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the n h l of diverse background to have his name on, on the stand like up. he says he's unafraid to aim high because he demands the same of his players. he tells them progress just requires putting one skate in front of the other. go again, go again. i did, joe castro, al jazeera washington. ah, a quick look at the main stories. now. granting official say all women at children and the elderly have been evacuated from the besieged as all star plans in the city of mario pole. hundreds of civilians had been trapped on the industrial facility up to 2 months, sheltering from the constant bombardment and with supplies of food and water running out. the pond has also been the last hold out for ukrainian forces in the strategically important port, city, military officials. they're saying that russian forces,
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backed by tanks and artillery, again tried to storm the plant on saturday. as i beg, has more from human in central ukraine. we have heard from the deputy prime minister, his thing to old women, children, and elderly have been evacuated. but that hasn't been confirmed by the united nations old international committee of the red cross to over think that that would be our several challenges around your backdating people that has been ongoing fighting. but this does come ahead of may, the 9th, which is russia victory day, where they come around to celebrate the soviet union victory over, not the germany. i'm expecting russian president give me a few things to make some sort of announcement. and mario pole could be the center of that, where they declare victory. but the russia still have full control of that launch. they are still ukrainian fighters from the as a brigade. this is a sprawling industrial complexes. the last largest, one of the largest. most of that in europe,
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the taliban has ordered women to cover their entire body in public for the 1st time, many decades. repeatedly, not a hearing to this dress code could result in prison time for a woman's male guardian. the u. s. and e u of called on shank as president to repeal a state of emergency that gives them sweeping powers to crack down on protested calls of growing them to resign as the country self as its worst. economic crisis in decades and emanuel mark one has been sworn in as french president for a 2nd time. he's promised to take tough action on the economy and the climate crisis. but he faces a challenge to winnow the voters disillusioned by his 1st 5 years in office. those the headlines, the south, the listening post is coming up next with rich. it gives but takes a closer look at media coverage of those elections. in the philippines, news,
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news, news. news . the soldier for the days of dictatorship filipinos go to the pole as journalists prepare for light post, do terrible judgment days coming for america, abortion law. a sneak preview of the decision gets leaked to the press and china versus taiwan. geo political mismatch satirists are making the most, ah, hello richard. yes, bird in europe, the listening post where we dig into the coverage and examine how news is reported . on monday, the philippines will elect a new president for the past 6 years. the country of 110000000 has been led by rodrigo, do territory. and authoritarian who has incited violence against journalists who
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dared to criticize his policies such as his so called war on drugs. and the thousands of filipinos killed as a result to tear k is not running the constitutional limits, presidents to one term in office. but monday's vote is partly a referendum on his legacy. it is also an appraisal of his idle ferdinand, marco's the dictator who ruled the archipelago for 2 decades until the mid 19 eighties. because the front runner is ferdinand marco's junior and to tear to his daughter is running for vice president. thanks to a social media strategy that majors and disinformation. marcos junior as a head in the pause, leading many filipinos to fear what might be in store for their freedoms. starting with what remains of freedom of the press. our starting point this week is the capital manila, the for any one on the outside looking at tracking the
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presidential election in the philippines. the question has to be, how has it come to? how has ferdinand marco's genius, the son of a different, who imposed martial law on filipinos? back in the 1970. come to lead the pre election poll. how have the marcos a family judged to a stolen between $5.00 and $10000000000.00 from the central bank regime considered to be one of the worst collect to talk procedures in world history, made a political come back. how as marco's june, known by his nickname, bon bon, come to be the batting favorite to succeed rodrigo, do territory in the president's office in the same, pending grades of bumble marcus to the presidency, is clearly a result of his alliance with president the because president look there to have the machinery and social media. and also there this information that breaks we'd
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look there, there was already social media, but it wasn't us boxing as it is now. people just believing what they want to believe. the polls are selection of effective information, something that they had launched off 6 years ago and continue to activate, filled the efforts of this current administration to undermine credibility of ms. g media who spread the straw. i think in the fall and we find a population more willing to believe in bron in so some yeah. or in you to channels rather than what legacy. yeah. reports. what we saw on line. we're positive messages on that. we're rehabilitating the marcus brand . and why does it stand for strong men leadership?
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it stands for marco's senior. right? i go, i know it's a summer. yeah. mark was supposedly ushered in the golden age of the philippines when he was runing, as a dictator. and at the same time, negative campaigns discrediting the legacy of the peaceful revolution of 1986 that overturned the marcus, marcia law on era. and how was this rebranding this rehabilitation of the marcus brand? how did it happen? it happened on social media in a world plagued by an online pandemic of disinformation analysts to study the spread of fake news called the philippines patient 0. it citizens are among the world's heaviest users of social me spending more than 4 hours a day. scrolling,
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reading or posting, it is the primary source of news for more than 70 percent of the population. and the platforms of choice can be littered with this information. facebook is popular with older filipinos, while tick, tock, youtube, and the messaging app. viber are go to sources for those under the age of 40, who make up half of the electron. one survey indicates that a clear majority of voters, $24.00 or younger. those too young to have lived under his father's support marcos gene. and that is the demographic most likely to be influenced by what it sees on social media. including attacks on marcus's liberal opponent, lenny rob, red. there's a lot of misinformation being added by pro marcos produce. they are the accounts attacking them, your bread build. some of these are blatant his info. some are more in,
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in the being of attack, messaging or treating rubric a so weak leader and even very dark conspiracies that ro, bread is the puppet of the u. s. government, right, so these are conspiracy theory narratives expressed in the form of names in the form of a, b, in the form of jokes in the circuit. 8 on line and get a lot of views. there's a study, more than half of filipinos rely on social media for their information and even we compete has been contaminated with all of the micro smith's mom. my b, b a's were regarding these fact checking independent organizations have tried to correct all of these myths and fake news, but everybody sites, i believe that they come back. i believe that more importantly, the large just need organization. yes, it has been shut down. so this is effect that the way that people appreciate information abs cbi and occupied
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a dominant place in the filipino media landscape until it made an enemy of rodrigo du territory in 2020 after the president repeatedly complained about the networks, news coverage, the congress refused to renew its broadcast license effectively cancelling it's free to air travel. the government has also used last filing dubious legal charges against the new site bracket and its editor maria restaurant who's reporting and refusal to be silenced. one her a nobel keystrokes. the authorities have been going to robert, ever since it exposed to tier to his war on drugs for what it really is a license to kill extra judicial it all up with or not being that likes a get on one that i draw got people who don't agree with the damn thing for rodrigo detail silencing journalists and their news organizations is no big deal. he's
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advocated publicly for far worse. legally. with marcos junior supported to turn to his daughter is running to be his vice president. and should marcos when the election things look no better for a b, c, b, n, wrapper, or journalism in the philippines. balboa microsoft has no intent of ever joining the franchise or the frequencies with it yesterday. and he asked me, pronounced message effect, that he will follow the policy of the administration. it is quite evident that he will continue with this policy and harassed independent living organizations by fighting gauges against them. and by not renewing their franchises, it was quite evident that long mark was junior. we'll continue harassing during the list. a policy of harassing journalist from walmart pharmacy said anything against media. but you might say that actions speak louder than words because
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he has continuously evaded all the beats that have been sponsored by mainstream. yeah, this presidential defeat, he has refused interview with a very credible and respected journeyman. this. jessica saw jimmy 7, a network that has always been considered neutral. he has also refused all sorts of other requests from all the networks except for m. m. i which a network that is formed by a proof of residence, the president. this action against the media have not impacted his popularity. in fact, his supporters like it. so it's a testament that it's working so well mark was,
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could follow up and we are actually doing that. so we are expecting journalists, we are expecting the word we are preparing for the worst ah, in the 1970 s, when ferdinand marco senior, imposed martial law on the philippines, he shut down the majority of new, though marco's junior makes no apologies for back in fact, his campaign is using modern day digital tools of this information to rewrite the history of that analog era. rodrigo d k. that's already turned back to the clock on press freedom and authoritarianism in the philippines. and if the poles are to be believed, there is more in the form of marco's mark to me turning to the west. now, where the leak of a draft opinion from the supreme court has revealed that
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a woman's right to have an abortion is now in jeopardy, starting with the leak and what we know about it. here's will philip's on may 2nd reporters for the news website, politico just goldstein and alexander ward published a leaked copy of the quote, draft majority opinion which lays out the position on abortion of each of the 9 justices on the u. s. supreme court. the draft document reject the $973.00 ruling known as the roe vs wade case, which guarantees the right to abortion under federal law. and it could mean that each of the 50 states would be able to restrict or ban abortion. that a full supreme draft was leaked to journalists is unprecedented, and it is lit up the public. and the press polling data shows that 80 percent of americans support the right to abortion. but there have been demonstrations on both sides of the issue. and mainstream media outlets have been reverting to type outlets like fox news coming at the story from the conservative side. it's
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a great day for the pro life movement across the country. those channels like m, s, m, b, c are on the other side of this debate warnings, but this means that the government's going to force women to give birth. now then there's a late night talk, show host, stephen colbert, a comedian who duck up video of the conservative justices at their confirmation hearings telling members of congress, one thing about rover's his weight. what they knew they want is a his roe vs wade is an important president of the supreme court. roe vs wade clearly held that the constitution protected a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy. that's the law of the land. i accept a law of the land. it's settled as a president of the supreme court. they know that if they were honest, they wouldn't get the job. so they lied with the court judgement will not be made official for another couple of months. but because the lee came out when it did this, abortion issue will be front and center and us politics until that day comes and beyond. thank slow. taiwan political situation is unique. beijing maintains that
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the island is chinese threatening to take it by force. were it to declare independence. conversely, taiwan constitution still ways claim to the entire chinese mainland territory that its leaders lost control of more than half a century ago. all of which has proven difficult for politicians to navigate and for journalists to cover. but for some taiwanese comedians, this conflict provides comedy, gold, or rich stream of material to ridicule or china. it's communist party, and the relationship between beijing and ty pay. the political satirists are popular with time when he is audiences, the youtube videos of comedy groups like i c t, v can generate millions of views. and satire has proven to be a useful tool to educate audiences about a geo political stalemate that many people, including tie when he citizens lost interest in and checked out of
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a long time ago. listening posts. johanna, who's now on the taiwanese political satirists making jokes at china's, and sometimes taiwan expense on a total time william, who from the monitoring delivery to the outfits and the flags on stage. it's exactly like watching a press on friends from china, ministry of foreign affairs, except this one is produced and tie one like a media for satirical show on youtube called i c t, the quote out to a 1000 sally owners. and when we establish the channel, we wanted to use the less serious way to explore politics. and we imitate cctv. china's state tv channel, how they report the most popular segment is the press contact is held by china ministry of foreign affairs. i play the part of a chinese official play in renewing dole. uncle mar.
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yes, you of our all the, of all the questions a very sincerely, for example, about china is internet restriction wanted well, having managed the pandemic that the irony, not only makes people realize that certain things, china sales are nonsense. it also makes them examine in question with quizzes. delta ship shall join young. i see tv reflects taiwanese people's dissatisfaction with china's involvement in taiwan over the past few years. i think this style is mockumentary news. we pretend to be an official state media news brought to the high school in the end of the year when you were. but in addition to comedy, i think tv actually provides a lot of news shelf. how many young taiwanese don't know much about china politics, even though it's significantly impacts tiwana. so the show can be at least some kind of information about the current political climate to young audiences.
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i see tv does not just take aim at chinese officials or china the communist party. some of it's that tell your targets politicians and politics closer to home what it does in particular problems opposition party to quote min tongue or k m. c. in the bazaar new of the country's political status quo me. of course i don't have any friends that haven't detroit and nitrogen who's been seen, don't josh on those. you know, who don't hummingway agenda on the shoulder to 9 do in the countries constitution, which was written more than 75 years ago. i want to still called the republic of china, which lays claim to chinese territory including the mainland. it's a legacy of the pre 949 era when the k m. t rule china before the civil war. seldom defeated by the communist party and forced into exile in taiwan for decades became
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t and communist party both claimed control over each other's territory. and argued that theirs was the only get them at china. it's a strange reality like one that they jing still were 3rd and remains reflected in taiwan constitution. and it's at the heart of the comedy in children, the tire would be and don't go without the trade show didn't don't. why shouldn't you and kinda why symbol john wouldn't wait. we pretend to be the state media in taiwan, which changed to brainwash, everyone to believe in high ones. republic of china is the only real child with ridicule, the political status quote. for most young ty, when he's find the situation of bizarre and funny. but there are older people from different generations who feel sad about 2 and have other views on the republic of china service engine. i will say that before i feel tv became really popular,
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a lot of the young people didn't know that in our constitution, we still tried to claim back to the territory. it wasn't aware because people just don't talk about it. and now because the power of comedy people know is like, come on, came to you probably need to fix your constitution or we need to face our history together. was taiwan. situation is just very severe. while our constitution claims that our territory covers the whole of china, every one knows that taiwan is being bullied by beijing and could never govern mainland china. the same goes for the other side. all the communist party has always claimed that taiwan is a part of the people's republic of china, which is equally ridiculous. it's all so stupid, but also very sad. i see t v are very effective at losing sharp black humour to address the senatorial
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matters. it's a funny and satirical way of addressing the truth tall here. i see t v 's huge page has more than a 1000000 subscribers, and they are not the only comedians ratcheting up views, political satire with an irreverent take on tie ones. identity and constitution has struck a chord with young audiences. take, brian sang, who launched high ones for statistical to show in 2013. he used much of his, their time to talk about his favorite topic, china. so it's all, if he doesn't get it, is the hosting holy. then there are the new kids on the block podcast toys like kylie wang, who uses her show to read chinese speaking audiences in taiwan. and we tried to reach all the mentors, speaking people around the world. i singapore believe not to mention like on china or practitioner, has a lot of chinese listeners who secretly support while we say they came really said
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the reason why we know because send us emails anonymously and tell us how lonely they are because they can really share what they really think in their own country. unlike china, taiwan, hans, one of the free is media scenes in asia. it's been that way since the 1900. 19, after the country emerged from decades of cloning tongue dictatorship. but the information space is very polarized, and a significant share of news outlets are indirectly controlled by beijing with an economy that greatly depends on china, taiwanese media organizations that criticize the communist party to face commercial pressures. platforms like huge you been spotify, offer comedians a space to say and produce what they want, without having to take any of that into account which has is found found. so you tube is a platform, very important to them using youtube and to
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a lesser degree. facebook means that we can criticize china without facing threats or commercial pressures. that's not to say that mainstream news outlets in taiwan don't take a stones. some of them do address chinese propaganda and politics. there is pushback on selling point is that we turn chinese propaganda into a joke to blunt the power of propaganda. passions. i say sure. taiwanda truly made much of the mainstream media that was resisting china's communist government has either been born or disappeared. if you want to establish a political satire program like icpc on a t v station, you face funding and personnel issues. so these should rely on youtube. but the still need to be careful with that because china is also infiltrating this space. it's just another tactic of this vision coming life science. despite all the joke not, oh, i see tv content is a laughing matter. with stories like con,
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comes protests to the war ukraine, the show takes a less comedic more journalistic approach with correspondents, even flying out to report the situation from the ground for turn search. and it's about the balance between satire and solemnity. and we have one principle when we make the show, if we're going to talk about a sensitive story, one that involves a lot of casualties. we're going to approach it in a serious, more cautious way. for example, the war and ukraine, where we have sent a reporter to cover it. i don't think our channel will become an official serious news channel after rule already, and it is what just the fun and for satire. but we might at some point, develop another channel that has a different mission for younger. so what's really interesting is that one tiny comedian try to do comedy or political said tire. people would tend to think that, ok, you guys are anti china, but we are not
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a lot of people. they just haven't understood that yet. so we are child best to reach more people to make them understand what we're doing. and we're just protecting our society and our country, and i'm sure that this is something that they will appreciate. and finally, the climate change headlines keep coming of new temperature high here, bio diversity lows there. and the un releasing a report calling global climate inaction. a horror story with much of the mainstream news media still failing to give this existential story the coverage it deserves. here are a few recommendations for climate updates that present the science possible courses of action in ways that are news, consumer friendly. raleigh williams is an american climate scientist and educator. it might be time for us to break up with our gas stove. williams runs climate town
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but the themes are quite universal and the way they tell their stories is really interesting. finally, if you prefer a daily dose of climate news in your inbox, we recommend climate beat produced by a collective of media companies called covering climate. now, they cure rate. the week's best climate reporting and provide tips, insights for journalists on how to report on the climate emergency. we've taken note of some of those tips for our own reporting. and what's the next time here at the listening ah a. from the al jazeera london broker sent it to people in thoughtful conversation with no host and no limitation of the
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