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this is d. w. news coming to you live from berlin the dangers of being a journalist in myanmar ever more reporters in the country are being aloft up simply for doing their job why is de facto leader console's who chief so determined to silence her critics we have a special report from myanmar also coming up young voters could sway the upcoming midterm elections in the united states both republicans and democrats are doing all they can to secure their support we investigate why so many are reluctant to use
their price to book. and spanish football giants barcelona are opening three used to cademy in china has laid little to recruit the asian messi boost their bread in the region. hello i'm terry martin welcome to the program two journalists in myanmar jailed in their connection with the reporting on the wrist injury crisis are expected to file appeals this week the reuters reporters while lone and charles so where sentenced to seven years in prison while investigating the massacre of ten. to tens of thousands of revenge of muslims during a crackdown by the military last year many countries condemned the trial but as south east asia correspondent boston heartache reports it's part of a wider push by the government in myanmar to stifle freedom of the press. a
worker's strike on the outskirts of yangon. things get heated when protesters confront the police. lying to us in why is right in the middle reporting it live on facebook. but situations like these are not the dangers journalists like him fear most it's criticizing the powerful which has once again become a present danger in me and mark a risk blankets and why has to weigh up carefully whenever i have to publish a news and story i need to think. she ties. this story can heart my security or destroy can love me in the deal when many kids that i thought he went to went to hide the real situation the true information so. so they also had already our
tried to address the threat alone and just only too well the two reuters journalists were sentenced to seven years in prison after investigating the involvement of me and maher security forces in mass killings in rakhine state these are the walls of yangon's notorious insein prison back in the days of military rule that housed many a political prisoner nowadays more and more journalists have to do time here not only well known and also whose case to international attention there are many more just recently three journalists were arrested and brought here because they reported on shady business deals by the yangon regional government and its head of human tame a close confidant of state councilor and nobel peace prize laureate aung san suu chiefs three journalists have been released on bail but the incitement charges so far have not been dropped if convicted they face up to two years in prison. de
facto leader on sense suchi was once the figurehead of the democracy movement in her country a symbol of resistance against the decades long oppression by me and mars' military rulers now she heads a party and a government that alongside that same military cattails press freedom intimidates critical voices when they are lying runs me in march first investigative magazine he says the laws like the official secrets act the two reuters journalists were charged under need urgent reform as things stand he says journalists remain under threat. even when we using our phone we very nervous who are sent which if a mission to my for everyone can sense if a mission for to me if some official. follow some secret if. it will be valid into the secrecy so i very we are very nervous not only me
but also my family are very worried about that the last threatening journalists like they are lying are currently under review a spokesperson for cities party told us but it's not only the interests of the media the civilian leaders are considering they are also careful to avoid confrontation with the country's powerful military and our south-east asia correspondent heartache who filed that report joins us now. as we mentioned we're expecting the reuters journalists to appeal their sentences this week how likely is it that their initial prison sentences will be overturned. well that's hard to tell but the fact is that the first trial was widely criticised because for example there were witnesses. who said for example a police officer who said that the journalists were set up that this was a trap that they were given these documents by the police in order.
to facilitate their arrest later on because those are documents that they weren't allowed to have and despite despite all these. events that happened during the trial they were they were still sentenced to two seven years in jail now. myanmar state council san suu kyi she said that it was all according to the law but the laws exactly are the problem as we also heard in that report there are many laws that threaten journalists in myanmar some of them date back to colonial times like the official secrets act that these two journalists were charged under but there are many more there's the telecommunications act and they're very broad and they can be they can be used they're like a blanket clause that can be used to threaten journalists and a lot of journalists in myanmar that i spoke to are actually threatened some say they've got their bags packed because they never know when the police are going to
show up to pick them up and send them to prison ok well looking again at those two jailed journalists they were investigating the massacre of ten revenge of muslims understand what exactly did they uncover. well they uncovered the involvement of security forces police and military in that mass killing along with civilians as well and they were working on they were continuing their investigations and working on another story one story was actually published and it also will arguably lead to the conviction of members of the security forces to a long jail sentence for being involved in these atrocities and it's the only conviction today. that involves members of curity forces because other than that the government and also the military have to. broadly denied any any involvement in their even denying that these atrocities even took place and if it hadn't been for
this investigation which really. found evidence concrete evidence for this then it would be really hard to refute these these claims by the military and the government about tell us more about myanmar's defacto leader the former pro-democracy activists also says she press freedom because say that freedom for journalists in myanmar has actually declined under her leadership was it wrong to expect an improvement. well you know it's true that many journalists in myanmar have the impression or what they're saying is that the field press freedom was they had more freedom under the previous president teens they knew who was a military man he was a former general censorship was lifted and of course they expected that this development would continue in even accelerate under sent to cheese leadership her
being you know her and her party being the beacon of democracy and freedom but however what they are seeing now is that it's actually that. the freedoms are being curtailed and it's not only the military that does that in the case of the reuters journalist it was the military that they were reporting on and they were very sensitive when it comes to these issues and when it comes to criticism but it's also the government itself at times and as we see with that other case with those three journalists who reported on on potential wrongdoings of the young on regional government and then that government which is led by the end of the day they press charges against them and even the president of myanmar said that they should be that this should be mediated through the press council and the press council is saying that the charges have to be dropped first but the government has so far. they're not inclined to do that so far it doesn't seem that way anyway thank you so
much as your correspondent bustin heartache there. france's iconic eiffel tower switched off its lights for a minute on thursday evening to denounce crimes against journalists and honor of those reporters that have been killed members of the non-governmental organization reporters without borders gathered in front of the tower holding photos of murdered journalists including jamal khashoggi who was murdered earlier this month at the saudi consulate in istanbul. some of the other stories making news around the world today ethiopia has sworn in its first female supreme court president human rights lawyer may often be her appointment builds on efforts by reformist prime minister to achieve gender parity in government. recently elected its first female president and approved one of the world's few gender balanced
cabin. brazil was set to follow the us example by moving its embassy in israel from tel aviv to jerusalem brazil's far right president elect. announced the plans in a tweet the controversial step was one of those scenarios campaign pledges. and us president donald trump has delivered a lengthy speech on his hardline policy towards a caravan of migrants traveling from central america to the us mexico border he said those entering the u.s. illegally would not be eligible for asylum in the united states he added a new plan is being finalized to limit claims at the border illegal immigration affects the lives of. others just four days to go before the u.s. votes in midterm election send young people have traditionally been reluctant to cast their ballots this year both the republican and democratic parties are doing all they can to secure their support but it could be facing an uphill battle you
know because maya schwager reports. alexander violence is one thousand years old the first year university student and she's from new jersey a rather blue democratic state her vote is a prime target for both of republicans and the democrats but for young americans like alexandra who are gripped by politics the motivation to vote is low i really don't know if i'm going to vote yeah i want to vote it's just there's nothing pushing me there's no one there my parents tell me to go but. i don't have anything around you'd say now you should know this registration this is everything polls show that young people prefer democrats over republicans by a wide margin and largely disapprove of president donald trump that's good news for democrats if they can convince those voters to show up and in the last midterm elections only sixteen percent of eligible voters from ages eighteen to twenty nine voted new york needs and deserves a new nation publicans also know it's to their advantage to convince first time
voters that their party. it's a young age but it won't stop me from working hard america is an exceptional place and it's still a young country bridget on the president of george washington university student democrats says her group has been running big get out the vote campaigns on campus sense the first day of the semester their goal is to convince young undecided students to vote this huge voting bloc i think the largest voting bloc just the most under-represented in terms of whether or not we shop to the polls so i think that if we end up showing that will have a large impact recent polling suggested young voters may defy expectations and show up to vote in significant numbers this year if so that might tip the balance of power in congress the u.s. ministration has called for a ceasefire in yemen where the worst humanitarian catastrophe in decades could develop that's the warning from the u.n.
impoverished country on the arabian peninsula has been a war zone since two thousand and fourteen iran back to the rebels are fighting the yemeni government which is supported by saudi arabia twenty eight thousand people have died in the nearly fourteen million are threatened by hunger and disease. this is a bitter harvest the leaves of this rolloff plant are all there is for lunch no bread rice or noodles to be had anywhere the members of the family have to fend for themselves. but you know aid organization has helped us. i've been asking for help for families who are suffering in the war. and go out of. this family is one of many who have fled to the remote region of hijack to escape the fighting between the saudi led coalition and the iran back to save rebels. but the lack of humanitarian aid in hijab means subsisting on leads which don't really nourishing life. you can shock i know what this woman explains that when
her husband still had work they could buy anything for their seven children rice fish chicken milk juice whatever they wanted. yet even. the family is far from alone many acutely malnourished children have been brought to have just central hospital the idea being i think she says this year the number of malnourished children is higher than in twenty seventeen years and i think that's a different thing from parish. the u.n. fears that if no ceasefire is forthcoming yet more children will perish now the u.s. which has supported the saudi led coalition in yemen may be rethinking its position thirty days from now we want to see everybody around a peace table based on a ceasefire based on a pullback from the border and then based on sheesh him dropping a bomb it sounds like a clear call to the saudis who have pounded yemen with airstrikes for three years.
supporters of a jailed shiite cleric in nigeria say security forces have shot dead more than forty five of their protesters since monday islamic movement of nigeria has been calling for the release of its leader him or him. but there are demonstrations in the capital of georgia have been met with live. almost every minute in the of a corpse arrives tearful relatives have gathered outside what is normally an islamic school but now functions as a mortuary they're still in shock. so why don't you know i'm heartbroken that my older brother isn't here anymore. and thus also came here to say goodbye he watched as soldiers shot his twenty year old son before his eyes the father insists he was an armed and peaceful.
you know what you saw it in nigeria. salute me shocked by the actions of the nigerian military not all soldiers behave like that it's not those who did this to me they're not soldiers. they're terrorists. have been. an ass and his son belong to the so-called islamic movement of nigeria a shiite group whose followers have repeatedly been targeted by authorities. three years ago the army a text the house of their leader threw him in prison and killed more than three hundred of his followers since then the shiites demand the release of their leader shake him sack sakhi which was also ordered by of course but he remains in custody because the government still sees him as a national security threat and therefore letters between security forces and his
supporters keep on escalating redo food it shows that the latest protest started out peacefully then individual people threw stones and soldiers responded by shooting into the crowds the army says they were forced to defend themselves against a growing threat. this will bring this supported by iran. would have a lot of money to do it's. the. group . security this group even if it was a. them are experts fear this prediction could be correct but they also say the military could be to blame while unkrich downs by the army are what radicalized almost a decade ago since then the jihadist group has killed tens of thousands of people. under the force of a don't allow. you might push a group to go into. yes or just look at the history of the book
which you would you would you pointed out it actually started as a group just wanted. to practice islam. you know. with brutal tactics that put them on the ground and then they decided to take us where we are today. shiite leaders still appealing for peaceful protest but in the wake of the latest violence it's becoming clear that some followers like mohamed are ready to give their lives for the course. with marriage. to be sincere i feel sad that i lost him. but he died as a martyr. this is also my goal and not of my children it's a sign of success a sign that god has accepted our work. because you think. that.
that was hard for now and says he will keep protesting until they release his leader even if the government and security forces continue to choose violence over a dialogue that he. spanish football club barcelona is opening three football schools across china's southwestern new none province in collaboration with u.s. company grundy sports academy the project aims to forge the next generation of footballers in china but it's also seen as a savvy marketing move. for these young lads the dream of being the next messi has just become a tiny bit like leah three boss alona football academies promise to bring the beautiful game to chinese youngsters one in the city of cuming has already opened
and will admit more than one hundred students aged between six and fourteen every year. the methodology. we would be training the same way with the same guidelines and also with the same values barcelona famed for their player development will surely also have other benefits in mind china is a massive market for football the english premier league with its stoss studded teams is currently the most popular league there but the catalan club have begun cultivating the next generation of bossa fans and who knows if they heed the advice of their coaches these youngsters may once follow in the footsteps of their idols. champions by munich are in hot water over a photo from a helloween party that fender jeroen boateng posted on twitter in the photo which the club itself later reposed resilient defender wears
a traditional arab headdress and a fake mustache while holding a box that says danger social media users of widely criticized the choice of cost you a failure has since tweeted that it was not is intention to hurt any feelings it's . as a business news now and ben apple isn't worth what it used to be is it no the american texts giants has fallen back below one trillion dollars in market value a warning on holiday sales taking a big bite out of its share price the into a further drop in the stock executive said they'll stop releasing i phone unit sales the key indicator of quarterly success q the figures of becoming less relevant as customers buy bundled products apple c.e.o. tim cook blames the poor sales forecast of weakness in emerging markets like brazil india russia and turkey. grappling with it a response from google chief executives of di pichai as waves of workers around the
globe walked out yesterday over the treatment of women one academic says the tech workers the dreams of silicon valley to disrupt to innovate and make the world a better place have crashed up against a much bleaker reality the share price of parent company alphabet is down by about one to sit organizers of the walkout for real change have hit out at what they say is a culture of complicity dismissiveness and support for perpetrators of sexual harassment and misconduct at the company. at the tech giants headquarters in california hundreds of employees took part in the hour long walk out. there are so many stories that we've heard for so long and it's time for action can change real change that's why we're calling this. that there has been for real change. similar protests were organized at google offices around the world including the web giant e.u. headquarters in dublin last week the company disclosed that it had fired forty eight
employees including thirteen senior executives for sexual harassment in recent years. in london bad weather kept most of the demonstrators inside but some braved the elements to take the protests to the public. so we walking out to support fully any workplace that's something the rest of you ensure that the right is protected for with. google employees in singapore tokyo and many other cities also walked out one of the key demands of the walkout is an end to force which is used to stop complainants from suing or going public the demonstrations come after a new york times report allege that google paid a ninety million dollar golden parachute to a senior employee who was dismissed for sexual misconduct. iran's poor are expected to bear the brunt of u.s.
oil sanctions the cost of living has soared in recent months leading to protests against the government and the reale keeps falling because of next week sanctions with heavy demand for dollars among ordinary iranians trying to protect their savings iranians earning average wages can afford little nowadays. the value of the iranian currency the reaal has tumbled food imports medication and electronics are becoming more and more expensive many arrhenius have little hope of finding a good job u.s. sanctions have frightened away foreign investors german companies that recently opened offices in iran are already pulling out of the country because the trumpet ministration is threatening to penalize them the u.s. market is much larger and much more lucrative. i mean or so today represents the german packaging machine producer multivac in the gulf region it's much more difficult to do business in his homeland because u.s.
sanctions have cut off iran from the international finance system. a lot of customers now finding difficulty can do payment to us and even these days with the current economic situation and because of their. mentality happening in iran market . a currency iranian currency is also depreciated towards europe and it become more difficult. a simple bank transfer from iran to germany or in the opposite direction is now a problem few european banks are willing to carry out the transactions because all the major financial institutions do business in the us and fear reprisals maku spec a measuring of the federation of german banks says the u.s. sanctions are not the only reason doing business in iran is difficult the a canoe from quincy basically we can do business in iran but we have to be sure that it complies with money laundering and terrorism financing laws that's very difficult because iran has relatively little transparency in its commercial sector
there is a lot of state interference in the economy even by the revolutionary guard of one shot even often if it works and you haven't gotten it and i'm on books off given these doubts a bank would rather stay away from iran combats bank had to pay billions in penalties for violating u.s. regulations the choice between iran and the us is clear for the international finance industry their risk is simply too high compared to the opportunity to turn a profit in iran and the u.s. market is simply too big and too important. and watching the w. news live from berlin thanks for joining us to see you next hour.
montreal international talk show for journalists to discuss the topic of the week the announcement sent shock waves across germany michael americans preparing to leave politics after eighteen years she's stepping down as leader z. to do it in twenty twenty one at the latest a chance to shift. will it be a bumpy transition and who might succeed her that's the topic of. quadriga next d.w. . kick off want. to put.
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