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emergency, the russian region has been devastated by log scale fires over recent years. a ukrainian theater group is keeping its children's show alive, spreading messages of joy, hope an unity overseas, ah, performing in the great capital as possible to day 2 or 3 male members of the group have gone back to fight for their country. their roles been taken up by artists from russia on bruce and poland. ah, this is al jazeera, these, you top stories. you corey now's keys, russia bombing is school in the eastern region of low hounds get happened in the village of bella. good, erica, the governor. if you have says about 90, people were taking shelter in the building. in russia say all civilians happen.
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evacuated from the besiege, also stole steel, works, women, children, elderly residents of modern poll. i've been trapped inside for mom solved to taking shelter there as rush intensified its attacks on the city. a phase of ukrainian soldiers holding out in the facility is unclear. the director of the u. s. intelligence agency, the c. i a says he's convinced vladimir putin is doubling down on the woody crane. william burns says despite the resistance from ukrainian forces, the russian president is not willing to lose. i think he's in a frame of mind which he doesn't believe he can afford to lose. so the stakes are quite high in this phase and east of ukraine. as you know, ukraine's military was support, you know, from the worst continues to resist. but i don't think this means that, you know, put in is deterred at this point because he stick so much on the choice that he
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made to launch this invasion that i think he's convinced right now the doubling down still will enable him to make progress. european union envoy will visit iran on she says the block seeks to save b 2015 nuclear co talks revive the deal have been on hold since march taliban leaders in afghanistan have voted women to cover the entire body while in public. and the rules will result in punishment for those who refused to comply. you on such a general says he's alarmed by the decision pulse of opened to the confirmation of hong kong next leda. john lee is the only candidate in the race to succeed. carry lam, he will be chosen by the election committee, vetted by beijing. okay. as you headlines and he's continues here now, does air out the listening post? tom counting because the you raises the stakes of the battle of a russian energy,
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but of what cost? the rural hits up to year high, but it's put in war against sanctions really working. but netflix subscribers did for the 1st time of the decade of fuel. still watching. counting the cost on al jazeera nostalgia for the days of dictatorship filipinos go to the polls. as journalists prepare for light post, do terms, judgment dates coming for america's abortion law. a sneak preview of the decision gets leaked to the press and china versus taiwan. a geopolitical mismatch. it's satirists are making the most of hello, i'm richard. yes, burton, you're at 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 tear tay 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. do 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 duties 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 anyone on the outside looking at tracking the
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presidential election in the philippines. the question has to be, how, as it come to, how has burden and marco's genius, the son of a different, who imposed martial law on filipinos. back in the 19 seventy's 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 talk procedures in world history, made a political come back. how as marco's june, known by his nickname, bond come to be the batting favorite to succeed rodrigo, to tear place in the president's office. in the note saying, pending grades of bumble marcus to the presidency, is clearly a result of his alliance with president. because president look there to have the machinery and social media. and also there this information that breaks read that
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there was already social media, but it wasn't as boxes as it is. now. people just believing what they want to be, 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 under my credibility of ministry media. who's fred ross? 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 got go. i know, you know? yeah. yeah. marcus senior 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 vibrate 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 support marco's 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 read, there's a lot of misinformation being added by pro marcos, produce their accounts at backing than your bread. do. some of these are bleep and
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his info. some are more in the vein of attack, messaging or treating rub, read the as a weak leader and even very dark conspiracies. that ra bread is the puppet of the u . s. government. right, so these are conspiracy theory narratives expressed in the form of means 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, so chill the act for their information and even we could be de, has been contaminated when follows the micro smith's my b a's, where gordy bees fact checking independent organization tried to correct all of these myths and fake news, but every time visit sites i delete that, they come back to the id, then more importantly the lard just need organization. yes, it has been shut down. well, this is effect that the way that people appreciate information abs
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cb and occupied a dominant place in the filipino media landscape until it made an enemy of rodrigo . do 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 channel. but the government has also used lawful filing dubious legal charges against the new site and its editor maria restaurant, who's reporting and refusal to be silenced. one her a nobel peace problems. the authorities have been going after robert ever since it exposed to tear to his war on drugs for what it really is a license to kill extra judicial. it all unmanned with or not been like yet i want that. i thought olga people who don't have to go to therapy for rodrigo detail silencing journalists and their news organizations is no big deal. he's advocated
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to publicly for far worse. affiliated with marcos junior support to determine whose daughter is running to be his vice president. and should marcos when the election things look no better for a b, a, c, b, n, wrapper or journalism in the philippines. bo, mike was, you know, 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 that administration. it is quite evident that he will continue with this policy and harassed independent living organizations by fighting against them and by not renewing their franchise. this is quite evident that wal mart was junior real, being harassing during the list. we've got a policy of harassing journalist from walmart pharmacy, anything against me yet. but you might say that actions speaks
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louder than words because he has continuous evaded all the bits that have been sponsored by mainstream presidential d. b. he had to refuse interview with a very credible and respected german. this, the thought he had made in a network that has always been considered neutral. he has also refused all sorts of other requests free from all the networks except for m m. i, which is a network that is formed by a proof of residence, the president, this action against the media not impacted his popularity. in fact, if the workers like it. so it's a testament that it's working so well. go mark with good follow up,
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and we are actually seeing that you're doing that. we are expecting our journalists, we are expecting the work. 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 knew that marcos 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 b k that's already turned back to clock on press freedom and authoritarianism in the philippines. and if the polls are to believe there's 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 phillips on may 2nd reporters for the news website politico josh goldstein and alexander ward published a leaked copy of the quote draft majority opinion which lays out the positions on abortion of each of the 9 justices on the u. s. supreme court, the draft document reject the 1973 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 court draft was linked to journalists is unprecedented. and it has 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 wade, what they knew they wanted to, his roe vs wade issa, 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 the law of the lands. 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, a 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 the citizens lost interest in and checked out of
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a long time ago. but listening posts, joe had a, who's now on the taiwanese political satirists making jokes that 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 conference 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 course out to thousands. how, when we establish the channel, we wanted to use the less serious way to explore politics. and we imitate cctv chinese state tv channel and how they report the most popular segment is the press conference held by chinese ministry of foreign affairs. i played a part of a chinese official play in reading. dole. uncle ma,
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yes, you of our, all the, of all the questions a very, for theory, for example, about china's internet restriction was, well, how they managed the pandemic. and that the irony, not only makes people realize that certain things, china sales are nonsense, it also makes them examine in questioning, quizzes, delta g, session, child joy, young, i ctv to flex 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. so i didn't have to find in those in been, you know, when you were, but in addition to comedy, i think tv actually provides a lot of newer shell. 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. so
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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 in particular, problems or position party to quote men tongue or k m. c. in the bazaar new of the country's political status quo way draw hummingbird funds that have and the detroit . and i can tell you to, and seen donna josh on those, you know, who don't humming would change 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 $949.00 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
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became t and communist party both claimed control over each other's territory and argued that theirs was the only jetta mate. china. it's a strange reality like one that they jing still were thirds and remains reflected in taiwan constitution. and it's at the heart of icing. tv, comedy in children, the to time would be and don't having without the trade show, didn't i don't. why don't you and kinda why symbol john wouldn't wait. we pretend to be the state media in taiwan, which changed to brainwash every wanted to believe in high ones. republic that china is the only real child with ridicule. the political state is quote, 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 it and have other views on the republic of china service engine. i will say that before i can become really popular,
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a lot of the young people didn't know that in our constitution, we still try to claim back 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 can t, you probably need to fix your constitution or we need to face 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 the aging and could never govern mainland china. the same goes for the other side of 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 cuz i see tv are very effective at losing sharp black humour. to
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address these territorial matters. it's a funny and satirical way of addressing the truth tall here. i see tv is huge. you page has more than a 1000000 subscribers, and they are not the only comedians ratcheting up views, political satire, with its irreverent take on ty, one's identity and constitution has struck a chord with young audiences. take, brian sang, who launched high ones for satirical to show in 20 use much of his time to talk about his favorite topic. china. so dana, so if he doesn't, so if you look at it is the hosting hurley. 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 beyond. we tried to reach all the mentors, speaking people around the world. i singapore believe not to mention like hong kong in 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 of their send us emails anonymously and tell us how lonely they are. cuz they can't really share what they really think in your own country. unlike china, taiwan has one of the freest media scenes in asia. it's been that way since the 1990s, 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 criticized the communist party to face commercial pressures. platforms like youtube and spotify offer comedians a space to say and produce what they want, without having to take any of that into account which has a fail fail toyota. youtube is a platform, is very important to us using youtube and to
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a lesser degree. facebook means that we can criticize china without facing threats or commercial crushes. knoxville to say that mainstream news outlets in taiwan don't take storms. some of them do address chinese propaganda and politics. there is pushback. all selling point is that we turn chinese propaganda into a joke, to blunt the power of propaganda. washington, benito, say a short hi wanda julio, may t, much of the mainstream media that was resisting china's communist government has either been bought or disappeared among itself. if you want to establish a political satire program, like i see tv on a tv station, you face funding and personnel issues. so these shows rely on you to me. but so, but the still need to be careful with that because china is also infiltrating this space. it's just another tactic of there's, there's a how many wild puts, i'm sure, despite all the jokes not oh, i see tv content is
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a laughing matter which stories like hong kong protest or the war in ukraine. the show takes a less comedic more journalistic approach with correspondence, even flying out to report the situation from the ground. pretend search and it's about the balance between satire and solemnity to albany. so we have one principal when we make the show, if we're going to talk about the sensitive story or one that involves a lot of casualties, we're going to approach it in a serious, more cautious way. for example, the war in ukraine, where we have sent a report of to cover it. i don't think our channel will become an official serious news channel off to rule. our audience is watch us for fun and for satire. but we might, at some point, develop another channel that has a different mission full for younger ninfa. what's really interesting is that when tony's comedians tried to do comedy or political st. tire people would tend to think that okay, you guys are anti china, but we're 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 are doing. and we are just protecting our society in our country and i'm sure that this is something that they will appreciate as well. oh wow. and finally, the climate change headlines. keep coming out of new temperature highs 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 q 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 may analysis era frontline reporting an in depth analysis. we bring you the latest on the ukraine war and unfolding humanitarian crisis. documentary use that inspire whitney springs world issues into focus through compelling human stories. the philippines votes in one of ages, biggest election over 35 years since the country emerged from his father's
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