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12 декабря, 15:20

🇲🇲Calls for Reuters journalists' release on anniversary of arrests | Al Jazeera English

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Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were investigating reports of a massacre of Rohingya villagers when they were arrested, convicted of obtaining secret state documents, and were sentenced to seven years. Calls for their release are growing louder on the first anniversary of their jailing, including the use of a social media hashtag: #FreeWaLoneKyawSoeOo. The two Reuters journalists who were arrested in Myanmar exactly a year ago have been named Time Magazine's Person of the Year. Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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12 декабря, 13:57

🇱🇧🇵🇸Why thousands of Palestinian refugees are moving out of Lebanon | Al Jazeera English

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Palestinian refugees have been leaving Lebanon for years, either legally or illegally, owing to the dire economic conditions and government regulations that deny them basic rights. A few years ago, there were 450,000 Palestinian refugees registered with the United Nations. However, the first ever government census showed the number dropped to 175,000 earlier this year. Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #Lebanon #PalestinianRefugees #UNWRA

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12 декабря, 13:49

🇺🇸 Julian Assange: Charges in the US, trial by the Media? | The Listening Post (Full)

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On The Listening Post this week: An apparent cut-paste error confirms a US indictment against Julian Assange. But have the media already found him guilty? Plus, patriotic cinema in Russia. Assange: Charges in the US, trial by the media? Last week, in court papers filed in the US, in a case completely unrelated to Julian Assange, there was a paragraph confirming that a secret indictment has been filed against the Wikileaks founder. A supposed clerical error confirmed something that Assange had always feared, but that the US Department of Justice never admitted: it wants him in jail. It's been more than six years since Assange was granted asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. An investigation into sexual assault-related allegations made by two women in Sweden has long since been dropped. However, British police say Assange will be arrested the moment he steps out of the embassy for breach of bail. Less than a decade ago, Assange had media outlets eating out of his hand and governments with secrets to hide on high alert. Now, he's at the mercy of an Ecuadorian government that's running out of patience and he may be running out of time. Contributors Eric Alterman - media columnist, The Nation Glenn Greenwald - cofounder, The Intercept James Ball - Author, 'WikiLeaks: News in the Networked Era' / Contributor, The Guardian Stefania Maurizi – investigative reporter, La Repubblica On our radar Richard Gizbert speaks to producer Tariq Nafi about a New York Times' story that has exposed the questionable tactics Facebook is using to go after its critics. Russia's big patriotic screen: Making films for the motherland Vladimir Putin describes patriotism as a central tenet of today's Russia - and then relies on nationalistic rhetoric to boost morale and shore up his political base. Not just on the television airwaves, on the silver screen as well. While Russia has been criticised over its annexation of Crimea in 2014, alleged election meddling in the US and spy poisoning in the UK - the cinematic treatment of the contemporary Russia story is somewhat different. Crimea, for instance, is the stuff of romcoms. Russia's history on the battlefield and in the world of sports is a heroic and triumphant tale. The Kremlin not only backs those films to the tune of millions of rubles, it clamps down on filmmakers it calls "anti-state" and bans their work. The Listening Post's Layli Foroudi reports on the cinematic effort to produce patriotism in Russia. Contributors Larisa Malukova - film critic, Novaya Gazeta Vitaly Mansky - documentary filmmaker Vlad Strukov - associate professor, Leeds University Filip Perkon - founder, London Russian Film Week - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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12 декабря, 13:44

🇦🇷Former Ford executives convicted in torture case in Argentina | Al Jazeera English

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A court in Argentina has sentenced two former executives of Ford Motor company for colluding with the country’s military dictatorship in the 1970s and early 80s. They were found guilty of helping the regime detain union members, who were then tortured in detention centres. Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports from Buenos Aires. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #Argentina #FordMotors #ArgentinaDirtyWar

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12 декабря, 13:30

🇺🇸 Julian Assange: Have the media found him guilty? | The Listening Post (Lead)

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Less than a decade ago, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had media outlets eating out of his hand and governments with secrets to hide on high alert. Now, he's at the mercy of an Ecuadorian government that's running out of patience - and he may be running out of time. Last week, in court papers filed in the United States, in a case completely unrelated to Assange, was a paragraph confirming that a secret indictment had been filed against him. Prosecutors called it an administrative mistake, meaning a supposed clerical error. It seemed to confirm something that Assange had always feared, but that the US Department of Justice never admitted: It wants him in jail. However, what hasn't been revealed in that paragraph is "what the charges are and what period of WikiLeaks activity they relate to," points out James Ball, author of WikiLeaks: News in the Networked Era. The clerical error took place at a court in Alexandria, Virginia, right next door to Washington, where a grand jury has reportedly been investigating Julian Assange since 2010. Back then, WikiLeaks was in its heyday. The Iraq and Afghan war logs revealed brutal truths about those invasions, confirming war crimes previously denied by the Pentagon. And the Diplomatic Cables would later expose the US's duplicity in its dealings with foreign governments. Challenging powerful institutions comes with a price, says Glenn Greenwald. "There was actually a 2008 US Army report that described WikiLeaks as an enemy of the state and talked about different ways to destroy the organisation. And we can read about that document because ironically it got leaked to WikiLeaks which then published it on its own website." In 2010, a legal case was opened against Assange in Sweden, for sexual assault - based on the testimonies of two women. Assange denied the allegations and asked to be questioned in London, a common practice in such cases. He said he feared that going to Sweden could lead to extradition to the US. While the Swedes eventually dropped the case without ever laying charges - a fact that seemed lost on news organisations - the UK says it will arrest Assange if he steps out of the embassy for breaching his bail conditions. It's a standoff the UN calls a case of arbitrary detention, a denial of Assange's human rights. "Whatever you think of Julian, whatever you think of WikiLeaks, what has been done to him over the last six to seven years is a very sustained serious and deliberate violation of his basic liberties. And yet that has been almost entirely disregarded by the western media," says Greenwald. All the measures to discredit Assange are meant to punish him and serve as a deterrent for others, according to Stefania Maurizi, an investigative journalist who has probed how the Assange case has been conducted, in both Sweden and the UK. "They fear a domino effect, they realise that inside the US intelligence community there are many people who have seen all sort of abuses. They are terrified that there could be a hundred Chelsea Mannings, a thousand Edward Snowdens. They cannot kill Julian Assange. So all they can do is use legal cases ... against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, which they have done." - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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12 декабря, 13:08

🇺🇸NYPD drops charges against mother after outrage over arrest video | Al Jazeera English

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The New York Police Department (NYPD) has dropped charges against Jazmine Headley, a 23-year-old woman from Brooklyn, after video of her being arrested while clinging to her baby brought widespread criticism. There were protests in New York in support of the woman whose one-year-old baby was pulled from her arms by the police officers. A video of the incident was posted on Facebook that led to a barrage of criticism. Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from New York. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #NYPD #PoliceBrutality #JusticeForJazmine

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12 декабря, 12:48

🇨🇺Cuba scraps some new restrictions on private sector l Al Jazeera English

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Cuba's Communist government has backtracked on new restrictions on private activity that were supposed to go into effect last week. The government said the new measures were intended to combat tax evasion and off-the-books employment but it had been feared that, taken together, the rules would have stifled the expansion of the private sector 10 years after it was first legalised in the country. Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Havana. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #Cuba #CubaPrivateSector

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12 декабря, 12:41

🇰🇪How do coral reefs benefit Kenya's economy? l Al Jazeera English

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Coral reefs contain the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. They’re crucial for fish reproduction and protecting shorelines from tropical storms. But the world has lost about half of them in the last 30 years, and most of what remains could be gone by 2050. Rising sea temperatures, because of climate change, are a key factor in their destruction. Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb reports from the coast of Kenya. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #KenyanCorals #CoralReefs

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12 декабря, 10:06

🇺🇸Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen faces jail | Al Jazeera English

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US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen is expected to be sentenced in a Manhattan federal court on Wednesday. Cohen, who was considered Trump's personal fixer, pleaded guilty last month to multiple crimes. Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Washington, DC. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #MuellerInvestigation #Trump #MichaelCohen

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12 декабря, 09:32

📰Time honours Khashoggi, journalists as Person of the Year | Al Jazeera English

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The TIME magazine has named several journalists, including slain Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi, for its Person of the Year awards for 2018. A local newspaper in the United States, two Reuters reporters - Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo - and Philippine journalist Maria Ressa were also recognised as the "Guardians" of truth on Tuesday. Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan has the latest from Washington, DC. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #TimeMagazine #2018TimePersonOf TheYear #Khashoggi

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12 декабря, 08:53

🇨🇦🇨🇳Canadian court releases Huawei's Meng Wanzhou on bail | Al Jazeera English

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The chief financial officer (CFO) of Chinese tech giant Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, has been granted bail in Canada after she agreed to put a guarantee of 10m Canadian dollars ($7.5m) and surrender her passport. Meng was arrested on December 1 on suspicion of violating the sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran. Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Vancouver. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #Canada #Huawei #MengWanzhou

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12 декабря, 08:32

🇫🇷Strasbourg shooting: At least three dead, gunman at large | Al Jazeera English

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A gunman who killed at least three people in the eastern city of Strasbourg is on the run. France has stepped up border controls as police try to track him down. At least 12 people were injured when the attacker opened fire near a Christmas market in the city centre. Al Jazeera's Natacha Butler reports from Paris. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #Strasbourgshooting #StrasbourgChristmasMarket #StrasbourgAttack