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managed by. this is the news from no place to hide for sexual abuses in the catholic church pope francis removes the cover of papal secrecy meaning victims of sex abuse will be able to report it to civil authorities without fear of excommunication also on the program pakistan's former military rule up a very special officer sentenced to death after a court finds him guilty of treason since he's in exile face the ultimate penalty.
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that could become a menaced experts saying the boom in mixed martial arts fighting has allowed the far right groups in germany to recruit new it's. time for welcome to the program pope francis has announced sweeping changes to the way the roman catholic church deals with cases of sex abuse he has removed what's known as papal secrecy from accusations trials and decisions involving such abuse critics accuse the church of using the rule to justify decisions to keep these cases away from civil authorities believe this reporting sexual abuse to the police without commission risks to being excommunicated. from to. these religious affairs analyst martin jacko welcome us and political secrecy
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this is about the heart of this announcement just displaying to us what that is the difficult secrecy is basically the bolasie that is instituted through church law that cases of prince question of the for and swords including sexual abuse but also i mean whatever other transgression could happen within the context of the church things such as say priests not appropriately office not appropriately taking care of their floodgates entered cetera have 1st to be put through the church system and not go to external authorities so in the case of sexual abuse these reports were meant to go to the congregation of the doctrine of the faith one of the main institutions within the vatican this was actually one of the main elements that activists and former victims. victims advocacy groups have actually the men to be brought to an end and this is as a matter of fact exactly what we're seeing right now so it's really
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a momentous decision ok and so so it is no longer the case that if someone has concerns about sexual abuse they will have to go to the catholic church about it so this does this sounds like a significant move full full victims of sexual abuse it is not only that they would no longer no longer have to go to the church 1st i mean it's no longer the case that those who actually try to go beyond the church would be punished by the church for the ring so i mean in the for the last 2 popes benedict and and bold the threat was excommunication for actually going outside so this has changed it's very hard to i mean you cannot overstate how the change in policies i mean we're seeing in sensually what most people concerned with the story in the history of sexual abuse in the church have essentially been demanding these things the very linchpin of the question of transparency and the. question of you know i did occasionally
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reparation for grades committed ok so how far does that. extend then does this mean that churchill's horses will cooperate with secular authorities like police investigations so church authorities are obligated in brain simple to collaborate with national authorities only in those countries were mandatory reporting of crimes is actually an obligation that's for instance not the case in germany that's not the case you need to lee and there are various reasons why it's not it's the national law what this change does is actually permits it opens the gates for open reporting even in those cases when it's not mandatory so it's not very clear how is it that it will ultimately be applied or will be enforced at the level of parishes and at the level of priests. and that it is in terms of policy a massive change so this sounds like it will be easy to bring offenders to
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justice i would not be too quick with that because one of the broken stud we have with the church as an institution is not merely the reporting of course there are people with good intentions that are very much willing to bring out thirty's that have not been able to do it under penalty for instance of excommunication but at the same time the problem is that you have a mish of relations in an institutional setting that are very very difficult to break apart sometimes you have people who have been suspected that go back 2030 years are still part of the church are not necessarily sort of inserted in a context in which they would be reported and this is not something that the church can you mediately address but it's a significant step a massive step. thank you you're very welcome. we'll take a look now at some of the other stories making news around the world a french place of fire tear gas in no paris as major labor unions hold a day of strikes across the country the strike come on the 13th day of protest against the government's controversial pension reforms president marcos says he's
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determined to press ahead with a plan. india has seen fresh clashes between demonstrators and police over a controversial new law it offers citizenship to religious minorities fleeing persecution in neighboring countries but does not apply to muslims opponents say it violates the country's secular constitution. of course in pakistan has sentenced the country's former president pervez musharraf to death for high treason musharraf ruled pakistan from 1999 to 2008 after leading a bloodless military coup against the civilian government is now living in exile i was tried in absentia. the sentence has been a long time coming for former pakistani president pervez musharraf seen here at a court hearing in 2013. the verdict guilty of treason the sentence death. sharp's lawyer rejected the court's decision calling on pakistanis to stand by the
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former ruler i said this this book a complaint is france this complaint is wrong it was just a victim i say i'm not i'm not that i'm not admitting the complaint there's no question of i kind of fear that they're let out there let the lawyers let the people think about it. the verdict is part of the ongoing followed over machar suspension of pakistan's constitution and 2007. the movie ignited widespread protest leading to his resignation. he may have lost popular support but the former general continued to have his backers in the country's powerful military. today's verdict is seen by many as a strike by the courts against the army's grip on the reins of power. this is a unique decision of the. in the his here paga son there for the 1st simon military dictator has been punished by the court under the quantity certainly law and it
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will always be because constitution has been while it is no less than 4 or 5 times in the hear about some. of the time being at least the death sentence is unlikely to be carried out correctly is currently in exile in dubai where he's seeking medical treatment. and the 1st global refugee forum has begun in geneva bringing together politicians business leaders and representatives of the 26000000 people the u.n. says have been forced to flee their homes in a quarter of lebanon's population are refugees but an economic crisis means finding work is difficult for everyone. amir hussein is lucky today she can work in this firewood company near the refugee camps of niles in the mountains of levanon with her son behave they will earn around 3 euro zone for a few hours work i. have before i'm happy to help my mom and money for.
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my feet and there's nothing worse than this if we had enough help we would have to do this work on. a mirror and her son each receive less than one euro a day from the u.n. just enough for them to survive but not enough for an education for her son even if they work sporadically it's a similar situation for most of the estimated 1500000 syrian refugees in lebanon there is no hope for improvement on the contrary the political and economic crisis has cost many lebanese citizens and refugees alike their jobs. the economy is shrinking the unemployment rate is also rising. employment among the lebanese has fallen by 50 percent of. them from cebu. before the economic crisis occasional jobs were available now amir a is never sure whether she will be able to work to earn extra money to add to the
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small amount of u.n. aid she receives. but at least $49.00 journalists around the world have been murdered this year as a result of their work new research from reporters without borders indicates that more than half of those were killed in just 5 countries syria mexico afghanistan pakistan and somalia the report also shows that 389 journalists worldwide are imprisoned in china 120 journalists are behind bars including many members of the country's we've got muslim minority egypt has 34 journalists in jail 32 in saudi arabia 26 in syria and the least 25 in turkey. reporters without borders is also concerned about a new wave of media repression in iran many journalists were arrested to join in recent protests against an increase in the price of fuel the iranian government has also intensified its houseman's of persian speaking journalists working abroad.
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neutral book grotty knows what it means when press freedom is threatened the editor in chief of prague based radio farda the persian service of radio free europe radio liberty says harris mintz of exile journalists by the iranian regime has escalated during the current protests. intelligence officers have been. operating different accounts and different websites in order to the famed journalist protests against fuel price rises erupted in iran in november the state responded with violence and nationwide internet blackouts domestic media have faced increased censorship and broadcasters based abroad are among the only other sources of information that their reporting appears to have angered the iranian regime. normally what they do all day summoned their parents and siblings to
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iranian intelligence ministry headquarters and they force them to contact their loved ones and to tell them to resign immediately and then they say if they don't resign we would bring them back to iran. some overseas persian language media have had the assets confiscated and their journalists branded as terrorists but despite the risks the exiled reporters say they will continue their work in their words journalism is not a crime. here in germany mixed martial arts or m.m.a. has exploded in popularity over recent years but it's not yet become a mainstream sport and some experts believe its relative obscurity allowed hooligans and the far right to use it to try and recruit new members. mixed martial artists nico samson is one of germany's most talented young fighters also a social worker he knows m.m.a.
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has a dark side it's a platform for hooligans and members of the far right it's a full contact sport so. for sure if you're viewing this from the perspective that it's also useful good or could be useful using this in the street i think that's the thing which is the most appealing for them. countless promotional videos shared online demonstrate hooligans and right wing extremists are using the sport to prepare themselves for violence and as a means to recruit new members. it's common to see m.m.a. trained hooligans working out in football uniforms of clubs with known far right elements in their fanbase. to the gangs and far right fighters have their own spaces for training and events this is possible because mixed martial arts is not officially recognized as a sport in germany and lacks
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a single overriding governing body all this means it's nearly impossible to regulate sampson it's a steers clear of hooligans but knows right wing recruitment is a problem. the scene may in germany should be aware of and should talk about it because it's a developed one with the right wing we see in not only in sports it's we see in our whole society he's trained in jim zwerg fighters were kicked out for their extreme far right views but he believes preventative work and education should be the 1st option. if you are right wing person you just start organizing yourself which is also dangerous because you don't then you don't have an inside in what is happening there and maybe people start to recruit. other people which is also dangerous development expert pavel climbing says steps have to be taken to solve the issue because it is less controlled there are more opportunities for them to to
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organize things and to to be in control basically i think rick ignition and greater regulation of the sports will will will benefit it and will help to fight off the far right influence these changes could go a long way to ensuring the far right and hooligans don't have a fighting chance to recruit through mixed martial arts. business update africa next i'll be back at the top of the hour i'm going to. burst. home. of species. we're sitting. here those are big changes and most start with small steps to. tell stories of creating these people and innovative projects around the world.
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