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haftorah general from the east of libya that was moving on tripoli and saying thank you for helping with isis and half guard did the death phone call seems to be perceived in the region as we're picking sides. more than for two hundred seventy elections stuff in indonesia reportedly died in the days following the world's biggest single day polls held out earlier this month the general elections commission says the workers mostly died of fatigue related illnesses caused by long hours spent counting millions of ballot papers by hand more than one hundred fifty four million people are estimated to have voted on april the seventeenth elections combined the presidential vote with national and regional parliamentary ballots in order to save money still ahead on al-jazeera vigils in sri lanka in the memory of the easter sunday attacks venezuela makes a plea to farmers as new sanctions put pressure on food supplies.
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hello there were more showers they were the middle east at the moment if you look at the satellite picture we can see the clouds here making its way over saudi arabia through kuwait and up into iran so getting a great deal of what weather at the moment but it's intensify and as it works its way up towards afghanistan and one day we're going to see some heavy rain and some snow still over the high ground and then that will gradually pull away as we head into choose day towards the west it should be a bit calmer force here twenty four the maximum temperature in beirut i mean further towards the south and here we've had a lot of cloud and quite a bit of rain really in doha are over the past a few days all of that's now clearing though and the temperatures will be rising that way back up as they should be at this time of year more to thirty four thirty five degrees for the south of muscat thirty one will be our maximum temperature and
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it will still be rather humid down towards the southern parts of africa of course we've got what's left of our cyclamen kenneth just as massive thundery downpours in the northern parts of mozambique and this is what it looks like at the moment there very heavy downpours already a lot of water on the ground and plenty more wet weather still to come those very heavy thunderstorms are likely to just push their way northwards as we head through monday and into chews day bringing further flooding for some of us here further south more in the way of dry weather here it will be hot to end with a maximum of twenty seven degrees. sponsored town. by means of every. going to see leads of breaking stories and of course there's damage from the town through the eyes of the well it's generally that's right out of a hamas group that calls for the and i lesion of israel that is not what that phrase joined the listening as we turn the cameras on the media focus on how they were told on the stories that matter the most imperative a free palestine
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a listening post on al-jazeera. it was you know it was either a reminder of our top stories this hour spain's socialist party is celebrating victory in the general election bods it hasn't won enough seats to rule on its own populist parties also made headway in the far right vox party gaining seats in parliament for the first time. for the talks between sudanese opposition groups and the military have been postponed until monday the two sides were jews who meet after announcing the formation of a joint council on saturday night it's going to lead the country until elections are held. libya's un recognized government has told france to stop dealing with
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walt probably for huffed his forces continue to lay siege to tripoli an airstrike on sunday by one of his helicopters killed four people and injured at least twenty three others. vigils have been held in sri lanka to mourn the victims of the easter sunday bombings a week after the coordinated attacks churches remain shut security concerns at least two hundred fifty people were killed after hotels and churches were targeted by gunman or as louis has the latest from colombo. a week after the eastern sunday morning it's the same time the nice shrine remains closed and sunday mass across the nation suspended because of security threats despite the bomb alerts and intense security the faithful get as close to their church as they can and don't watch for. the head of the catholic church in sri
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lanka the archbishop of colombo celebrated mass in a church in his official resting his message of peace broadcast live on t.v. and radio contradiction to killing someone in the name of god. the all merciful god who is the all love god who has reared my brother and mine. who furnished why we value. of service at home with her family a sister. was at same time to church last sunday and hasn't been seen since she holds out hope her sister is still alive but is struggling we can fake it out only when and we have to now i don't like church anymore i don't want called my sister went to church with belief in god she had strong faith she often sets an absence will help really good turn your life i've lost faith in the church. the family haven't stopped searching but say they're ready to accept any outcome this
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is our neighborhood multi-faith like a family as a mosque a few steps away and in front of that a catholic shrine at this time of the year this street and the surrounding ones should be decorated with festive lights to celebrate easter a week ago instead they've been replaced by black and white streamers. every father jude jones have joined. us holding mass at st anthony's when the bomb exploded he survived because the bomber was at the back of the church away from the altar he says he's struggling to come to terms with the attack why inside joke this would place such things would happen. usually before the mas i talked to the people . and then. as you say like to some of them. they were full of. they were full of hope. and all of them with new dresses. my whole song families
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came specially in pension. to ask for. me to guard. everything. outside st anthony's survival. a prat and that candles in memory of the dead and prayed for peace florence li al-jazeera colombo. the teenage suspect in the shooting at a california synagogues been charged with murder the nineteen year old is also being investigated for an awesome attack on a mosque last month rob runnels reports. the place of worship now a crime scene after a gunman killed one person and wounded three others as they prayed sixty year old lori kay was killed in the synagogue eyewitnesses said she jumped between the gunman and rabbi yes royal goldstein the synagogues leader she put her life on the
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line for the rabbi there's no greater right. i'm inspired. touched by goldstein was wounded losing a finger on one hand my missing finger. well forever scar me physically but it's going to remind me how vulnerable we are and also how he rowing each one of us can be another member of the congregation was lightly wounded as he tried to usher children to safety and a young girl also suffered shrapnel wounds i witness oscar stewart tried to help the wounded i saw the rabbi who was bleeding from his hands i immediately went to the lady on the floor and started doing c.p.r. on her. to me. the alleged gunman was identified as nineteen year old john ernest a college student who lived nearby he is also suspected of arson in an attempt to
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burn a mosque in nearby escondido last month ernest posted an anti-semitic diatribe online detailing his desire to kill jews there were more than one thousand five hundred hate crimes reported in the u.s. in two thousand and seventeen according to the f.b.i. nearly two thirds of the hate crimes a total of nine hundred thirty eight were perpetrated against jews the f.b.i. says the number of anti-semitic crimes has increased nearly forty percent since two thousand and twelve the second largest group targeted in hate crimes was muslims rabbi goldstein said president donald trump called him personally to offer his condolences now the three people who were wounded have all been released from hospitals and as for the alleged shooter he will be arraigned on wednesday on one count of first degree murder and three counts of attempted murder robert oulds al jazeera poway california iran's foreign minister is accusing israel and saudi
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arabia and the u.a.e. of trying to push the united states into a conflict. told a u.s. television network those nations are already fueling tensions with iran. israel bolton is not going to be. united out of him at all trying to exercise regime change at least at least they want the how show an interest in tracking the united states into a conflict i do not believe the president wants to do that i believe president from iran on a campaign promise of bringing the united states into another war but the president trumps intention to put pressure the policy of maximum pressure on iran in order to bring it on to its knees so that we will succumb to pressure is doomed to failure
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or u.s. security advisor john bolton has responded to allegations that he's one of those trying to spark regime change. honestly don't you want to see regime change just not the only way to get an iran that has met threat to the neighbor you've just laid out a real bill of particulars why are why it's such a bad actor in the region well look the people of iran i think deserve a better government there's absolutely no doubt about it the trouble is it's not just the theological dictatorship it's a military dictatorship too that's a very difficult circumstance we'll see what happens as the economic pressure continues to grow. polls are closed and burning where people were voting in parliamentary elections they were picking candidates from only two political parties both of which a loyal to the president for the first time in thirty years there's not a single opposition candidate on the ballot five years ago people have been in could choose from twenty different parties the country is considered one of africa's most stable democracies. for the tenth week in
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a row members of the algerian diaspora in france of held protests demanding total regime change back home people took to the streets of paris on sunday earlier this month longtime president of the lizzie's beautifully stepped down under pressure from demonstrators and the military and the head of the upper house of parliament is now the interim president until elections take place in july but he too is facing demands to quit. sanctions banning u.s. companies from buying venezuelan oil into effect on sunday the economic impact is going to make it even harder for president nicolas maduro his government to import much needed food latin america editor. reports from you in north central venice with. the emblematic sugar refinery and then israel is a valley hasn't been processing locally grown sugar cane for at least two years francisco to central explains that the source of the problem is homegrown.
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producers non-printing cane and so we're importing brown sugar from brazil and nicaragua which we move from into. ethical you'll is a historic town it was where the spaniards established venezuela's first capital in the sixteenth century. it's a first child valley where the sugar cane industry was king. it's sad to see what's become of the kooyong the mother city of venezuela. everything you see there to live photos was sugarcane they've planted limon trees now but they dying because there are no pesticides. under former president chavez the refinery was taken over by the state followed by price controls the producers say made growing cane unprofitable now some farmers plant grass for livestock while raise goats. the socialist governments agrarian revolution was supposed to make venezuela
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self-sufficient in food but it hasn't turned out that way these were the workers quarters in what was another sugar plantation in this area like much of an israel is most fertile land it was exposed created by the state divided up and the distributed to the local community but as you can see it has been abandoned. today than israel imports almost everything people eat including reiss. beans passed in corn flour distributed in government subsidized food boxes but there are not enough buyers in the last two years the san fransisco church. has been the salvation for up to six hundred people of all ages they're not here to pray but to get a meager meal of rice and beans soup the only thing most here will eat all day. we are used to live off the sugarcane industry but there's no supplies everything is in chaos. now faced with crippling
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u.s. commercial and financial sanctions the government is again talking about making local food production a priority it's a goal that's alluded them for the last twenty years but one that is more urgent than ever. you see in you and i just see it in israel are. thousands of tibetan refugees call india's capital home despite not having access to basic social services many a recent arrivals who fled for they say is chinese oppression in tibet and the second part of our series our life displaced al-jazeera meet some of those tibetans in new delhi who've had to adapt to life away from home. to batten culture and thrives here every day every home movie and every step every smile has a meaning generations of tibetans young and old continue to embrace and maintain
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their cultural heritage it's a reminder of who they are and where they're from. this is a suburb of the capital new delhi tibetans of the refugees here since one nine hundred sixty four. at that time this was open ground there was nothing here there were no street lights not even a road when we came here we lived in tents in our understanding and that was that but then one or two years we will go back to their bidding. indians helped the with food and clothes and as these rare photographs show their homes were flimsy protecting them from harsh winters and blistering summers were simple brick and wood structures or tents. the community of a few hundred has turned into a few thousand this maze of alleyways is a part of a much larger community on the banks of the river you would not. the display of symbols flags and bunting defined it as tibet and the area also attracts tourists to see tibetans at work and understand their issues. have been defined as migraines
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are not refugees because india hasn't signed up to the one nine hundred fifty one un convention on refugees so tibetans here have been able to access the indian welfare system so they become self-sufficient setting up their own businesses and looking for work independently but for some it's not enough. under the watchful eye of tibet spiritual leader the dalai lama students such as tens of beauty are grateful for the educational opportunities offered the young tibetans like me know that the aspiration to go back to your own country i'm still there when they don't want. someone. to settle here it's an aspiration many of the tibetan community have that is going away as the years pass by or tibetans around the world wherever they are they feel that they are staying somewhere but their real sense of home is their culture and identity and and most importantly driven by our hope that one day i will go to
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tibet which is my home. for the moment new delhi is a hobo away from home for successive generations of tibetans it will continue to be so until they feel they can safely return to tibet so robin al jazeera you delhi. and in the next part of our series a life displaced we look at the thousands of bengali and or hinge of refugees living in pakistan. and you can find much more on our web site the address for that al-jazeera dot. com about some of the headlines in al-jazeera spain's governing socialist party is celebrating victory in the general election but it hasn't won enough seats to get a majority on its own populist groups also made headway with the far right vox
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party gaining seats in parliament for the first time voter turnout was very high it's seventy five percent is what spain's prime minister said just after the results came in. spaniards have sent many messages today we have sent a message of what we do not want we did not want to go back we want to country to look forward into the future we have also sent a message to europe and the world that we have won and rejected all thor tarion ism . vox party leaders on the argo of a scholar says his party will work to deliver on its promises. we will fight even harder it is only the beginning we told you we will start reconquering and we are initiating that conquering with a presence in congress vox is here to stay further talks between sudanese opposition groups and the military have been postponed until monday the two sides
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were jews to meet after announcing the formation of a joint council on saturday night it lead the country until elections are held libya's u.n. recognized government has told friends to stop dealing with warlords dog is forces continue to lay siege to tripoli an airstrike on sunday by one of his helicopters killed four people and injured at least twenty three others. more than two hundred seventy election stuff in indonesia reportedly died in the days following the world's biggest single day polls held earlier this month the election commission says the workers mostly died of fatigue related illnesses caused by long hours spent counting ballot papers by hand more than one hundred fifty million people are estimated to have voted in april the seventeenth. polls have closed in benigno when people were voting in the parliamentary elections they were picking candidates from only two political parties both of which are loyal to the president those are the headlines coming up next and al-jazeera is listening post by fanaa. one of the
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richest philanthropists in the world renowned for financing endeavors to eradicate some of the worst diseases bill gates talks to al jazeera about his foundation's goals and on says those who are critical. on al-jazeera. they killed. when a bomb blasts happened the government show. us a. laugh at the heart of. the shock government. shutdown not so much at best at. hello i'm richard gere's burden you're at the listening post here are some of the media stories that we're covering this week sri lanka after the attacks the authorities pull the plug on social media but sri lankans almost immediately find a way around the block edges france's yellow vests and the hostility they have for
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the news media the way their story is being reported a film star and a prime minister have a chat in front of the cameras what would you call that because apparently it wasn't political and thank you for joining us noam a british rapper manufactures some online dissent with the help of an animated noam chomsky it was carnage the worst violence in sri lanka since the end of the civil war ten years ago multiple church and hotel bombings on easter sunday that killed more than two hundred people in the immediate aftermath the government shut off access to social media facebook whatsapp instagram and fiber the rationale to stem the spread of hate speech and misinformation however there's a complex debate to be had here on the benefits of a social media shutdown versus the costs millions of people could not contact their friends and family because in sri lanka social media platforms are the internet
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itself such as the online reliance on sites. facebook and whatsapp moreover the evidence suggests that shutting off social media does little to check the spread of misinformation circumvention is all too easy and the blocks cut off authentic sources of information as well and in a country where politicians and the mainstream media have been known to deal in misinformation themselves an internet shutdown makes it harder to get to the truth or starting point this week is the sri lankan capital colombo. so the first explosions are good around eight forty five one easter sunday morning . we didn't mean it in the first demand this type of flowing through social media and some of the first photos clearly from members of the congregation or graphic
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we started getting you know dozens of. various groups. trying to figure out what happened and lots of speculation and rumor that didn't end up being trimmed and around the one by one what stopped functioning. was not loading. and also. media platforms were not working anymore. within six hours of the coordinated explosions across sri lanka allegedly by a group that had pledged allegiance to isis the social media shutdown came into effect the online information vacuum was in place there was no official warning and the justification was slow in coming still the measures came as no surprise to outsiders social media observers and commentators around the world with misinformation and hate speech spreading across online platforms. the blocks seem
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to make sense just not to those actually affected sri lankans c.v. some western media what i see is someone going well you know just because of its speech means to get its act together in reality these are not democratic decisions what happens is the sri lankan government just block someone's me jerk reaction and you know people just have this way of information you have to sort of weigh the risks that come with social media and how it can be used to sort of incite violence and further violence which are like a scene in the past however in sri lanka you know most folks actually communicate through like what's up in viber and when you block those makes it very hard to access information about what's going on and the fact that the news is being broken and through social media rather than through official media channels first and you
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know without any government statements right away i think cause people to really sort of panic. beyond the question of whether a social media blockage is in the societal interest is the question of how effective blockages are particularly in a tech savvy country like sri lanka where the use of v.p.n. virtual private networks has grown widespread. just over a year ago in march of two thousand and eighteen the government attempted its first social media block after anti muslim violence erupted in central and eastern sri lanka more than a million social media users reportedly downloaded d.p.'s which circumvent blockages by masking users location allowing them to go online from what appears to be another country so when this blockage occurred many sri lankans were ready everybody has b.p.'s in the country most everybody that i know has a v.p.n.
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installed in this spot for no devices and computers. and so the first thing that people talk about when they get the heat the go try to block social media is the one you should download that if you don't you do so much about the fact of the soviet block you know context to. broaden the debate to discuss. but the day after the attack tunnel bear one of the most popular v.p.n. in sri lanka was no longer accessible sri lankans who circumvent the social media blockage do not deny that online discourse can be problematic or even dangerous the fabrications misinformation and the hate speech are there for all to see however ethnic and religious divides have always existed in the country social media just gives them a prominence across multiple platforms they've never had before we started seeing fabrications of pretty much everything the war. in particular.
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started receiving going to say just that war. was poison and anything but within an hour. when he copes going up and down the roads of these areas telling citizens not to drink the water that this had actually been poisoned there will freak when we. look at lester so you can imagine the kind of shock that must have people social media while a tool that was used and has been to incite hatred and violence and is by no means the cause of such hatred and violence if you look at the history of since independence we've had cycles of violence and cycles of riots events and while i can see the. like facebook and even what's happened vibert have been used by far right extremist groups to kind of propaganda narrative around the muslim community they've i know means are the sort of cause of violence. and i think
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blocking of those arts is not going to result in an end to violence against the muslim community. lankans would be less dependent on social media if they had more faith in their mainstream news outlets but they do not call it the rajapaksa fact. my hindu rajapaksa was the country's president from two thousand and five to two thousand and fifteen under his watch journalists faced heavy government pressure and some paid for their work with their lives in two thousand and nine reporters without borders directly blamed the president and state owned media for inciting hatred and violence against journalists rajapaksa was voted out of office in two thousand and fifteen providing news outlets with some breathing space however late last year his successor tried to bring him back as prime minister. that led to a legal standoff lasting fifty one days over what came to be known as sri lanka's
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soft coup most mainstream news outlets supported the return of rajapaksa. another but they were with us so they're. hoping this is. a look they can work better than the. eventual or the courts overturned rajapaksa appointment rulings that it was unconstitutional that made us realize that our media is no longer serving the public interest. vested interests. review where they live isn't it a few honorable exceptions are all kept there is much that is not right here but the social media. the last left for us to verify and ask to find out and ask to express social media also played an important role again in trying to be very critical of how the coup is being conducted and exposing
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the kind. bribery and hands that were being made by the sort of new forms of government social media is really important in all of that i shudder to think what could have happened if there was north. block building that fifty one because of that crisis the coup could have succeeded and that's the problem media is compromised media is kept and they have. their public interest rate this is sad but realistic assessment of traditional mainstream media. sri lanka social media blockage was supposed to have ended by now but on friday president my three pala siddhis santa said there is still too much misinformation out there and if the platforms fail to control it they may be banned permanently under the declared state of emergency the government also has the power to censor
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mainstream news outlets far from seeing the end of misinformation sri lankans have been left with a lack of information. but discussing other media stories that are on our radar this week with one of our producers in auction right mina india is now halfway through its general election process which lasts for a month and there is this strange story about a nonpolitical interaction with the country's leading politician prime minister narendra modi so what was that about this was clearly an attempt by the to get a boost from bollywood through an interview conducted by the phone star much. only because it was broadcast online by asian news international and i it's a private news agency that benefits from close access to not in the movie and his party the b j p of course many mainstream channels then picked up the interview and ran into this entire to go.
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the tone was beyond informal it was phoning and this interview has been positioned quite carefully to avoid falling afoul of election commission rules now conventional broadcast interviews are banned while voting is under way and so this interview was labeled a nonpolitical interaction so this is modi and the b j p spotting a loophole in the election rules and just taking advantage of an absolutely me using the bollywood card to do that you see there are many mainstream outlets that are openly aligned with the b.g.p. but the prime minister is not taking any chances bollywood actors have posed for selfies with him they've tweeted in support of him in fact there was even a film a biopic that was slated for release just as voting began with the election commission then intervened and said it would have to wait until after results are announced ok going back to social media now for a minute the meeting this week between the c.e.o.
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of twitter and one of the platforms best known users donald trump what were they talking. well reportedly one of their discussions was about something that trumpet tweeted just hours before the meeting took place he said twitter was constantly taking people off the list that's his way of saying that they were fiddling with his follower numbers now dorsey explained that as part of twitter's efforts to clean up the site a lot of fake accounts and bots have been killed and so follower numbers are being affected for people across twitter but this plays into donald trump's suspicion which exists amongst other conservatives that somehow these big tech companies are out to get the american right correct yeah this is an ongoing conversation happening on the american right that twitter google facebook they're all out to suppress their presence now have to see given the number of pick and changing algorithms there is a case to be made for more clarity in how online platforms function which way to really get into trouble however is when it fails to take action in cases where the
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rules are clearly being violated take time for example he regularly treats tweets sexist racist and insightful messages jack dorsey however has clarified that twitter does hold public and prominent leaders in to a different standard earlier this year he said we believe it's important that the world sees how global leaders think and how they act there is a new policy however in the works for twitter where they will even offensive tweets and explain why they made up on the site now that will be interesting to see ok thanks mia. turning to france now where president emmanuel mccraw has just announced a tax cut of five billion euros it was one of several new reforms and a victory of sorts for. the yellow vest protesters who first hit the streets almost six months ago demonstrating over the price of fuel the cost of living and tax fairness macro initially tried to appease the movement by boosting the minimum wage but it didn't work and when that fire consumed part of paris is not
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a damn cathedral and macro led the fight. raising efforts for the reconstruction he played right into the protesters hands those multimillion dollar donations from billionaires which happen to be tax deductible underlined the issues of tax inequality and the government's priorities the media are more than just a subplot in this protesters complain about the underreporting of police violence the sensationalizing of the demonstrations and reporters have been restricted manhandled by police and subjected to arrest so the yellow vests are producing their own coverage live streaming across social networks listening posts are now in the tussle between the media the state and. something i want to thank you. for something you know something. more.
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secret just. don't. stop money can. look for you. that. it is really nice. if you know. the. things that they knew. you could even. do you know this cool it at twenty three the twenty third consecutive week of protests
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across france the numbers on this. streets were boosted in the aftermath of the not fire and the billions of dollars that flooded in for reconstruction. the demonstrators who first took to the streets and roundabouts over the rising price of fuel before raising other economic issues and now targeting institutions they say of protecting the rich and powerful at the expense of the people they reserve a special place in their placards for the police and their sometimes brutal response as well as to journalists some of whom have been attacked by protesters. the protesters anger towards the media is understandable but it cannot justify violence or hatred of all media because this ends up being a hatred of democracy democracy is about respecting the media even when you don't like what the media says of course there was a strong grievance when the yellow vest movement began that the media was not
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reporting their side of the story most notably with regard to police violence. today journalism is a profession that stands discredited by the yellow vests and wider french society at france and we are lucky enough to have great proximity to the parts of france that accuse journalists of only covering paris and middle and upper classes and of forgetting those sections of society that feel. invisible. and yet that said don't use the labor you know what i found when the protests began we covered it like all the social movements that have come before it why are they angry what is the response from politicians the protesters clearly showed that as long as they weren't being heard they wouldn't stop their main message was nobody is listening to us nobody ever has we all the voices you've been deaf to for the past ten twenty thirty years and this completely changes the way we have to cover things i. do
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think initially. the twenty four hour news channel and so had you were reports for bear fem is the most widely watched in france it's also the journalistic but you are of the yellow vests movement among the complaints over better mistreatment of their story other has been sensationalized the protesters have been criminalized and the instances of protest of violence have been overstated. david i'm all set loose so mum didn't pull his immediate. civil list some. discipline. if you saw. it look at the mall. although she should have been shows electrically but also. secondly the. limits just good on the sister to dispense with their full t.v.
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journalists have faced aggression from demonstrators they were even attacked live on air once. and the yellow vests also taken to protesting outside bevan t.v.'s offices however the french media is credibility problems go beyond the yellow vest story and the quantifiable this past january one month into the protests. a national catholic newspaper published a poll when asked whether their journalists were independent able to resist pressure brought by political parties sixty nine percent of respondents said no that's more than two thirds of french news consumers. french journalists just like american ones when donald trump came to power they live in a bubble they're oblivious to a whole fraction of france through friday through third century parts of
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a small menu that huddle in on itself they only three and analyze the knowledge factor of french public opinion leaving the rest out. the hatred of the media is not something that's particularly unique to the g.l.a. john this universal within french society. for all i want to be clear the journalists are doing their jobs but i need to be told how to do it we aren't there to criticism after all we're a community riddled with self-doubt always reassessing ourselves more than other professions what is happening now is that the polemic on the media have reached a degree of intensity seldom seen before. and. so the yellow vests of turn to alternative forms of media the demonstrations are reaching me live streams by the universe themselves as well as by video publishers like tarnas news who wrecked up millions of viewers it's an approach that's put
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them at odds with the police. clones the founder of tiny steers was arrested at last saturday's protest sensibly for an obscene gesture at the police and is banned from attending further protests until his hearing in october extremely curious so much we did it. on t.v. the france a news channel bankrolled by the russian government has reportedly quadrupled its french audience through its coverage of the yellow vests protests policy has been dedicated to the story providing the kinds of comprehensive coverage its backers of the kremlin would be unlikely to tolerate if the protests were happening in moscow or st petersburg. unfortunately we've seen a lot of criticism on our france even before the channel was launched in fact r.t. france is a french channel with french journalist and they're doing their job every saturday we basically go into the streets and we have life transmissions and we give the
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floor to people who come over and when the other media even the headlines in the beginning of the movement were more like this initial are either x. . right. now i think the situation is changing because the media is trying to catch up but i think the moment was lost that's why they turn into a media like ours which. russia today represents russian state power even if french journalists were make no mistake it's a channel controlled by the russian government so it certainly has its own ideological and political agenda and that's their right but it's our job as journalists to provide people with useful information not just feed them what they want to hear. when it comes to social movements few combats the impact of france's yellow vests. just weeks after the protests began president maicon pledge to increase the minimum
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wage this week he went further a raft of concessions including five billion euros in tax cuts. they were the result of this in kandahar and national policy debates and a direct response to the yellow vests the other debate the protesters have provoked is about the media establishment questions about media ownership how journalists cover protests why the levels of trust in french media so low questions that because of the universe a movable now ever before whether on the streets. of the roof. or in the studio is. the media finally we have known chance skin media theorist political scientist as you have never seen him before we produced a special episode last year on the fortieth anniversary of the publication of his
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book manufacturing consent which changed the way a lot of people see the news media but we've never seen an animated version of chomsky in a rap song this one called soundtrack. to the struggle to was put together by the british iraqi rapper loki and his collaborator sand hill and the guy bust it features chomsky on one of the most under-reported news stories out there capitalist institutions and their indifference to the future of the planet we'll leave you now with an excerpt and we'll see you next time here at the listening post maximize your short term profit and are. prepared to put point but. the real group under thirty years. you couldn't you.
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believe in a two state solution the official story is unfair and unfair we will show you i don't care about the official story if you are going to visit today you would say what has the media been counting down the world is watching why there's lots of join me mad the hot sun on the front of my guests from around the world take the hot seat and we debate the week's top stories and big issues here on al-jazeera. spring's governing socialists claiming victory in the third election in four years but they're short of a majority. i'm about to send in this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up talks between sudanese opposition groups in the military are to resume on monday to discuss
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details of the joint transitional council. two hundred seventy indonesian election stuff die of fatigue after a long hours counting millions of votes following the world's biggest single day polls. a rare meeting of afghan elders is set to begin in cobol to discuss the war and u.s. efforts for a peace deal with the taliban. believe. spain's governing socialists have picked up the most seats in sunday's elections but with nearly all the votes counted it looks like they won't have enough for an outright majority and for the first time a far right party is to enter parliament so you're gay i go reports from madrid. people of the race but there is no sense to see a full being a government. yet the socialists triumphant in their win when lacking an outright majority was spaniards have sent many
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messages today we have sent a message of what we do not want we do not want to go back we want to country to look forward into the future we have also sent a message to europe and the world that we have won and rejected all thord tarion ism. the way it is they may be but now they have a duty to form a coalition one possibility the left wing anti austerity together we can party its leader public less yes has already said that he is willing to support the socialists as they say on your license innocent is fine for several years elections in spain have not been about winning but about convincing people about making up the numbers that we are an essential political force for the formation of a left wing government is not spain. but the numbers still do not add up to a majority they would need support from regional parties in particular the catalan
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pro independence groups. the alternative a deal with a center right citizens party comfortably form a coalition in terms of numbers they have been one of the surprises of the election they come almost neck and neck with the people's party the p.p. the traditional opponents of the socialists in general elections were two party race but this election has brought the worst result in p.p.s. history battered after a corruption scandal punished by some of its followers over its course of action when confronting cattle on pro independent tests this is a party now in deep crisis a grand reckoning sealing their fate and now. fighting god no no we will fight even harder this is only the beginning we told you we will start reconquering and we are initiating that conquering with a presence in congress vox is here to stay but the latest player in this race
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vox struck out and claimed that i own stake in the game. one of the voters that's extremely happy with the results of the night was supporters of by far right last parts are now behind me listening to the leaders. as well as they could have it dissipates and they are the new force in the lower house of parliament. and with vox's games nationalism is back in spain. ally now putting this politics in europe so did i i go al-jazeera madrid. for the talks with sudanese opposition groups in the military have been postponed until monday the two sides were supposed to meet again on sunday after announcing that they're for a joint council that's going to lead the country until elections are held him organs following developments in the sudanese capital. the second round of talks between the military council and the opposition coalition was supposed to be held
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on sunday evening but that has been postponed to monday both sides said that they needed time for further consultations on saturday they agreed on a joint military civilian transitional government but the two sides are you to agree on how that transitional government should look like the military wants a military transitional government with civilian representation but the opposition coalition wanted to be a civilian government with military representation so both sides said that they were going to talk to their respective to their respective members discuss it and then come to to the table on monday and present it to each other and take it from there but both sides said that they're very optimistic that a deal will be reached so that a transitional government will be formed on sunday also the congress party and that from monday rally that they had planned to show that they supported sharia laws and islamic laws will be postponed and they said that the military council deputy head had told them that this is not the time to talk about religion and show support this is the time to try to form a transitional government of course that government has. a lot of issues to be are
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in doubt until it is formed but in the meantime protesters in front of the army headquarters are still going strong they're saying that they will not give up protesting in front of the army headquarters they will not call an end to their system was started on the sixth of april and till they hear that a breakthrough a real breakthrough has been reached and that there will be a civilian government in place for the transitional period. more than two hundred seventy election stuff in indonesia have reportedly died in the days following the world's biggest single day polls held earlier this month the general elections commission says the workers mostly died of fatigue related illnesses caused by law spent counting millions of ballot papers by hand more than one hundred fifty four million people are estimated to have voted on april the seventeenth the elections combine the presidential vote with national and regional parliamentary ballots in order to save money and there is hostile noise in indonesia a consultant for human rights watch is joining us now live from jakarta thank you
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very much indeed for having taken the time to be with us i understand that you were at some of these kinds what did you see when you were there my four things they open at seven am and finalize counting at two fifteen am meaning almost nineteen hours after it opened not to say preparation we have to prepare the previous night meeting these people working like forty eight hours or more straight rate of course we break with lines and in our bricks but again it is not adequate at the same time they have to deal with five election presidents you know send up national parliament parliament and local parliament and there are sixteen political part of this meeting at least for these three latest left the election you have sixteen part this time three elections we have forty eight. of
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papers to be written down by hands and to be counted so it is very exhausting i'm not surprised that these so many people have died because of that i'm sure the human rights watch was only one of several organizations who are watching this count to go on was there any. concern at any point that you should be stepping into to inform the authorities that this situation was not going to work. this is not the fall of the election commission i have to underline this is not the fall of the election commission they're doing a great job the thing is the parliament wanted to save money by organizing five elections in a single day very complicated very difficult and no unsurprisingly many people have died this new parliament should immediately every few the exits thing election law making it more human and it should be done now other than later because if it
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is done to be laid there you know the parliament will be more worried about gerrymandering about how the new election love will benefit them so this is. should be immediately done by. the you know the new parliament which is just waiting for the next month good to get your opinion in this thank you very much indeed a rare meeting of afghan leaders scholars and elders is happening in kabul for us talks with the taliban are likely to top the agenda such meetings are known as the loya jirga they've been held for centuries it's a way of bringing together afghanistan's many ethnic religious and tribal communities is expected that are going to be up to three thousand representatives now in the past loya jirgah has been used to approve a new constitution declare war to the new king or make sweeping social or political reforms on the first day there is going to be a vote to appoint the judge as temporary leader as well as deputies and secretaries
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the new head of the jirga will then create fifty committees they're going to spend the next two or three days discussing the issues that are likely to focus on peace talks with the taliban they're going to bring their decisions back to the head of the jirga will then announcement now these decisions are rarely legally binding but on officially they're almost always regarded as final about this is joining us live from kabul charlotte give us some indication of what's happening there at the moment. good morning will president donnie has just arrived he flew and a convoy of helicopters the loya jirgah taint is the big white building you see behind me so he has just arrived they have just sung the national anthem and there are indeed more than three thousand people inside that tape now security is incredibly tight so president danny did not come by road he flew in by helicopter and just to give you a saint's of what kind of scale of operation this is if you look over it this hell
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here these homes have all been searched by afghan intelligence and no one can move from the bottom of the hill across the loya jirgah area all the way across to these apartment buildings this area is entirely on lockdown to get into this area you need to be registered with the loya jirga committee to gain access and then another area around five hundred mate is behind the camera is also on lockdown we have afghan and intelligence police hundreds of uniforms around and even international forces housing to try to secure this area trucks cannot come into kabul while this loya jirga arizona as a city five to six million people essentially at a standstill they have institutions public holiday as of last saturday right into the stay that means that government buildings will not operate private sector is shut down schools are closed everything and in a fit to try and get the security needed to hold an event of this nature. to give
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some sort of outline of the principals if you like of the loya jirga and some of the basic methods about how it's going to work but we're talking about delegates and these are enormous issues for the future of afghanistan in practice how does this all work. so it changes a lot right now as we understand it is that more than three thousand people inside this tent they will have the opening ceremony with president danny then they will decide on five questions last week they thought twenty five now they're thinking five and they will all relate to pay tax if they get the opportunity to negotiate for peace with the taliban what will their red lines be and what would a priority space as the afghan people they need to represent people from from every district from from every province different tribes different religions is more than thirty percent a woman which.


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