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eight have been killed so far many of them are civilians on the other side of libya namely on the. terminal crossing terminal between libya and tunisia authorities there say that the crossing terminal is witnessing a high traffic of civilians leaving libya because of the of the fighting now the meeting between the warlords who for have to and the egyptian president did for to head see see might come in terms of addiction support to the world really for have to we know that egypt to egyptian army alongside the united arab emirates and saudi arabia have been supporting the warlords really for have to have been supporting the military operations led by in the east. of libya we also know that u.s. media reported that saudi officials said that have to has been promised tense
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tens of millions of dollars to support his military on face of to take over the capital tripoli has been promised by saudi arabia to finance the military operation to take over the capital tripoli but the fact that have offensive has been derailed by the resistance from the government forces in tripoli might have might have disturb it have regional supporters just as a mountain area say they'll break up the supervision of the upcoming presidential election they fear the votes which is shattered for july the fourth will be very demonstrations are keeping up the pressure on the interim little illustration president bush to think i resigned earlier this month after surprised to hear. we the judges have on a quickly to far to court supervising the presidential elections that
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a show called purport to log. meanwhile the interior minister was forced to cut children official visit to the southern state of russia after he faced protests in several cities twenty one members of the municipal councils of the shah were protesting along with others against his visit it was the first such trip by representative about derrius interim government a mobile but is an algerian research fellow at the school for advanced studies in the social sciences that's based in paris she thinks the boycott by judges this is an important move in ensuring the protesters demands for a meaningful transition. so i'm moved that it's part of a larger moment actively that want to disconnect from their regions plans and imports to control the transition you know for the doing good for the past three mandates algerians have been shifted from indifference do our bit where you want we
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don't take we don't care about your politics we let us just leave our lives to you both cut it was actually already the situation of my country already experienced it for the past two months to my refusal to let the regime on their on its own and a long controlled politics so this is part of a movement that is trying to get back. the sense of political life the real political life and to rule and to calm and to make the force of the regime to control transition and actually you know point and this will are it's an important move because this will force the regime to something tangible. still to come here at al-jazeera burying the dead to news is fisherman giving a dignified burial to migrants and refugees who forced out of the country sure.
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and we've got more wet weather on the cards for many of us in the southeast and parts of china we've already seen some in the past twelve hours also here's the latest satellite pitching see these bright white areas of cloud here that's where we've seen our heaviest outbreaks of rain this system is now clearing but behind it there's going to be yet more rain beginning to form say a few showers still lingering in the south there for monday but you can see more cloud in the northern parts of our map and also some rain and that will gradually push its way southwards thickening up as it does say so if you choose day some of us are looking at a very wet day and this system will continue southward as we head through choose day night and into wednesday out towards the west it's pretty hot for many of us here now and in the western parts of india there's also a shortage of water and that combined with the heat is causing quite
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a few problems no change for us really as we head through the next few days instead what you'll notice is more cloud over parts of pakistan at the moment that will work its way up towards the north so more cloud a few outbreaks of rain here and we could see some cloud in the northwestern parts of india as well further south though it's just getting hot for many of us now that poor forty one will be our maximum and for the south a colombo will be a thirty two no changes really force across sri lanka as we head through tuesday just a few will showers perhaps at times. but i'm a citizen every week brings a series of breaking stories and of course there's damage from the town through the eyes of the world's journalists that's right out. of them are script that calls for the annihilation of israel that is not what that phrase joined the listening post as we turned the cameras on the media focus on how they were caught on the stories
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that matter the most impact is a free palestine listening post on al-jazeera. take a look at the top stories here on. protesters in sudan a back on the streets in their thousands in the capital khartoum this is the ninth straight day they want military leaders to give up power to a civilian transitional government until new elections can be held the ruling military council is meeting organizers of the protests and several political parties to try to reach consensus judges in algeria have announced they will
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boycott the supervision of presidential elections expected on july the fourth they fear the vote which. is likely to happen in july will be rigged president abdullah as he is due to flicker resigned earlier this month after weeks of protests a fighter jet belonging to libyan warlord after has been shot down according to the tripoli base u.n. backed government at least one hundred twenty one people have been killed in the recent offensive i have to try to take control of tripoli. now thousands of refugees and migrants have been caught up in the violence in libya which is a focal point for people trying to leave africa for europe or many of them are going back to some of the countries along the transit route al-jazeera. armitage and says more now from our get then in neighboring. see politicians and locals here telling us dozens of people are crossing the border from libya mean to agonise
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every week that is the position right now you know that is in addition to the thousands of migrants who are still trapped here are people who fled i recently from libya into are going to this trying to find refuge from the ongoing crisis in that country and there are more people by the way who are coming into i get is try to wait out of this equation in libya waiting for the right moment to cross the border into libya as a transit point and then into europe now the horses here and i get is including humanitarian workers like the united nations high commission for refugees and other non-governmental organizations are raising up for a massive inflow of refugees from libya the traffic of human humanity or more by grants is now on going to people instead of going to libya i now coming back to here and i get this well facilities overstretch obviously are really concerned about health impact infrastructure is not adequate enough to cope with a large influx as well as security so the united nations is telling al-jazeera that
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they are also making the necessary preparations they don't see it right now but they're making preparations in case there is a massive flow of refugees from across the border in tunisia here where there are also big worries in tunis here about migrants and refugees have come from libya and then they're trying to cross the mediterranean by birds and over the past year hundreds from several different african countries and ended up on tuna xeon show because hog has this report from zazi. back in his boat tunisian fisherman was arrested last year for helping save fourteen african migrants at sea the telling because guards accused him of human trafficking he faced fifteen years in prison but was later released after months in detention. grandmama fury remember i didn't commit a crime and i would do it again we cannot abandon them our faith cannot allow us to abandon them they are humans just like you and me. while most migrants set off from
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libya strong currents in bad weather often pushed their fragile boats towards neighboring tunisia. authorities here say they are overwhelmed. similar challenges as european countries with migrants ending up on its shores except it doesn't have the resources to deal with them and with the fighting intensifying in neighboring libya it continues to be the gateway to europe for many african migrants. nearly four hundred people have drowned trying to cross the mediterranean so far this year. at first fishermen dead babies women and men floating in the sea now he sees bodies and limbs washing up on tunisia's beaches moved by the sight of so many dead migrants. buried over four hundred of them. maybe their souls
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made it to europe or even to america we may have buried their bodies but not their dreams. for these tunisian fishermen their action is an attempt to bring some human dignity to those who lost their lives in the mediterranean and they fear the fighting in libya will see even more tempting to make that dangerous journey nicholas hawk al-jazeera at the tunisian libyan border egypt's fallen into debating proposed amendments to the constitution that would extend the presidential term limit from four to six. would also allow abdul fattah el-sisi to run again after his two terms but tensions standing israel to twenty thirty four a clause in the amendments could permits the army to support one particular politician at the cost of another now if it's approved by parliament the changes would be put to the vote in
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a referendum. i've been speaking to hussein powell me his new egypt resetter amnesty international a thanks as a lack of public debate on the proposed amendments that could be dangerous the way we seize a constitutional amendments that are being debated at the moment they are very dangerous so not only easy it would change the term limit for prison type of a decision but more the interest z r r z would actually enshrine a number of measures that would force or we consider all of law in egypt so you would. after military truck for civilians it would first allow more executive control over such different tenchi damaging what fair trials and you process use of torture very very long time what would happen is a discipline would not be or would not happen under fear. because what we are seeing is points to the minutes are being arrested people are being arrested for
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absolutely no reason this is the worst time in recent decades for freedom of expression and freedom of assembly in egypt are being arrested for just whistling in the street people are being arrested for sharing civil pinions on social media on minutes even even initiatives to collect so to talk about seven minutes are being blocked. venezuela's opposition leader who is continuing to visit supporters across the country to help him oust president nicolas maduro currently is in the northwest where residents are angry over a blackout sort of continued for more than a month meanwhile the president himself remains defiant on saturday he called for more than two million militia members to defend his government lucien newman is a latin america editor as she reports now from caracas. a show of bravado on the tenth anniversary of venezuelans bolivarian militia really ballin and we are ready
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for the americans if they come let there be no mistake if they answer they want to make it out. this is an emblematic anniversary for the bolivarian revolution abel thirteenth two thousand and two was the data that its leader although chavez was able to overturn a coup against him briefly ousted him and installed an opposition leader whether or not as than israel is transitional president now his successor hugo last mughal is here surrounded by the militia and the military to send the message that any attempts to oust him will meet the same fate. model is under unprecedented domestic and international pressure to step down and allow a transition government to hold new elections so. they are dissing the right wingers who for the last seventeen years and now more recently continued to tear the country apart they want to install government over our role of the imperialists . as he spoke opposition leader fund why dog was rallying support in the oil rich
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tourist western state of. it's been the worst hit by power and water shortages with more than a month of almost round the clock blackouts and the temperatures that surpass forty degrees. after visiting soulis patron saint why don't predicted that the people of monaco bowl in israel. second largest city would be the ones to lead what he called the final insurrection against my little get down we're here not to rise up because it is going to rise up that will show its pride and of course you have the national assembly and me to accompany this process of reconstruction of venezuela and of america. while power has been restored to most of the capital it's been at the expense of other states like. the government is saying very little about plans to restructure the electrical system which it claims is being sabotaged. instead by
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looted that cleared all of next week a public holiday to commemorate easter reminding the militia that after their break they will be expected to return to their posts to defend the revolution. you see in human got access prescription drug prices in the united states are among the highest in the world and members of the congress are under increasing pressure to lower the costs christensen amy has been speaking to one family struggling to pay for lifesaving medication. hunter stego went off to college to study biochemistry and play football but he put it all that risk due to worries about his family's finances a family sacrifice to keep me alive it was costing them fourteen hundred dollars a monster to pay for the insulin he needed to treat his diabetes even with health insurance isarn the rush. to suffer for it so he cut back as
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treatments and ended up in the hospital. al-jazeera caught up with his mother a schoolteacher in rural indiana via skype and she talked about the choices her family had to make. oh. yes. i'm not sure. i just. rationing medication is increasingly common according to the american diabetes association the price of insulin has nearly tripled uninsured families are facing this families that may have insurance are also facing the high cost of insulin recent congressional hearings have pointed fingers at so-called pharmacy benefit managers middlemen who negotiate discounts on drugs for insurance companies and my experience that kind of negotiation rarely results in an act of charity for
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consumers but ultimately it's pharmaceutical companies that set their own prices a cost that isn't fully covered by many americans health insurance policy if a company raises the price of a product by twenty percent and then another company comes in and says that we're giving you a twenty percent discount. you know have they really saved you money lawmakers have indicated that they're working towards legislation that will limit how these middlemen make money and provide more transparency to the process kathy sego tells us something has to be done and quickly. so i know what. i want everything she's become an advocate for reform knowing other families have even the last with which to make ends meet and it won't be long before hunter graduates will need to find a way to pay for his own health care christianson leamy al-jazeera.
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the right time for us to take a look at the top stories here at out in syria protests in sudan a back on the streets in the thousands in the capital khartoum for the ninth straight day they want military leaders to give up power to a civilian transitional government until new elections can be held the ruling military council is meeting organizers of the protests as well as several political policies to try to reach consensus to build more than has more from call to. all the the groups have different demands you have the military council composed of eight military personnel saying that they want to maintain order and security in the country but they also want a majority in the transitional in the upcoming transitional government then you have various political parties like the sudanese congress party and the omar party both who want to negotiate and dialogue with the military council but they want a civilian majority government for the transitional period that of course you have
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the sudanese professional association now these are the group that are spearheading the protests for the past four months and they are the ones who are largely scheduling and telling people on the ground what to do over the past few hours we've seen hundreds and hundreds of people making their way to the army headquarters for the ninth straight day saying that they do feel that this uprising that they started in december nineteenth is actually over that the u.s. backed government in libya claims to have shot down a fighter jets belonging to the warlord khalifa haftar it happened in the south of tripoli in the area of what robby after as forces launched an offensive earlier this month to capture the capital. judges in the area have announced they'll break up the supervision of presidential elections which are expected on july the falls they fear the vote will be rigged president abdelaziz bouteflika resigned earlier this month after weeks of protests. today those are the latest headlines from our
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syria dodges era coming up next the listening so don't go away. russian military advisors in africa they're not officially representing the kremlin but working for a private security company russia claims they are helping bring peace critics say it's a disguise for the expansion of russia's military influence took to al-jazeera gains exclusive access to a russian military training camp in the central african republic. partially arrested the founder of the wiki leaks website. wiki leaks about a. week later not publish or. perish with that which sat on top of tricks to expose child. hello i'm richard gilbert and you're at the listening post here are some of the media stories that we're covering this week out of the embassy and heading for the courts ecuador pulls the plug on julian assange what lies ahead for him and wiki
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leaks malaysia's one m.t.b. scandal is one of the world's biggest cases of government corruption it took a while but journalists finally got the story out and. who in khartoum after chance of a revolution go viral. when it comes to media personalities and stories about the news and journalism there are few that come bigger than julian assange and wiki leaks and this past week there have been developments after nearly seven years at the ecuadorian embassy in london was dragged out of the building by british police in response to an extradition request from the united states assange stands charged with a conspiracy to commit computer intrusion we will be speaking with the wiki leaks editor christian robson in a few moments but first some details on the charges and the timing of julian assange just arrest. this arrest was a long time coming. for years julian assange said that washington was building
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a case. working towards his extradition to the u.s. for publishing classified defense department documents on the wars in afghanistan and iraq. and state department documents and even the so-called diplomatic cables that exposed to the ugly side of american foreign policy this past week was proven wrong. however the indictment released by the u.s. department of justice does not as many put a charge under the espionage act for publishing classified information such a prosecution would have opened the door to criminal investigations of other news organizations including mainstream media outlets that published his material instead the d.o.j. has charged under the computer fraud and abuse and accusing him of proactively
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helping his source chelsea manning log in to the defense department computers to get the documents in question. regardless of which law u.s. authorities are charging essential press freedom advocates of war the criminalize ation of what essentially does stand accused of such as the use of encrypted messages concealing a source inside and using secure drop boxes all common reporting practices precedent setting implications for journalism in the u.s. and beyond. let's start with the context and the question why now given that ecuador took joining us in seven years ago does the decision to expel him from the embassy and probably place him at the mercy of the u.s. justice system simply come down to the fact that the president who initially gave him asylum rafael correa is no longer in power having been replaced by the new president lenin. that's exactly what happened in the the only change that was.
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was the fact that there was a regime change in ecuador and the president came in that was willing to bow to the pressure willing to. curry favor with the trumpet ministration who had been reports that he in the new york times in december that he was willing to hand julian's arms over to the trumpet of inspiration in exchange for debt relief or favors out the i.m.f. so it didn't come as a surprise and therefore there has been increased pressure inside the it was an embassy in trying to force him out and it ended in this manner this week edward snowden who was among the people who tweeted on this right away and he said images of ecuador us ambassador inviting the u.k. secret police into the embassy to drag a publisher of like it or not award winning journalism out of the building are going to end up in the history books and just critics may cheer but this is a dark moment for press freedom how do you see this president. i totally agree was
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no doubt on this it is a very dark day and it sets up president so that is totally a very dangerous for journalists publishers all around the world if you can actually. journalist to also a country the united states or publishing the truth. no journalist can be secure so this must be stopped this must be resisted in or money of this it has to unify journalists around this cause whatever they may think about julia stiles prosecutors allege that in march of two thousand and ten julian assange agreed to assist chelsea manning his source in cracking a password that would allow manning to get access to some of those classified u.s. defense department documents that would later be released through wiki leaks did that in fact happen and how problematic will that be for julian assange just a case well this communication let's communication between julian and gel jim
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bunning has been out in the open for years there is a rough. chris here too an alleged communication between a journalist and a source and what is dragged forth there is a quote the union allegedly said to chelsea manning curious eyes never run dry and that is supposed to be a proof of conspiracy it's outrageous let's not forget the fact that chelsea manning was sentenced to thirty five years in prison. served seven years of that time she is now been hold back in two into prison for refusing to testify against a julian assange and wiki leaks so this is been the escalation we have children money in prison we also have julian assange is in prison so it's coming to. in this saga where a journalist
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a publisher and an editor is going to face prison time for doing what journalists are supposed to be doing the charges in the u.s. carry a maximum jail time of five years first of all do you take the u.s. justice department at its word on that no i mean there are two things to consider here first this is. there's a reference to hacking here and being reported in media conspiracy or hacking which is very strange depiction of this but secondly. this is only a the tip of the iceberg because we are absolutely certain that this is only one of the charges that will be brought on you know sounds and there will be added on more charges when he arrives if you arrives in the united states in chains. it's it's specifically presented in this manner in our opinion to increase the likelihood that he will be extradited because people will say well it's only
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five years so many news outlets published material furnished to them by wiki leaks over your busiest period there were the afghan war logs the iraq war logs the u.s. diplomatic cables there was a feeding frenzy among mainstream media news organizations with that material the new york times for instance published wiki leaks material commodified it turned it into clicks profited from it and published an editorial yesterday in which it kind of sat on the fence whereas the guardian in the u.k. said extraditing a sanj is wrong the new york times sat on the fence and wrote a very carefully worded editorial on that what do you make of the way news outlets have covered this story this week. well they have been trying to play it very safe and it seems to me that the new york times or rather the tauriel. seem to be content to to fall on that plot to say that well this is not charts it's for
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publication it's not charging for journalism but something totally different they are falling into buying the narrative of the trump administration which i think is just disgraceful we all know what this is about it's about the idea of revelations of war crimes in iraq and afghanistan and that is what it's about the guardian changed his tune we have we have been very critical guardian and we have to take them to court for a libelous and fabricated story the printed on november twenty seven which was very dangerous one the one on the allegation that. poor man a ford had somehow secretly had a meeting in the ecuadorian embassy on three occasion which is everybody knows is a total fabrication they will not retracted written by luke harding written by look harding and on call ins of the with the help of a third party from ecuador actually so the guardian changed the tone and came to the right conclusion on this issue do you think julian assange can get
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a fair trial in the u.s. do you think get a fair extradition hearing in the u.k. which is more likely in your view. well if i would take into account the snarky comments by the judge last week about him being a narcissistic personality and what have you with was thought it was totally outrageous so you don't have high hopes i had only what i do not have high hopes with in the u.k. court system with. trial in the end estates it's totally impossible to have a fair trial is that if you consider the harsh words from high of officials throughout the years and now from members of the trump administration there is no chance that he was going to a fair trial there germy corben the british opposition leader has come out and said flat out that the extradition of julian assange to the us for exposing evidence of atrocities in iraq and afghanistan should be opposed by the british government can u.k. politicians make
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a difference or is it too late for that. of course they can make a difference and thank you for the report for politicians to his cause and of they they have an effect of full on public opinion they might be even be in office when when the when the this comes to. in the courts here of course they make a difference just in the same manner that outrageous comments by politicians in the united states make it totally impossible for a fair trial to this case is about more than julian assange it's about the president and the children and they sat amongst other news organizations i'm wondering how effective wiki leaks can be with julian assange behind bars even with the even with the organization for ten years you're now an editor are you going to continue to publish information at the rate that you have been we have been of course restrained by the situation that julian has has been in for years but we have tried to work around it and we've had the ways and means to do that in the
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weeks and months would julian has been without any ability to communicate with the outside world except through lawyers and a couple of colleagues that go in so we believe we are able to work around it and we can we'll continue this work christian her absence thank you very much for joining us here at the listening post that. last week malaysia's former prime minister najib razak went on trial over one of the biggest corruption scandals the world has ever seen the media shorthand for the case is one m.t.b. it involves a sovereign wealth fund by the same name that najib set up it lost billions almost seven hundred million dollars of which is alleged to have ended up in his own bank account the malaysian media are all over the story but it wasn't always that way under the james government there were clear red lights that reporters and the news outlets they work for feared to cross and if not for a british journalist running a website out of london one business newspaper in kuala lumpur and
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a secret meeting that took. yes in singapore malaysians might not know about any of this listening post flow phillips now with the media back story behind the one and d.b. scandal. the big news coming trial of former prime. right rusty talk also chargers this course of this trial and all the media attention around it was probably the last thing najib razak wanted. three years ago when he was still in power he tried to throw the media off the scent publicly requesting that all investigation into the one m.t.b. scandal be left to him rather than conduct a trial by media we must wait for the top of the investigation i don't think that there is the you know trial by the media there's no such thing as trial by media
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there's also no trial by the public i think it's an exaggerated how can you have the biggest trial ever in the nation history subject to a supremacy really but at the golden age it's ridiculous to stop the media from covering the world's biggest case of the goosey this case is a global corruption scandal involving the state development fund najib himself set up in two thousand and nine one malaysia development berhad one m d b under his watch the fund lost four point five billion dollars through shell companies and opaque transactions now being investigated across twelve countries six hundred eighty one million dollars of that according to u.s. prosecutors has been found in the jeeves personal bank account. if any wrong doing its own i can assure you that appropriate action will be taken against those responsible. three years later. it turns out in
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a jeep was the one responsible public anger against him and his party thrust the newly united opposition into power. and today najib is facing more than forty charges of money laundering bribery and abuse of power and the media both foreign and domestic are out in force and media in malaysia were prevented from reporting on it. and in fact used to crack down on the media that reported or wanted to report on so in the former prime ministers in this trial in a way is politically significant for the media that in the past was controlled could actually be seeing a new dawn and one that has a long record on high profile cases and also political issues despite the measures najib took to stifle reporting into one m.t.b.f. suspicious dealings the scandal was eventually broken by the media the first
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investigative piece was published in twenty thirteen by an online business portal called can a bit is now defunct examining whether one m d b was in fact a giant ponzi scheme. then the story was picked up by two outlets in particular a london based blog the sarawak report founded by journalist claire castle brown and a kuala lumpur based business paper the edge that just wouldn't let the story. we start to bring a lot of stories asking a lot of questions about what has happened. and so this was going on throughout really fourteen we came together in general or february of twenty fifteen where we connected with clare i constructed a deal whereby the edge. obtained the material from savio who was a former director of the first joint venture partner with one m.t.p.
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it was an extraordinary cache of documents and information exposing an extraordinary crime keeney the edge free malaysia these outfits did a terrific job in disseminating what they could on one m.t.p. but they couldn't write about it in the way that i did because. they were injured jurisdiction that was controlled by my jeep. and that's crucial to how the rest of the story unfolded the sarawak report continued its investigations from london protected from the reaches of malaysian law for tat publisher at the edge as well as some of his colleagues it was a different story we were under a lot of pressure when you are writing a big expose on the big financial scandal in the government owned company a company that was started by the prime minister at the time i saw it was unprecedented it was not an easy environment to do to work under and we always knew
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that the media laws are such that the government can shut us down any time we did it eventually. the edge was shut down its sister site the malaysian insider was. blocked along with two others asia sentinel and media and journalists at the news site malaysiakini were arrested all for trying to cover one m.t.b. . the coverage highlighted something many malaysians already knew that the country's media landscape had a split running right through it while online publishers were leading the journalistic charge mainstream news outlets particularly those with close ties to the government were either unwilling or unable to touch the story. zine he has done was deputy editor of malaysia a government affiliated newspaper the close relationship between his paper and power meant certain red lines could not be crossed one mt be one of
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a small surprise that there were not much coverage. clearly call through the quality of the. many laws. to control all the fired me use the work to shackle the freedoms of the media and that was part of pondered by what we saw as a rights in the number of cases of individuals where they are journalist your blogger activist who came under the communications and multimedia act so they were investigated you know they were arrested and also charged under the law communications and media act was very actively use not only did he fall back on the existing very oppressive legislation in terms of the multimedia racks that existed he sought out one of the world's first great new. news act was a direct attempt at intimidating the population at large and it was
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a direct attempt a bringing the same controls over individual social media that this regime had exercised for decades over the mainstream press this new normal was was not related . attempt to silence the discussion on one end. of the anti fake news act like najib time left in office was to be short lived a few months often achieved success a man had to mohammed took office he did away with the law. in an ironic twist however jeep has over the past year launched a fully fledged campaign to try and rebranding himself as well as paint his trial as a politicized vendetta all on social media. but the malaysian media aren't falling for it not even those who were once part of the mainstream they say they've learned that lesson i leveled the sun in november last
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year and then set up a. bottle where i believe in freedom freedom of speech freedom of expression is a milestone. you know. again and i think this is a good opening for the media and i hope that this freedom. transparency on m.t.v. is no longer. all the media companies giving its maximum coverage. that the public wants to know it's an important story and they now have the freedom to report it so yeah it's a feeling the actually for the media to report on and you know. six years ago malaysian media broke the story of the one n.d.p. scandal. pushed back.
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now as he stands trial for one of the world's biggest cases of kleptocracy the media najib trying to silence around him full. day and the law have caught up with him. finally when covering global news of and so every so often an image appears that has iconic qualities that's what happened in sudan this past week when a young woman named went viral after a local. photographer snapped a picture of her standing above a crowd of protesters in khartoum leading them those images seem to capture the central role that women have played in the anti-government demonstrations that have rocked the country since december and have now resulted in a military coup and the arrest of longtime president omar al bashir we'll leave you now with her chance and some of the tweets that that viral video inspired and we'll see it next time here at the listening post.
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methamphetamines for me and my flooding into countries across asia. one o one east asks why i. can't seem to stop the mic. on al-jazeera. leah and her husband gavin worsley when four teenagers broke down the back the teenagers described as being of african appearance still on the run the full of this happened i wasn't scared out of black people or people of color or. whatever the focus on african gang crime began in march twenty sixth jane when violence broke out at the moon the festival at federation square in the center of melbourne to gird so that african young people coming together and no one there was a far cry get out of the car in my rolling bowl and feel like some of it was because the place because i'm involved in the start of choice and they just people in that crowd all narrative in the media to talk
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down a fighter jet operated by troops loyal to the warlord. also the u.s. fleet who put his life at risk by rationing medication and why stories like his are because. more common and i'm leah harding here with all of your support tiger woods is looking over francisco molinari shoulder at the masters trying to end his eleven year drought without a major. hello protest organizers and opposition groups in sudan have been presenting what they describe as the people's demands for the new military rulers were waiting for representatives to emerge and reveal what if anything has been agreed to during the talks it's the first such meeting since the military removed veteran leader ahmed in best year on thursday and the protest leaders want the army to make way for a civilian transitional government's yes if the army were to refuse we have now try
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to gain trust and we were able to remove all of these people we will continue protesting and struggling until we can fully get a hold of power while the head of the military council general of the fed has promised the council's time in power will be limited to two years or less while elections are organized in the house of at the un human rights will be reinforced in line with international laws the provincial rulers will be relieved of duty and an invitation will be given to all the people political parties and organizations to engage in dialogue a ceasefire will be enforced across the country and we invite those carrying arms to lay them down sit at the negotiation table and agree to peaceful coexistence but protesters there they are they're concerned the former president's ally still occupied top positions and they're vowing to remain on the streets until civilians are in control let's bring in hebron morgan she's following the story from hard to
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what are you hearing about the talks taking place right now. well during the military council and political parties fifty two political parties are right now in a meeting they're trying to come out with how the transitional council that will be leading the country for the next two years should shape up but there's already a few differences glaring difference that we can see the political parties want a four year transitional period led by a civilian council of the military council on the other hand one to two years to two year transitional period and they don't want a civilian majority they are saying that if it is a civilian majority then it will be very hard to maintain security and order in the country now let's remember that not all political parties opposition parties are actually on the same page some of the some of the opposition parties like the sudanese congress party led by ahmed to gear he wants a reform of the national intelligence and security services whose director stepped down yesterday but other parties other sides especially the sudanese professional
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association which has been spearheading the protests for the past four months they won that body the intelligence body completely abolished and they want accountability for those who have been far as of president bush's regime who was who was in power just four days ago so at the moment we have talks still ongoing but the opposition and other political parties are in a different themselves so it's very hard to see how they can come together on one page and talk to the military council meanwhile process are ongoing on the streets people are saying that whatever happens they want to make sure that the transitional period should be led by a civilian majority counsel and speaking of the political and the opposition parties that are currently meeting right now with the military council how representative would you say they are of sudan's ethnic and religious makeup. well that would be a little bit hard to tell daryn because again the political parties base themselves
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on the ideology and the believe that they see not now in terms of ethnicity and races but one thing that people seem to agree and on the streets is that one body that seems to bring them all together under one is the sudanese professional association that is not a political party it's an association of people from different careers that have come together formed in twenty fifteen to try to initially demand for better wages before in twenty eighteen we saw them demanding the ousting of president i want to show you eventually that did happen and at the moment if you talk to people in the streets they're saying that we're going to listen to what the sudanese professional associations see they see that this body represents their demands more than any other body that is currently in talks with the military council which means if the sudanese professional association cannot agree with the military council and other political parties on how this transitional government should be formed how it should look how long we should lead the country for that it's going to be very hard daring to have the people who are right now in front of the army headquarters for
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the ninth day ninth consecutive day where it's going to be very hard to see how they're going to leave that square and continue on with a deal lives before the protests ok got it morgan to an update from hard to thank you we'll move away from sudan for a moment to tell you about libya because the u.n. back government forces there say they've shot down a fighter jet belonging to the world war three four have these pictures appear to show the aftermath in the south of tripoli in the area of. after forces say the plane crashed they launched an offensive earlier this month to take control of the capital. and at least one hundred twenty one people have been killed during that offensive that's according to the world health organization. airstrikes launched what have taught us forces targeted the town of south east of the capital a school in ref. center were hit but no casualties were officially reported the un
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back averment in tripoli is accusing have to out of war crimes. and of course i'm not that you don't like that if you several war crimes have been committed such as targeting civilians and medical teams they've targeted schools in airports and an illegal immigrant center all of this is documented including using miners to fight we will be taking legal procedures nationally and internationally they're still trying to bomb the civilian targets and our forces are still resisting the forces of the u.n. back government have targeted positions south of the capital and the town of anyon it's believed to be a base for half that of the military operations fighting has been going on for more than a week the spike calls by the u.n. and the european union to stop the bloodshed meanwhile egypt's president has sisi has met highly for half that in cairo how does this update from tripoli. paramedics and red crescent teams continue trying to reach out to civilians is stuck in the
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areas near the fighting areas in the southern outskirts of the libyan capital as sporadic fighting continues between forces loyal to the warlord really for have turned and forces loyal to the. backed government of national accord now the government is accusing have to us forces of committing were crimes as random shelling random rockets launched by have to us forces have been landing in populated areas and the government here says that fifty eight have been killed so far many of them are civilians on the other side of libya namely on the. terminal crossing terminal between libya and tunisia authorities there say that the crossing terminal is witnessing a high traffic of civilians leaving libya because of the of the fighting now the meeting between the warlords who for have to and the egyptian president abdul fatah
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had sisi might come in terms of addiction support to the world really for have to we know that egypt to egyptian army alongside the united arab emirates and saudi arabia have been supporting the warlords really for have to have been supporting the military operations led by have to in the east. of libya we also know that u.s. media reported that saudi officials said that have to has been promised tense tens of millions of dollars to support his military on face of to take over the capital tripoli has been promised by saudi arabia to finance the military operation to take over the capital tripoli but the fact that have to the offensive has been done. to buy that existence from the government forces in tripoli might have might have to have regional supporters well as fighting goes on refugees and
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migrants in libya say they're terrified of what might happen to them most people trying to reach europe from other parts of africa do so through libya and now many are going back to some of the countries along the transit routes al-jazeera made their duties has more from agadez a neighboring share. officers and locals here are telling us dozens of people are crossing the border from we don't mean to agonise every week that is the position right now you know that is in addition to the thousands of migrants who are still trapped there are people who fled recently from libya into are going to trying to find refuge from the ongoing crisis in that country and there are more people by the way who are coming into i get is try to wait out of this equation in libya waiting for the right moment to cross the border into libya as a transit point and then into europe now the horses here and i get is including humanitarian workers like the united nations high commission for refugees and other non-governmental organizations have risen up for
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a massive inflow of refugees from libya the traffic of human humanity or more by grants is now on going to fly side people instead of going to libya i know coming back to hillary negatives where facilities are overstretched or obviously are really concerned about health impact infrastructure is not adequate enough to cope with a large influx as well as security so the united nations is telling al-jazeera that they are also making the necessary preparations they don't see it right now but they're making preparations in case there is a massive flow of refugees from across the border in tunisia here as well so they're also concerned sentiments young about asylum seekers who have come from libya trying to cross the mediterranean by boat over the past year hundreds from several african countries have ended up on to indian shores and those has this report from. back in his boat tunisian fisherman was arrested last year
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for helping save fourteen african migrants at sea the telling because guards accused him of human trafficking he faced fifteen years in prison but was later released after months in detention. of your new member i didn't commit a crime and i would do it again we cannot abandon them our faith cannot allow us to abandon them they are humans just like you and me. while most migrants set off from libya strong currents in bad weather often pushed their fragile boats towards neighboring tunisia. authorities here say they are overwhelmed tunisia faced the similar challenges as european countries with migrants ending up on its shores except it doesn't have the resources to deal with them and with the fighting intensifying in neighboring libya it continues to be the gateway to europe for many african migrants player you really four hundred people.

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