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and within minutes. it would just feel. in the meeting in the town the volcano sits on the northern part of the island away from most of the population but the threat to crops water supplies and the health of those still on the island is critical and vincent's prime minister says normal life doesn't exist and may not for some time and the gallacher al-jazeera. claim that this is al jazeera and these are the headlines police have used tear gas and flash grenades to disperse protesters in the u.s. state of minnesota demonstrators rally there for a 3rd night against the faithful police tracing of an unarmed black man on sunday the officer who shot dante right and the police chief have both resigned allan fishes at the scene for us in brooklyn santa but you can see that the something more substantial and you can hear the police helicopter in here and we've seen.
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people here threw bottles and doing the police cars as the driven by but i have got to see that 1st of all there was a few fireworks directed towards the police but nothing that was reaching the police lines then the police to fear this an unlawful assembly that's when we started to see the tear gas being fired and the police moving it in right here in significant numbers well less than 20 kilometers away an expert on the use of force has testified at the trial of derrick show that he says the police officer was justified in pinning george floyd to the ground because there was frantic resistance and contradicts the testimonies of top place officials who said that shaven had used excessive force u.s. president joe biden as reported to have decided to withdraw all remaining u.s. troops from afghanistan by september 11th it means the u.s. will miss the deadline of may the fast set by the tribes have been a station. and the u.s. president has also got me
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a person to deescalate tensions with ukraine russia has already dismissed a nato has called for it to withdraw the forces that it's deploying currently near the ukrainian border finian's president patrice alone has won a 2nd time in the election modify violence and low voter turnout early results show that alone received 86 percent of the vote south korea has reported more than $700.00 new covered 980 s. as that's the highest daily rise since january health experts are warning a 4th wave is looming has cost us spread from greatest soul to more than a dozen regions and cities that's despite strict social distancing rules well those are the headlines the news will continue here on out is there off to the listening post. the story goes that the statue of an ancient greek god he beat the waves for millenia. until a palestinian fisherman on earth the priceless relic. the story
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continues but as the world's attention was drawn to because mysteriously the data disappeared once again. the apollo of ca's. on a. hello i'm richard gere's bird 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 we're going to explore the work and the legacies of 3 such innovators tom wolfe haasan kahn a 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 new genres of
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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 their journalism defied convention and categorise ation 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 of the sixty's when it was aware only that all of a sudden there was some sort of artistic excitement in journalism and that was a new thing in itself. it actually started in esquire magazine which was the
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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 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 the editor his name was byron doble 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 will sometimes call that the b.b.c. roy s. or this kind of conform. slightly snobbish in the 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 telenor was no longer appropriate it took a subject that was very pop that was not an elite subject but maybe even was something that. standard journalism would have made funnels i would have looked
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down upon 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 novelists 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 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. 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 so you had to work around your own doubts and your. 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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old 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 novelist you know so often your star wrote you goddamn mobile 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 and 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 into the world you have to go away from cosmopolitan centers into smaller communities in terror of 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 moten tablo like a radar dish with you saying come in world since you want. all of it. there are some rare ones the can take moments in time and give its meaning voices of clarity to the sounds not easily defined. son can a funny writer anstice journalist playwrights and politico was one of those people
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surely is the middle east turmoil keeps away that video from 97 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 for australia's a.b.c. news by root leader of the popular front is gas head and 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. palestine. kind of funny made goods even but he was by no means an easy interview he. does seem that the war the civil war has been quite frankly the civil 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 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 word which for me resonated the strongest and this is the word whatever this is exactly what the problem starts 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 the past in their it as narrated by palestinians is not something that the world wants to hear why not just talk. to him talk to the israeli leaders that's kind of competition between the sword and the neck if you mean them or because. they're sensitive and simple and clear language how are we
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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 liberate our country to have dignity drive respect to have a lot of media 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 experian. statelessness 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 alms 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 struggle and understood its media atic
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valley. if it's once quiet he writes no t.v. network would willingly give any palestinians a minute of coverage to express themselves. above all other kind of fun it was a journalist and accomplished. the 2nd a funny was a multifaceted multi-talented the human being he was very significant in the kuwaiti and of unease best in their heyday we don't about the night the fifty's and sixty's ascent can if any 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 funny its month a shift in thinking the revolutionary politics of the p.o.p.
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. in 1989 he was made editor in chief of ahead of the group's newly formed weekly magazine. and had a 4th revolutionary in fear it infects to its combined the p.f. o p s political messaging with analysis human and calligraphy in a chronicle of the palestinian resistance the link to unsecure new struggles in africa asia and latin america. he made left wing media accessible well be. on the narrow confines of the already converted you went after arguments by fellow arab journalist as much as he went after arguments 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 none of that and
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a communist were even more dollar more humorless then the soviet union so you can imagine when 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. most. of whom 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 lenin wrote these truths with
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the refugee camps or the truth of the palestinian situation a wonderful openness 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 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 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 palace the 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 necessarily just an action at the heart of resistance could be in the written
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a 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 microcontroller board made a louder answer mark if i had this surely a supreme irrelevant us here and look like castle stuff i didn't have the money so somebody just now a liar and i mean i me after he made up a cake on
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later no sorry in our m.p.'s i was kalyan p.s. i was carlo plays a coward you know mental i'm going to keep pasok to go away say middle of it ask you do they get. in no i protest. no i mean going up of this out at last he just answers from where you're out. you don't says. cassie. i'm still economic miracle plus electronic. put on not put out there step 3. consumed with the play my story squarely on me i took one left and i said i know i did. their bit is not going to happen and there's an open his mind may go on a couple. but i mean this anya in tom's high school. that those boys this was his thought yes get i mean they've been a 7 sign a level f.
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this way. you're. now. aspiring general loader you are. although your 30 day the moment of. measurement but i came you know no. idea no one. i was safe with says if anything else orders your order your order is here your going to give all of those who have a similar effect early later. and more literally mean is that close up at it like you just said insidious or no one has said you go said yes to this it is good as it is going all over the net he is very lucky you know they saw you not aboard. impress all that know beans that is what i'm going to spit out because they manage
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have said i will never really wanted to marry them. and federal research for many years so you know what they're told but you're. a member of the group for a they were very concerned about the way they took this super good little freedom she'll 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 pretty and vital. for people who are your go to seattle that they let me show you a will endorse your brand if 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 americans. after they've made you leave when you're young predicted to be in the end it was going to be about to get good not giving. enormous amount of years might he not be seen the tsunami's might go to the cheating i hold my hand and assume that being the good
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anything has really been that loaded for you if you get a good level of the new look across the. aisle come your believe the record the senate killed but you don't want to put i'm not getting what your photograph i mean look about me i later consult you know you got to see a lot of you're seeing spewed out of the by you get the you on this in the can say well we'll focus on way better they don't we'll get a phone call on the. mosque in the study out of this out of the gate in his time in that little more morning though michael a little bit all expect that once was thought out though he got more. in this in a say about that than. that and that i said you know that alan one thing they did not last on the say this is going to say i'm not ok they will not know my name on wall. these are confusing
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times and making sense of it all might be asking a little much it does make you wonder though what got to see america is kind of funny and wolf would have made of the fake news from norman on today but 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 listening post from the al-jazeera london broke out to people in thoughtful conversation people use the lowest get agreement they describe the outsider with no hope and no limitation the difference between a migrant and refugee is purely a choice when you're a refugee you were forced to flee part of asma khan and. what has happened a lot in the west is that culture and food are separated studio unscripted on
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al-jazeera. hello there i will start with the top stories for you here on al-jazeera police have used tear gas and flash grenades to disperse protesters in the u.s. state of minnesota demonstrators rally there for a 3rd night against the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man on sunday the officer who shot dante right and the police chief has now resigned and says she was at those protests for us and sentiment assertion sent us this update.


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