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solve our problems of misery under development and that we will progress. but history tells us that has never happened because it's not the 1st time our elite ser, incapable of thinking an economic model that is not only extracting nature's resources because that's where our problems lie. ecuador swain forest is among the most threatened in the world. poverty and employment, and the promise of development are causing massive damage. the government, instead of fighting it, is desperate to bring international oil and mining companies and give it away. that is, i will, as jesenia is made us to quote, ah, hello, this is al jazeera and you're watching. these are the top stories this our world ladies at the g 20 summit are calling for meaningful and effective action to ensure global warming is limited to 1.5 degrees celsius. but the vital communique from
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rome doesn't include a deadline, finance, 0 emissions, taiwan and tre. dominated as the u. s. secretary of state sat down with his chinese counterpart, antony blink, and told china both nations should fairly manage their trade competition and white house correspondent, kimberly hulk, it has more from wrong. one of the reasons for this meeting was to make sure that some of the simmering tensions between the united states and china do not escalate and. busy really spill into open conflicts, so that is why the u. s. secretary state sat down with his chinese counterpart. we know that there are a range of policy issues discussed, but a big one was the issue of ty, while we're told from a senior state department official, that in fact the secretary of state raised this issue and, and said to clear warning to china essentially that the united states will not accept any interruption of what it sees currently, as the status quo. me more the president of turkey in the us have
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a grade to improve their relations. during discussions on the sideline of food, 20 terabyte and enraged type and disgust, anchorage acquisition of a russian missile defense system that's increased tensions between the 2 countries . in recent years, the sudanese teaches committee has cold for a strike in all states and sudan a day after hundreds of thousands of people rallied to denounce the military takeover. at least 4 people were killed in protests on saturday. and if you appear the regional government of em, hara has called on residents who are able to 5 to take up arms rebels from the te grier people's liberation front claim to be in control of the strategic town of desi. that's been contested by addis ababa. japan's rolling coalition is projected to cape its majority in the lower house of parliament after post closed a short while ago bought prime minister. for me, i appreciate his liberal democratic party is focused to lose some st. does the
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headlines stay true? now for the listening post world is experiencing unprecedented extreme weather. reco temperature is being set, and glassy is an icy for deteriorating false. whenever the quote running down world leave is amazing clause. go in the u. k. in a bit to thrash out a deal to slash admission to port to late follow the you and climate summit on al jazeera and con, mentioned, i get a warm up chat. let's still okay. a shadow. com is that will buy them, buy them off with . hello richard ginsberg and you're at the listening post where we don't cover the news. we cover the way the news is covered. here are the media stories we're examining this week. his name is carr, he's as big as they come in the indian film industry. we look at the drug bust that
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tells a story of the conflict between the authorities there and bollywood facebook and the continuing fall out from that whistleblower. a consortium of news outlets is now on the company's case. you're at say, alarm phone, the hotline in the mediterranean, that refugees are using to get their stories out. and just scroll, you scroll, we all scroll. what's it going to take to get us off our phone? on paper, it looked like a routine drug bust, a group of 20 somethings, partying on a cruise ship off the coast of ma'am, by charged with possession and trafficking. it was anything but routine among those . arrested was audience con, the son of one of india's and the world's. busy biggest movie stars shadow con, the circumstances suggest this case was never just about the sun or the narcotics allegedly involved. the authorities appear to be going after his father,
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who was muslim and belongs to a film industry bollywood who secular and liberal output conflicts with the ruling b, j. p. parties, hindu nationalist, ideology, known as hindus, fuck aware of the film industry sway on the masses. some say that the government has taken a 2 track approach on one hand prime minister neurons ramadi, makes nice with some of bollywood biggest stars on the other. his government's anti drug squads target the film industry, sending a message. our starting point this week is one by a drug bust, a legend on a cruise ship off the coast of moon, by among the 8 young people taken into custody. audion con, the son of one of india's and the world's biggest movie star, shot up connie, who happens to be a most at 13 eat up the one kid, but duncan, on me, is booted drugs. it gives me audio your body, but it is a salacious story,
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custom made for indian news channels that are selves addicted to bonding for labeled guides as dynamic proposal diag off and the celebrity driven stories. it provides that dr. reeves, the details are merck, and there's a larger pattern in place. the indian authorities are targeting volume and what the film industry has come to represent these threats, didn't johnson but gaze almost make it seem like you know, a trailer in which one new episode is unfolding every single day. one finds that there is more transparency in the way the case is being battered. that is why one is wondering whether there is more to it than meets the eye. many commentators of argued that its shadow con, who's the target of this case. but i would say that it's actually the hindi film industry or bollywood that has been targeted over the last several years by
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b j. p. politicians and they're allied in the nationalist groups. so what i think the i and con case represents is a much broader assault on popular culture in india, ah, the drug bust would not have made news. if the accused did not have a famous font. shutter con is a muslim megastore, who calls himself an indian patriot. in 2010, he made a move on the demonize ation of muslims delivering a line that stuck with audiences in india and beyond. my name is con, and i'm not at rest. con is married to a hint and is one of the faces of an industry that celebrates and exports. stories of secularism and liberalism, and implicit rejection of the ruling b, j. p. parties. hindu nationalist ideology, charter con, represents an older ideal of india as a secular, multi ethnic and pluralist nation. his a muslim,
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who grew up in delhi and really modest economic circumstances. he goes to bombay to make his mark in the entertainment industry and succeeds wildly. and i think the very existence of a successful, popular, well respected muslim man challenges or threatens the hindu nationalist ideologies that have been prevailing over the last several years, which are trying to portray muslims as the ultimate other outsider or villain. i don't want to believe that that is why he's being targeted, but it is a rising sentiment of his lama phobia in the country and it is possible shuttle con, what he says travels all over the world. it is hard all over the world is given the option of controlling that as you me, anybody would want to. i don't know why people are focusing only on this, but the in this government. since i was born in this country, i have seen every single government has intimidated anybody. you would give them
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since independence in india. politics and body would have had a very strange relationship. politicians have used our film start our during elections to get votes in return while you start big fevers from politicians dirty game, you know, and everybody is part of it. shattered con is far from the only bollywood figure caught up in an anti drugs crackdown, conducted by the narcotics control board, the ncb. he's just the most famous name on a list that over the last few years has grown to include multiple actors, writers and directors. not all of them most. in fact, most of those arrested are hindered the 1st big drug related, keith happened last year when an actor called everybody was arrested and he spent time in prison. and then there were people also called in for questioning by the n, c, b for drug related matters. they had different. she is the countries because soft power
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in terms of dissemination of ideas and thoughts and messages. it to me feels like an attempt to do gain more power. there were other actors like shut down a pool, sada lee con, and this is will start the pick up on the call and also called in for questioning. 8 dop entities from body would are very much part of a massive drug. got 10. that's the bottom night. bollywood was being really fight left right. and center as though it was some hot bed of all kinds of crimes and a place which was hiding all kinds of criminals. when the wrench remote in b j. p 1st came to power in 2014. the party was more focused on the news landscape than the film industry. india has more than 424 hour television news. the vast
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majority of them are now securely in the governance camp. some for ideological reasons, others for commercial one or just to avoid angering the authorities in new delhi in 2019 when running for reelection. mowdy sent out this selfie with a group of actors, like many prime ministers before him. he was trying to cozy up to film celebrities and there are huge followings of potential voters. but the b, j, p, 's, pro hindu conservative polar, are not an easy sell involved with secular liberal reputation. those policies are far more popular with india news channels, which once again have the government's back the dock and the rotting underbelly of the bollywood elite is falling apart. and i can tell you it stinks.
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if you take out the media offered several media doesn't highlight this, then nobody cares. if both it young boys and girls were caught minus i didn't con, nobody would have kid not media sensationalized it. if and i want to talk while you were to get your nickel up a set of mess with, but i started so much dictates indian delusion. news media is our embarrassment. one humanity, the biggest destructive force today is indian television, news, media, this scream and shout and destroy lives. this, if they have made it so big that i'm sure that even judges must be thinking in their mind. if i take this decision, what will happen if i take that decision? what's gonna happen? let's call out clean up and boy got the bollywood bird. what do you say? why do you look at how media has over the past few years been completely compromised? i see adults because media and cinema, i 2 very strong mediums, you know,
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one is bringing used to you either escaping to your fantasies. sometimes when it comes to public figures, what doesn't get said is as revealing as what does indian actors have among the biggest social media followings on the planet numbers that routinely run into the 10s of millions. but if shuttle con went online, searching for messages of support from within his own industry, he would find very few people willing to back, at least publicly, that silence tells its own story about the hazards of free speech in the rend remedies. indeed, many indians criticized bollywood celebrities for not being as politically outspoken as their hollywood counterparts. after the election of donald trump. many people were paring how vocal hollywood stars were in their criticism of champ, as compared to how bollywood stars can never be as outspoken. but i think there's real consequences for being outspoken in india,
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celebrities could get told incessantly, their movies can be boycotted, and finally they or their families could be in physical danger. even if political powers or government agencies don't come to you, there's also targeted online attacks twitter attack instagram attacks that lead to lots of well, not everybody wants to be that prey. the majority of them are not speaking what that is harbinger of when find out. it just feels like another nail in the coffin. hardly a week goes by. it seems without facebook turning up in your news feeds for all the wrong reasons. this time, a consortium of news outlets has been publishing stories about the company. nick moore has been following these stories. nick beyond what we looked at just a few weeks ago that whistleblower story wise facebook back in the news that
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whistleblower former facebook employee. frances, how going initially took history to the wall street journal wish lead thousands of internal documents to the paper. how going is now made those documents available to a consortium of more than a dozen news outlets including the new york times and washington post in the us and european outlets like lamond in france and torch. as i turn in germany and what kind of stories are we seeing as a result? well, much more detail, pretty damning detail that facebook is well aware of its problems with misinformation and hate speech in the us, but even more so outside of the u. s. and non english speaking countries and it's doing very little to prevent it. going back to india in 2001, 900 just before the general election. the documents show that facebook employees set up a dummy account to test user experience that that account was quickly flooded with no prompting quickly flooded with pro moody propaganda and anti muslim hate speech . as you know, richard india is seeing an alarming rise in islamic phobic attacks in ethiopia.
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employees repeatedly warned that facebook was failing to curve the spread of post inciting, communal violence in that country. if you happy and assets on the brink of civil war. and despite all of that, the consortium is also revealed to facebook dedicates 84 percent of its efforts to combat misinformation, to the us market alone. that just leaves 16 percent to the rest of the world. and the u. s. market only makes up 10 percent of facebook's business. how was facebook responded to these stories because they had to know that they were coming. they did the actually tweeted before the newspapers released their investigations and they said that many of these dr. and so being mischaracterized and that it's all part of a gotcha campaign that's on the back of news that fronts us how good is getting a lot of backing from some heavy hitters, including appear on the other founder of e bay is a well learn an outspoken critic of the expanding powers of big tech. so yes,
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they are elements of a gotcha campaign, but that does not mean that the consortium hasn't exposed bad practices more bad practices at facebook. ok, thanks me. cast your mind back to 2015. the height of europe's refugee in flux, when more than a 1000000 migrants tried to reach the continent by c, a global news media were positioned around the mediterranean filing stories from various borders, sometimes from boats. when the numbers dropped, most of the journalists moved on. the story then faded from view, even though tens of thousands attempted that same trip in 2020, and more than a 1000 of them died try one n g o that refuses to let this story go, is alarm for the organization was set up back in 2014, as an emergency hotline, staffed by volunteers to aid refugees in distress, not by sending boats, but by reporting on the situation at sea, by pressuring the relevant authorities to come to the rescue. but some of the
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governments that alarm phone is dealing with overseas, the border control forces that can be part of the problem. the listening posts joanna, who's now on alarm phone and it's efforts to shine a light on what is still happening on europe. supporters. ah, i'm a friend. this is a long phone. yes. how to hold on. hold your. let's see. you're in trouble. can you hear me? ok, good. sympathetic, fully on the other end of the line. coming one who weighs picks up the phone. 247. you are, you are okay. i'm good. i need to come, come down, come up. okay. okay. i'm going to need your position can, can you get me your gps position? an emergency hotline that doesn't just offer a lifeline, but the human most both the reality is what happens at the world of destiny as the
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clock on your engine stuff. okay. and then there's water coming. me, people are being left, being left to drown and mediterranean because of the difference with the european authorities being a hotline and an extra actor in the mediterranean onto the site you're doing something that's practically useful to people. one of the functions of the time is precisely sir, have a vision of the world where black lives matter where everybody counts where what's happening and that is right. it is not invisible. it's very difficult indeed to report from, from the theme is not only that terran and geography that makes it hard. but increasingly, sol states themselves for trying to obstruct such investigations. and that's why is the role of, and also for our, for, and others. it's crucial. they have a crucial role to play, to tell the story of refugees and help establish patterns,
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help subs what is going on? very often, the only way the only ice over the meter and the gmc what really goes on it see is something, some european governments want to stay at the influx in 2015 of more than a 1000000 migrants mark the height of europe's refugee crisis. it affected politics and fan populace movements across the europe union. tougher often left humane border policies where the result, their supporters argue that those policy, the work sent a message. the number of attempted crossings is dropped by about 90 percent of the last 5 years. still around 90000 people tried it. in 2020 greece, which has borne the brunt of the migrant crisis, has taken a particularly uncompromising stones on refugee prime minister carry attacking. and his right wing new democracy party came to power in 2019. and jose media and
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human rights organizations have since accused the greek coast guard. packing migraine, pushing their boats and bring it back up to speed. that practice is called pushback . and under international law, it's illegal. when we read the fact with the greek minister of the migration, he dodged the question and tried to turn our attention on to neighboring turkey instead known as we b q is the 30 coast guard that needs to prevent people leaving turkey soil reaching the greek territory waters and let's all to be clear with something else. turkey, he's a safe country and people, flint turkey are not fleeing awards on. and therefore, he's not be an excuse to allow people to go into and see where he think use driven by people with no experience, etc. and this people sometimes with the support of the 30 cause,
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got and up crossing illegally and some of them. unfortunately, she loss of life in the origin. the minister of migration avoided the issue of pushback and his government involvement in it. which is where alarm phone comes in . what can you see? you can see the show. yeah, yeah, you really don't really need to let you write that information, volunteers like jacob burkes and connect over the phone to news outlets that no longer devote the resources to the refugees. stories they want. how many are on the bike? okay, 23. how many women? 12, are there any children? some major media players have from reliant, at least partly on alarm phone for their own reporting. outlets like the new york times in germany is there speak. over the past months, we have published a series of very well documented reports concerning pushed backs and violence and
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violations of human rights. i believe very little of this, or maybe none of this would be possible to document to produce if it weren't for organizations including alarm phone, their role is to collect all evidence and testimonies from, from my friends, our role as media gatekeepers to collaborate with them, establish the veracity of what they say and then publish the documentation of necessity. when you 3 people on the move with people, that of course, you documented caught him. you, you, you write that tragedy if it's, if the bare minimum that you can take, why do we try to document all this information so that when this race a system is over? no one can say, we didn't know. but the kind of work these activists are doing has landed them in trouble with the law. this past june, the great police launched
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a criminal investigation into alarm phone and several other n jose organizations like jazz or an a gym boat reports the charges, espionage revealing state secrets, joining criminal organizations and facilitating the illegal entry of migrants into europe. the prosecution is not holding back, it tapped the 8 workers phones, put them under surveillance, and it even went as far as recruiting undercover migrants, putting them back on boats bound for greece, who in an effort to prove the and g o z involvement in crimes, etc. to date, not a single person has been called in for questioning. and the evidence just doesn't seem to stack up. we ask notice, meet iraqi in this case against the angie o's is more about silencing those exposing government wrongdoing than it is about fighting crime. the government doesn't press charges, it is the judicial and the police that investigate crimes will not against them
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endures the villains. here are the smugglers and in one corporate him with a smuggler. i haven't named specifically amy endure, but there was a number of testimonies from asylum seekers that themselves identified the names of organizations that either helped them to fly to turkey or would help them in the journey from the $36.00 course to group. this is deemed as a crime and is the police and the court that will decide i find it very, very, very hard to believe that this will ever end up in a given sentence based at least on what i have seen in the police file. but i don't think the greek government or authorities pappas is a conviction down the road. it is to say that people who are getting our way this, people need to learn the lesson to learn their place. and also to
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preemptively discredit their reporting. because any future reporting is based on alarm phone data, we watch easier for the government to dismiss as propaganda by n g o. we're already under investigation. when you are on the field and reporting this kind of violence abuses, there's always going to be pressure abuses. we never want to be under scrutiny. there is no doubt that allegations of smuggling must be investigated thoroughly. but one must make a distinction between those who profit for misery and those for there to help states have a duty to protect human rights defenders and not prosecute them. i'm going to call the green coast guard. hopefully they're gonna, they're gonna come according to alarm from the real crime aren't the ones the greek authorities are investigating. it's the ones, the state is committee. frankie, i will try to buy and keep,
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keep everybody come keep come. ok. despite the greed government attempt to intimidate and learn phone is still there at the receiving end of phone calls, maybe the start of a refugee's new life, or the last call they ever made. so that no one journalist and politicians included can ever say we did not know. okay, i'll call you at 10 minutes. okay, thank you, sweetheart. bye. and finally, for all the scholars out there and there are billions of you constantly scrolling on your phone, whether you're walking down the street, taking a bath or trying to fall asleep, hears a viral video by mac, fly, and car lead over a couple of french internet personalities, a reminder of just how dependent people have become on their phones. mclaren, carly, those videos are so popular in france that earlier this year, president emmanuel mac, ron challenge, the pair to produce something about cove and safety guidelines. it got more than
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$15000000.00 views. there are just scroll video was at $1500000.00 views, strollers included and counting. was the next talk here at the listen post. she did, i don't really, i just got a dollar a quarter to muster a little bit with his car because he would you point asia is quite bad. i've just talked to my previous car a
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