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free. free. free brought here in video for your media project free media john darche john tom. for the afternoon here in moscow and with our t.v. top stories russia and the u.s. agree upon the need for a missile defense system that meets both countries' security demands president dmitri medvedev who helped talks with barack obama at the g eight summit in france said that it could happen by twenty twenty. also breaking news this hour one of the world's most wanted a walkman also called what it is arrested in serbia the fugitive new units serve the general was first accused of genocide by the hague tribunal over fifteen years
ago. russia calls for an international investigation into georgia's armed crackdown on protesters demanding president saakashvili resignation dozens were hospitalized after police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds ahead of an independence day military parade. and those are the headlights on our t.v. the next award winning journalist sebastian tells us about the fate of war reporters and why they needed it without. r.t.u. sitting down with sebastian younger an american author journalist and documentary and his two thousand and ten film restrepo was nominated for an oscar and his most recent book war illustrates the human bonds that are formed between us soldiers even amid a climate of conflict and killer sebastian thank you very much for sitting down with our team today with pleasure ok so your book war does illustrate. the
realities of war why did you decide to focus on the character the characters and the humanity of the u.s. soldiers will was a very political thing i mean it has to be this could be argued about. and there are dozens and dozens of great books that have come back in the past ten years that have gone over the morality the politics the strategy of the two wars that we've been in i didn't really want to add to that i felt that the one thing that was dropping out of the of the national conversation we were having about these wars was the experience of the soldiers themselves i mean newspaper reporter you get a little bit of you know so and so from just out of illinois his father does this and you know little mini bios of soldiers but you don't really get into what i came to think of as the emotional terrain of combat and what i realized in the fight was that i spent this little of coastal strip over in the korengal valley of eastern afghanistan huge of out of combat very isolated place what i realize is that the
guys were not fighting for flag and country and they were not you know they would have joined up for reasons those sorts of reasons were once they were there they were fighting for each other and it was a completely kind of fraternal arrangement that had very very little broad kind of like conceptual like motivations behind it you were asked about the death of a some of them on the assassination of a lot of them but you thought that may mean to the future of afghanistan and to the u.s. soldiers there and according to what i've already said the men and women who are fighting are worse right now are starting to have a distant relationship with the event that triggered you know september eleventh and that you thought and more immediate concern that's what's going to happen on the ground and afghanistan because you say that most of the soldiers i mean it goes that you. were maybe nine or ten years old when september eleventh occurred and i think that that
a lot i mean whether he's alive or dead now that he's that matters to them i do i think it does matter to them but but it's using increasingly i mean you know i've been new yorker and i'm right you know i was in my forty's of nine eleven was through the night on nine eleven i remembering play very very painful memory you know someone who was nine years old or nine eleven. joyce normally you might not have an emotional. that that attack might not have a real emotional content like you would for it at all but i think they understand the importance of coming here and they understand the consequences of killing them killing him for themselves which is conceivably that they are in the stranger do you think so i don't know but there's i'm sure this is the debate they're having out of these small outposts like are they going to be revenge attacks or are we in less danger because he was this sort of kingpin and now it's all coming unglued for al qaeda i mean i don't know no windows but out there probably discussing that when you were on and that is with these guys these soldiers you were with our good
friend of yours and partner and i want to express my condolences to you because i know that you did this as friends and a problem tim hetherington he was in libya right and proper how did that shift your focus on what you do and how involved you will be moving forward and these wars that are taking place in conflicts i've been covering wars is ninety ninety three and taking fair about risks in those twenty almost twenty years and jim's death really pretty much knocked me flat and. i think it made me realize i mean he's been dead a month today's been a month and it was an awful month and i made maybe realize like if i get killed. i'm going to be doing that what i feel right now to the people i'm closest to my wife my family my friends and i never quite thought about it that way and i think.
well ultimately the decision i came to was that there's going to continue working i'm going to continue covering the trees that are in transition in conflict but i'm not going to continue to shout out like i'm out of the presence according to what's being reported and actually very well known is that most journalists have retrenched running overseas here's how close then this is this isn't the decisions that are being made are you know by networks cable stations what do you think is going to happen and cons to off foreign news correspondents in the future of a lot of networks are pulling back to their you know it's actually a great opportunity for freelancers you know back in the ninety's eighty's ninety's when the networks had tons of money in the newspapers euro's all over the world you had to be like a certified you know like stamps you know as a reporter correspondent to have a job overseas and that the scraps that fell from the table went to the freelancers
well now those jobs are drying up they get the agencies can't fund them so now that workload is being undertaken by freelancers and so you know you go to libya you know to c.n.n. and whatever but. b.b.c. but probably eighty percent of the correspondents on the ground are freelancers who are working for news agencies they can't afford to pay his salary to a person who's there can't afford to pay the insurance and so you know young very courageous young and somebody inexperienced reporters step in and that's how they learn that's the next generation of reporters as well do you think the media itself u.s. media is concerned with more and conflict as it used to be because we see so many of the salacious stories repartee driven stories that. take the headlines but you know i think those stories of always going around i get most of my news from the newspaper hey i really don't get my news from television and so if you're referring to t.v.
yeah the sort you know this sort of celebrity scandal kind of stories that i think we've always been there and the reality is that nato intervened in libya because of the. this avalanche of horrible images and information that was coming out of eastern libya is cut off these forces assaulted the rebel positions in benghazi you know. without the purse there nothing would have happened and so somebody is paying attention the military respects so i don't yeah i mean it's working it doesn't but i think every person in the country has to watch those images for them to have an effect and you say that war is not going to go out well that's you know one of the reasons might decide to write a book that you thought war from the point of view of the u.s. soldiers but. i mean if that is enough to say war is not going i'll go right i mean maybe the u.s. or other countries that our craving wars launching wars or or for whatever reason
justified. try a different approach because these wars are not going away but some would argue that they're not making circumstances any better afghanistan many experts call it you know a quagmire you know afghanistan is at the lowest level of civilian violence million deaths in thirty years the highest rate of economic growth and that whole part of asia is in afghanistan. five times the number of children are being schooled compared to ten years ago with under the taliban and a third of them are girls according to you i'm sorry to have actually because unicef afghanistan is the worst place in the world for info no absolutely they can you measure would be like without international assistance yeah it's bad it's the poorest country in the world but it's actually so much better than it was and i think people really realize that is we're going to go away it's been with us since the stone age so no it's not going to go away it is illness and you describe it
like these are afflictions of human society but we fight you know this we fight crime. should we fight against launching the wars well you know there were i mean there were wars i mean some we could argue will were to rwanda we probably should have fought a war to end that war you know there was no military intervention in rwanda and a million people died so if someone goes to me and says are you against war i'm like yeah i guess war do something rwanda sent a force in there together to stop bosnia like area sierra leone yeah of course everyone's against wars so what do you do when there's a war you know what do you do when there's a war in liberia you sit here in the united states and watch it unfold and hundred thousand people die or you send in. no the mill is a country's military and stop it and that's what happened and it ended the war so it's like yeah it would bore us to be dealt with but sometimes you have to deal with war with war based on what you saw in your experience do you think any
question i read here the soldiers didn't talk much about why we're in afghanistan i mean they are in afghanistan because they join the army but they don't want to go to afghanistan that's what they're doing. they were quite psyched to be in combat like they joined the army most of them. they joined the army and they got into the once every thirty or forty a really kind of hard core unit precisely because they wanted to go understand what combat was like and so they didn't debate why are we in afghanistan very much it's like well nine eleven you know it's a big thirty three thousand americans were killed by attacks coming out of afghanistan. and we had to we had to go to that country and fix it and find the people who killed america or american brothers and sisters and that's about the extent of their analysis fashion and i thank you very much for your time.
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resignation dozens were hospitalized after police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds ahead of an independence day military. so you have to read all the headlines around r.t. next though it's the sport with kate. hello welcome to the sports news on the fiscal year the french open and here are the headlines of water gives second seed prices such as a shock second round defeat at the french open i know a rancher loose. while dusty down here because russia's tax their national ice hockey coach following day after sunday's final exit but the world championships. heading for pole will be one champion sebastian vettel prevails in the first pre-planned just ahead of sunday's monaco grand prix. the first to tennis and there's been a shock at the french open after second see kim clijsters went crashing out to run
should reduce his running to outside the top one hundred the belgian did take the opening set six three but conceded the second seven five before completely crumbling in the decided to lose it six one class this is the reigning champion at the u.s. under strain you know and the comeback mom who's playing at roland garros for the first time in five years won't be out in the play court grounds until her collection of congo reuss is world number one hundred fourteen which is also the top dutch player has produced a best results like box by reaching the third round in paris. father was better look we're not involved in the early going you know victimize safely three with a straight set win over japan's by using the morita waiting in round three national guard france got the better song in the eyes of india also rushing into the next round was number nine seeds country it's about the czech republic. and on the men's side rohan sidling has remained on course for his third straight final swede brushing aside the spanish on our last been your last in just under two hours the
world sealed the deal in style a powerful forehand it's a new that's like. joining settling in round three even live a church the big serving croats upset american son barry the. twenty false similarly straightforward affair. and also better stuff because i've been sacked as coach is russia's national ice hockey team expose a disappointing fourth place finish at the recent world championships and so back your country's ice hockey federation voted to drop him and his assistant eagles like this thursday morning bringing to an end because the five year rain during that time to do a lead rusher two facts about world championship titles however the first low point was the quarter final lost a calendar the winter olympics in vancouver russia did respond with the runners up spot of the following world championships but the recent poor showing in slovakia was the first time that russia finished outside the podium on the big of act as coach. not is the front runner to fill the vacancy. well look will you
listen to be a cough and just asking many questions were asked on the development of hockey and why our team performed poorly at the world championship in slovakia and the executive committee found their work in their own system satisfactory much so it was decided not to renew book of under the current contract. and also in iowa such a games is by athletes all designed for the two time olympic gold medalist has renounced her retirement saying she wants to compete and twenty fourteen the thirty three year old is one of the few bright spots during russia's poorly but showing in vancouver last year a gold medal in the four by six kilometer relay and a silver in the trough but five kilometer must pass added to have elections in canada but says she feels reenergized having taken time off during a turbulent year. forward on that and the second three practice is now underway for sunday's monaco grand prix but it's a familiar driver getting his nose in front after the morning session champion
sebastian vettel setting the early pace in the streets of monte carlo so vettel who's won four out of five races so far was the fastest once again at a red bull dominations out of the question this time after practice teammate mark webber failed post a time to give lots of things ferrari's fernando alonso second quickest ahead of nick or resurrect it is sadie's the other ferrari roughly a master balance british duo of lewis hamilton and jenson button have to settle for fifth and sixth respectively russians without a patrol in night. football that has got moscow or the new leaders of the russian premier league that's been a winner at rock bottom creosote off with and above the committee on goal difference the other man made a great start to the game keisuke honda going in this exquisite little free kick after setting units. and the japan could feel that double takes guys advantage on the stroke of half time capitalizing on a dreadful mix up in the home since defense. suspend those people. onto
a fire. it's a go so here we go is all about push each structure not might miss and unsaveable free kick to make it three mil she suddenly was singing again so i just got leapfrogged astonished eleven points clear up the table that's simply feet. and elsewhere barcelona have arrived in london a day earlier than planned for saturday's champions league final against manchester united at wembley but ensured destruction from the volcanic ash cloud from iceland prompted them to reshuffle their flight despite united's home advantage the catalan side are still the favorites the english champions tuning out in the final two years ago in rome while boss of playmaker lee you know messi scored the second of those goals in the italian capital and will be central to his side's attack on saturday but that isn't worrying united manager sir alex ferguson too much the scots doesn't have a major injury concerns and says there's always a way of stopping stars from playing. in the draws delusion.
are. very a solution for. girls who. have all the good players and we have all the good players. because i'm sure those who. love. the key is. staying with football as the man hoping to replace sepp blatter has faith the president has hit back after being accused of corruption football's laws governing body is investigating fines of bribery against her mum just days before the presidential election these are executive committee member chuck blazer and they're just that they could tolerate along with the fee for vice president jack warner offered cash in return for votes during a meeting with caribbean football leaders to what we support but deny any wrongdoing and believe that claims are an attempt to derail been an arms race to be
comfy for the new president. both will appear before the people ethics committee on sunday two days before the presidential vote by the parts i'm in charge of running for fall so. that in the n.b.a. dallas reached the finals for a second time after beating oklahoma for one in the best of seven series how to see ninety six has a score on wednesday night dirk nowitzki and shawn marion combined for fifty two points alice were face either miami or chicago in the finals and they're optimistic and that's a great. this is a partial veteran so want to play and. not selfish i think that's that's what makes this group special i mean everybody's sacrifice for each other and we just want to . spring from a play with these guys all season long so hopefully we can grow through the next series. and we'll end with i saw a look back at the start of foreman's officious k h l her hundred towards us i
guess when suddenly this week that reports. this six have been consigned to the local room and know it's time to. take a chill third season is a work with those on the ice rink was differences behind them however there is still one score left to settle who will be crowned the best of the best but using dancer and. physical sport sometimes you just don't survive to get the chills so i'm glad to be able to join you it's always fun and. it's free time stanley cup winner sergei filin of is one of the most of the players the russian hockey has ever produced and he was one of the best known to us and who has emerged as the most promising russian player in the q childress you know i think. morris dog will be a part of this show i think
a good season you play his role well. it labels matter a very big matter but some ads exception. here important roles for special. he's prediction came true it was published on the title of the league's best ruki a nineteen year old winger showed he's worth in the playoffs scoring couple of goals as he held the still makers reach the eastern conference finals before eventually being stuck in their tracks by the government cup winners slovakia life nevertheless it's been a dream come true for the north to play with one of his heroes. mr gifford my teammates a gay father of has been doing his will to shay's vast experience with me during both the training sessions and games he treated me as an old friend straight away. moving from the oftens to the netminders as there can be no good team without in
the outstanding men in between the pipes and much of a man success this season has been down to a constant. who played a huge role in getting them to the garden cup finals and along with proving to be the league's best goalie the twenty six year old managed to become the number one in the russian national team and the twenty eleven world championships. but he should never be satisfied with yourself every netminder still has some aspects to improve on i'm not different i will keep working hard with my personal coach to become an even better goaltender because it. was the man who inspired an average looking at one side all the way to the good of decider although he didn't manage to clean the kitchen his biggest prize it was enough to claim the best coach award somebody. i'm glad i cheated the success with the club where it started my career in russia i have had great support from everybody and i would like to share
this award with every single player of my team and everyone. he who works for outlines. the final award was the evening's most prestigious this isn't the most valuable player for the second straight year it went to slot us forward alex under the rubble of this isn't with a stunning ninety eight points roberts well known are three almost killed. and that's also from iraq in two hours. hungry for the full story we've got it first hand the biggest issues get a human voice face to face with the news makers m r t.