's that's troublesome it's something i think we need to think a lot about and obviously everybody is thinking a lot about it these days a lot of focus on that sort of thing but so that's one thing what inspires you about it what inspires me about the internet in the internet community is just the sheer number of perfectly nice people there are out there it's easy to forget sometimes that people are really lovely i always give an example that has nothing
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to do with my work. there's on reddit which is a place that has very dark alleys and dark places but also there's the personal finance sub reddit where a typical post is someone who's nineteen says oh dear my alcoholic father just passed away and i found out he had taken out credit cards in my name and i have thirty thousand dollars in debt i don't know what to do i'm a young person and then people like they weigh in with like a really good advice and they say oh you didn't say what state you're in but in california you call this office and here's how you deal with it here's the notification wow like these are just nice people helping out someone on the internet i mean that's the spirit that reminds me of the early like happy days of the internet and so that's that's inspirational to me. do you believe in killer robots. i've always joked that you know when the killer robots come you have me to think for their fine knowledge of elizabeth and poetry because the killer robots
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will read wiki pedia. but yeah no i mean i think we i mean speaking incredibly literally i do think that we're going to see the rise of automated killing robots machines in warfare and i think that's going to happen sooner rather than later i know there's been some discussion maybe we should be banned before they get started under the geneva convention type of situation but i think that the cost of building such things continues to decline and there isn't nothing to be done about that that's just part of technological progress and that there will be something like this and if maybe it's not sanctioned by the major important countries that. it's like a black mirror but i think that's coming so actual killer robots as people have broader fear about the future of technology and what does it mean for humankind
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there i do remain very optimistic and i think we really got an amazing futureheads doing block training is going to change the world so blah chain i'm cautiously skeptical of black shame simply because there's so much hype right now there's so much noise so much nonsense being peddled that's clearly nonsense at the same time i have to say when i first learned about blood chain and really studied it enough to really get the concept it's genius it's a genius idea. what applications it may have i think are still mostly to be determined that clearly there's the application of currencies what application to crypto currencies have that still are largely open question. there's all kinds of interesting things out there but it's sort of there's so much noise and so. it's nonsense it's really hard to get at things that actually i feel like are really meaningful and going to have a big oh you a bit corn investor i'm not a bit going to invest or i have i people have given bitcoin and if theory i'm to
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support the tribune and. because it's got done nothing but go straight up we made some money off of that before i had time to sell it it went up but we thought about it some sometimes of people have donated because they said i hope you'll keep it in big coin and obviously you have to pay a journalist and they can't really accept bitcoin to pay the rent or whatever but maybe only sell it when you have to but we sort of thought no actually our our objective is to be neutral in our reporting and if we had a big pile of bitcoin we might become boosters of bitcoin and that's not really serving even the people who are donating bitcoin what they want is quality journalism about bitcoin so i think it will just continue to sell. as as it comes and i don't know to wrap up with the pedia has sites in three hundred languages forty six million articles accessed by one point four billion individual devices
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every month. how often do you sit back as i imagine you must and reflect on the enormity of this thing that you created back in what must have seemed like with dark days of the digital world in two thousand and one yeah i mean fairly often i mean occasionally something will happen and that reminds me of how incredibly global our impact is so one of the things i'm very interested in on a personal level is education in the developing world and thinking about what how can technology help in that area and when i meet students i while back i met some students in a slum like a terrible area in the dominican republic and they had a computer center that had just been built and they all had mobile devices even though it was a very poor area and they all knew wiki pedia of course and i thought wow because
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they told me five years prior to this there was no electricity in the area and you know that's remarkable to think about that that people who formally would have almost no access to information have the world's knowledge in their pocket that's an amazing thing and it's. cool jimmy wales once again thank you for talking to us . seven million live in this long beach one i still eat the monster the tulip.
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with the human trees to whom. she sees the. volcano kill way erupted explosively last thing boiling clouds of steam and ash and rock high into the atmosphere scientists say it's not unusual for eruptions to stop and start up again later as for kill away a it has been spilling lava continually for more than thirty years native hawaiian spiritual beliefs say eruptions reflect the mood so of the goddess pale a. native hawaiians pammy is always nice to us whether she takes our home or not we accept this type of event. a new series of rewind a can bring your people back to life i'm sorry and bring you updates on the best of al-jazeera documentaries the struggle continues from back to now use
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distance rewind continues with baltimore anatomy of an american city close friends who were lost to the streets i can literally see the future of baltimore to the as must do and it does not look rewind on al-jazeera. although i maryam namazie and london just a quick look at the top stories now more than six hundred refugees and migrants have arrived in the spanish four to valencia a week after italy in malta turned them away the red cross has called on european union member states to follow spain's example intended to put into practice the humanitarian values promoted by the e.u. panel has more now from valencia. on dry land at last clearly happy to be here. special care for pregnant women mothers that toddlers and others most
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vulnerable these migrants and refugees were forced to spend all the we can see on european union leaders squabble of the migration policy and show ships are just doing their work are saving lives as in the ben and humanitarian organization saving lives is not a crime or not a course of this situation are also not a solution well we are at the end this is a symptom of a failing policy of the european governments relief workers say many migrants landing in spain were tortured in libyan detention centers or may have been traded a six slaves after a health check for medical workers migrants disembarked to be registered by police and assessed it's the start of a months long process while the recounts are scrutinized and the government decides who will be allowed. to stay as refugees it's unacceptable that the those ones we wish to protect. i don't understand what's going on here i mean imagine that you
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have to explain to people that they are safe now but the next steps are completely empty spain's incoming socialist government has welcomed the charity ship aquarius and the two italian vessels but not all share that enthusiasm. hours before the ships docked and anti immigrant fringe party organized a portside protest they fear a migrant influx will change the spanish way of life but you feel you you know you feel your number you're the other in the next ten or fifteen years the majority of young people in this country will have a religion and culture different from our own we're faced with a problem of survival the arrival of the aquarius means safe haven for some but a political solution to the migration crisis remains remote so that people fall prey to traffic. so it's about. a human situation that needs to be managed you know human way for the latest arrivals the
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politics will have to wait for now a few minutes to play with new toys and celebrate their survival help in whole al-jazeera lives here spain as just one more hour of voting left in colombia's deeply divisive presidential runoff electorate is choosing between conservative candidate yvonne decay and his left wing rival gustavo petro it's the first major vote since the government signed a peace deal with funk rebels in two thousand and sixteen ending decades of civil war. greece and macedonia have signed a deal to rename macedonia as northwest donia the agreement is supposed to end a decades long dispute but opposition protests are continuing in greece police fired tear gas at some of the protesters nonetheless greece's prime minister hailed the agreement again after the news from at the simplest postponed we're not here today to mourn the defeats of the past we are making a historic step in order from now on only to be winners to heal the wounds of the
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past to open the way to peace cooperation co-development not only for our countries but for all the balkan countries for all of europe and all the stories talks between the un says new yemen and boy in rebel who see lead as a filter and fighting in her data. coalition has launched an offensive including as strikes to take the port city prompting fears of a humanitarian catastrophe nearly five thousand families have been forced to leave their homes juice the escalating violence. at least eighteen people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in eastern afghanistan the blast targeted crowds of taliban fighters security forces and civilians celebrating the eighth holiday in the city of jalalabad was the top stories we'll have more news coming up for you in about twenty five minutes time do join me then later on.
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can you tell me about the day that the police came to hear door and started talking to you is that something you're able to talk about a quarter. point . and everything went. to sleep the american criminal justice system enforces our laws and keeps watch over a person. but who is watching the system. i'm joe berlinger and i used my camera for twenty years to knock down doors in pursuit of truth just now we're going
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inside the american criminal justice system going from law enforcement to elected officials the court system the corrections to find out if justice is being served. most homicides investigators will tell you that in the age of forensic science a good old fashioned confession is the gold standard of evidence. i've seen it myself nothing sways a jury more than a defendant who seems to admit to murder whether they did it or not you know it's so hard to wrap your head around the idea of false confessions you know why would somebody admit to a crime and commit but it happens more often than you would like to think in twenty seven percent of the cases that are overturned by d.n.a. evidence the defendant gave a false statement. and they paid for it. in this episode we'll be looking at two cases where convictions were reached almost exclusively on the basis of. suspects
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confession. kiersten blaze lobato was convicted of homicide in las vegas she claims she's innocent and she says her words were used against her peers didn't lobato seen here in court is charged with murder and his sexual penetration of a dead human body the body of los vegas duran bailey crystal bottle confessed to this murder she admitted to unique circumstances and back to the point her to the murder. of ahmad hess someone who has been jailed over well here i mean it. j b f o many in is kiersten the bad as new york based defense attorney how they're going for you know one thing i'm j.b. also oh marlon isn't it i mean if you guys are going to be good i'm really interested in talking about this case is fascinated me for a while and i've done a lot of cases that involve false confessions but but this one has a really special twist to this crucial point out in this case that there was not
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even a false confession there was not a confession at all. kirstin plays a vital did not confess to this crime. instead lobato claims she was raped in a parking lot in las vegas and defended herself by stabbing her attacker she told the counselor about the incident. when a homeless man named duran bailey was found dead and mutilated in a dumpster on the other side of town the counselor called las vegas homicide. detectives came to her house she thought the near question her about her being a victim of a rape attempted rape violent now a suspect in a murder case she was led to believe by their silence they're talking of the same case that one of the biggest travesties we deal with here this is it. off a low you have a complete cold ground. zero
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a constant high doing. excellent excellent i really really appreciate you taking the time to talk to us i know you haven't really done this before well i'm. at the end of the day what do you want people to know about your case about your situation. and i know that i did. what i would. what had happened and i figured if i told them the truth and everything would be ok. i'm a side investigators are convinced lobato is lying that she conjured up an attempted rape story by a different person to cover up the murder of duran bailey when then you realize things were not ok. i think. that i would like. i have no idea that they were. they were they were. they were talking about one.
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coming together in my mind. she believed in the criminal justice system and the criminal justice system let her down. i'm steve moore i'm heading into the office today i'm working on time. pierston to look case was in the f.b.i. for about twenty five years promised myself i would not work. cases to get the right to go see autopsies i was one of those great retirement plans and. the problem with convicting on a case solely dependent on a confession confessions are useless without corroboration steve moore's investigation raises questions about whose version of events is more credible. when
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he breaks down the case he starts with the timeline you have this summer of two thousand and one. may here. get june. and you've got july. at the end of may you have cure still a bottle she's in a parking lot of a hotel on the east side a las vegas. she is attacked he tried to rape her she took out a butterfly knife and was able to slash at him and told half a dozen friends in this time frame she told them in this time frame that this incident occurred and that she had slashed the man's penis now you have the murder in july of two thousand and one of duran bailey behind a bank in west las vegas. so we're talking months maybe six weeks difference so it's conceivable that the police confused the attack of late may
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where she defended herself. with the murder on july. charged. with murder. our next case is a textbook example of how police officers can use it stream tactics to coerce a confession out of a suspect in a murder case and how prosecutors can develop tunnel vision and ignore the facts and fight tooth and nail against reopening a case. usually a false confession involves a completely made up story in which people are just looking to get out of a very threatening situation some will say anything thinking they can fix it later but there's no fixing it later they're stuck with these statements and these statements are used against them in.


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