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don't kill countless of people and still continue your way of diplomatic nicety is not to hold the prime minister of lebanon hostage in our country you have a way of resolving a dispute with your neighbor qatar is not to block it it and to threaten to invade it your idea of social opening is not to arrest women who wanted to drive your economic reform should it be marching business men into the ritz and give them a good beating this does not make for a reliable this makes for a fretless reckless i said but given the fact you mentioned all those things and in some cases yemen there were sort of thousands perhaps of civilians who died in this war and why do you think this particular instance of the one genesee disappears as a tip the balance against the having been stolen if indeed the balance has been tip is that it is not he still there isn't a there are two things one this is the sim question we ask in social sciences about every one of the one incident that just tips the balance why did you have this is
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death so good the tunisian revolution why did the death of khalid saeed triggered the egyptian revolution because sometimes the death of one person culminates into the entire episodes of cry and repression and oppression and so forth in a one country two i think people's anger just continued to build up over the last three years because of the all of these things i mentioned so the killing of does not replace everything else it sums up everything else except that this time it is recognisable it's inhumane it is there in our eyes the killing of a journalist who only wanted to write freely. thank you very much thank you. still to come on al-jazeera a taliban attack carol is one of afghanistan's most powerful security officials but it was a u.s. general who was the target. and south korea's president meets the pope bringing him
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with him and historic invitation from pyongyang. get a welcome back here in a national weather forecast well plenty of nice weather here across central parts of europe high pressure is going to dominate that means a lot of clear skies a little bit of a moderate temperatures but where we are seeing the weather is out here towards of the western med now we have had some problems with rain across parts of northern africa as well as this area of low pressure that's making its way slowly towards the west notice the rain right here across parts of spain as well as down here towards portugal and we're going to be watching this very carefully for the potential of flooding over the next few days of going for friday over here toward saturday most of that active weather stays down towards the south affecting portugal as well as that southern area of spain but for the rest of europe like i
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a world through global collaboration. apply now to a time the twenty eighteen wish summit. from on of the top stories here. u.s. treasury secretary steve says he won't attend next week's investment conference in saudi arabia the u.k. netherlands and france have also pulled out ministers as pressure grows on saudi arabia of the disappearance of journalist jamal khashoggi. it comes as a state might come by has stressed the u.s. is taking her child she's disappearance very seriously it will allow saudi arabia
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more time for an investigation to be completed. and back in istanbul investigators are now turning their attention to the fifteen member saudi hit squad which they suspect carried out the killing the group is said to include a bodyguard of the saudi crown prince mohammed bin salma. the taliban has claimed responsibility for an attack in southern afghanistan that killed three top officials the governor of kandahar province his top intelligence officer and police chief all died in the attack which happened just moments after they met the most senior u.s. commander in the country the taliban say u.s. general scott miller was the target but he managed to escape unharmed it's increased concern about the security situation in afghanistan ahead of elections on saturday should have a how about has more from kabul this is a major setback for the afghan government because in one single attack they lost
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three senior local government officials in. general for example the top police command was on top of the hit list for the taliban for quite some time here he survived many suicide bombing attacks and his father was killed in an attack by the taliban who's known for his staunch anti taliban stand saying that there's absolutely no way that can play in a future role in afghanistan of the attack also highlights of the challenges that the americans the afghan government and nato will face in the near future also comes against the backdrop of the upcoming elections many people how do i hope that those in the saturday elections could pave the way for more stability and you parliament there could tackle the problems the afghan government faces particularly inefficient governance corruption and the need to find job opportunities for
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millions of people i think after this people would have questions about whether it's safe or not to go and cast their votes on saturday. the rocky government has begun closing camps which have been home to thousands of people displaced by years of war but aid workers say it's too soon and civilians are being forcibly returned to unsafe areas in the predominantly sunni province now editor reports from baghdad . this is the come for internally displaced people in iraq's anbar province of the height of the military operations against i still in two thousand and fifteen it was home to seven thousand people. government officials have come to see it closed. to the nominee of the last hundred fifty or so families that remained here finally returned home we've closed it as part of a government program to resettle all i.d.p. camps. it's a program criticized by aid workers who say it's happening too quickly and it's
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still too dangerous. more than three million people have returned to their homes by the middle of the sea but more than two and a half million others are still displaced according to the international organization for migration. mohammed jassim was one of those brave enough to go back home but his family house was destroyed in the war so mohammed is living in a tent some of his relatives are here to help him. our situation is desperate there's nothing to salvage from our home it's not a home anymore actually we urge the government to pay us the compensation it promised. others complained they have to live with the threats from booby traps unexploded bombs and other devices on the health risk posed by the decomposed bodies that lie on the land where their houses once stude the only way i want to go about it was for a whole day earthmoving machines have been excavating the rubble in my compound and
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recover dozens of bodies there were at least five to six bodies in each of several shallow holes we found here. the diverse station poverty and lack of services in areas that are captured from my soul forced many to choose to stay in the comps for others it is in their comically viable to leave some have been able to set up shop of fruit stands at markets making about fifty dollars a month on able to put up with a lock of basic services when they have returned home many have been forced to go back to comes. open for them the fall and desperate search for sanctuary continues mohammed at all just the era of the russian investigators say the suspect in wednesday's attack in crimea may have had an accomplice twenty people were killed and more than fifty others injured after an explosion and shooting at a school in the eastern city of catch step person has more from moscow. the full
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creational training school in has turned into a shrine. hundreds of people have come to mourn the death of the students the teachers and school workers those who managed to escape wednesday's attack recount horrific scenes sitting here we do so among the wounded are saw a girl i knew and actually if i tried to save her i carried her to the ambulance mostly i left her there and went to help the others. i saw a lot of people bleeding and lying on benches it was awful. speculation is rife about what could have to have an eighteen year old flooded slough off to commit such an attack. some say he was angry at his teachers others suggest he had links with right wing groups but no clear answers have been given so far security camera footage has emerged from a few days before the attack in which
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a student is seen by an shotgun shells at a local store authorities say he recently obtained a hunting license. the young man did not provoke any negative feeling he showed the permit to hold weapons and those he was allowed to buy it in the permit was new and it was checked. for russia has been described as a quiet boy investigators have been searching his home for any clues about his motive. most important is to find out the reasons what pushed this inhumane person to commit this crime we don't understand that yet he had all positive characteristics he always behaved himself he never caused any trouble. crimea was annexed by russian troops from ukraine four years ago despite continuing tensions there's been no major outbreak of violence since then president vladimir putin blames the internet as a breeding ground for the attack. of truly pushing it's
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a result of globalization and that's not strange at all on social media on the internet we see that there's a whole community that's been created everything started with the tragic events in schools in the u.s. . in moscow people gathered at the monument remembering the fight in the city of courage against the nazis during world war two they laid flowers to remember those who were killed in a different era over eleven hundred kilometers away mourners are saying prayers for the mostly young victims the kurds has been the worst school shooting in russia in recent years and many are asking for stricter security measures in schools others are pointing out the fact that this beit high security measures in place in crimea a young man could still walk into a school happily armed steps and al-jazeera moscow bitten one of the youngest among christians in the world has chosen a new government center lefty and tea party has won
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a narrow victory over its main rival in the country's third vote since embracing democracy in two thousand and eight the once secretive mountain kingdom was largely cut off from the outside world until one thousand sixty's and only allow television in the one nine hundred ninety s. you baka has more power in the tongue democracy in action and high in the himalayas it is a colorful occasion national dress must be ward ten years ago the former king of bhutan ordered the country to embrace democracy is the nation's third election like three times ancient traditions democracy is now also a fiercely guarded part of due to the society jobs the a barb and an economic growth of all at the forefront of voters' concerns. the much you can get it the main issues facing us farmers are safe drinking water supply irrigation water and agriculture it's also important to look after youth many of
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whom are unemployed. the most important thing in this election is voting for a party or a candidate that would make my nation economically strong and would best look after the welfare of the people of. for sharing zambo it's a time to meet old friends she remembers the days before democracy before time opened up to the outside world. things were really great under the monarchy peace and happiness and the country enjoyed great progress whichever party which there must be no hatred or division among our people. the voters chose between two political parties the d t p which formed the first government in two thousand and eight and the d n t political newcomers there's little separating the politically at the center of every party's political manifesto is the pursuit of
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happiness. is the only country in the world to measure success not through economic output but through gross national happiness which translates as good governance a balance between work and pleasure economic growth and nature it's a pursuit that has its roots of buddhism widely practiced by. the country is steeped in tradition and belief in the past ten years it's had to contend with a new ideology democracy return has seen the type of confrontational sometimes divisive politics that exists in neighboring india the world's largest democracy and elsewhere in the world and is worried about it coming here there are also concerns over social media's impact on politics and traditions election candidates have even complained about fake news appearing online many bhutan are still waiting to see where their pursuit of happiness and the road of democracy meet leave barca out zero power zero. a landslide in tibet for six thousand people to leave their
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homes a partial collapse of a cliff face in many link ownby blocked one of the region's key rivers causing water levels to rise by forty meters trapped residents have been airlifted out of a nearby village. south korea's president and janus met pope francis at the vatican men hand delivered a message from the leader of north korea kim jong un inviting the head of the catholic church to visit pyongyang for the bride reports from sell. as he delivers the invitation to the vatican president moon j.n. of south korea once more finds himself playing the role of mediator with you know and if pope francis agrees to the visit it will be one of north korea's biggest diplomatic achievements yet in breaking out of international isolation. the pope visited south korea in twenty fourteen when he was greeted by
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a million people on the streets of seoul that visit was evidence of the south's vibrant religious life. contrast that with the north where christian worship is officially restricted to just four churches in pyongyang one of them a catholic cathedral. but critics say it's just for show and that in reality christians routinely face persecution for their beliefs even death north korea's persecution of christians has no rival on the er it is unforgiving systematic unyielding and often fatal it's a view supported by many organizations including the un in a country so dominated by the cult of the ruling kim family there is little room for any other type of devotion but some religious leaders in south korea believe in this unprecedented period of reconciliation even that may be changing south korean
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archbishop kim he took part in last month's summit visit to north korea by moon j.n. culminating in the visit to mt peck due and he's welcomed the prospect of closer ties between north korea and the vatican. north korea's former leader kim il sung is known to have also attempted to secure a papal visit nearly thirty years ago. if kim jong un succeeds where he's grandfather did not it will be another landmark in a remarkable game of diplomatic firsts public bride al-jazeera sold. her mind of the top stories here on jazeera u.s. treasury secretary steven says he won't attend next week's investment conference in saudi arabia the u.k. and netherlands and from several so pulled out ministers as pressure grows on saudi
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arabia over the disappearance of journalist jamal khashoggi sector state might pompei or says the united states takes the disappearance and possible murder of khashoggi very seriously having wrapped up talks with saudi and turkish leaders from paris said saudi arabia would be given more time to complete its investigation before the us decides on its response we made clear to them that we take this matter with respect mr should be very seriously they made clear to me that they too understand the serious nature of the disappearance of mystically shogi they also assured me that they will conduct a complete thorough. investigation of all of the facts surrounding mr to show that they will do so at a timely fashion and that this report itself will be transparent for everyone to see to ask questions about and to quire with respect what sternness and i told president trump this morning that we ought to give them a few more days to complete that so that we to have
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a complete understanding of the facts surrounding that which point we can make decisions about how or if the united states should respond. and back in istanbul turkish investigators have finished searching two of saudi arabia's diplomatic buildings investigators are turning their attention to the fifteen member saudi hit squad which they suspect carried out the killing the group is said to include a bodyguard of the saudi crown prince mohammed bin sandman and a saudi autopsy expert the taliban has claimed responsibility for an attack in southern afghanistan that killed three top officials the governor of kandahar province his top intelligence officer and police chief all died in the attack which happened just moments after they met the most senior u.s. commander in the country the taliban says u.s. general scott miller was the target but he managed to escape unharmed as increased concern about the security situation in afghanistan ahead of elections on saturday
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as you had on tuesday with us if you can hear out there the stream is up next more news after that ifa. i am from the i can and you're in the stream three journalists from the new member states of being brutally murdered in the past year causing some industry experts to wonder whether this is the start of a trend or explore each of these cases and what they mean for the future of press freedom in the region but first his advisers along with more. victoria mary lowther looks like the latest grim statistic in the dangerous world
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of journalism her body discovered in the bulgarian town where she was investigating the corrupt misuse of european union funds she joins the likes of daphne carolina blown up near her home in malta by a car bomb john ku's yak shot dead outside his home in slovakia punitive runs that over ninety percent most people think. it's likely they'll get away with killing a journalist and what often happens is maybe the killer gets core but the intellectual mastermind the person who planned it the person who paid for it the person who instructed it they get away scot free and indeed many of them become political leaders in different countries around the world or certainly people with a high up in business or high up in corporation. not only is there a dwindling political defensively reporting but increasingly an apparent acceptance that digging for stories may result in physical harm. so what can be done to ensure
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accountability in each of these investigations and of course protect journalists working to expose corruption to help us explore these questions with importantly joins us now from london where i am is the media freedom representative for the association of european journalists he's also the international director for freedom of the media at the university of sheffield and with the latest on the murder from monica manning over and explain the debate about whether her murder it was time to help work after the stupid enough is the editor in. chief of this or not b.g. has an online newspaper he's also an outgoing board member of the organized crime and corruption reporting project scene c.r.p. is good gentleman to have a hidden stream of a very tragic story after this first of all what do we actually know about the murder itself what have you been able to glean what you feel is actually true. what we don't from do authorities. the mother and the. and in this
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case not they're not related to the work. they suspect. or from some gypsy minority who was the kind when she did this but it's still not clear what are these are not dates so we're likely to know more about or about his motives and details of. the investigation sure what kind of what big victoria do you what kind of t.v. journalist washing. so she she wasn't there because she was not investigative journalist technically she was hosting. a show all. previous. lifestyle show but they went to marseille show. problems and about the. journalists and our exposing career exposing
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her. problems of the society and she was very engaged with people we didn't believe they see if you look at. the show that she was wearing a black t. shirt saying the system is killing us this is the bishop. invited by by the mothers of. children with disabilities who have tried to have a fire. by the state so she was really engaged and and the last. the last show she prepared. its name to detect there was. to investigative journalism and she planned with her. team to to make it an investigative journalist in shock. and in the first trial she invited two journalists one from our website and one problem. for most this year that. they were working together on my
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investigation with. you. that they were so she's looking into corruption and you are looking after looking into corruption and i think she was very sensible to this because she cited in her last words on the t.v. show we don't think she a shoe she was. sure sure sure sure. germany. because she was in germany a bit like what i'm doing today which is talking to people about corruption and talking about investigation exactly. let me let me just bring this in here because we've got lots of comments about what happened to victoria and this one comes in from dr. and she says because he has been ranked one hundred eleventh in the world by some press freedom by reporters without borders around worse than all the you e.u. countries and all balkan countries which are aspiring members harassment is common
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when let me just bring you into the conversation here can we make a connection here between what may have happened to victoria because she was a journalist and the reporting atmosphere in bulgaria. i think i'm just gonna bring in william because i'm interested in his thoughts i come right back to you to have william. yeah ok i think the suspicion is media suspicions the jumping to conclusion it is a sense about the killing of victoria not a nova arises from two things one is the large number of contract killings against journalists in europe in the last couple of years and going back to anna politkovskaya in russia fifteen years ago. and the other is you know the fact that this the investigations into systematic e.u. fraud for the e.u. monies going to bulgaria is
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a story that goes back many years and clearly many people in the top little compositions have got a lot to answer for and they. are curious this accused many times of covering up and making accusing and excluded journalists to investigate and indeed you know making making their own kind of private kleptocracy in a sense based on you front so the public suspicion is very high that when big very big public demonstrations not only recently a very nervous kelly but over the over the last couple of years now this show a couple of things t.v. audience are watching this right now this is maria sparrow has tweeted maria as a journalist is what al-jazeera from time to time and i'm just going to show you some of how the public small group acting to victoria's death rituals are is about has an interesting comment to make on this convoy and that this whole section right here says journey sufficing a plethora of hundreds working in
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a climate of political instability and need a system that one has proposed communists rejection of any government control or policy interventions and inside to follow western journalist norms and trends i have to tell you that the toil shows that she started russia was looking into investigation and corruption is going to continue even. victoria has passed away that is her legacy as an a stand q very much we will keep an eye on this investigation william i'm going to ask you to stick around with us as we move our discussion to slovakia and the deaths of journalists because the ad and his partner martinez has no over who were killed in february now at the time al-jazeera charlotte bellis report human nature of his work well it. could been investigating suspected corruption between the italian mafia and people close to prime minister robert fico. jaan cruz iraq exposed the activities of people connected to the
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italian mafia and their business and slovakia especially when it comes to the drawdown of e.u. funds various government contracts suspicions of tax fraud blackmailing. that's a dangerous and you know. said you know there is. so mounting public pressure and calls for justice eventually led to the resignation of the then prime minister robert fico adults government and in september prosecutors charged three people with the killing of cosi at a rover to sell of an is the editor and co-founder of the previously mentioned o.c.c. r.p. he joins us from sario welcome i'm wondering if in this case it is this a win is a success is this justice here because an administration had to step down. well it's. the administration step down but the the s mirrors tea party is still in
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charge so robert feeds those political party is still in charge and controlling things so so it really hasn't changed and they've you know changed the faces but it's still the same power structure can you remind us because these are stories that we don't always notice these killings of journalists in different parts of the world but the e.u. countries are going under the radar what happened to juan and what happened to his partner. well yon was reporting was looking into you know robert vito's assistant who worked for a book previously to him with the italian mafia and so he was investigating and drug it up its ties to the severe little party its ties to the power structure looking at their use of european funds in farm subsidies and electrical you know green power subsidies and how they had. amassed
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a large amount of money over seventy million dollars from these types of funds and so he was really looking at the the the classic area that gets you in trouble which is that nexus of organized crime and political corruption and that's really the most dangerous place to be and in a sense you know journalists like yawned they're really canaries in a coal mine because when you've got these really serious nexuses you know operating you know that you don't the public may not know about them and so when a reporter like yawn ventures into that territory and gets killed we realize that the corruption and the problems are much more severe than we thought there were several syfy i think what's different now when we look at these issues about as a journalist is that there is a community of journalists around the public who care about the work around. brown has so there's over a yard and this piece
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a bottle he. says more than three hundred journalists signed a statement expressing dissatisfaction with the investigation the murder of yon and martina as well as political changes in the slovak republic how much pressure is this continuing to put on the administration or on the authorities. when we love to think that it's putting a lot of pressure on the authorities but really there there isn't i mean the whole investigation is being controlled by you know the ruling parties there and so they pretty much can control who get you know charge with things and who doesn't sell you know yarn was working with with us on this last story before he died and you know what we understand is that you know the end but i'm going to mafia is embedded in you know large parts of europe and they go into places like eastern slovakia which are not particularly democratic or us for this to go to places and they're
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easily with large amounts of money able to build an infrastructure in these areas that you know fund political parties and you know pay off policemen and other government officials and sorts of it really is a toxic environment that's very difficult to report in and then a lot of the media in slovakia and other places you know a good example is a town of says garia are controlled by oligarchs and by people who are close to the political power structures so it's really not a good environment for journalists right now and it's very dangerous to operate when he when he could bring about a god of love is going to say i think it's the idea of it is talking about of kind of state capture effect that all the authorities the the. political leaders judiciary the police and above will be investigate this kind of together so although if you suspect so that you've been arrested it slovakia because the the.
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suspicion is that in the end you know the hit man made may or may not be. charged but the most of. what we're seeing is this kind of atmosphere of unity of kind of what you all knew. kind of we'll talk receive spreading in a sense from russia in the former soviet union and it's getting just pretty close now it's inside the european union we'll see from stories in both also on how similar things are happening like the one that happened with john paul two actually i'm already in earlier this year in russia or a couple of others the year before he was throat all the way he he fell from the fifth floor balcony he was investigating corruption in the highest levels of the russian state and mercenaries operating russian most was in syria the kind of thing that governments don't want exposed sort of things happening in turkey and it's now
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becoming rather pervasive i want to bring up just to run a political paint. loss tory italian mafia has tentacles into slovak politics just so that people who are watching us right now can see the kind of reporting he was doing and the kind of reporting that got him into trouble truth thank you editor and co-founder of the. final we had to motor and the out of us here that can be seen as a murder my co-host on cheese steak sent us this report from the letter. it's a. mystery . to. see.
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the motives government has offered a one million euro reward to anyone who can provide information useful to the investigation but they remain skeptical about its commitment to resolving the case her son matthew recently told the independent newspaper it appears that absolutely nothing is happening when we ask for updates the response from prosecutor was to mock us publicly in paris france to explain the situation and demand to obtain justice for the f.a. wrong richard is the founder and executive director of for britain stories and that is a collaborative journalism network working on behalf of journalists who are threatened jailed or killed worldwide though and it's good to have you in this conversation
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i'm going to start straightaway live all new to people watching you tube right now we've got venom amas on you cheap daphne. was one of the most well known journalists and mortar working to expose corruption and criminal activity i've also heard it described as a one woman with a wiki leaks a woman wiki leaks how would you talk about to people who don't know how to work. well good evening daphne was a fearless reporter she was one of the very unique free voice voices in the in mad time this tiny island where there is a high level of corruption and she was very yes she was a feel that investigative reporter she was publishing very critical stories for the public opinion and not only for the multis opinion not only for the multi citizens but for european cities and she was investigating a critical issue such as organized crime corruption money laundering and she was very very ill learned she was facing
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a lot of threats just before being killed she was facing fifty six libel cases just against for so that's very little about the environment and the use eco system in mata and how difficult it is to do you to be an investigative journalist in this island in the middle of european union so my colleague was actually reporting from or to see that she wasn't reported what she was on vacation and mortar which is often how people think about more to as a vacation spot someone to go to enjoy the weather enjoy the mediterranean so there's a disconnect between what mortar it's like if you live there and what it's like when you visit there can you explain that and that's a problem i think we need to reconnect what we've what is matter is a is a country where in the middle of europe which is a member state and where you can find a lot of a lot of corruption with a pen and a paper as we were able to know and to discover that sums staff member inside the
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government do have some bank account under some of show camp any and their student place even with all this investigation from many journalists all over the world so this is a kind of of country where there is a high level of impunity we are right now one year after the killing of the half the and there are two people who are arrested and we don't know we still know is a mastermind. we know one thing that the altricial investigation doesn't go so far too far so that's a kind of problem and as we porter we were running in forbidden stories a massive collaborative investigation with forty five reporters from eighteen years ago in organization based in fifteen countries we did ask come interview some of the like is going round and nobody. there to and for so question the lady accept any kind of interview with us and this is kind of problem in a democracy where people need to answer
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a question from john and it's because we have walking for the public interest isabel says on on twitter to the motor right now it's so easy to kill a woman in particular a vocal when he disagrees with one thing in a motor i was thinking also of the i was investigative journalist veronica getting who was shot by a motorcyclist to the window of her car a traffic like me doubling that is a horrible way to die though the way that daphne died as well would you mind just recapping that for us it's a horrible thing to explain but i think it's important for everyone to know absolutely because the kind of killing it's really important to describe because they did not only kill daphne they they they placed a bomb under the seat of the car or gaffney it was in the beginning of the afternoon she said goodbye to her son and then the explosion and she died immediately but by by killing her like that there were not only kidding daphne when i got into an investigative reporter they were sending a stroke soon
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a signal to many people in iraq that we can do let these like that we can use a bomb in the b. that of european and kill investigative journalists we still don't know who killed that it was too don't know is a mastermind we don't have the evidence of who is the mastermind as a reporter but we we still need to get the government talking and answering ers on some very critical information and at that. the project was not only about we investigating the killing but we do think that it's very important to complete the work of daphne and to and to think about the story she was working and to continue o'rourke raghavan center says they support him and i'll put this one to you for justice for daphne every single person involved in the planning for civil tainting and carrying out her cessation would be identified and prosecuted to the full extent of the law and protection and security for journalists continue to do investigative reporting and more to how realistic is that it shouldn't be that
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difficult in an e.u. country or in any country really doesn't really matter i feel in the e.u. or not i'm going to bring in william here just to see what is his perspective it's going to happen here well i mean you talk to people in bolton who know about the situation and there is a complete veil of silence on the police investigators of every possible lead they have witnesses who can talk about the movements of the people who were arrested they know exactly how it was done by remote control from a boat off shore all this time and they visited the house overnight and these things are clearly in the public domain is actually still made by italian directive which spells out the story what's happening here is that the because of the political party his isolation of the judiciary and the police it's impossible to get a good at the story and the worst thing of all is that the egyptian issues of your
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e.u. in particular effectively are allowing this to continue even though they have group of more expeditions there they're now investigating at last the corruption the banking system it doesn't touch the basic problem and the governments like multi go on trusting in their only impunity because they're not held to account by other countries so we've got it we've got. i'm a question tonight all right we need to talk about this this impunity in what is impunity in other country cannot and if we were having some institution in europe who were strong on corruption issues on organized crime and probably they are too lax on that and that's why we have some journalists who have been killed because they are investigating the very serious and critical stories for the public opinion and now we have an infinity situation in those we have a lot of european parliament to consider a few rock statements but the situation on place the people are still in charge in
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poor so that's that's that's a problem but i know and i want to ask you very quickly i want to argue very quickly because they're running out of time on the show and it's very very important looking at my laptop everybody so that in stories is dedicated to journalists who were assassinated while they were doing their work this is an interesting project that you've been working on and you've also got the daphne project one year after in a sentence can explain what we will see if we go here. well we've forbidden stories is a nonprofit collaborative problem devoted to continue the work of our society going to jail reporters we do think that you for joining us are dying for some stories we need to focus on those stories because probably they are very real even to the public interest and so basically we are continuing that so we now not only should we thank you so much right out of time but any law not forget is generous and we will come back to you lauren is the founding executive director for better than
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stories we cannot do a show about journalists in peril in and and press freedom without mentioning out of their very own mom and his saying i'll see him here on my laptop remains detained without charge for six hundred eighty seven days in egypt say cheering for al-jazeera updates and always demand press freedom and so watching c n n hi to my. if you were in beijing looking out the pacific ocean you'd see american warships when myth was that somehow time is aiming to replace america and around the world
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but the chinese are not that stupid these guys want to dominate a huge chunk of the planet this sounds like a preparation for our first president george washington said if you want peace prepare for war the coming war on china part one on a just after a three year delay afghanistan is finally preparing to hold parliamentary elections told by constant violence and continually influenced by foreign powers many afghans are hoping for a real change one direction while the country takes for give you an in-depth coverage of the afghanistan elections i'll just era bolshoi ballet's prima ballerina discusses the pain and sacrifice behind the tutu and the role of art in putin's russia the pain starts from the very beginning of the ballet school is. our bodies are not physically prepared for what we have to do said lama zarko told of talks to organising of. when the going gets tough many
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bangkok slum dwellers are forced to borrow. she may be kinder than your average money lender. she may have more patience. but make no mistake. she means business. friendly loan shop cause of the viewfinder asia series on al-jazeera. hello martin taylor in london the top stories on al-jazeera u.s. president donald trump has just said it certainly looks like a missing saudi journalist jamal khashoggi is dead and if this is the case the consequences will have to be very severe international condemnation of saudi arabia has been growing for the u.s. treasury secretary steven ition being the latest figure to put out
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a saudi investment form in riyadh next week alan fischer has more from the u.s. . back after his trip to saudi arabia and turkey u.s. secular state might pump you has been briefing his boss he says both sides promised fool transparent investigation they also assured me that they will conduct a complete thorough. investigation of all of the facts surrounding mr to show you that they will do so to timely fashion and that this report itself will be transparent and he reiterated the strong u.s. so dealings that continue to be important counterterrorism partner they have custody of the two holy sites they are an important strategic alliance of the united states u.s. treasury secretary steve mission was also in that meeting whatever he had he known shortly after he would know not to be attending an important international investment conference in riyadh later this month joining a growing international boycott when pompeo sat down with saudi crown prince
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mohammed bin selman known by his initials m.b.'s he had him firmly deny any involvement in the journalist disappearance but former vice president joe biden says he's had doubts about the man who is essentially saudi arabia's ruler there is very little. sense of rule of law. respect for human rights. dignity. and you know. the allegations that are made and so far no no yet. are not inconsistent with the way the kingdom would act and there's growing skepticism in the us. congress and repeated sodhi claims they have nothing to do with jamal khashoggi disappearance i actually asked every country in the middle east and as much as i trust gas stations sushi it has been shameful to see the president ited states be the mouthpiece for the regime the washington post on thursday published an opinion piece written by jamal khashoggi
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and sent by his assistant the day after his disappearance prophetically he criticizes the lack of international response to the abuse of journalists and out of countries like saudi arabia and egypt writing these actions no longer carry the consequences of a backlash from the international community instead these actions me triggered condemnation quickly followed by silence as a result he continues out of governments have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate words reminding the u.s. they cannot turn their back on this incident no matter how strong the historic ties alan fischer al-jazeera washington the taliban has claimed responsibility for an attack in southern afghanistan which killed three top officials the governor of kandahar province his top intelligence officer and police chief all died in the attack which happened just moments after they met the most senior u.s. commander in the country the taliban say u.s.
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general scott miller was the target but he managed to escape unharmed a landslide in tibet has forced six thousand people to leave their homes a partial collapse of a cliff face in many link oun to flock to one of the region's key rivers causing water levels to rise by forty meters trapped residents have been airlifted out of a nearby village. a center left party has won big towns runoff parliamentary elections final results show that the d n t party won thirty seats in the national assembly while the royalist d.p.t. party won seventeen seats as the country's third election since embracing democracy in two thousand and eight. south korea's president moon jane has met pope francis at the vatican moon hand delivered a message from the leader of north korea kim jong un inviting the head of the catholic church to visit. if it crosses agrees to the visit will be one of north korea's biggest diplomatic to achievements yet in breaking out of international
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isolation the big picture is up next. a century on from colonize ation by its elite. libya had become an important player on the world a stage. at their feet had gone from being an accused the sponsor of terror to an ally in the west's war against it. in the early days of two thousand and eleven transformations were sweeping through north africa the so-called arab spring uprisings had seen the end of two dictators benard tunisia.
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and egypt hosni mubarak. pressure was building on mama to get their feet the battle for libya. was about to begin. the daffy ruled libya for forty two years more than any other arab leader. never thought that it could definitely go so they're willing to sacrifice their lives to be able to be liberated from gadhafi and what he has done to. the divisions in libya are purely political purely based on this agreement on how to share power and wealth not going to take one step further if we don't all this all the armed
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people. buying two does eleven we have to look at the international scene around libya especially the arab spring. there were seen as revolutions and they made the right atmosphere for something to happen in libya. something would happen in libya and it would happen in the east. peace has to sort of a particular sense of itself in a particular narrative that had been deliberately punished and deliberately marginalized by the gadhafi regime. for tighter book a lawyer representing the families of prisoners allegedly killed in a brazilian prison in one nine hundred ninety six had been planning a so-called euphrasia for the seventeenth of february two thousand and eleven in the distant city of benghazi. but turku was arrested two days
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before the planned protest. and this his supporters gathered to demand his release they clashed with security forces. protests demanding the release of fatah terrible quickly moved into protests against gadhafi. in the following days and to get definite protests has made the full food and receive billions as well as growing numbers of militias moved on to other cities run second piece stations and military installations. protest turned to three billion duffy at first held back from responding with force but his restraint would be short lived. this is a militant uprising. had khadafi used more force he might have been able to
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suppress this uprising it was his decision not to use heavy force at the beginning that allowed this rebellion to get going. all bets were off we saw libyans forming and their own armed groups what were known at the time as revolutionary brigades essentially the city just felt that they were making it up as they went to law to get deaf eat no move to beat back the rebels. and take back control of. the regime try to snuff out the protests and in a brutal fashion in a way that sparked even more protests so the funerals of those who had been killed by the regime triggered even more crowds to come out people lost their fear. their rebellion had to spread from benghazi as far west as tripoli clashes between protesters and regime security forces peppered the capital city alone with
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demonstrations of support by gadhafi loyalists. libya was in the midst of a double edged war for directorial supremacy on the ground and fully shifted the sea and the eyes of the wider world. rebel militias lay down their links to deal with groups including the old guard the link to the libyan islamic fighting group whose members had been freed from prison two years earlier. meanwhile duffy rallied his supporters against an insurrection by those he claimed to be drug fueled foreign terrorists send in half and it would. give up here illegally should be shipped out of. the big data data centers and gotten. out of bed you would just be deaf you wouldn't want he's talking clearly he want to say that these are not the libyan people that are you know these are just generous with a train buy
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a car he want to get the sympathy of the world that might come on you're fighting in iraq and other places and fighting them in libya why don't you come support me instead of supporting the. territory which in the first seventy two hours. fell to the rebellion was grabbed back by could offer. was a got for good people began to warn of a bloodbath there started to be a push for a humanitarian intervention and the push for this was coming from the rebels they realized they were losing this war and so the rebels said well what are we going to do well the only hope is a western military intervention. i don't think it effie would necessarily have gone to massacred ordinary civilians in benghazi and he was poised to come back and take
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benghazi he retaken a number of other towns including our staff here in the east where he had gone ahead and done a wholesale massacre the international community could not just stand by and see gadhafi willing to kill thousands and. thousands and thousands of demonstrators. at the end of february two thousand and eleven a group of military officers and government ministers had defected from the regime and set up a national transitional council the n.t.s.c. headed by the former justice minister most of the jury years of new training the military and hollowing out political structures had left little loyalty among elements of the gadhafi regime by early march however the deficit forces had showed up their control of tripoli and look to head east three claimed benghazi. the n.t.s.c. working with the arab league an organization along.


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