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turmoil an earthquake off the coast of indonesia has killed at least 7 people the magnitude 6 quake hit the main island of java hundreds of buildings have been damaged tremors were felt on the neighboring island of bali it's the 2nd disaster to hit indonesia in a week after tropical cyclone so roger killed at least 165 people. from a volcanic eruption on the caribbean island of st vincent is now falling on the island of barbados which lies are almost 190 kilometers away the authorities say it could get even more explosive in the coming days and weeks people will be going to the polls in chad in the coming hours to elect a president incumbent interest debbi is seeking a 6th term while most members of the opposition are boycotting the vote up next it's up front nick will keep me company from 3 g. in doha i'm peter davi i will see you very soon by. on counting the cost and r.n.a.
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all that is changing the world of vaccines not just because $1.00 thing big business in place that cost thousands of pixels millions of dollars then the fungible token we demystify the world of. helping the costs on al-jazeera. hello i'm richard gere's virgin you're watching a special edition of the listening post this week we're veering out of the mainstream and looking at journalism that broke the rules pushed boundaries and in some cases redefined them we're going to explore the work and the legacies of 3 such innovators tom wolfe husain kind of funny and gabrielle got to see america as an american a palestinian and a colombian all of whom started out as journalists but went on to straddle the worlds of media literature politics and activists their work spawned
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a new genre as of reporting coining terms such as new journalism resistance literature and magical realism that's one of the reasons that in their day the reviews weren't all good they still aren't largely because they're journalism defied convention and categorization but the years since have proven that they would inspire future generations to consider new ways of presenting new stories we begin with a writer who saw in the world of fiction writing tools that journalists could use tom wolfe. i have no idea who coined the term the new journalism or even when it was coined at the time it would sixties but it was aware only that all of a sudden there was some sort of artistic excitement in journalism and that was
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a new thing in itself. it actually started in esquire magazine which was the leading men's magazine of the fifty's and they were declining in circulation because they were getting competition from playboy and these other men's magazines so they decided that they would have flashy writing. it was commercial in its initial establishment it was to try to write about things differently than other people had written about them but also to write about topics that people had not written about the new journalism was a style reported nonfiction and they focused on characterization building narrative and it was journalism that aspired toward greater artistry than journalism had before tom wolfe was working for the herald tribune and he had reported the story about custom made cars in california and he ended up pitching a story instead to ask wired magazine. i was sent up there to cover the hot rod and
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custom car show by the new york herald tribune. and i brought back exactly the kind of story the sum named total newspapers in america would have come up with. a total newspaper is the kind people don't really buy to read but just to have physically because they know it supports their own outlook on life the totem story usually makes what is known as gentle fun of this which is a way of saying ok. don't worry these people are nothing. he couldn't write the piece it was just a bunch of random paragraphs on the page and that night he stayed up all night and wrote a letter to the editor explaining what he wanted the piece to say. he sent in the latter the editor his name was byron drove all just chopped off the dear byron and published it as.
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orthodox newspaper reporting the voice of a reporter had to sound very authoritative and here is especially bulletin from the associated press tom wolfe sometimes called it the b.b.c. roy this or this kind of conform. slightly snobbish. person and surveying the world around him or her and at this time a lot of barriers around authority were breaking down people were questioning institutions they were playing with new cultural ideas and this stasi telephone was no longer appropriate it took a subject that was very hot that was not in the subject but maybe even was something that. stammers journalism would have made fun of or would have looked
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down upon and said that it had a serious political and social meaning the sum so stupid. i mean we all do this for us but at the time nobody did it it was something novelist and that was the way the new journalism made journalism fresh one of those many times when journalism had remade it so. and yet in the early 1960 s. a curious new notion just hot enough to inflame the ego had begun to intrude into the tiny confines of the feature status fear this discovery modest at 1st humble in fact differential you might say was that it just might be possible to write journalism that would read like a novel the times were murkier there is no longer faith. for
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example. the vietnam war was happening and officials were lying to reporters and we were all right there is no way to tell a story like that story you had to work around your own doubts and your own self-consciousness your own uncertainty so i write or like michael herr who wrote a book about the vietnam war called dispatches would go into the field and simply describe some of the scenes he was seeing but also the confusion that was there and that was new to not have to. be like this is where we've advanced on the front this is the number of people that i think.
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the old line journalists never liked it you know it wasn't reliable it was it was getting above its place right to do this you were that's what i'm novelist that you know your novels you know suffer in your garret starve write your goddamn novel but you know don't put it in the newspaper the. most good journalists who hope to get inside someone else's world and stay there awhile come on very softly and do not bombard their subjects with questions if a reporter stays with a person or group long enough they the reporter in the subject will develop a personal relationship of some sort even if it is hostility more often it will be friendship of some sort. hunter s. thompson spent months with the housing writing about them living with them and
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writing about them and their kind of journalism that we have now that's a little bit more restricted by money time by the pace at which things are published on the internet doesn't necessarily run the south back kind of immersion. one of the reasons people believed in new journalism was that convinced you that you were learning through these narrative techniques something inside other people that you were using a writer's sensitivity to understand what other people believed and celt. to really understand people you have to go out and the world you have to go away from cosmopolitan centers into smaller communities into rural communities and people who might not be at the same class or raise or you know nationality as you and try to understand their motivations and their reality.
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saturation reporting as i think of it can be one of the most exhilarating trips as they say in the world often you feel as if you've put your whole central nervous system on red alert and turned it into a receiving set with your head panning the multan tablo like a radar dish with you saying come in world since you want. all of it. there are some rare ones can take moments in time and get its meaning voices of clarity to the sounds not easily defined. and kind of funny a writer artist journalist playwrights and politico is one of those people surely
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is the middle east turmoil keeps away the 2 videos from the c news reports couch is kind of funny in the city where he made his name and direct a new business has developed revolution palestinian revolution. he's interviewed by richard carleton frustrate is a.b.c. news by root leader of the popular front his guest hannah kanafani it was born in palestine but fled in not in 48 as he puts it from his zionist terror as the english speaking spokesman of the popular front for the liberation. thomas time. kind of finally made good. which was by no means an easy interview he. does seem that the war the civil war has been quite frankly this war it's people defending themselves against a fascist government it's a moment of great confidence of clarity of vision of conviction and the way of
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a son kind of funny speaks in clip shows all of this this and there gene that was the whole of the palestinian revolution all the conflict it's not a conflict it's a liberation movement fighting for justice. well whatever it might be best call not whatever kind of picks up on a very important war which for me resonated the strongest and this is the word whatever this is exactly what the problem started this is a people who is discriminated is fighting for his rights this is a story and this is the narrative that palestinians unfortunately have not been able to relate to the world that post in there to have as narrated by palestinians is not something that the world wants to hear why not just talk. talk to the israeli leader. that's kind of competition between the sort of the next in
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their minute of it i mean that's sensitive and simple and clear language how are we supposed to have dialogue you're coming to slaughter when you put aside the sword so we can have a conversation it's better that way than dead. maybe to you but to us it's not to us to leave it to our country to have a big meeting to have respect to have a lot of meeting human rights is something as essential as life itself. in the arab imagination kanafani is remembered for his storytelling which explored the palestinian experience state that's nervous separation and exile. in the west he was the public face of the leftist p.f. lp seen as one of the more radical palestinian factions. kind of fanning was not involved in the armed wing of the p f l p or in the planning of high profile airplane hijackings that the group became synonymous with but he wasn't advocates
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of the struggle and understood its media value. if it's once quiet he writes new t.v. network would willingly give any palestinians the minutes of coverage to express themselves. above all the kind of fun it was a journalist an accomplished one. the 2nd a funny was multifaceted multitalented the human being he was very significant in the kuwaiti end of a nice press in their heyday we don't about the night the fifty's and sixty's ascent can offend he was a central figure i mean he was associated with the founding of many magazines and newspapers throughout that egypt. after the defeat of arab regimes in the war of 1967 and the disillusionment that came with it palestinians took matters into. and hans. a national struggle for liberation took form. and for kind of
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funny it's marked a shift in thinking the revolutionary politics of the p.f. lp. in 1969 he was made editor in chief of ahead of the group's newly formed weekly magazine. and heather was revolutionary in fear it's in 5 states it's combined the p.f. o p s political messaging with analysis human arts and calligraphy in a chronicle of the palestinian resistance the link to answer colonial struggles in africa asia and latin america. he made leftwing media accessible well beyond the narrow confines of the already converted you went after arguments by fellow arab journalists as much as he went after arguments by western journalists because article where an unusual combination of satire short witticism as well as information that we can imagine soviet communist literature
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using humor and irony in that time there was none of that and a communist were even more dollar more humorless then the soviet union so you can imagine when the center of any comes with this new form of media it was entirely novel. and heather had an open door policy that made it a hub of cultural and artistic exchange it was there that kind of fanny and his associates produced some of the most iconic posters of the palestinian revolution. it was a progressive magazine with an engaged international readership but it's one of the official party organs some would say the mouthpiece of the p.f. lp. killing with most b.s. . i don't like the term mouthpiece it's not true neither was it propaganda we were not. spreading propaganda we were trying to get the truth to the people that was the slogan of ahead of the dread the truth is always revolutionary which is what
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lenin wrote these truths were the refugee camps or the truth for the palestinian situation a wonderful opens to accept all kinds of new ideas and for this reason i think the importance of literature and journalism and culture from that era was that it was the founding culture. kind of fanning left a distinctive imprint on the our cultural and media space there is his pioneering fictional writing and then there is this huge body of journalistic work and when you look at the range of his output so you get the sense for house that he knew his time was limited that he had a target on his back. on the 8th of july 972 kind of funny and his knees were killed in a car bomb outside his home he was 35. it was among the 1st in a series of israeli assassinations talk to palestinian leaders and cultural.
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and it's a betrayal of kind of funny lebanon's daily stuff that he was a commander never fired a gun his weapon was a ball point pen and his arena newspaper page of. israel decided to go after all facets of the palestinian national movement whether they were writers journalists combatants they made no distinction whatever they wanted to extinguish the flame of the palestinian national movement in all its forms. to send going to finally has gone through to life there was the life that he actually lived on this planet and there was a 2nd life that he has been living after his death especially in the last 20 years his iconic image is almost everywhere there are so many facebook pages dedicated to him instagram pages. resistance for him was something that was not
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necessarily just an action at the heart of resistance could be in the written word and this voice of hope and aspiration and clarity and conviction that we don't have anymore and that's why this resonates so strongly with us today. to get pearlie or my coke or sleep or maybe a louder answer mark i had this surely the supreme irrelevant us here and look white castle stomach didn't have the money so somebody now
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a lawyer and i mean i me after he made up a cake on a seattle market i'm also c. element they simply cannot ask it on their part carry the where land that does but i mean nothing better than our. own libby and if our the cave either you don't report back into or go short of k. i am for myself and say look while i you not but there is no you can't they hate the less god is no guys who needs what they are when he said he just pulled a question and this time for this year he was here i there is a guy to go. out with the iraqi the. boss i lose the years
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just put out in my notes. to be. as calm and i know they don't mean. to do this because. if i did mine up an email and report back. to t.n.a. be that in their. face keeps your knees assume that could be someone. like you nobody can also the most common look on the horn is the name of one of the finisher not me but if you just want to look a very maine. coon all oysters. and you. got to hear my dears i will never really wanted
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to marry them. and federal research for many years so you know what they're told but you're. member of. a they were very concerned about the way they took this super good little feat and still think you have to separate your belief because they don't by the people in the region and get it that it will be appropriate and vital. for people who are your go to seattle police young either way or any of those programs that they see a totally safe we're going to be that if you know what i'm not a respect for your hair less. if you got to see america is there but. the video when you're young predicted to be in the end it was going to be about a good kid not getting. enormous amount of years might he not be seen the tsunami's might go to the cheating i phone i had assumed that being the could only thing has
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really been that loaded for you if you could see all of the new owners across the. aisle come here to believe the medical center could be you don't want to put i'm not getting what your photographs i mean look about me i later consented you know you got to see a lot of you're seeing speed out of the by you get there you want to see in the can so and we'll focus on way better they don't feel that if i call on the. mask in the study out it's not out of the gate it's his time in that little more. might feel a little bit all expect that they'll go more. in this in a say about that than. play it and that lad i said you know that allan one thing that must not that's on the kids and say this is going to say i'm not ok they will not know my name from all. these are
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confusing times and making sense of it all might be asking a little much it does make you wonder though what got to see america as kind of funny and wolf would have made of the fake news phenomenon today the blending of fact and fiction meant to confuse rather than in for you've been watching a special edition of our program on journalism from off the beaten track we'll see you next time here at the listening post. if the political debate show that's challenging the way you think i want to know where you're to stand on cancer culture it is decreasing the range of ideas that in be heard what a world leaders are governments missing targets but now up front with me marc lamont hill on al jazeera. in the yugoslav wars of the ninety's crimes were committed by a bull's eyes. out as their world meets me a coke out it's
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