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to impunity this massive. that people are going through the u.s. secretary of state has met with venezuelan refugees on the border with colombia as he reiterated his call for president nicolas maduro to go mike compare says the u.s. will use all the economic and political tools that can to hold the venezuelan leader accountable pompei was in the colombian city of kuta to wrap up a four nation tour of latin america aimed at pressuring the more than three million venezuelans have fled hyperinflation food and medicine shortages amid the political crisis and asunder m.p.'s he is in kuta and has the latest. this was the opportunity for the secretary of state mike pale to address the humanitarian crisis inside when this will directly he had the opportunity here to meet with. migrants and others who crossed into colombia almost on a daily basis in search of basic medicine and food that they can find back home and
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it was the opportunity to call on the president. directly to lead that was sent by the united states here at the border. to paraphrase the president who faced similar circumstances. open these bridges open these borders you could list today what mike didn't mention though is the fact that the standoff has changed in the last couple of weeks with president nicolas maduro recognizing that there is a humanitarian crisis inside. and he has reached a deal with the international committee of the red cross to begin a huge relief effort inside the country in coming weeks what did insist on is that the u.s. will continue to pressure president nicolas maduro to push for
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a transition inside the country also issuing a stern warning. the united states will continue to utilize every economic and political means at our disposal to help the venezuelan people. using sanctions bisa revocations and other means we pledge to hold the regime and those propping up accountable for their corruption and their repression of democracy we are deeply aware of the recent intimidation tactics used by the madeira regime this past thursday. the dodo should know we are watching and our support will not waver for the united states this trip was the opportunity to keep the momentum against president nicolas maduro any in support of the leader of the opposition inside venezuela. and also a possibility to show a unity of purpose among the allies in the amis fear the question of course is this
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trip will do anything to change this stalemate inside venezuela where the next still ahead on al-jazeera is of austerity and climate change give an opening to the next as finland fights. and he's a young gay and a military veteran the indiana man has officially entered the presidential race. how it's still raining in land in iran you can see the clouds quite clearly that border decent downpour further south and of course is circulating so it's to regenerating itself and to get to one hundred bases likely that's flash flood territory still in iran these at least around on monday and running into afghanistan and
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a few showers are likely in pakistan now west of all this is fine is what we have such to the sunshine in baghdad the clouds coming up from egypt jordan more or less and certainly towards lebanon and syria that has already showed itself pick up sand and dust so you might get briefly a sandstorm on there was showers embedded in that as well which show themselves more of a c. on tuesday by which time iran's probably looking fine now the rains concentrating was snow high ground in afghanistan to the north and to the east as well. now so it's induced rife with terror land crowd but it's gone by monday it's good always for iran and even the strength of the twenty four hour has dropped so it's war and there are thirty two so real up to forty in the sunshine not for a little while it looks far and also for tuesday showers for the cyrus mehri surprise this time of year but the show yourselves about again the. weather sponsored by catalona. blimey every weekly news cycle brings
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a series of breaking stories and then of course there's donald trump told through the eyes of the world's journalists that's right out of a hamas group that calls for the annihilation of israel let is not what that phrase joined the listening post as we turned the cameras on the media focused on how they were caught on the stories that matter the most embarrassing a free palestine listening post on al-jazeera. hello again i'm just. a reminder of the news this hour certainly is protesters are
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continuing to surround army headquarters in khartoum that's despite concessions from the ruling military transitional council generals insist they will allow us to valium to meet the administration. libya's u.n. backed government forces say they've shot down a fighter jets belonging to walcott if i have to put sides are conducting air raids to support troops on the ground outside tripoli. the u.s. secretary of state has met venezuelan refugees on the border with colombia and reiterated his call for president nicolas maduro to go maicon payor says the u.s. will use all the tools it can to hold the venezuelan leader accountable. our rescue efforts in rio de janeiro are continuing after two buildings collapsed on friday nine people are known to have died in the neighborhood sorry it has the details. of the search goes on for the missing people who live nearby are growing increasingly concerned that their homes could be next heavy rain continues to fall
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in the surrounding buildings all vulnerable and they say they've been left to clear up after the disaster with little help always a change they're seeing afraid the debris left by the rain the furniture everything is still here and it's raining again what are the authorities waiting for for the rain and rubbish to bury in kilis my six year old son is scared he's inside the house saying he doesn't want to be here for veliz or shanty towns like often beyond the gangs control the streets and profit takes priority over building standards the buildings that came down had already been condemned residents say the government could and should do more to and corruption the civil defense comes in inspections last year they condemned buildings down here but a few days after that you had people building new ones that so happens this is not about suffering it's about being abandoned a state of emergency in rio de janeiro was announced
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a week ago when the floods and mudslides began to say the worst of the rain is over but fear in the remains fear that most homes will be reduced to rubble. the white house is standing by donald trump's tweets about a muslim congresswoman despite accusations they're putting her life at risk press secretary sarah saunders says democrats should join trump in criticizing. trump selectively quoted making it look like she was downplaying the nine eleven attacks . certainly the president is wishing no ill will and certainly not violence towards anyone but the president is absolutely and should be calling out the congresswoman for her not only one time but history of anti-semitic comments the bigger question is why are democrats doing the same thing it's absolutely important the comments that she continues to make and has made and they look the other way i find what her
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comments to be absolutely disgraceful and unbefitting of a member of congress and i think that it's a good thing that the president is calling her out for those comments congresswoman has issued a statement in response in it she says i have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life many directly referencing or replying to the president's video violent crimes and other acts of hate by right stream ists and white nationalists are on the rise in this country and around the wilds we can no longer ignore their being encouraged by the occupant of the highest office in the land. well the u.s. presidential election doesn't happen until november of next year but the battle for the money to fund the political campaigns as well underway in the first quarter of this year president trump has raised more than thirteen million dollars for his re-election bid democratic frontrunner bernie sanders has raised eighteen point two million dollars and senator kamler harris is not far behind with twelve million
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dollars and a new candidate has entered the u.s. presidential race for next year in what could be a historic first for the white house piece bridges the mayor of the city of south bend in indiana he's the latest in a growing list of democratic party hopefuls he's also a christian and a military veteran who's openly gay the thirty seven year old would be the youngest ever president if elected and the first in a same sex marriage. it is time to walk away from the politics of the past and toward something totally different. or who join you to make a little loose to ignore. my dearest go to church. who told me lou. i'm a proud show to show in iowa running for proceeded to do. american
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airlines says it's extending the cancellation of all flights aboard boeing seven three seven max aircraft until august the airline c.e.o. told employees he believes the aircraft will be recertified within the next three months cancellations will affect about one point five percent of the airline's daily flights the u.s. and a number of other countries grounded the seven three seven model in mid march after deadly crashes in ethiopia and indonesia john hendren has the details from washington d.c. . american airlines is extending its cancellation of the boeing seven thirty seven max planes until mid august this is due to a recognition that boeing and the federal aviation administration in the united states need more time to institute a software fix to recertify those planes so that they can fly safely after two deadly crashes killed more than three hundred people this is after southwest
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airlines on thursday said it too would cancel its flights of that plane through mid august that is one hundred and sixty eight canceled flights per day because southwest airlines has more of those planes than any other company this has been devastating for boeing which is now lost eleven percent of its stock value and they've cut production of the plane from fifty two a month to forty two that's due to some cancellations of orders but the biggest hit for the company has been to their reputation. the leader of finland social democratic party has declared a victory and the country's general election and won with a razor thin majority he will be the country's festa left wing prime minister and twenty is the elections have been watched closely by brussels as finland is expected to take the rotating e.u. presidency the dean bob looks at the issues troubling the fans. it's a nation of five and a half million people which tops the united nations world happiness rankings but
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voters in finland do have their worries they've all played into the uncertainty surrounding sunday's parliamentary elections four years of austerity cuts have helped push the social democrats the center left opposition into the lead ahead of the vote there promising to increase taxes to fight inequality the big question is how to reform education reform their first system how to care for older people and those are very big questions for us also you know a part about the fourth of. last month the government of prime minister you have resigned after it failed to achieve a key policy goal on social welfare and health care reform how finland which only emerged from recession three years ago continues to fund its generous welfare state is one dividing line another is immigration the social democrats favor a work related immigration policy to compensate for the aging population and declining birth rates but the nationalist finn's party which has been running
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a close second is proposing tougher limits on immigration who want to reduce to us was possible. the kind of immigration that is in our opinion damaging to the public finances of the fall country and to the safety and security of people that he's mostly so-called humanitarian immigration from the third world the themes party has had an effect on the way that we speak about immigration and other parties are being very. bushes about their stand in the immigration issues because they are fearing doubt the famous party or their their support will leak into the things party another issue on many minds especially in cities like the capital helsinki is climate change and the environment in finland like same political parties like year after year rick over nature and you know we have the suffer here. we have the respect back to the mother nature we stood there
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we. heard these elected the government that are like wanting to. take care of the climate and are. more socialist environment which have a policy gets the most votes it will almost certainly have to form a coalition to govern but finland could be about to get its first left wing prime minister in two decades today in baba al jazeera. all the president of the seychelles has to live it a pity to save the oceans from deep underwater prawn five hundred and twenty four meters. below the ocean sufis. getting the privilege to address you from the beating brouhaha whole planet. danny for was on a submarine under the indian ocean as part of the british lead with such expedition the seychelles as one of many islands nations threatened by global warming force
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says decisive international action is needed for the survival of humanity. from this. i can see the credible wide life that needs our protection but we hire of my nation to seriously impact this vast environment through climate change. ocean acidification overfishing plastics and of the pollution we have created these problems. we can solve them. we can solve them together tiger woods has won a golfing major for the fast time in more than a decade his one shot victory at the masters is his fist green jacket but to get there the forty three year old has had to overcome back surgery and doubts that he could ever even compete again let alone when paul van dyk left reports. the emotion was clear for you to see. the final part was the culmination of the
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live in you come back from multiple back surgeries as well as a number of scandals that led to the breakup of this marriage and has a risk the lives of a woman and i think it's just because of what has transpired and. last year i was very lucky to be playing playing again. woods went into the final round as well just the two shots behind francesco molinari and if the green jacket was looking unlikely until the italian double bogeyed the twelfth and fifteenth holmes eventually finishing tied for. the top there against one of the hardest i think i have ever had that when just because of what has transpired the last couple years of trying to come back and play and. i was close flush a couple times the chance i lost two major championships and then i applied what i learned from those two and i was able to seal
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a deal today. this is tiger's fifteenth major title his last coming by back in two thousand and eight at the u.s. open. some time. but it's on unreal for me to experience this and my mom was here she was there and in ninety seven as well and so i just couldn't be more happy and more excited and you know i'm kind of at a loss for charlie. is now just three shy of jack nicklaus's all time record and with the years there were doubts as to whether he could match the golden bear now the possibility is again been renewed paul venter with al-jazeera. hello i missed out here today and with the headlines on al-jazeera sudanese protest as are continuing to surround on the headquarters in khartoum that's despite concessions. from the ruling military transitional council generals insist they
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will allow a civilian to lead to the administration. we do not call for the removal of demonstrators by force in fact the reason we intervened in the first place was because force was used by the ousted regime but our call to everyone who is organizing the protests to bring life back to normalcy still stands having said that if we find people with weapons of course we have to bear the responsibility as guarantors of the state we can't allow that to take place in order to protect the protesters outside the army headquarters or anywhere in the land of sudan as long as the protesters are allowed to demonstrate we bear the responsibility of protecting them and won't allow any third party to do so libya's u.n. backed government forces say they've shot down a fighter jets belonging to warlord khalifa haftar both sides are conducting air raids to support troops on the ground outside tripoli launched an offensive against
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the government ten days ago algerian protesters have forced the interim interior minister to cut short an official visit he went to the southern states of the shot that hundreds rallied against him president otherwise is preserved nneka resigned earlier this month after weeks of protests the u.s. secretary of state has met with venezuelan refugees on the border with colombia as he reiterated his call for president nicolas maduro to go mike pompei or says the u.s. will use all the economic and political tools it can to hold the venezuelan leader accountable was in the colombian city of kuta to wrap up a four nation tour of latin america more than three million venezuelans have fled hyperinflation food and medicine shortages amid the political crisis. u.s. democratic representative has responded to president misleading video linking has a nine eleven she says she has experienced an increase in direct threats on her life many referencing the replying to the president's video well those are the
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headlines the listening post is next to stay with us.
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bush arrested the founding of the wiki leaks website. with me. when they played a. publisher. could. act. 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 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 and. who in khartoum after chance of a revolution go viral. when it comes to media personalities and stories about the
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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 a sand 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 a case against 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 the
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so-called diplomatic cables that exposed the ugly side of american for. and policy this past week was proven wrong. however the indictment released by the u.s. department of justice as many putting charges 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 accusing him of proactively helping his source chelsea manning. defense department computers to get the documents in question. regardless of which. charging a. press freedom advocates of the criminal. such as the use of encrypted messages concealing sources and using secure drop
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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. 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. that's exactly what happened in the the only change that was. was the fact that there was a regime change. president came in that was willing to pressure a willing to. curry favor with the ministration who had been reports that he in the new york times in december that he was willing to hand. over to the. but of
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inspiration it seems for debt relief or favors at 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 was among the people who tweeted on this right away and he said images of ecuador's ambassador inviting the u.k. secret police into the embassy to drag the publisher of like it or not award winning journalism out of the building are going to end up in the history books and as critics make sure but this is a dark moment for press freedom how do you see this president. i totally agree was no doubt on this it is a very dark day and it sets up presidents that is totally very dangerous for journalists publishers all around the world if you can actually. journalist to also a country the united states for publishing the truth. no journalist can be
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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 julie ourselves 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 case well this communication alerts communication between julian and jell jim bunning has been out in the open for years there is a reference here to an alleged communication between a journalist and a shores and what is dragged forth there is a quote the union allegedly said to chelsea manning curious
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eyes never run dry and that is supposed to be a proof. 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 the 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 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
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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 would be brought on you know sounds and they would 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 say well it's only 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
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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 sanj is wrong the new york times sat on the fence and for 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 well this is not charges for 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 it's 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
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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 that 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 reject it 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 a fair trial in the u.s. do you think and get a fair extradition hearing in the u.k. which is more likely in your view. well if i would to take into account the snarky comments by the judge last week about him being a narcissistic personality and what have you with most of it was totally outrageous
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so you don't have high hopes i had don't know what to do not have high hopes in the u.k. court system with. trial in the united states it's totally impossible to have a fair trial in the states if you consider the harsh words from high 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 a difference or is it too late for that. of course they can make a difference and we are going to thank you for the report of 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 the when the when the this comes to. in the courts here of course
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they make a difference just in the same manner that. comments by politicians in the united states make it totally impossible for a fair trial there this case is about more than julian assange it's about the precedent and the children and they set amongst other news organizations i'm wondering how effective wiki leaks can be with julian assange behind bars even with that 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 and julian 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 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 who robson thank you very much for joining us here at the listening post today thanks wayne last week malaysia's
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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 jeeves 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 a secret meeting that took. yes in singapore malaysians might not know about any of us but listening posts flow phillips now with the media back story behind the one and b.b. scanned. the big news coming up on my price. point right ross to talk also chargers this course
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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.p. scandal be left to him rather than conduct a trial but. 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 there's also no trial by the public i think it's an exaggerated charge how can you have the biggest trial ever in the nation history subject to the principals really what the golden age is ridiculous to stop the media from covering the world's biggest case of the go see this case is
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a global corruption scandal involving the state development fund the jeep himself set up in two thousand and nine one malaysia development had one m d b under his watch the fund lost four point five billion dollars through shell companies an 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 is found i can assure you that appropriate action will be taken against those responsible. three years later. it turns out in 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
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power and the media both foreign and domestic are out in force and media in malaysia were prevented from reporting on it. and laws were 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 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 brown and
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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 salvia. who was a former director of the first joint venture partner with one m.t.p. it was an extraordinary cache of documents and information exposing an extraordinary crime kimi 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
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jurisdiction that was controlled by not cheap. 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 a time budget saw it was unprecedented it was not an easy environment to do to work under and we always knew 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
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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 son 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 m.t.p. rez one of the. most surprised that there were not much coverage. clearly quantrill through the quality of the. many laws. to control all the fired me use the work to shackle the freedoms of the media and
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that was part of pondered by what we saw as a rice in the number of cases of individuals whether your journal is your blog or your activists who came under the communications and multi-media act so they were investigated you know they were arrested and also charged under the law communications and media equis 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 news the news act was a direct attempt at intimidating the population at large and it was a direct attempt a bring in the same controls over individual social media that this regime had exercised for decades over the mainstream press this new normal was was not a late. attempt to silence the discussion on one end. of the anti fake news
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act like najib time left in office was to be short lived a few months often achieved success and 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 year and then set up a. bottle where i believe in freedom freedom of speech freedom of expression. you know don't do the same mistake again and i think this is
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a good opening for the media and i hope that this freedom. transparency on m.t.v. is no longer. all the media companies need giving its maximum coverage it's a topic 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 field we actually for the media to report on and you know. six years ago malaysian media broke the story of the one m.v.p. scandal. pushed back. now as he stands trial for one of the world's biggest cases of kleptocracy the media najeeb trying to silence around him full. day and the law have caught up with him. finally when covering global news events every so often an image appears that
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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 will 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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such. knowledge is iraq. with and for your. people having to weigh your own record on this trouble in fact a few years ago there was place only for one state on the land of israel i do not believe in a two state solution the official story is that there are no i'm sure we all feel sorry i don't care about the official story if you were to go visit today you would say what has the media been telling you now the world isn't black and white there's lots of grays in here join me mad the hot sun on our front of my guests from around the world take the hot seat and we debate the week's top stories on the big issues
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here on al-jazeera. the place where decision makers opinion leaders and journalists come together every year. for honest conversations on global affairs and the future of the arab region. the thirty al-jazeera for. in a region full of contradictory agendas and deepening decides. with an arms race mostly . where is the gulf headed with the rainy an influence on the rise of saudi influence on the decline. and the casualty crisis. from crisis to decline of strategic influence this is april twenty seventh and twenty eighth in the. russian military advisors in africa they're not officially representing the kremlin but working for a private security company russia claims that helping bring peace but critics say
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it's a disguise for the expansion of russia's military influence talk to al-jazeera gains exclusive access to a russian military training camp in the central african republic. well you know. some of the like. they will not be moved protesters ensued on stand their ground despite concessions from the country's interim leader. hello i'm the star and this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up u.n. backed forces in libya say they've shot down
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a jet belonging to warlord khalifa haftar. the u.s. secretary of state says venezuela's president must go as he visits refugees in a colombian border city at the center of an a dispute. jakarta where indonesians are preparing to votes in an election that for many will be about the economy and trying to decide whether the current president has done enough to improve their lives. we begin in sudan where it's been another day of fast moving developments even off the defense minister who led to this week's toppling of president on al bashir was forced to retire a new intelligence chief has also been appointed the military council running the country now says it will allow political parties to pick a new civilian prime minister ousted president i'm al bashir has posse will not be allowed to join the transitional government has more. but this
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is the fourth night since the fall but there's a lot of pressure to understand that he's out of custody once again invent apologies and. not far from the headquarters of the army they say they are here to show their pride and satisfaction about what they have achieved what they call a complete revolution against one of the most desperate because she's come into play football at the time we do not call for the removal of demonstrators by force in fact the reason we intervened in the first place was because force was used by the ousted regime but our call to everyone who is organizing the protests to bring life back to normalcy still stands but since thursday when the military toppled a model bashir ending thirty years of his order there has been a major shakeup in the military and political establishments with demonstrators calling for an immediate transition to a civilian government that will be in charge for the next four years i wanted to
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also resigned as the head of the council also stepped down from his post as defense minister and he's now retired the military council has conceded to a key demand by protesters and promised to restructure the national intelligence and security services. a new intelligence chief has been appointed on the political level former ruling national congress party of oman to shoot want to be allowed to join the new transitional government several of its hierarchy leaders have been removed from public office the military council has promised to continue the dismantling of the party institutions in response to the demands of protesters. it has also agreed to another demand to allow for a transition of civilian government totaled the country until elections can be organized despite the major changes and continuous concessions by the army the leaders of the protest are still concerned and the latest announcements are
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generally positive but it is still i would say concerning that. that there is general ham out to who is known to have been very violent and brutal and therefore and is in charge of the rabbit support forces still considered part of that military council in response the protest leaders say they only got on top of the achievements they made is to continue to take to the streets until they force the military to comply with all the demands of the people of sudan. khartoum. thousands of civilians have been forced out of their homes on the southern outskirts of the libyan capital tripoli and as the fighting continues that reinforce there's no oil to libyan war at home if i have to and others allied with the internationally recognized government the humanitarian situation is worsening other wahid reports from tripoli. displaced in their own country this is one of the many offices in the libyan capital where people affected by the latest fighting
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have come to register their names they were promised food and shelter for hamad left his home in the area south of tripoli after random gunfire hit their house he says he. he and his family narrowly escaped death. our house was in the crossfire from three directions so i gathered my family and took shelter in one room five minutes later a rocket landed and exploded in the house it destroyed three rooms. fighting has intensified near civilians areas since the forces loyal to the thirty four have to launch an offensive to take control of the capital tripoli on the fourth of april they will and back to police the government has launched a counter or fence of to defend the capital the fighting soon currently extends to around one hundred sixty kilometers south of tripoli it includes the areas of gaza
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have been shared the disused international airport also one e. so. wedded will be and ends are several occasions in and around tripoli have been also hit by a restrikes the united nations says more than one thousand people have left their homes to escape the fighting on the southern outskirts of tripoli government officials here say that number continues to rise and they won back the government is accusing have the forces of targeting civilian areas with heavy weapons mohammed says he saw dead bodies near his house and one of his neighbors was killed by a random bullet here and his family hardly had any chance to collect their blooming so. we don't know where we should go wife has been destroyed in our area it's caves there and we left everything behind including our livestock. they're being provided
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with food and blankets by aid organizations but municipal council members say they don't have enough shelters to accommodate the groomed number of displaced people. have heard that five hundred families have registered only in the center we are getting more people but the problem we face now is that we don't have enough shelters we have even used state hotels and hospitals to lodge them some of these people have been provided to prairie houses by local do nurse others hostage by their relatives but has it own neighborhoods have turned it into a battle soon they're worried the houses they've lived to be behind could be destroyed in the fighting. more the engines iraq tripoli. ronald pre-sent john as the libya expert and author he says a number of foreign governments have interfered in the country in recent years.
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because it was overthrown and gilding in two thousand and eleven a number of governments of supported general haftar any libyan national army including egypt. the arab league and the arab or much u.a.e. are united arab emirates. france and russia to a certain degree as well as others on the other side people supporting. the government asked the court which was formed in twenty fourteen twenty fifteen twenty six twenty. that supporters largely from from cutter and turkey so you have allowed number of foreign governments involved in this rather chaotic situation the last five years. nothing new to learn that egypt has been supporting general afternoon sal and now moving our ports tripoli. so the only thing i think that's really new you know there are just
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a part is that general habiger met what the saudi government with king solomon the end of last month in riyadh and reportedly received not all the. support in terms of moral support but also of arms and money perhaps and then arms too because the saudis would like to see stability and security return to libya so that's a new player in a very difficult complicated form and a wrenching game in libya today. algerians living in the u.k. and france have held rallies to demand the immediate resignation of the interim government in london they demonstrated in trafalgar square calling for all allies the former president abdulaziz beautifully to be removed from power that same call was made inside algeria the interior minister was forced to cut short an official visit to the southern states of bashar it was the first such trip by
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a representative of that interim government. the u.s. secretary of state has met with venezuelan refugees on the border with colombia as he reiterated his call for president nicolas maduro to go mike says the u.s. will use all the economic and political tools that can to hold the venezuelan leader accountable compare was in the colombian. to wrap up a four nation tour of latin america aimed at pressuring them to write more than three million venezuelans have fled hyperinflation food and medicine shortages amid the political crisis and asunder m.p.'s he is in kuta and has the latest. this was the opportunity for the secretary of state mike pale to address the humanitarian crisis inside been this will directly he had the opportunity here to meet with venezuelan migrants and others who cross into colombia almost on a daily basis in search of basic medicine and food that they can find
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a back home and it was the opportunity to call on the president nicolas maduro directly to lead a that was sent by the united states here at the border. to paraphrase a president who faced similar circumstances with. open these bridges open the borders you can enlist today what mike didn't mention though is the fact that the standoff has changed in the last couple of weeks with president nicolas maduro recognizing that there is a humanitarian crisis inside. and he has reached a deal with the international committee of the red cross to begin a huge relief effort inside the country in coming weeks what did insist on is that the u.s. will continue to pressure president nicolas maduro to push for
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a transition inside the country also issuing a stern warning. the united states will continue to utilize every economic and political means at our disposal to help the venezuelan people. using sanctions vsa revocations and other means we pledge to hold the regime and those propping up accountable for their corruption and their repression of democracy we are deeply aware of the recent intimidation tactics used by the madeira regime this past thursday the dodo should know we are watching and our support will not waver for the united states this trip was the opportunity to keep the momentum against president nicolas maduro any support of the leader of the opposition inside venezuela. and also possibly to show a unity of purpose among the allies.

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