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you have ted that was many years they've been 5 explosive eruption zones infants and in the past 300 years the most recent to 979 while there have been no deaths reported this time an eruption a 1902 killed more than a 1000 people but damage to crops and firearms from the choking cloud of ash is expected to be severe. and experts say the eruption could continue for some time yet brian al jazeera. lettuces al jazeera and these are the headlines iran has reported an accident at its main nuclear facility at natanz its atomic agency says the incident on sunday
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morning affect of the electrical distribution grid and comes a day off to iran resumed enriching uranium with advanced centrifuges all iran is high on the agenda as the u.s. secretary of defense right austin visits israel israeli defense minister benny gantz says his government is ready to work with its ally to ensure that any new deal with iran does not undermine regional security detail here and of today poses a strategic threat to international security today tell you the middle east. israel . war closely with american allies to ensure that any new agreement with iran would secure the vital interest of the ward of the united states prevent dangerous arms race you know region and protect the state of israel . china's center for disease control says the government may need a change in its vaccine strategy after admitting issues with the effectiveness of
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locally produced jobs and health agency has suggested mixing vaccines or revising dosage timetables at least 70 people have died during fighting in yemen's mara region just in the past 24 hours according to government forces a battle for control of that oil rich region intensified over the weekend with more than 50 people killed on saturday iran backed truthy rebels launched an offensive on marad in february the u.s. and u.n. have increased dramatically of its cease fire deal to end yemen's 6 year civil war meanwhile protesters in the besieged yemeni city of ties are demanding improve living conditions the government controlled city has been under a blockade by who the rebels demonstrators denounced the siege and demanded that the government pay salaries and provide better services ties residents have struggled on the high prices and an outbreak of the coronavirus. well those are the headlines that mean more news here on al-jazeera after the listening post stay with us talking to al-jazeera. can you tell me what the government you represent is
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now illegitimate and we listen we did not sell the fence material to any country to the conflict in yemen we meet with the global news makers and told about the stories that matter on al-jazeera. hello i'm richard gere's virt and 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 haasan 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 'd 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 the mid sixty's when 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 they focused on characterizations 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 the story instead to ask wired magazine. i was sent up there to cover the hot rod
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and custom car show by the new york herald tribune. and i brought back exactly the kind of story the sum named your list of totem 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 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 at it or his name was byron doble just chopped off the dear byron and published it as. its.
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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 will sometimes call that the b.b.c. roy s. or this kind kind of form of. slightly snobbish. personal 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 an elite subject but maybe even was something that. standard journalism would have made fun of i would have looked down
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upon it and said that it had a serious political and social meaning this sounds so stupid and this i mean we all do this right but at the time nobody did it it was something novelist did and that was the way the new journalism major analyst's them fresh again one of those many times when journalism had remade itself. 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 future 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 in 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 foreground 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 go and be like this is where we've advanced on the front this is the number of people that i think.
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hold journalists never liked it you know it wasn't reliable it was it was given above it's place right to do this you were less well known novelist that you know your noble you know soften your star write your goddamn mobile but you know don't put it in the newspaper. 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 is writing about them just living with them and writing about them and their kind of journalism that we have now that's
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a little bit more restricted by money by time by the pace at which things are published on the internet doesn't necessarily run that 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 wider 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 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 molten tablo like a radar dish with you saying come in world since you want. all of it. there are some rare ones that can take a moments in time and give its meaning voices of clarity to the sounds not easily defined. kind of finding a writer on to journalist playwrights and politico was one of those people surely
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is the middle east oil keeps away that video from 97 c news reports captures 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 for australia's a.b.c. news it's the by rick leader of the popular front is guess any kind of funny 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 the p.r. folks. coming finally made good. which was by no means an easy interview it. does seem that the war the civil war is being quite frankly 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 their jihad 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 the 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 leaders that's kind of conversation between this sort of the next
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few in 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 better that way than dead maybe to you but to us it's not to us to leave it to our country to have dignity to have respect to have a lot of meeting human rights is something as essential as life itself. in the arab imagination kind of funny is remembered for his storytelling which explored the palestinian experience state that's north separation and exile. in the west he was the public face of the leftist p.f. lp scene as one of the more radical palestinian factions. kind of fanning was not involved in the armed wing of the p.f. lp or in the planning of high profile airplane hijacking of the group became synonymous words but he was an advocate of the struggle and understood its media to
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value. if it's once quiet he writes no t.v. network would willingly give any palestinians the minutes of coverage to express themselves. above all the kind of funny it was a journalist an accomplished one. the 2nd a funny was a multifaceted multi-talented 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 the scent 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 their own hands. 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 infects truth it's combined the p.f. lp of 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 a left wing media accessible well beyond the narrow confines of the already converted he went after arguments by fellow arab journalist as much as he went after argument by western journalists because article where an unusual combination of satire sharp witticism as well as information that we can imagine soviet communist literature using humor and irony in that time there was
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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 drug. the truth is always revolutionary which is what lenin
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wrote these truths with 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 is that it was the founding culture. kind of funny 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 hans 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 assassination 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. percent 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. pick a pearly home michael gerson the poor man allowed her answer mark if i had to surely be a supreme irrelevant us here and look my class a stomach you know everybody votes of somebody just now
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a lot i mean i mean i thought he made a mistake on a seattle market i'm also see element they simply cannot ask it and therefore carry it the way land that does but i mean nothing then all is ok. so. i'll go only b. and if our became vidalia don't report back in 2 go for it kate i would inform myself and say look while i you not but there is no you they hate the less god is no i assume you feel they are when he said be just for the question and this time for this year you got was why there is a guy to go. out with the iraqi though. personally as the years
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later north. because i was so scared look please see how org and mental anguish really is a keeper song to go release a middle of it i ask you do to get. in know i protest knowing you're going to put this out at less interest than just family grouch. says. cassie. i'm still at ground 0 my neighbor called what's he like don't you see. put on put out there is that 3 out of 3 consumed with the play my story squarely on . the left and i said i know i did. their bit is going to happen on this and all but his mind may go on a couple. magic is good. but i mean this anya in tom's high school.
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that those boys this was his thought yes get i mean they've been the 7 sign 11 yeah if i don't know them as that he says them as if that if that family may be single and that the new is a pretty simple get this kind the last of the is there any meant for those who want a guest list as a government as i will be. when i see or not but i made it the end i want to melody need to amass. also got a home. or you go you don't start horses thought you should pursue archy once in york you don't know what to do yes if one of the m.p.i. hears him but if you're not in a mob no for accu your nose or get your in and of these areas of your doors but.
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jaw. this way 1st get. your ass to. a spot of general loader you are your 30 years in a moment of. mirrors or me but i. again you know. they are no longer. i would say it forces you to know them orders your order your order is your when they do go or 35 expect very large later. and more literally mean is that goes up at it like you just said in 30 or no one has said you go said yes to this it is good as it is going all over the net you is very lucky you know they saw you not aboard. impress you or that you know beans because
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you're not going to just get out because the money involved copy to these. areas come online now i don't dare mean this could only produce because guys get it out of your head man up an email and report back from a. lot of peony be that in their. scripts your name is assumed that could be someone for a school. to look like an american also most common look around the horn is the name was one of the finisher in to me but if he says have a look is going to mean. all i asked us to see he got that. and you. got to hear mark just do whatever you
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wanted to marry them. and federal research for many years so you know what they're all but you're. member of the group or a very thin fit about the really 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 to see him but it will. not be suitable 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 good care less. if you got to see america's but see what. they believe when young predicted to be in the end it was going to be about a good kid not giving. enormous amount of moxie not dissing the tsunami's my god is the cheating i told i had assumed that being the really been that loaded for you if
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you could get enough of the new owners across the. aisle come your believe the medical service people you don't want to put i'm not getting what your photograph i mean look about me i later conservatively you got to see a lot of you're seeing spewed out of the by you get the you on the console and we'll focus on way better they don't we'll get a phone call on the. last in the study out of this out of the gate in his time in that local mall all morning though michael a low will expect that they'll go more. than that in public the well in this in a say about that than. play out and that i say needed you know that alan one thing that a message out and that's on the kids and say this is going to be said to me it's not ok they will not know i mean no one will be able to say what.
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these are confusing tar 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 it for you've been watching a special edition of our program on journalism from off the beaten track we'll see you next hour here at the listing. the elites are larger than life but the world of sumo wrestling is shrouded in secrecy one on one nice gets rare access inside a sport where ancient tradition meets modern scandal on al-jazeera. the coveted beyond. taken without hesitation forgotten died for the power defines our wild dogs new babies were toy.
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