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the american leverage with the saudis and the more of these in order to end those misplaced you know to say the least reckless policies carried by riyadh and while he's in riyadh compare is expected to bring up other sensitive issues many online are hoping that human rights will be among them for him mohammed has more. well iran and the wars in yemen and syria are expected to be discussed so is the backlash against the murder of saudi journalist jamal khashoggi and this opinion piece in the new york times is attracting not so social media attention the sister of a women's rights activist jane who is currently in a saudi jail gives a detail account of assistance ordeal alia who's calling on compared to raise the plight of all activists in saudi jails she describes how sister jane has spent months in prison without being charged with she says she's been beaten water boarded given electric shocks and threatened with rape now lou jane was arrested
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last may along with six other well known activists for what prosecutors describe as posing a threat to state security she is well known for her campaign to lift the ban on women driving in saudi arabia and that ban was lifted a month after her arrest in the new york times article his sister accuses royal advisor sowed the tiny of law fing while he watched the torture being carried out she says on various occasions he threatened to rape and kill her then throw her body into the sewage system qahtani has been accused of orchestrating the killing of jamal khashoggi. well pressure is mounting on the u.s. secretary of state to do more and can draw from human rights watch questions whether mike pompei a will seek the release of jail saudi activist joining his meeting with the crown prince mohammed bin salon annecy international has also tweeted directly saying at least twelve saudi human rights defenders most of them women have been detained
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without charge since may twenty eighth in prison and many others are sharing the hash tag free jane and criticizing the saudi king and one news left because of what he calls oppression in the country and this was his message to the crown prince. you put a lot of people in jail with them. why do you talk to those who call for women's freedom why do you subject them to rape and her spent what do you exactly want everyone is scared every now and then a saudi has left this country because of you i left my wife because of the oppression war and more of saudis will leave the kingdom because of you you will destroy the country. whether it's next but still ahead on al-jazeera. the funeral of a rebel leader in indian administered kashmir leads to yet more violence. and all the revolutionary turned fugitive is sent back to italy after decades on the run.
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from cool brisk north in few months. to the warm tranquil waters of southeast asia. hello again to welcome back we're here cross the levant over the next few days we are going to be seeing some very messy conditions in terms of rain and snow across parts of iraq as well as into iran and you can see the clouds right there on our satellite image so this is the forecast map as we go towards monday rain just passing through parts of baghdad into tiran we could be seeing some rain as well temperature there of about ten degrees quite city could even see a pass or shower as well with about twenty one now as we go towards tuesday those showers start to make their way towards the east and to the southeast watch what happens over here towards eastern med we are going to be seeing a nother storm system develop that is going to bring some very gusty winds rain as well as snow to parts of turkey and we will be watching that very carefully as
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a break away down here across the gulf and into the northern part of the arabian peninsula it is going to be the clouds over the next few days across much of the area anywhere from mecca riyadh over here towards doha we do expect to see a mostly cloudy cloudy day across the area with doha on monday about twenty four degrees there may be rising to about twenty five degrees and over towards the scot you will also be seeing some clouds in your forecast at twenty four and then very quickly across much of the southern part of africa not too bad for the south up here towards shore it is going to be a mostly cloudy day as we go towards monday and into tuesday with a temperature of twenty nine degrees the weather sponsored by qatar airways. i mean the fish every weekly news cycle brings a series of to breaking stories and then of course there's donald trump told through the eyes of the clouds jan an ace that's right out of a hamas script that calls for the annihilation of israel that is not what that phrase means at all he joined the listening post as we turned the cameras on the
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media focus on how they were brought on the stories that matter the most in bad news a free palestine a listening paste on al-jazeera. welcome back. a reminder of our top stories this hour u.s. president donald trump has threatened to devastate turkey's economy if turkish forces are attacked kurdish fighters in northern syria it follows warnings from ankara of an imminent assault on y.p. g. forces who a possible u.s. led coalition fighting i saw. the u.s. secretary of state is in saudi arabia for talks with saudi crown prince mohammed
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bin salma he says he will bring up the matter of journalist jamal khashoggi he called on gulf nations to unite and end the blockade against capital. zimbabwe has more than doubled the price of fuel overnight but the move has failed to ease the nationwide petrol and diesel shortage drivers have been queuing outside petrol stations in some cases for several days the fuel shortages began in october and a nation that suffered a severe economic downturn in recent. weeks for a midnight tonight if you were. living says who does that. three dollars fifty one says really for patrol will come into effect these premises. surgery will. be to be born nor is this.
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a is assistant professor of political science at am hast college in massachusetts she says and bob as economic crisis has been years and the making. everyone thinks that the economic downturn is recent i think you mentioned october but things started going badly as elliot's last july last january and things have kind of west and since then the fuel shortage is a particularly alarming rate now with people spending days as you brady mentions. in cuba i think what's really problematic is that the government does and it is impression that the zimbabwean currency which is the bore no it has the same value as the u.s. dollar which is not true and i think that's what's making a lot of people angry today we saw videos of generals asking them how they can say that the u.s. dollar end is about window and the border notes of equal value when the petrol prices actually different if. you pay the price that an ounce but if you
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worry now you know from a foreign embassy or whatever else you have to pay it had currency us and it's a different price for those people the whole premise from when especially after the amounts the new minister of finance is that you know we've got this one has to when and we have to implement price control but at meeting that it's not when he's two one in that the one note is until a ting with give power to the black market would give credence to what everybody has been saying that things are getting really difficult and the government needs a solution to the economy and it would also be difficult because the government is blaming western influences i just read a report with the government was saying that you know the watching the civil society organizations that they think i'm being influenced by some western organizations to call for a shutdown or in protests that in tomorrow so if they have needs that the currency
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is not equal then you know it's it shows that the citizens are rights and the citizens can't be right and zimbabwe are put into the government. fightings broken out at a funeral for a senior rebel commander in indian administered kashmir as government forces tried to block mourners from attending gossage bari has the latest. paying their respects thousands defied barriers and roadblocks to gather in the hometown of rebel commanders in a tall islam he was one of the two men killed in a gun battle with government troops late on saturday. was a. zenith all islam was a pious muslim and one of the greatest fighters what compulsion made zenit to take up arms these young men are taking up arms because of the ongoing oppression from india on the state of jungle in kashmir from one nine hundred forty seven till now
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it is this oppression that is compelling people to take up arms. but a police spokesman described the rebel leader as a terrorist who carried out attacks against security and civilian targets thousands of people marched in his village to offer a few prayers as the government suspended train services and reportedly blocked internet access in the region. kashmir and muslim majority himalayan region is controlled by india and pakistan in parts and claimed by both inform some kashmiri groups have been fighting for independence from india or for unification with neighboring pakistan dorsetshire pari al jazeera. a left wing a talian activist convicted of murder is on his way back to italy almost forty years on the run. was arrested in bolivia on saturday his extradition follows
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cooperation between rightwing political leaders in brazil and italy paul to judge in reports. his story reads like a novel he might have penned himself chesser a but tiste revolutionary convicted murderer and writer finally caught after forty years on the run down theone need. to be thought funny to many is not only to relatives and to victims but he entire country when multiplied by governments that were protecting a terrorist like but. it all began in the one nine hundred seventy s. when he belonged to an armed leftists group it wanted to bring down the toilet in government and in one nine hundred seventy nine but he was jailed two years later he scaped and was convicted in absentia for the murders of four people including two police officers after living as a fugitive in france he fled to mexico but tiste later became a successful writer of crime novels before heading to brazil in two thousand and four he lived under the radar until he was arrested again in rio de janeiro in two
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thousand and seven but brazil's then president luis inacio lula da silva freed him granting him asylum three years later. the country's new president gyre balsa not all pledged to extradite but he stayed during his campaign by the time judge's order to his extradition last month but tuesday was on the run again this time to bolivia he was caught by interpol on sunday bowl so narrow hill the arrest along with his son eduardo who tweeted brazil is no longer a land of bandits the little gift is coming but he got so i thank those who make this change possible the new president to the brazilian republic. who took away the protection though but to salute them at least he's a murderer not a writer not an ideology just writing some newspapers you have the impression he's almost a philosopher a free thinker he was condemned by different italian courts to various life sentences because he personally took the lives of innocents he's a communist mudra that's all for me he will rot in jail for the rest of his life
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but tiste has always maintained his innocence saying he skipped prison in one thousand nine hundred one because he believed he'd be tortured and killed almost four decades on he's now set to return to prison to begin serving a life sentence paul chatterjee on al-jazeera the mare of the polish city of danske is in a serious condition after being stabbed at a charity concerts pavel adama vets was attacked while on stage during a hospital fundraising event the attack accuse them as policy of torturing him while he was in prison being homeless and hungry has become a criminal offense police are rounding up and finding people living on the streets trying to haul reports from the capital. the sleek clean boulevards of budapest this is how increasingly all solitary and government wants them to look no refugees or illegal immigrants and no no homeless people either we are just trying to enable
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our authorities to step up against something which we believe is against human nature and human dignity and we would like public spaces to get their meaning back and operate as they were intended it's not a decision the government took lightly a previous attempt was ruled a violation of human dignity by the constitutional court so the government changed the constitution itself all of which is heartbreaking to people like youngish torak janish lives in a caravan after he lost his home his job even his family when a house fire and no insurance left him with crippling debt. i'm afraid of it i can't say better i'm afraid it could happen any time i wake up every morning scared that someone may not call my door and say we can take your stuff away go elsewhere the government did sists it's looking after the people being swept off the streets but we take care of them we provide shelter provisions and all the
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support that is required not a social workers but they believe that their system is mountainous so this problem heather and the government still thinks about opening some new show there is about the numbers show that there are more than thirty thousand people homeless in hungary at the moment there are eleven thousand places. cycling through the city volunteers carrying food and blankets search for those who have not made it to a shelter for the night in a railway station underpass where dozens once slept they find just three people. too many people in this in the shelters so there is a one hundred person and there we is there more than one hundred thirty yards or so it's a too crowded and over crowding in the shelters so the volunteers means many homeless people have gone into hiding making them even more vulnerable to the elements.
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shelters like these this one is a private facility barely come close to meeting the needs of the homeless on the streets and while it's obviously a good idea to get people off the streets in below zero conditions like this and volunteers are doing what they can that's not the point behind the government's decision to criminalize homelessness in hungary one social worker described it as projecting power over the powerless jonah how al-jazeera budapest greek prime minister to press has called for a confidence vote in his government his coalition ally has quit over a deal with macedonia to resolve a long running dispute johnson happiness reports from athens. the name change deal between greece and former yugoslav macedonia was meant to remove what athens considered an implied claim to greek sovereign territory but it's led to a breakdown in greece's coalition government with the defense minister announcing
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that he and his party are quitting it would have avoided. i think the prime minister for our collaboration and i explained it because of the macedonia name deal our work together cannot continue the independent greeks are withdrawing from the government the departure means prime minister alexis to press is left with a minority and may struggle to stay in power and get the deal passed by parliament or. do you have a guess here we will proceed immediately as is prescribed by the constitution with a vote of confidence in my government in order to move forward with a clear majority in resolving all the critical issues facing our country and society. commandoes formed a coalition with the press in twenty fifteen and he's never been shy about expressing his views against the name change when the deal was announced last june it triggered of vote of confidence in the government the men also took an ambivalent stance supporting the government but opposing the deal now that the deal has been approved in the former yugoslav macedonia has no room for ambivalence his
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political survival is at stake. last year stance split the party and some independent greeks m.p.'s will support the government bringing it closer to a governing majority in this week's vote does seem confident that he can get three hundred fifty one votes and by pic he has already one hundred forty five m.p.g. so he needs another six and he clearly believes that he can pick up a few votes here and there in order to get to the one hundred fifty one threshold. the deal is meant to end the twenty seven year dispute and lift greece's objections to its neighbor joining nato and the e.u. . on friday the former yugoslav macedonian parliament approved a constitutional amendment to officially change the country's name to the republic of north macedonia now it's up to the press to find a majority in the greek parliament to ratify the deal jumpstart openness al-jazeera
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athens. i mean. and these are the top stories u.s. president donald trump has tweeted a threat to devastate techies economy if its forces attacked kurdish fighters in syria turkey is threatening an imminent offensive against the kurdish why p.g. the group has been backed by the u.s. in the fight against iso bought it's been left vulnerable after the u.s. announced its withdrawing forces from more than syria. the u.s. secretary of state is in riyadh for talks with the saudi crown prince mohammed bin . mike pompei or says he wants accountability for the met a journalist jamal khashoggi. visited qatar uncooled on gulf countries to end their dispute. today in our conversations i stressed the importance of unity among the gulf cooperation council members president trump and i both believe the ongoing
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dispute the region has dragged on too long and the dispute benefits adversaries and harms our mutual interests our nations do important work and we have important work continue to do together and united states of the parties involved will see once again the benefits of cooperation and taking actions necessary to rebuild unity in their ranks a united g.c.c. is essential to the sense of the middle east region alliance which we hope will include the g.c.c. egypt and jordan police and through dawn have fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of anti-government protesters in khartoum they're calling for president omar al bashir to step down international rights groups say at least forty people have been killed since the unrest began three weeks ago over rising living costs zimbabwe has more than doubled the price of fuel overnight but the move has failed to ease the nationwide petrol and diesel shortage drive as i've been queuing outside petrol stations in some cases for several days the fuel shortages began in october in
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a nation that suffered a severe economic downturn in recent years the leader of venezuela's opposition has been briefly detained. challenge the legitimacy of nicolas maduro who was sworn in for a second term as president on thursday those are the headlines join me for more news hit off to the listening post. headlines warned the streets of melbourne australia are by. its citizens under threat by african gang. but how real the displays. when one east investigates exists. a veteran n.b.c. news analyst has quit the network after three decades with the. national news media obsessed arc of our. cover that up for auction it's like taking the bait daily distractions served up on twitter has the mainstream media failed its mission. hello i'm richard burton you're at the listening post here are some of the
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stories we're covering this week news alert for the u.s. media being tough on trump can lead to being pro military think about it there's an election coming up in nigeria and the raid on a newspaper there is probably no coincidence conspiracy theories they're everywhere and journalists aren't really sure how to deal with plus president el-sisi and the interview his government did not want to see on the air they show you are a military dictator the one the egyptian media pretended did not happen as parting shots go it was a good one it made news when william arkin a veteran national security reporter with n.b.c. news and m s n b c wrote his resignation email last week he shared it with his colleagues it was then leaked to other news outlets among arkansas criticisms of his former employer and other mainstream news outlets in the us that by incessantly covering the presidency of donald trump the network is being held hostage by trump that in its reflexive li anti trump coverage it has become even more pro-military
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that n.b.c. and m s n b c are now captives of the security state back in his days with the washington post arkin worked on an investigation called top secret america on the rapid growth of the u.s. intelligence industry post nine eleven so his critique of the establishment media is worth listening to he knows the subject matter. however american news consumers are tuning into m s n b c and it's anti trump agenda in record numbers armed with those kinds of ratings what corporate owned news channel would risk alienating its shareholders by changing tack our starting point this week n.b.c.'s headquarters in new york city. william arkin in his resignation e-mail to his employer on the perils of trump to range. the impulse to oppose any and all of the president's policies regardless of
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their merit. of course he is an ignorant and incompetent and pasta and yet alarmed at how quick n.b.c. is to mechanically argue the contrary to be in favor of policies that just spell more conflict and more war really we shouldn't get out of syria and by the way we're knocking the hell out of isis will become another syria like very soon so to recap for everybody pentagon not happy. happy we should go for the bold move of denuclearizing the korean peninsula why did that happen what was that for no us president has ever agreed to meet with a north korean dictator before and even russia. really yearn for the cold war in almost everything we see here touch and feel and smell it's russia and don't even get me started with the f.b.i. what we now lionized this historically destructive institution. everything just so
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there's no conversation about whether or not these are actually positions that have merit there is no conversation about whether or not we should have even gone into syria when they're not even legal we don't see the actual coverage of what's happening except for to condemn the president for not wanting to be there he has earned ninety eight percent or. your ire ok don't ruin it by actually being reflexive way against the two percent that make sense we should definitely get out of syria we should one hundred percent get out of afghanistan but it's irrelevant what i think i know his percentage of the right wing and a huge percentage of the left wing who want to withdraw from those wars so are any of them represented in the media and the answer is no because the media is decided we're going to put up a wall if you will of fear and loathing donald trump everything about his critique with regard to the mainstream media's treatment from is false the idea that they
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are anti trump well no they're in the business of telling the truth and trump is in the business of lies in the past month alone according to the washington post he has told an average of fifteen lies a day to be anti trump is to be pro truth so i don't give any of arkan's critique those particular issues and it creates looks like. some aspects of this story are unique to the trump era but not all american and coalition forces whether it's the bush administration invading iraq in two thousand and three we will hunt down terror ordering the bombing of eisel in syria in two thousand and fourteen or donald trump conducting air strikes against syrian government targets in two thousand and seventeen the coverage is one sided and the voices reflect that why didn't we take out all of his military capability and like all three us twenty four hour news channels m s n b c hires ex-military and intelligence figures many of
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them now employed by the defense and security industries the networks call them analysts which is misleading because many of them are advocates according to william arkin the preponderance of those voices and how much airtime they are given on stories such as trump's recent decision to pull out of the syrian conflict are evidence that u.s. news networks have become captives. of the security state so when i started as a commentator on m.s.n. b.c. and n.b.c. in one nine hundred ninety nine there were others who were from the academic world there were others who were activists now all we hear are retired generals and admirals and high level government officials all of you have so many credentials we don't really know where to start but let's talk start with the general things that only one of us who has four stars. and all we hear is a kind of partisan analysis of how bad trump is because he's breaking with past administration policy or whatever the american public suffers it's amazing to look
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at how many former national security state officials are on television i mean you'd expect maybe and it's a tele tarion society to have former intelligence officials being your experts were supposed to be democratic and i can't think of people less qualified to opine on politics and to represent the interests of average people then those officials who have spent their careers warmongering and running secret programs michael first of all what were the u.s. media's addiction to ex military and intelligence forces is well documented in a two thousand and eight investigation by the new york times exposed how at the outset of the wars in iraq and afghanistan there was a virtual conveyor belt running between the pentagon and network television studio the times won a pulitzer prize for that piece of journalism what changed there after was nothing
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like the conflicts kept coming i'm guided by the beauty of our weapons so do the x. generals in the pentagon labeled message force multipliers. love a good goodbye note and and as william arkin pointed out in an interview on c.n.n. the us media somehow managed to accommodate all those pro-war voices without even know. where some of the conflicts are taking place. when i think about how we cover the news i think about are we at war or are we not at war and even if we're in this so-called perpetual war or the long war as the pentagon calls it i want to know that it's being covered with the aggressiveness that's necessary right now brian we are bombing nine countries around the world and i defy you to even name what they are that's how can i add to our coverage of warfare is beyond us of the i cannot if there is and he's not a military expert he's a news media critic but i wanted to make the point and in fact it's been
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interesting even my colleagues have said one of those nine countries is again show me any mainstream media outlet that is anti war and what it would be this out of here without pre-war either total b.s. the corporate media is massively pro-war so when you combine those two forces being against pro-war when he announces withdrawal they hate it and they fight him with a passion that you haven't seen him a long time there are times when that just to stay in for him gets in the way of producing really good news really good commentary and we have seen that with the line is not just the math is i think jim mattis is departure was different from a lot of the other previous departures we've seen because he is so highly regarded but when connie was leaving the f.b.i. we've seen this kind of happen after everyone leaves that there's this moment where it's like oh they're so great because they've left but it doesn't really look at
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how these people have contributed to everything that we're saying is a problem with trump. m.s.n. b.c. which declined to answer our questions can live with the criticism and just point to the ratings they show a clear appetite for and to trump t.v. viewers clearly don't mind the pro-war bias and happily tape. in political talking points from former trump officials who have left the administration iraq last month for the first time in seventeen years m s n b c one the ratings war with fox attracting more viewers in the key demographic that advertisers want to. see has done well in the ratings and the traveler but i think part of that is a reflection of the fact that whenever you have a democratic president. sort of focus on official opposition network like fox news will do better in this case the beneficiary of this dynamic is in the sea because you have trump and power most cable news is crap and allows a lot of crap on amazon to say there's less crap on m s n b c than there is on
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c.n.n. and far less than there is on fox i don't understand why unless and this is a problem they see themselves as the voice of the resistance but the idea that this is the problem rather than the problem or c.n.n. is the problem it's it's insane. or it's possible that fox news is not the only problematic news network on the american airwaves and that's not drawing a false equivalence equating m s n b c's locational blindspots with fox's constant crimes against journalism it's just stating the facts the points that william arkin made on his way out the door. we're looking at other media stories that are on our radar this week with one of our producers joanna joe egypt's president. sits down for an interview with sixty minutes in the u.s. last week and then tries to stop that interview from going on the air why even
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agree to do it in the first place you had to know what was coming but as one of the show's producers said later it's almost as if c.c. was unfamiliar with the program and just wanted to appear on it because a number of other arab leaders have done the same c.b.s. host scott pelley asked some pretty direct questions about the president's record on human rights the kinds of questions never has to face from egyptian journalists . mr president the organization human rights watch says that there are sixty thousand political prisoners that you're holding today as we said here a c c clearly thought the interview had gone badly according to that same producer on the shoot by the time she got home from the interview there was an e-mail from her contact that the egyptian embassy formally requesting that the interview not be aired now holding back that interview or burying it is not something that c.b.s. news could even consider but the president has had more success in controlling the media output back home on this has been much more according to one of the few independent outlets still operating in egypt not a mussar in the president's office instructed domestic media not to cover the sixty
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minutes interview in any way and the media blackout looks absolute instead there's been a lot of focus on the inauguration of a new coptic cathedral just outside cairo it's like the sixty minutes interview never happens let's move on to nigeria now last week the military raided several offices of the daily trust one of the biggest papers in the country arresting a couple of journalists seizing equipment why this paper and why now well richard the nigerian military post a statement on facebook saying that all this was in response to a cover story published by the daily trust on january sixth which detailed a military operation planned against the armed group boko haram and the article supposedly and i quote divulge classified military information now by undermining national security employees at the paper say the officers came looking for a reporter hans idris who wrote the story but when they couldn't find him they arrested two other journalists instead and now these raids and arrests come after a series of setbacks in the government's war with iran and with just over
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a month before a scheduled national election is might be just another attempt to stifle critical reporting of the ninja erin military and its political masters ok thanks joe have you heard the conspiracy theory about al jazeera being a secret tool of the israeli government probably not since i just made it up and put it out there. conspiracy theories are a growth industry they can affect politics last year one such theory may have helped reelect varian president viktor orban another lead to a mass shooting in an american synagogue and donald trump pedaled a few with them on his way to the white house the thing about conspiracy theories is that journalists don't really know how to cope with them debunking them fails to convince those who believe that the media are lying to them and the exposure that comes with countering them introduces people to conspiracies they've never heard of before so are the social media giants doing anything about the problem not in ways that would hurt their bottom line online architectures algorithms help keep
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conspiracy communities in gauged and outraged the listening posts will young now on conspiracy theories the media and the consequences they can have in the real world . a whole. lot novel idea from. uncle george. soros visited hungary. prime minister viktor orban make the hungarian finance iran fun to paste a central part of his reelection campaign last march. off of him gary and believe soros is behind a plot to bring large numbers of migrants into the country a conspiracy theory that the gary in government has been propagating. george soros
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is a useful character because he taps into this preexisting far right narrative about jewish control and throughout the years we've seen this anti semitism turn into documented conspiracy theories that sort of thinking is obviously extremely useful to populist politicians who want to position themselves as someone who. a defender of the people against outside shadowy forces who wish to weaken their nation. but we want populist politicians such as trump you think somebody. i would be surprised would be i would i don't know but i would be surprised a lot of people say you know. the theory that soros was funding a new orchestrating a migrant caravan travelling from honduras to the us border had reached millions on social media a series of twelve suspicious packages sent to critics one turned up. by the
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time the first of a dozen targeting figures on the street. days later was allegedly shot eleven people dead. tree of life. several posts about the migrant caravan on facebook commented on the united states jewish. conspiracy theory a time in sorest to the caravan started in some private facebook groups and in other chat forums then eventually people started tweeting about it lou dobbs starting to sort of make associations to it a lot of these folks also have affiliates who are getting money from the. state department and then from there really jumps into the mainstream there was a video shot in guatemala we don't really know what it shows in someone distributing some kind of paper maybe take it maybe money out of money change but
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this video was seized is evidence that some larger group was funding and in fact erecting the caravan this is completely baseless conspiracy theory but became so popular that even a congressman was promoting it of course one of the exciting promises of social media is that the. there is no more media gatekeepers but it's also very useful if you're a conspiracy theorist and you think that the mainstream media is not going to tell the story that you think people should should hear. ideas that jews freemason. people aliens secretly running world affairs have been around for centuries. about these theories today. and sproat. take the breakout hit of conspiracy theorizing in trump's america q and on a conspiracy of political intrigue game if you should real time news analysis and
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crowdsourcing. you still want those who believe the theory to be of government working close to donald trump and its allies to bring down the state. so none of this message forums who believe us to interpret. what's interesting about q. and on and sort of general modern conspiracy theorizing is that it's not a passive experience for a lot of people who believe that the q. will release a puzzle or a cryptic message in the queue drunk and then people in the cuban community will spend a lot of time and energy and effort in attempt to decode it as very very gave a fight this very fun but the problem is that they they don't actually really think it's a game they think that they're actually genuinely uncovering some sort of secret from deep inside the government key to the growth of these serious is them not just living on places like fortune or read it but then making the leap to being more
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widely used social media platform. and a lot of other things leavers create these sort of quasi i news reports on you tube to respond and nearly real time to events to say ok this is happened in the news today again. it's all these timing. here's how this. off to fit into the queue and on theory into the sort of larger conspiracy that it explains if you watch a conspiracy video it recommends another conspiracy video and those conspiracy videos are often telling you don't listen to the mainstream news stay on you tube and watch more youtube videos where people reinforce these messages that most of the outside world says are ridiculous you can buy into whatever conspiracy theory you want people can create a filter bubble that's completely their own where outside perspectives start to feel end to them but apart from the platforms there's another bug in the media ecosystem that can enable conspiracy theories and journalists themselves breaking
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news often means events over time the ability of news outlets to provide reliable information and the resulting data voids online can be spaces where conspiracy theories take hold when a student opened fire would stoneman douglas high school in parkland florida last february killing seventeen people the conspiracy theory going to currency even as events were unfolding the shooting was faked and witnesses were in fact crisis actors while journalists attempted to debunk the theory they may inadvertently have been skirting it. so i watch a news report that debunks this idea of crisis actors but i've never heard of this term before i'm not an actor in any sense way shape or form so i get out my phone and i google the term crisis actors those search results bring up more conspiracy theories the goal of conspiracy theorists and the people who want to spread these
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ideas around is that these conspiracy theories enter the mainstream of lexicons the tree of life shooting the alleged killer was a conspiracy theorist he bought into this narrative that jews were trying to control the us by eating immigrants and for that reason he allegedly massacred eleven. people so i want to start by trying to scare you ok ready george soros and even as we cover this conspiracy we can watch the real time reaction on the far right saying yes they're finally talking about this incorrect thing that they believe lately conspiracy theories but source of this from the outer reaches of politics to the highest reaches a government so it's a very strange line to walk where you want to serve the public interest but you don't want to help disseminate the far right and incorrect views also in the crowd last night wired into the d.n.a. of any conspiracy theory is the idea that the mainstream narrative is
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a cover up and the vested interests including the media are hiding the truth q why not a fast growing right wing on line community which puts journalists in a difficult position just a somewhat ubiquitous cute symbol of conspiracy theory believers don't trust you there's no point attempting to debunk the claims but given conspiracy theories are rising to the surface of politics and motivating individuals to commit terrible crimes how can they be if the. conspiracy theorists are trained to see all opposition as validation. they think that if the mainstream media explains why maybe elements of the conspiracy theory are absurd nonsense it's evidence that they are on the something if the mainstream media is attacking us then that means that we're doing something right. people feel very destabilizing i think in our current fireman's when you offer a conspiracy theory often that's
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a way of simplifying the qs plain save the world it gives people an easy answer in a world that feels scary competing to my spirit back and that's an aspect i think we should be considering a little bit. which i'm just i'm in on a good. finally back to egypt and the reaction in the media there to the interview the president r.c.c. did with sixty minutes in the u.s. talk show host faced a dilemma he wanted to support the president because that's what he does often in the form of a tirade night after night and he wanted to trash sixty minutes for asking c.c. real questions but he couldn't actually mention the interview because to do so would make the president look bad which would be a career ender for any egyptian talk show host so what it was to do he went on a seven minute rant about the american media how mighty egypt is without ever mentioning the sixty minutes interview context who needs it confuse your audience
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who cares we'll leave you now with the mighty egyptian media doing as they're told once again and we'll see you next time you're at a listening post here it is the most they have it is about god and he let me didn't you know it was it was the last one hamas fear i love that i mean it that i was. snob. then at that it would get. well it's trump had to ten and look eleven and he could i do shop. and i'm never good at it which about about stuff that nobody could be fabric let me repeat that. dumb bell kid the third element i make it not about is that the of the bill came in let me assess the minute. well
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those who managed to escape their country have been truly unable to escape the war . russian filmmaker andre neck rosol travels across his homeland to discover what life is like on the putin the russian economy is in crisis sanctions unstable oil prices fluctuating cards off of the country struggles to make ends meet in soviet times doctors were in charge now economists called everything we don't want to think what will happen when the bank takes away our flags. in search of putin's russia. the us president wants techie of severe consequences if it carries out a military offensive against kurdish troops in northern syria.
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hello i'm the star and this is al jazeera. live from doha also coming up. president are both believe the ongoing dispute the region has dragged on for too long the u.s. secretary of state has called for an end to the blockade of qatar and unity between gulf countries. anger and frustration in zimbabwe as the president doubles the price of fuel plus. one job in hungary where homelessness is now a criminal offense as the government projects power over the powerless. us president donald trump has threatened to devastate turkey's economy if its forces attacked kurdish fighters in syria it's the latest fallout from the u.s. lead his announcement to withdraw u.s.
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forces from that country threats came in a tweet he said starting the long overdue pullout from syria while hitting the little remaining isis territorial caliphate hard and for many directions will attack again from nearby existing base if it reforms will devastate turkey economically if they hit kurds create twenty mile safe certain turkey's presidential spokesman has responded saying that the u.s. must on a its strategic relationship with turkey has been threatening an imminent offensive against the kurdish y p g forces in northern syria kurdish fighters have responded by inviting the syrian government to take up positions around the strategic city of men bridge caster has the latest from washington d.c. . trump also warned on twitter that the kurds should not provoke turkey but it was the president's words saying that he would devastate turkey economically if that country were to attack the us kurdish by p.g.
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allies that have really cop people's attention because turkey is a nato ally and this significantly escalates the rhetoric since relations took a negative turn between turkey and us last week that's when turkish president race of erdogan refused a meeting with u.s. national security advisor john bolton after that came after bolton had said that the u.s. withdrawal from syria would be contingent on turkey pledging not to attack kurds in syria erdogan called that a serious mistake on the part of bolton turkey views the y p g kurdish militia in syria as terrorists and immediately after trump's tweet on sunday night a spokesperson for gone took to twitter as well responding that turkey saw no difference between eisel and the white p.g. and value that turkey will continue to fight against all of them well the u.s.
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secretary of state has arrived in riyadh on the latest leg of his middle east tour mike pompei i will be holding talks with saudi crown prince mohammed bin sound the pump a lift from riyadh from qatar which has been blockaded by saudi arabia the united arab emirates bahrain and egypt since june twenty seventeen he called on the countries to end their dispute saying it's gone on for far too long. has more. mike bomb paling qatar where the message to the gulf countries and their dispute the west political crisis in decades for the gulf cooperation council president and i both believe the ongoing dispute in the region has dragged on too long and the dispute benefits adversaries and harms our mutual interests the emir of qatar shaped i mean been hammered out than he greeted on peo after discussions with qatar's foreign minister said mohammed bin al the fannie both countries say they
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are keen to consolidate trade and military cooperation that includes expanding the largest u.s. military base in the middle east dade near the capital doha is home to the forward operating base of u.s. central command. and then we've discussed all the issues of interest for our countries regional issues starting with the gulf cooperation council and the peace process in the middle east as well as the reconsolidation in afghanistan as well as other issues such as syria and counterterrorism. landed in qatar from the united arab emirates after visiting egyptian and behave in his flying to sandy arabia which have all imposed their eighteen month long land and sea blockade on qatar the accused the title funding extremism allegations strongly dismissed by the qatari leaders. america's top diplomat has also visited jordan and is due in
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amman and kuwait on his middle east tour it's being seen as a time to rally support among key players in the region to counterbalance the growing influence of iran and i don't think that the administration plans for dealing with iran by virtue of trying to organize a larger coalition are going to work simply because most states do not agree with us in our policies canceling the joint comprehensive plan of action that would have prevented iran if implemented from ever attending a nuclear weapon the u.s. is due to host a conference in poland next month to discuss ways to curb iran's activities in the region and ensure middle east stability the u.s. is keen of building a bridge an alliance to counter what it considers to be a growing iranian influence in the gulf but that may be impossible as long as the diplomatic crisis in the g.c.c.
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continues. doha well al-jazeera senior political analyst marwan bashara gave us some insight into what's mike pompei or we'll be discussing with mohamed bin sound man and why the u.s. secretary of state's visit is so crucial. pompei oh in particular he is now secretary of state but when the gulf crisis first broke he was director of the cia and i'm sure he would be looking and b.s. mohammed missile man in the eyes and would say we know we know what you've done how you manufactured a crisis with qatar and went on to blockaded on the basis of false information and in the process tried to deceive our president meaning thrown in order to take your side against cutter i think it's very clear for secretary of pump a zero former director of the cia what exactly went down here just as it is. quite obvious for his successor mrs hasp of the director of the cia today
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how riyadh or who in riyadh is responsible for the murder of journalist in the saudi consulate in istanbul so all of that knowledge all of the information is available to the secretary of state when he meets his counterparts or when he meets the crown prince and the king of saudi arabia just as he did yesterday by the way when he met the crown prince and i would not be the question is whether he would be using that information the american leverage with the saudis and the him or ickes in order to end those misplaced to say the least those reckless policies carried by riyadh and human rights groups will be hoping that pump a well address cases of abuse while he's in the king then regular mohamed has more . well iran and the wars in yemen and syria are expected to be discussed so is the
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backlash against the murder of saudi journalist jamal khashoggi and this opinion piece in the new york times is attracting not so social media attention the sister of a women's rights activist jane who is currently in a saudi jail gives a detail account of assistance ordeal alia who's calling on compared to raise the plight of all activists in saudi jails she describes how sister jane has spent months in prison without being charged with she says she's been beaten water boarded given electric shocks and threatened with rape now lou jane was arrested last may along with six other well known activists for what prosecutors describe as posing a threat to state security she is well known for her campaign to lift the ban on women driving in saudi arabia and that ban was lifted a month after her arrest in the new york times article his sister accuses royal advisor qatar knee of law fing while he watched the torture being carried out she
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says on various occasions he threatened to rape and kill her then throw her body into the sewage system qahtani has been accused of orchestrating the killing of jamal khashoggi. pressure is mounting on the u.s. secretary of state to do more and can draw from human rights watch questions whether mike pompei a will seek the release of jailed saudi activists during his meeting with the crown prince mohammed bin salon annecy international has also tweeted directly saying at least twelve saudi human rights offenders most of them women have been detained without charge since may twenty eighth in prison and many others are sharing the hash tag free jane and criticizing the saudi kingdom and one user left because of what he calls oppression in the country and this was his message to the crown prince. and you put a lot of people in jail with them muslims only brazil atheists why do you talk to those who call for women's freedom why do you subject them to rape and her spent
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what do you exactly want everyone is scared every now and then a saudi has left this country because a few i left my wife because of the oppression me more and more of saudis will leave the kingdom because of you you will destroy the country well iran's foreign minister has been in iraq for talks just days after the us secretary of state's mike compare made a surprise stop in baghdad on his regional tour of odds are if met with iraqi foreign minister muhammad ali al hakim to talk about a wide range of issues including u.s. sanctions against iran they also discussed allowing syria back into the arab league . god through having to work. we talked about regional issues the necessity of bringing back sovereignty to all regions of syria and combating terrorism and supporting the syrian government we welcome the iraqi government's efforts so normalizing relations between syria's government and the
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arab community. whether is next but still ahead on al-jazeera making mexico home wife thousands of haitians are settling down near being u.s. border. hello again to welcome back well here cross the levant over the next few days we are going to be seeing some very messy conditions in terms of rain and snow across parts of iraq as well as into iran and you can see the clouds right there on our satellite image so this is the forecast map as we go towards monday rain just passing through parts of baghdad into tiran we could be seeing some rain as well temps are there of about ten degrees quite city could even see a passer share as well with about twenty one now as we go towards tuesday those showers start to make their way towards the east and to the southeast watch what have.

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