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not good to breathe enemy in cause the last problems in the lance former french minister and businessman bennett's happy has died the age of 78 had been diagnosed with cancer. 4 years ago. sappy rose from modest beginnings to become one of france's most successful and high profile business leaders. it appleton politics and sports, but a trial for match fixing ended with him serving time in jail in the 19 ninety's presidency emanuel marco has sent his condolences. ah, this is al jazeera, these are the top stories, millions of league documents are casting a spotlight on financial dealings of the world's rich and powerful people. the so called pandora papers accuse jordan's king the presidents of russia and as a, by john and a former british prime minister, as well as many others of an i seem secret wealth and avoiding taxes. sol says
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north korea and south korea have restored a stoled communication channel tongue cut the hotline in august, in protest against military drills as sol conducted with united states. but since then, young said it may consider a summit with its southern neighbour. mama bryant has more from hong kong. these hot lines are very important. they are the lines of communication across the dns e between the north and the south. it prevents any accidental misunderstandings. it's very important that they are kick, kept open, given the fragility of relations and the amount of armament along the d, m, z. now they tend to be cotton restored depending on how relations are at any given point in time. and of course, with the dipping relations that we saw in the last year or 2 with the ab, with the ending of her negotiations over at north korea's nuclear arsenal. los st. all those talks became stalled. at least 13 people have been killed in an explosion in afghanistan's capital. the bombing targeted,
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the 2nd largest mosque in cabal. a memorial service was being held there for the mother of a taliban spokesman, at least $32.00 people were injured. no group has claimed responsibility. a large, clean up operations began along the southern coastline of california after a big oil spill in the 600000 liters of oil of spilled into waters, of orange county's in saturday has come from a broken pipeline connected to an offshore oil rig. investigators are still looking for the cause of the leak. tropical cyclone shaheen has hit the gulf state overman, killing 3 people. one of them was a child swept away by flood water. thousands of people have been urged to leave coastal areas and had to emergency shelters. it's the 1st cycle and in modern history to come close to the northern cause to women. storms normally hit the south and those are the headlines you can get more. of course, on the website, al jazeera dot com, but the news is going to continue here on alta 0 after the listening post. good boy,
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how many nukes is too many new comerica hand in many ways driven the arms race? the parties are much more like the british, poised out today. there are fewer regulations to own a tiger than there are a tone a dod. how can this be happening? you'll weakly take on us politics and society, and that's the bottom line. the cia under president transit plan to kidnap and assassinate what he means that actually means during the song anyways, my time he was a journalist and that the united states is trying to criminalize a journal with all the freedom of brands in the united state law. i'm richard gilbert and you're at the las me post where we don't cover the news. we cover the way the news is covered. here are some of the media angles we're examining this week. it's the kind of news story that wiki leaks has been known to break only. it was about wiki leaks. julie in a satch and how far the cia was willing to go to put the organization out of
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commission. some senior trump administration officials and c i executives even discussed fascinating this on facebook is under scrutiny yet again as a new p r initiative. backfires translation is transformation how literature changes as that moves from one language to another. and after 16 years of leading the country as chancellor. yes, i'm believing germany is saying good bye to angle of merkel. it was like something straight out of a bond film, not the one the premier to in cinemas this week, but a factual story allegations of kidnapping and assassination plots discussed by american intelligence officials targeting wiki leaks founder julian satch. on september 26th, yahoo news dropped an explosive report based on interviews with more than 30
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unnamed former us intelligence sources, detailing what it called the c i. a's war on wiki leaks, a trumpet ministration plan to silence the man and organization that unveiled some of the american government's most guarded secrets. the expos, they rippled through the press, freedom community because of its implications for more conventional journalists, but like so much of the a sand story, it is received nothing like the media coverage it deserves. with a santa's legal fate being decided in a british extradition hearing later this month. yeah. whose report could end up before the judge in the form of evidence. our starting point, this is washington the trump era ended 8 months ago, leaving the biden administration to deal with some of the consequences such as this investigation by yahoo, something you have with ministration officials, sci executives, even discuss fascinating launch. and the 3 reporters involved say they interviewed
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doesn't as a former us intelligence with all of them anonymous who confirmed the cia and the trump white house, repeatedly discussed the links they would go to to get to the man julian assange and the organization wiki rice that have played the american governor, it's defense and military establish most sectors that do so much of their work. in seating ne claims have interviewed more than 30 former u. s. government officials, including who spoke of scenarios such as a possible abduction of julianna's songs or even clots, to kill him. they were concerned about possible, fought for the russians to break juliana sons out of the academic embassy. and some of the scenario ended involve of british systems as well. and then also discussing a rendition operation against julian, aside, something previously unknown, taking a plane and abducting him from the ecuador embassy,
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bringing him back to the united states, intentionally interrogating him in secret. and they redefined the organization as a hostile entity language that my pompeo used in his 1st public remarks as c, i a director. what he likes, walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service. ah, the yahoo team reported the cia stepped up its pursuit of julian assange under donald trump, and was ordered to do so by its director at the time. mike pompei, the u. s. government's war on wiki leeks, pre dated trump's time in office. but the obama administration had drawn a line. ready it faced what it called the new york times problem. the perception that going after assange and wiki links amounted to an attack on more conventional news outlets. yahoo reports that the vault 7 story which ricky leeks broke in early
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. 2017 changed the think. because of what it revealed, and because palm pale and the intelligence operatives at the cia headquarters in langley, virginia took the vault 7 leak. personally. the vault 7 material contained the c. i s most sensitive hacking tools. how the cia penetrated computer networks around the world. how it penetrated i phones, how it track the communications and activities perceived adversaries. this was a huge, sensitive matter for the cia might pump pail. had been somewhat dismissive of wiki leaks, role in the 2016 election when he comes into langley in early 2017, and the vault 7 leak happens on his watch. now it is agency, he's the one responsible and i'm pale,
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was embarrassed by he didn't want to go see president donald trump and faced him and have a discussion about what went wrong with the cia. and in fact, ca had laughed at the pentagon as they saw that, those files from the pentagon exposing the iraq and afghanistan wars were published by wiki leaks. and they laughed at the state department because $250000.00 plus diplomatic cables were published from chelsea manning by wiki lease. and so this was an embarrassment and he decided that he was going to be out for blood and seek vengeance against where he leaks. i can say we never, we never conducted planning to violate us law. com peo is unapologetic. he's tried to discredit yahoo sources, but his stopped well short of denying the story beyond the volt 7 angle of the more than 30 sources. yahoo had the detailed quotes from seeing your trump
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administration officials. the story was not entirely new. reports of cia plots to target julian assange had already made the rounds, but it took yahoo rather than legacy news outlets like the washington post or the new york times to put it altogether. mainstream outlets including the times which happily published the news wiki links revealed and benefited from all those clicks have been suspiciously silent on these latest revelations, which is consistent with their lack of interest and coverage of a sanchez, ongoing tradition case in the u. k. this particular story has gotten pretty wide pickup in the u. k. now, by most of the major newspapers here, although notably not yet the b, b, c in the u. s, it seems to be getting less coverage that maybe fits into a bit of a pattern with julian sanchez place. there is a public perception of him that is very unhelpful at times. and i think that has turned many people. there has been
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a growing amount of coverage since the extradition proceeding started, and i think there is no growing consensus that there needs to be solidarity on the principles of this case. whether or not individuals decide that they feel a sandwich himself is worth defending. the extent of the aides efforts to silence the fungi, musson a chill down any national security report or spine. the reason that the cia targeted gillian assange on the justice department later indicted him is that he solicited and obtained and published truthful information on matters of clear public concern saving back to 2010 to to work effectively. and many of these charges could have been brought against and could be brought against national security and investigative journalists for doing their jobs. unlike his predecessor, president biden talks a good game on the importance of the 4th estate on world press freedom day. he said, journalists uncover the truth and are indispensable to the functioning of democracy
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. okay, let's get out there for which landed his press secretary in a tough spot when asked quite al jazeera, to explain the discipline between biden's rhetoric on press. freedom and his administration is continued pursuit of julia, so i don't have anything to say on the, on julian sanchez, you see silence, you see dodging. you see evasion from the bible administration for the 1st is here with respect to the phone and i have nothing. i have nothing to speak to angela, and every day that the by an administration continues this prosecution there, emboldening authoritarians or tyrants, are giving them away to deflect any questions about how they treat journalists within their own country. and i'm not saying this hypothetically, you can cut to a clip right now of the leaders of countries like as
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a good beige on say that they are not going to take questions from the b, b, c, and address their own press freedom. how do you assess what happened to mr. assault is the reflection of free media in your country because julian assigned is in a jail cell. we saw this with china's foreign ministry, who has said that they do not have to address concerns about how they treat journalists because the u. s. is continuing the case against julian a such a earlier this year, a british judge denied washington's extradition request. ruling julian assange would be a suicide risk if put in a u. s. prison back the american authorities have a hearing is set for later this month. a sanchez lawyers will forward over the yahoo board, which may have bolstered the case against extradition on the grounds that the british judge used to block the u. s. government's request for extradition were
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pretty narrow. they were about the risk of suicide. that assange would face where he served time in the u. s. prison. the british court case doesn't go to these larger issues of press freedom and potential government misconduct that we laid out in the peace. now there is talk among a sondors legal team of possibly trying to broaden the parameters of that british extradition case to include some of these allegations, journalists at yahoo and have likely strengthen the case against extra writing. julian, us ashton, united states, through the reporting that they've done here the yahoo news reporting reveals that u. s. official seriously considered taking a traditional and frankly a legal action at the violence julian assange. and i expect that his lawyers will make a strong case in defense of the magistrate court decision to deny the united states request to expedite him. that would be poetic american
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journalists through their reporting potentially having an impact on record that has such significant implications for the future of journalist a project that was given the green light by facebook, c, e o. mark zuckerberg to push positive stories about the company on its own news feed has backfired. mean actually, robbie's been on this mina. this looks like a p r campaign going bad. exactly. richard. according to the new york times, project amplifier was signed off by soccer berg in august and it's been child and 3 american cities. it pushes stories like this to the top of news feeds. facebook's latest innovations for 2021 on achieving quote, 100 percent renewable energy for its global operations. the news feed is central to the facebook experiences where users see what's being shared. it was never sold as a stage for facebook's own peered material. and this is happening when outlets like
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the wall street journal are doing stories on facebook that appear to be slightly more news feed worthy. yeah. last week, the journal published an investigation in which it showed that according to facebook's own, internal research problems have repeatedly been flagged up with how the site is used. for example, by human traffickers, or even disturbing data on how the platform affects the mental health of teenage girls. despite knowing the extent of these issues, facebook has never done enough to fix them. project amplify was all about enhancing face books, public image, and then there, or the problems with social media sites like facebook, like instagram, keep running into down under, in australia. yeah. cnn has now decided to disable its facebook page in australia. and this is after a high court baird rule that publishers are legally liable for defamatory comments under the posts of news organizations or any media sites. cnn asked facebook for help to disable the comments function in australia. but the company says it cannot
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do location specific comment, disabling. if you switch off comments on a facebook page, in one location or in one country, you are essentially disable ed for users around the world who come to that pitch. this high co drooling has significant impact on australian media companies. many of them just don't allow comments on their force any longer, because moderating or policing a common section takes too much. time takes only moderators and just too much money . okay, fax me, it's something you see a news coverage all the time or hear the voice of translator and they don't always get it right. the translation of literature from one language to another is an even trickier business literature is much more subtle than journalists. it's less direct and languages come with particularities, audiences with their own cultures and expectations. the language most frequently translated into english by american publishers is french followed by spanish. when it comes to arabic and persian translations have been known to come up short,
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leading to cultural misunderstandings, the kind that reading the texts of the other are supposed to correct. in many cases, foreign language novels are selected for translation by publishers because they can help explain a country's politics or it's current affairs. and when translators are editors failing, their jobs context can be sacrificed. and stereotypes can get reinforced. a listening post tara can often now with a look at what gets lost in translation. mm hm. nice, important part of literary translation for me is to capture the voice of the tax that you're working with. you're not just translating them across languages and across cultures. you're creating them across time. nuance of course will be lost. the also new and says can be pre discovered. that's part of
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the alchemy that is literary translation. one thing that's poorly understood about translation is that when a text moves from one language to another, it is transformed. it is almost never word. the word for translators become cultural media, tooth balancing, faithfulness to the original, with the needs of a new audience. this old world notion of translation as a kind of sterile mechanical process that involves a direct reproduction of a text into a target language that is more or less faithful to the letter or spirit of the original. but that's not the case, and it's almost never the case. i don't think they could ever, ever, ever be a totally faithful translation. because any translator coming across anything has to read the text and then decode it and put it back into another language. an old
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language is a different translation is the manipulation and other taxed into not only a target language, but a target culture, a target consumption environment. and consequently, this process will be impacted by power, imbalances by ideologies, by perceptions, preconceptions, misconceptions. in the 19th century and era of european imperialist expansion, a group of western scholars, painters, and translators, known as oriental f, took an interest in the middle east. but their re, imaginings of arab and persian culture were often detached from the realities of the people that fascinated and beguiled them. richard frances burton was an
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archetype, will orientalist an explorer folger scholar and spy who want smuggled himself into mecca, disguised as an arb button is author responsible for the translation of $1001.00 knife. and the kama sutra. another englishman, edward fitzgerald, took the poetry of persian polymath on what i am and transformed it beyond recognition on its way into the youngest fair sir. this power dynamic where the, the western are basically feels as if they own us. and in a way they, they really did own us and our country's kind of became a playground for these. a wester is kind of run around in and finding manuscripts and fine tags. and they don't feel a responsibility to treat them fairly. or they don't see the culture that they're coming from as equal to them. and this is especially the case where fitzgerald, who translated high young he did say, it amuses me to take what liberties are likely these persians who really do need a little art to shape them. and that has been seen as one of the, in a sense,
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most offensive of the old, colonial statements about translation. but what fitzgerald does with omar, i am, is he, he turns it into we must be honest and say, an extraordinarily beautiful poem. so successful that it is generally regarded as, as one of the very, very few cases where a translation entered into the canon of english literature. the world of translation have moved on since fitzgerald he wouldn't be given such license today . however, more subtle distortions, continued publishers compare ro here by selecting or anything translated literature in a way that reinforces old stereotypes. so the, the path of victimized veiled muslim woman, the barbaric, violent era. male: you know, these are, these are, this is the stereotypes that we're talking about. so if the novel already has these
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themes in it, then it's certainly easier for it to land a translation deal in the english speaking world. now alyssa tao, we've this very iconic feminist activist from egypt when her text moved from arabic to english. what essentially happens is that she becomes simplified and she becomes reduced to only caring about, quote unquote women's issues. but she had a wide ranging remit of critiques. she was an anti imperialist, and anti capitalist translation can be a murky process, but ultimately, the publisher, jeff, the last word larry price was confronted with this, after working on in praise of hatred by syrian author. hello, curly fo she later discovered that the final chapter she had translated wouldn't be included in the novel. it chops the progression of the narrator. he was
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a young girl into a very intolerant version of islam. and it's narrates, head in the context of increasing crackdowns against any kind of descent within syrian society. they decided that they preferred the book to end. after chapter 3. they felt the take was a stronger ending. in this chapter, matawan has left syria and she is now living and working in london. but even though she's ostensibly free and unveiled that she is haunted by the events in her homeland and they have not left her. and so that ending was excised the way that it refrains. the story is consequential because murderer, the title character does become this kind of stereotypical veiled, secluded oppressed female and, and it's an image that is reinforced on,
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on the cover as well. and so the text is made to cater to that rather than disrupt those ideas or those expectations. increasingly, translators are becoming more outspoken about their walk. persian poetics is the brain child of translator mohammed ali majority is where he calls out the world famous. but myths translated quotes of persian susie, poet, roomy, one of louise most popular translated birth. it reads out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing there is a field i'll meet you there. the original, according to majority, is closer to beyond heresy and faith. that is another place will yon for what's in the midst of that desert plain become stripped away. the islam again stripped away the, the are cases i'm and they took out the roomy and he blended in this meal you that was existent in the sixties and seventies is kind of vaguely eastern buddhism,
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hinduism. islam kind of all mixed together with words like a guru and mentor and, and things like that. these books have huge impacts on the way that things are perceived when, as on the photos it say, oh islam is this. it's barbaric, it's evil, it's devoid of any deeper meaning. deeper truth. there's a beauty in islam. i went out, pull up, people like roomy, a lot of times they would say or roomy doesn't count because he's not a muslim translation has always been somewhat of an under appreciated art, with translators often confined to the margins or remaining totally invisible. that's not the case anymore. the translators voice is being heard and recognized. and reader the better off when they understand how the mechanics of translations work and how that influences which books you see in your local bookshop. translation is a dynamic process and it's a process that is never neutral and it is always impacted by power imbalances.
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it holds within it all of these different contextual ideas and biases and prejudices. and being made aware of these factors will enhance your understanding and your appreciation of the text itself and of the culture that it comes from and how it has come to your culture. 1 2 and finally, after 16 years and the jobs, germany's 1st female chancellor angle merkel is leaving politics. merkel, worked with for american president's 5 british prime minister as 8 italian heads of government scored higher approval ratings than just about any of them. and eventually came to be seen as the de facto head of the european union. this next video by puppet regime, a comedy series by g 0. media not to be confused with al jazeera,
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includes some of the policies. merkle will be remembered for like opening germany's borders to a 1000000 syrian refugees at a time when other countries were shutting theirs. you may recognize the music. it's a re max of a classic from another german powerhouse craft work was the next time. here, listening. i am with, [000:00:00;00] with kim i said yes, visit
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a spot if things go wrong, but i feel some shot unified with when you're from a neighborhood known as a hot bed of radicalism, you have to fight to defy stereotypes. a and the stories we don't often hear told by the people who live
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with survival in the shallow sama, the book says this is year on al jazeera bmw be the hero. the world needs a washer. ah millions or financial documents known as the pandora papers have been leaked. it's claimed they revealed the secret wealth of dozens of world leaders. ah, robinson, this is all da, 0 live from dough hobb also coming up north and south korea are talking again the
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