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has declared a state wide emergency as multiple wildfires burn out of control almost 200000 people have been ordered to leave their homes amid fears that harkened force winds could help spread the fires christianson as the latest wind gusts of around 140 kilometers an hour are fueling the flames in the heart of california's wine country the fire began wednesday and is only 10 percent contained putting people and property at risk dozens of structures have burned to the ground we've got rates of spread that are extremely dangerous at this point with erratic fire behavior and nearly 200000 people have been advised to leave home the largest evacuation the county has ever seen but the california highway patrol closed parts of a main evacuation route sunday morning due to 0 visibility and there's growing concern the fire will cross the highway to an area that hasn't seen fires in decades and as a result is covered in dense drive vegetation that area hasn't seen any fire
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history since the 1940 s. so that the fuels in that area are extremely dense they're extremely old and decadent and they're extremely dry the so-called kinkaid fire along with the tick fire in suburban los angeles are the biggest of several blazes plaguing california during its traditional wildfire season when high winds and low humidity make for hazardous conditions the impact stretches far beyond evacuation zones california's pacific gas and electric the utility company is cutting power to nearly a 1000000 homes and businesses to minimize the risk of power lines sparking additional fires. as many as 3000000 people could be affected the company has already filed for bankruptcy in the face of lawsuits from last year's wildfire season while this year's may just be getting started kristen salumi al-jazeera. time for a short break here not just iraq when we come back german parties and opposite ends
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of the political spectrum some. seen as a key test for the center ground. growing up with guns and murder the challenges facing former child soldiers in saddam as they struggle to. have those scenes of rain showers across areas of iraq and iran over the last few days is a few more the 4 calls paint a cloud streaming up from the west to the south and the rains any widespread all monday across northern sections of iraq into the west of iran as to how much is a bit lower in toronto just 15 celsius maybe a scottish through the eastern end of the med that tends to clear on tuesday but some fairly widespread showers at this point working their way through southern and eastern areas of turkey and again maybe just across into northern areas of iraq to
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the south across the raven peninsula we've got some mystically conditions until of course you look across into the arabian sea this is tropical cycle or not it's a powerful storm system it is moving very slowly up towards the west so monday the seas beginning to become a little bit rough and certainly by choose day as it gets closer to the coast of oman we will see increased winds along here and also say some pretty rough seas at the moment the actual forecast track a little bit uncertain but we'll watch this very closely in the coming days and then down into southern africa some rain showers and calls the you indicate on is feeding cooler on monday 15 celsius maybe a stray shower into durban and staying pretty warm into john is that into long choose day a front slides through and it feels fresh 25. the weather sponsored by qatar in. every weekly news cycle brings a series of breaking stories joining the listening post as we turn the cameras on the media when the entire service is control much of egyptian media it becomes an
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extension of the arm of the president and focus on how they would put on the stories that matter to them and still getting an accurate informative story out of there is not easy they pose it too late we already have the information they're listening pounced on al-jazeera. welcome back at home out of our top stories here on al-jazeera world leaders are warning that the fight against arsenal isn't over yet despite the death of its leader. the u.s. president announced the bag that he died during a u.s. military operation in syria is in the province. argentina center left candidate out
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but often numbers have defeated the incumbent mario got into a mockery in the presidential election took 47 percent of the votes compared to michael's 41 percent with most of the votes counted and i'm to says he'll meet matt brown monday to discuss the transition. out of state what emergency has been declared in california as multiple wildfires burn out of control almost 200000 people have been ordered to leave their homes as hurricane force winds for it to spread the files. we're turning to our top story now abu bakr al baghdadi may not have been as well known to americans as a solid bin laden but his death is considered by u.s. officials as a game changer in the war on terror and other reports on how he became the leader of one of the world's most feared terror groups. it was july 2014 when the world got a glimpse of the man best known as abu bakar a bucket that he and iraqi whose real name is abraham a wide ibrahim. he walked out of the shadows to declare in islam it stayed in iraq
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and the levant from the great mosque in the iraqi city of mosul he led friday prayers after naming himself caliph or religious leader it was a show of power by an armed group which took over much of iraq's sunni heartland after the iraqi army all but collapsed 5 years later it was back daddy's state that collapsed eisel once controlled $88000.00 square kilometers of territory stretching from western syria to eastern iraq it lost its last stronghold in syria in march this year weeks after back that he made his 1st appearance in 5 years putting to rest many unconfirmed reports of his death in a video the ice a leader wanted to show he was still in charge and along with his group survived the territorial defeat back that he was behind the group's creation an expansion eisel originated in al qaida in iraq that he became its leader in 2010 he then capitalized on the unrest in neighboring syria exploiting the security vacuum it
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started to capture territory and changed its name to islamic state in iraq and the levant before falling out with leader ayman al-zawahiri eisel now challenges al qaida not only in syria and iraq but for the leadership of what it calls the global jihad this struggle but that he was once a prisoner in a us run jail in iraq he is believed to have been born near the iraqi city of samarra in 1971 and said to have a ph d. and islamic studies from an iraqi university giving him religious credentials it isn't known what role baghdadi played in recruiting arab and foreign fighters or the. orchestrating attacks abroad there have been questions about his grip on power and reports of dissent within the group's leadership but the man who declared himself caliph the would be successor of the prophet managed to elude death and capture for years and even though i still state in syria iraq crumbled under his
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rule the group's goals are not defined by borders or one man its appeal comes from harnessing the grievances of some new muslims in iraq syria and across the world. tens of thousands of people in lebanon formed a human chain that's crossed the length of the country demonstrators say they want to present a unified front in their call for the government to resign. from beirut. they came out in their tens of thousands connecting a 170 kilometers of lebanon's coastline and breaking sectarian divides by holding hands so we're making this a human chain to show the full support of all the lebanese people from the north the south. the many people are linking the way to the northern city of tripoli and stretching out. there i'm very human you have.
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to gather structure all of. this. despite promises of economic reforms by prime minister saad the people have not left the streets after 11 days of protests their message the same as on day one we want to the corruption. that's been happening for the past 30 years so now this is the this is the people speaking this is our time we're all here basically for one thing just look at our basic rights and hopefully we'll get there what do you mean by basic right. if we can start by garbage on the street so if we can like electricity was. everything the core message from the protesters is that the government must resign people tell us they want a neat new faces i left in the ninety's and when i come back after 30 years we have the same names. nothing is changing the state of the
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infrastructure and you can understand the people who are running or governing the country how. this was a show of solidarity of this fractious population standing together under the lebanese flag it's the 2nd sunday of these protests their call for the entire government to resign has gone unheeded the question is will these protests maintain their mentor and if they do how long will the government let them go on for stephanie decker al jazeera beirut polls have closed in colombia's 1st local elections since its 2016 peace deal with fog rebels voters are choosing their local representatives but the polls being seen as a referendum on president even dukas government despite a peace deal struck between the government 3 years ago the violence has continued bolivian president evo morales has again warned his political rivals are planning a coup protest against election results continue the country's electoral board name
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iran as the outright winner of the recent presidential vote but the opposition accuses the president of fraud of the 2 vote counts were halted also complained about irregularities in the count us secretary of state mike pompei as calls for review or a 2nd round election. tens of thousands of protesters in pakistan are marching from karachi to islamabad calling on the prime minister to resign the demonstration was organized by conservative and religious groups marchers are expected to reach the capital on thursday accusing one can of rigging last year's election and say his government is illegitimate the protesters also show solidarity with residents in indian administered kashmir which was stripped of its autonomy in august. now the driver of a truck that contained the bodies of $39.00 people is set to appear in a u.k. court later on monday morris robinson is facing charges of manslaughter people trafficking and money laundering 25 year old was arrested shortly after the
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container truck was found last week the identities of the 39 people are still to be confirmed 3 of the 5 people arrested over the incident have been released on bail germany's far right party has served in elections in the eastern state of touring gear the contest seen as an indicator of the party's growing strength in the region but the support for the alternative germany party wasn't enough to stop the incumbent far left linker from maintaining the top spot dominic came reports from the regional capital of for the. first place for the far left and a personal triumph for this man for durham a little has given this state for the past 5 years now he thinks he's won another phone i wish to go to work for to ing and also to work for doing an important day for throwing a great day for 3 in the 38th anniversary of the border opening such an intense election and an option on which the people of the country decide for themselves other future of the country will be shaped. his main challenges have been from the
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far right a.f.d. whose leader here is beyond her care a man who believes the national holocaust memorial shames his country and who strongly opposed to immigration and multi-culturalism those messages helped him more than double his party's vote share the sun is rising above the east and soon we will let the sun shine above all of germany we have made the east blue and in just a few years we will be a people's party for the whole of germany. collectively the vote for the 2 political extremes is more than 50 percent at a time when many in the old communist east germany feel disillusioned with what 30 years in reunited germany has brought them for the christian democrats this is a blow whose effect was clearly acknowledged by its lead candidate here. for flooring in the democratic center this is a bitter result we fought for this democratic senator in this democratic center did not get a majority all of which means finding
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a stable majority to govern this state for the next 5 years could be difficult one analyst believes the far left may try to govern alone but maybe there's a lucian should be a minority government and then more minority government could follow as an exit from this impasse created by the all against the a if the split in germany but so far at least all of the other parties maintained they are against the air. although sunday's vote was for this state parliament its message will resonate at the national level many east germans are unhappy with the political process and they're turning to the parties of the extremes to show it dominic. that the 3 in parliament. now for years children have been recruited to fight in conflicts in many parts of sudan while some of these wars have ended reports by human rights groups say many children are yet to be demobilized by armed groups but even those released can struggle to rebuild their lives even horgan
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reports from could you believe in south kordofan instead. this has become the way al had he has and spends most of his afternoons since the 21 year old returned home to casually 2 months ago he says growing helps him temporarily forget his 5 years as a child soldier which has scarred him mentally and physically. i used to hurt cattle and soldiers came up to me and said i will join the army they said i am no longer a civilian and that's how you became a soldier and if i don't defend the village women will be raped and killed or used to fire our produce and also record the documents for the group. and he says he was 15 when the armed opposition known as the sudan's people liberation movement north forced him to join their ranks the espaillat has been fighting sudanese government forces since 2011 the conflict has killed tens of thousands and displaced hundreds of thousands more most fled to neighboring south sudan the conflict became one of 3
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in sudan all marked by human rights violations and atrocities there's no exact numbers on how many chelsea old as there are in sudan but rights groups say most are or have been part of opposition groups and while recent reports suggest that none are in the ranks of sudan's army their reports show some are part of the paramilitary rapid support forces. rights groups say the rapid support forces recruited children after the war in darfur where they're accused of war crimes the new york times also reported that child soldiers are employed to fight for the saudi led coalition were in yemen some as young as 14 paid as much as $10000.00. and the rapid support forces are accused of killing at least 100 pro-democracy protesters when their sitting was attacked in sudan's capital which 4 months ago the our staff and sudan's government deny recruiting children but we've conducted training within the ranks of the rapid support forces and have not recorded any use
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of child soldiers and to avoid being accused of recruiting them raised their enlistment age from 18 to 20 but some soldiers tend to have young looks and small bodies on the station for child soldiers the united nations children's agency unicef says that it's working with sudan's new transitional government to verify soldiers' ages and will demobilize child soldiers if they find any there is a strong commitment in terms of the military of the nation that we as you said have been speaking with the r.s.s. and we have gotten the same assurances that we can come in that we can verify it has begun so it will be a question of access so where there is access will be able to verify. and how do says he wants to rebuild his life even though his recruitment meant his missed out on getting an education while he's yet to recover from his days as a child soldier he's hoping his future isn't hindered by his past he's going to
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al-jazeera south kordofan. renee soames masterpiece found in a woman's kitchen in france has become the most expensive medieval painting ever sold the 13th century piece christ mocked sold for $26600000.00 well over the initial estimate it's the 1st time in decades that a painting by one stones monster has gone under the hammer by painting in the kitchen for years a small painting is said to be in excellent condition. to have a quick check of the headlines here an al-jazeera world leaders are warning the fight against eisel isn't over yet despite the death of its leader abu bakar al baghdadi the us president announced of baghdad he died during a u.s. military operation in. france and britain say his killing in northwestern syria is an important moment but they'll continue to work with allies in the middle east to
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feed the group entirely argentina's center left candidate alberto fernandez his defeated incumbent but it's a matter in the presidential election that was focused on the economy with most of the votes counted fernando's had around 47 percent of the vote compared to mark was $41.00 and under says he will meet on monday to discuss the transition to resume has more now from what desires this have been very very difficult economic times for argentina times when people have been going to the banks changing their passes for u.s. dollars because they do not trust in the banking system taking their money out of the government is currently struggling with very high inflation poverty rates the possibility of a default for strategic and most analysts and most economy faith that there is a clear plan for the next month because the next president takes over in 2 months and it's necessary to know what measures the next president is going to take in order to bring some stability. the bolivian president evo morales says his
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political rivals are planning a coup in response to his reelection the opposition accuses morale is a fraud of the 2 vote counts were frozen the u.s. has backed calls for a review or a 2nd round election a state wide emergency has been declared in california as multiple wildfires burning out of control almost 200000 people have been ordered to leave their homes as hurricane force winds threaten to spread the fires tens of thousands of people in lebanon have formed a human chain that's across the length of the country demonstrators saying they want to present a unified front in their call for the government to resign if the 11th day of anti-government protests in the country and tens of thousands of protesters in pakistan are marching from karachi to islamabad one of the prime minister to step down they accuse him and current of rigging last year's general election and say his government is illegitimate the demonstration was organized by conservative religious groups. so those were the headlines the news continues on al-jazeera
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after the listening post station that's a legend. in a world of alternative facts and truths unfiltered social media spreads misinformation unfavorable reports become fake commuters fake phoning the enemy of the people and press freedom is under attack. in a brand new documentary series we explore the media landscape of the future how are journalists the world over coming to terms with this new reality and finding ways to challenge mainstream misconceptions whose truth is it anyway coming soon on a. record 1.5. countries. hello i'm richard burton you're at the listening post here are some of the media
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stories we're covering this week the protests in lebanon are a multi-faceted story that many of the countries news outlets want no part of in ethiopia a showdown between a media mogul and the winner of the nobel peace prize prime minister. post colonial residue governments in sub-saharan africa are still using laws that the colonists left behind to silence journalists and never mind the tear gas it is 11 on after all and the beats must go on for a week and a half now the streets of lebanon have been jammed with protesters the biggest anti-government demonstrations there for 15 years among the aspects of this story that stand out although it has since grown into a nationwide movement against a government corruption and economic mismanagement these protests were triggered by talk of a new tax on whatsapp and other internet cull services like facebook messenger and face time secondly. while so much of lebanese politics is sectarian there is
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nothing factional about these demonstrations the issues are economic the protesters are a nonsectarian coalition not that you would know that watching some of the television channels coming out of beirut unlike the movement they are supposed to be covering much of lebanon's media is split along sectarian lines some of the more independent outlets have jumped on this story but those controlled by politicians have been spinning downplaying or just ignoring the unrest that's what happens when the media play a central part in a system that so many citizens are trying to change our starting point this week is beirut. watching television in lebanon these days on some channels at least is like watching a nation talking to itself. channels
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like. these are just running constantly on the interviews of the crowd basically telling the crowd to just be good if. they talk about what happened to their family about their story. i mean. these reporters they stand there and people just warm around them and wait for their turn. but others argue it does about me. what it is they feel good about other talking about issues local issues bigger issues like you know having sectarian political system driven by warlords. it is that system of the protesters. to change. but it was economic issues power outages water shortages and proposed
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new taxes on the basics like few. even online phone calls on platforms such as what's the 1st block people onto the streets which is where the domestic media come in with their built in bias lebanese politics and power are carved up between political factions the president comes from a christian party the prime minister's office is reserved for a sunni muslim and a shia muslim always gets to be speaker of the parliament some of lebanon's biggest t.v. channels t.v. future t.v. and n b n are owned by or aligned with those political parties then there is hezbollah's t.v. and the state on channel tele liban both of which downplayed the demonstrations or ignored activists stormed taliban's offices in protest 3 other privately owned channels apparently with agendas of their own l b c m.t.v.
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and alger did have all provided wall to wall coverage of the unrest. by a handful of political dynasty about 12 families or. alliance. which is affiliated to the president's party on the very 1st night of the demonstrations or t.v. was broadcast. on the ground have been forced to remove their logos from the microphone because protesters have refused to speak to them everything going media every single newspaper has a particular political so it comes as no surprise but. in the front of would not want to be broadcasting the protests with as much as m.t.v. and that are on the other side when we look at media we need to understand that live television is one of the keepers or a media and so the majority. at the stations with the exception of telling me paul is out broadcasting the channel called n b
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n which is tied to the speaker of parliament a bit but it also one of the powerful figures this channel has no reporters on the ground they are putting a shot of the crowd and whenever they hear a protest chant they don't like they actually mute the sound of the entire broadcast. so it's hilarious to just turn on channel and it's really their speech that these channels are literally speechless and b n n t v and others al not try to direct what's happening so that cause they have pundits on air and they kind of dip in and out of the protest very strategically here inside their best efforts they still can't really control and direct the crowd but they're trying very hard to do so. spare a thought for lebanon's prime minister saad hariri future t.v. channel his family controls suspended operations last month due to financial
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difficulties hariri must feel like he's at a political gunfight factional free for all having been suddenly disarmed of his own channel. given all the criticism old t.v. has been taking for its coverage we asked for an interview we were told there an official at the free patriotic movement president michel party could speak for the channel that official defended old t.v.'s journalism and directed our attention elsewhere to the coverage on l b c m.t.v. and alger d. o t v is cooperating in the midst of this this is taking the pulse of the state sending the porters sometimes to all-stars surroundings and to use for reporters be cursed and asked. because they're hard to be. from the government side which is the case some of these stations was part of the speech inciting people
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whereas usually you get all of the media is to just think the pulse of the city and to deploy 'd the top is happening look at international t.v. stations and you see a t.v. station and inviting people to war manifestations will bush and she little know what the comfort of this is how it should be done. we looked for examples of what had just described channels inciting citizens to join the demonstrations although we found no now good deed has tweeted out videos of lebanese celebrities urging the channel's followers to go out on the streets and some of those channels reporters have lost or at least parked their objectivity on this story. to see that it is a good. deed correspondent to be a for example when fired after helping a protester escape arrest while she was live on the air as she was
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a talking to another demonstrator a young man was called out of the crowd by assuming security forces. what she said at the time was that she had seen the same man distributing food to other than the troopers were doing and that she knew she had to shoot to the stand on the side. i think was a commendable moment as journalists were often pushed towards this creed of objective if you are asked. but in reality journalism should be a service in the public interest and this is from there and i think this is precisely why this moment by all. the prevailing distrust lebanese have in their mainstream media has led them to lean on social media to share information but unlike the arab spring and regardless of the what's that bangle this is no
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facebook revolution in some ways it's bigger than millions of lebanese of all sects are not just out to bring down a dictator or a mere government they want to overthrow a system terry into the cold right down to the t.v. channels that are supposed to be telling their story they're basically. regardless of what our politicians tell us no matter how our media choose to report levanon doesn't have to be this way. what if it came down the media. is wrong and i'm back to dialogue with the alternative political group because there seems to be representation that there is no alternative to the current political leaders that. there are alternative political fight that are better equipped better rounded that have legitimate hear from the people and they need to
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be given a stronger voice in the mainstream media so that we can actually lead our country forward. we're looking at other media stories that are on our radar this week with one of our producers tara tara 2 weeks ago the ethiopian prime minister abi ahmed wins the nobel peace prize he helped forge that peace deal with neighboring eritrea ending a military stalemate that lasted 20 years and this past week a major media owner in the country says that he's now being targeted by government agents what's the story so richard this is a story about 2 powerful men in a new and a relationship that looks like it's gone from the prime minister took power in 2018 after wave of government protests and like you say he's just been awarded a nobel prize one john said the obvious rival was at the time and obama for putin's the media mogul you mentioned that he was
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a journalist and. a controversial figure for a lot of people but very much credited as a galvanizing force and he showed videos in protest strategies from his living room coming newsroom in minnesota after. a very influential player with a formidable new station his disposal the iran. media network this is 100 was the cry of the prime minister when we spoke to. the kind of freedom that we see in the orbital days unprecedented that everybody has this doubt in their mind is this is this a dream is it going to last is this going to go into another big theater where went hunting in support in but we're going to call the speed to the fire as well because there are a lot of promises he must kill so that's on prime minister in july 28th now on tuesday the prime minister issued
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a thinly veiled threat to jawad in parliament saying if he continues to stir from arrest and undermine peace the government would quote take measures sounds like it didn't take long for those measures to take place well jill was that later that evening a group of police officers showed up at south after midnight tried to dismiss his security detail and there was a kind of confrontation. goes on facebook and that's not forget this is the guy who mobilized the masses in 2018 and thanks to his 1750000 followers by wednesday morning there were thousands on the streets including outside his home which you could say is rather convenient timing because this week also hinted who run for prime minister next the government has categorically denied try to arrest him or harm him i'm sure the nobel people will be watching with interest from stockholm thanks to our. next we're moving to
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a media story whose roots date back to the late 19th century european powers were setting sail for africa sweeping across the continent colonizing country after country once they took power they wrote laws designed to ensure that the colonised would not rise up against the colonizers laws that could also be used to silence censor intimidate or jail journalists. who refused to toe the line come the late 1950 s. africans began revolting and over the next decade or 2 most countries would win their independence however much of the colonial legislation remains in place and there is now a growing list of journalists in sub-saharan africa falling afoul of those laws and they were never written with contemporary democratic societies in mind the listening posts nick knew or had now on the colonial era laws that still determine what can and cannot be reported in parts of sub-saharan africa.
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2018 in the democratic republic of congo newspaper editors that was funny was jailed for publishing articles critical of a bank she was prosecuted under a defamation law dating back to 940 when the d r c was a belgian colony november 2 10165 zambian radio journalists were arrested for allegedly calling a member of the ruling party a useless person they were charged under section 179 of the zambian penal code which dates back to british colonial times and in another former british colony courts one makani a newspaper editor at the sunday standard published a report that the former president was involved in a late night car crash he was charged with sedition i told my lawyer that you know what i am going to plead guilty to say he said i believe i did that i think and he
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. will be but there was a 10 year government and they got me excited about that but i was very disappointed that they go there because that to go we need only opportunity we had the chinese the constitutionality of this edition so sedition. compared to ls our fans of defamation which are much more used to is very specific to care. it is people at the pinnacle of power in the society there are some shit as that the said comments remarks views expressed have a potential of cost and national security threat or a public order threat $1.00 suspects that because the the newspaper was so independent then had been writing about other matters that was clearly upset in the government of the day that they used that as an excuse to move against the
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journalists the irony of course is that the world looks at and sees it as a best democracy and stable rule in sub-saharan africa and yet some fortunately sedition still remains a crime in botswana and it is used to close down the democratic space. which is by design colonial era last weren't written to protect democracy but to limit dissent in countries like britain france and belgium established the african colonies in the late 19th century the new colonial administrations expected journalists who were almost exclusively white and mostly compliant to highlight the achievements of government perpetuating the nation of african dependence on colonialism they also want to be opponents silenced and
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a legal framework was created so that. when the colonize ation process began in the late 1950 s. and african governments started coming into power securing independence was the priority not media freedom and the new leader is so valued in the lords that they inherited what happened after independence. when our black leaders to call for before they were calling for a free media but after they changed they decided to use the strategy that was used by the koran yet they are colonial masters and there was a reason for that why because the nation building projects the forcing of people to now identify themselves as it says zambians back now have to be centrally managed or centrally controlled so in order to do that the new governments found it
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necessary to send a single message as the only voice that had their good intentions and everybody else was destroying what this government was trying to build our leaders see the media is an opposition. you know and they don't understand the role of the media because the only generation. of our leaders were hiding behind this idea of nation building and cohesion we contacted multiple governments that still have colonial era laws in place to ask why decades after independence those laws are still on the books none of them got back to us. it's not just the legacy of colonialism that lingers on in africa but the legal residue of apartheid in south africa this year marks 25 years of democracy in the country but journalists there still have to
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contend with laws that were designed to preserve white minority rule. 982 protection of information act gave some thought because apart take government sweeping powers to keep secrets and silence journalists in a democratic era many of the provisions in that glow are deemed unconstitutional but that hasn't prevented its use a big surprise was last year when an investigative journalist. who had written a book called the president suddenly found himself on the receiving end of a police raid and. it was. the stance simply because he had confidential information from the intelligence services in his possession he's been charged under this act and while the case has been moved ahead against him it's still hanging over his head. the ruling african national congress has made several
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attempts to replace the $902.00 protection of state information act its version the protection of state information bill even made it through parliament. the campaign its journalists and lawyers said it was new only in name and still gave the state unconstitutional powers the bill remains unfinished business it's been on the president's desk for 6 years now awaiting signature until then the a particular law remains in force. historically always aside there's an unwritten cultural code in the region it's called into the idea in african culture that a shared sense of humanity builds and binds communities the challenge. for modern day african societies and their leaders who are no longer united by the common goal of being colonial group it's hard to reconcile the reverence of the true with the
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irreverence of critical germans not too long ago in this very same. criticizing a public figure the political leadership could be sitting. but attitudes are changing and people begin to identify themselves often his text. messages this way that their concerns these days are less about jan i dislike him and more about. the media in general is not digging deep enough it's important that people realize that if they want to live in a democratic society that there is no way that a government a democratically elected government or a post colonial government should be in a position to use colonial era laws of apartheid norms to try and subjugate the population i am convinced that if they want to keep those laws in this they truth because they have
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a vested interest. and there is no. basis no it is guys are going to pull in to stop power to the extent that even to criticize them for it. and finally back to lebanon and an ngo that we did not touch on in our lead story the lebanese have a reputation for party ok it's a stereotype but as anyone who has ever been to beirut will tell you it is not entirely on deserved and rather than putting their partying on hold while the politics plays out on the streets they've combined the 2 activities video has emerged online of a demonstration street party in tripoli that looks like some kind of revolutionary raise the d.j. mahdi karen has. grown into a folk hero who knows maybe he'll be the country's next president we'll leave you now with that tripoli video and a few others plus some tweets on the lebanese practicing politics as only they can
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and we'll see you next time here at the listening post. was. that.
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of emergency in california as wildfires rage forcing tens of miles to feed a. show of unity thousands of people in lebanon to form a human chain across the country to support of anti-government protests. welcome to the program world leaders are warning the fight against eisel isn't over yet despite the death of its leader baghdadi france and britain say his killing in northwestern syria is an important moment but they'll continue to work with allies in the middle east to defeat the group entirely white house correspondent kimberly hoggett reports on the daring u.s. raid that ended in the death of the world's most wanted man. a car i'll bet daddy is dead in a rare sunday morning news conference president donald trump announced to the world the leader of eisele had been hunted down and killed by u.s.
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forces he died like a dog he died like a coward trump says the u.s. confirmed the identity of abu bakr al baghdadi at the syrian compound minutes after he died using d.n.a. u.s. forces reportedly spent 2 hours at the site obtaining intelligence including isis future plans well 3 children died in the raid 11 more were captured along with a small group of adults describing the raid in great detail from say u.s. special forces were met with gunfire as they descended from helicopters onto the northwest syrian compound where al baghdadi was hiding he was cornered in a tunnel where he detonated a suicide vest to avoid capture he died after running into a dead end tunnel whimpering and crying and screaming all the way and he had dragged 3 of his young children with him they were led to certain death. our big daddy had been under u.s.
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surveillance for weeks trump thank russia turkey syria and iraq for cooperation with the mission but he minimized the contribution of kurdish intelligence even as its kurdish fighters that for years helped the u.s. destroyer baghdad's caliphate trump says russia and turkey were even consulted in advance of the mission but not democratic leaders in the u.s. congress we were going to notify them last night but we decided not to do that because washington leaks like i've never seen before and i told my people we will not notify them until the great people are out not just in but out the u.s. defense secretary says the death of al baghdadi will be a devastating blow to eisele but countering the ideology will be more difficult but the president's supporters in congress believe this is a turning point the killing. is a game changer in the war on terror like a scene reminiscent of the raid ordered by us president barack obama an al qaeda
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leader osama bin laden in 2011 truck watched the mission from the situation room of the white house he was surrounded by the u.s. vice president defense secretary national security adviser and the u.s. military's joint chiefs of staff president trunk claims the death of isolator al big daddy is even more significant than president obama's killing of the leader osama bin laden it's a headline trunks likely to play up as he campaigns for reelection 2020 kimberly helped at al jazeera the white house but a mass reaction from iraq where baghdadi was from. iraqis will contend with the psychological trauma caused by baghdad he and i saw for a generation whether it was being displaced from their homes losing a loved one being injured raped or simply living in fear you'd be hard pressed to find an iraqi family not affected by isis reign of terror in iraq with the news
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that al baghdadi is dead you can pretty much be guaranteed that most iraqis are simply saying good riddance to their fellow iraki just as with osama bin laden and al qaeda the death of baghdad he does not necessarily mean a dissolution of eisel although of course it is in a weakened state there believed to be eisel sleeper cells across iraq they have been launching attacks i spoke to the top general of the u.s. led coalition to defeat eisel here in baghdad over the summer and he says that eisel has done a very good job of adapting and becoming a nimble insurgency that he says is resurging here in iraq and syria he says the fight against isis is far from over we've been speaking to some analysts today who say this will certainly be a big blow to the group and their followers from a morale standpoint here in iraq the iraqi government is highlighting its historic
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intelligence gathering and cooperation with the u.s. military the government here is in a fight for survival in october there have been anti-government protests across the country one analyst says though that the government will try to portray baghdad's death as a big victory for the country in an attempt to divert attention away from the crisis the government is facing. have been as well known to americans osama bin laden but his death is considered by u.s. officials a game changer in the war on terror to reports on how he became the leader of one of the world's most feared groups. it was july 2014 when the world got a glimpse of the man best known as abu bakar a bucket that he an iraqi whose real name is abraham a wide ibrahim. he walked out of the shadows to declare in islam it stayed in iraq and the levant from the great mosque in the iraqi city of mosul he led friday
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prayers after naming himself caliph or religious leader it was a show of power by an armed group which took over much of iraq's sunni heartland after the iraqi army all but collapsed 5 years later it was back daddy's state that collapsed eisel once controlled $88000.00 square kilometers of territory stretching from western syria to eastern iraq it lost its last stronghold in syria in march this year weeks after back that he made his 1st appearance in 5 years putting to rest many unconfirmed reports of his death in a video the ice a leader wanted to show he was still in charge and along with his group survived the territorial defeat back that he was behind the group's creation an expansion eisel originated in al qaida in iraq that he became its leader in 2010 he then capitalized on the unrest in neighboring syria exploiting the security vacuum it
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started to capture territory and changed its name to islamic state in iraq and the levant before falling out with their leader ayman al-zawahiri i see now the challenge is al qaida not only in syria and iraq but for the leadership of what it calls the global jihad this struggle but that he was once a prisoner in a u.s. run jail in iraq he is believed to have been born near the iraqi city of samarra in 1971 and said to have a ph d. and islamic studies from an iraqi university giving him religious credentials it isn't known what role baghdadi played in recruiting arab and foreign fighters or the. orchestrating attacks abroad there have been questions about his grip on power and reports of dissent within the group's leadership but the man who declared himself caliph the would be successor of the prophet managed to elude death and capture for years and even though i still state in syria iraq crumbled under his rule the groups goals are not defined by borders or one man its appeal comes from
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harnessing the grievances of some new muslims in iraq syria and across the world senator. argentina's set to get a new president and the worsening economic crisis president ritzer mockery conceded defeat to center left candidate alberto fernandez who won more than 47 percent of the vote to raise about reports in the capital. a party when a site is to celebrate the victory of a right at the bottom and this and the defeat of precedent. for us and leonsis she's proud of the result. all my life i've been fighting for social justice and the past 4 years have been torture for me seeing how the economic situation deteriorated because of mccray now i can be proud of being argentinian again. people here are celebrating the comeback of their
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parents. they say that people are fighting for they hope will help argentina cope with what's coming next to that difficult economic situation with a 55 percent inflation rate and the possibility of a default in the for in that. a lot of the fundamentalists was chief of staff to former president. he's running mate time pressing cristina fernandez de kirchner a lot of this went from being a staunch critic of christina kirshner to joining forces with her in order to unite the peronist party to defeat marketing. until december 10th the president is mockery and of course we will collaborate on everything we can because the only thing we care about is that argentinians stop suffering. when elected in 2015. promised to fall of argentina's endemic economic problems but his plan did not work out well as his government was forced to request an emergency loan from the i.m.f.
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and inflation and poverty increased while in office. i want to congratulate president elect our berto fernandez i just told him for the great choice the people have made are invited him tomorrow to breakfast because he has to start a transition period please this is for argentina the orderly transition that brings tranquility to all arjun times because here the only important thing is the future and wellbeing of argentines the big question in argentina is what's coming next the question then becomes of the what next are we going to see an economic plan are we going to see a cabinet and who will be in charge of that crucial renegotiation with argentine creditors. the new president takes office in december but argentina needs an urgent plan to stabilize the economy these people want to believe the best is yet to come. in the united states
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california's governor has declared a state wide emergency as multiple wildfires burn out of control almost 200000 people have been ordered to leave their homes amid fears that hurricane force winds could help spread the fires because. as the latest. wind gusts of around 140 kilometers an hour are fueling the flames in the heart of california's wine country the fire began wednesday and is only 10 percent contained putting people and property at risk dozens of structures have burned to the ground we've got rates of spread that are extremely dangerous at this point with erratic fire behavior and nearly 200000 people have been advised to leave home the largest evacuation the county has ever seen but the california highway patrol closed parts of a main evacuation route sunday morning due to 0 visibility and there's growing concern the fire will cross the highway to an area.

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