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a trade union, so regular protest calling for fair a wages to keep pace with inflation. they say that should take priority over re paying argentina's debt to the international monetary fund. adjustable. it's a scam and paying that debt is incompatible with ending poverty and destitution. oh jan tina's historically volatile economy was hit hard by the cobit 19 pandemic. it's emerging from that catastrophe, only to have to deal with 2 of its traditional enemies, a massive debt burden and rampant inflation. then shimla our to 01 osiris. ah, the main stories now in cedar on the doctor's committee saying at least 3 people have been shot dead in protest against military co, hundreds of thousands of taken to the streets across the country. military is
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blocked major roads and met demonstrators with tear gas more than a 100 people have been injured. hey, bill morgan has more from heart, tim to know how many people are injured in protest around the country to know the turn out of the people. we're relying on the very few pictures that are coming out from activists, but the number of injuries and death all in those states is very hard to tell the comedy central committee force it in his doctors are trying to lays between the various hospitals around the country to try to figure out exactly how many people have been injured, they've already recorded more than a 100 people entered around the country. but that comes from 3 states only and their concerns that other states, especially in the states where the form communications and internet are week to begin with, may have high numbers of death and injuries as well. the annual g 20 summit is on the way in rome. why leaders of the world's biggest economy is looking at the climate crisis curve at 19. and we building the global economy. it's made so far include a global minimum tax aimed at stopping businesses from hiding profits. and getting
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cobit vaccines to poor nations. the condemning is not over and startling, this bar it is in the global distribution of vaccines in i, hank, and i income countries, more than 70 percent of the population has received at least one, those in the poorest ones. this percentage drops to roughly 3 percent these differences are morally unacceptable and on the mine the global recovery and, and if you're up here, rebels from the tag ry region. so they seize the strategic town of destiny and the neighboring m holler reach. and it came from the t p l f, as being contested by the government. oh, fighting has moved into the m har and a fall regions off to rebels. be took control of take rye in recent months. lows
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all the headlines this hour. the listening post is coming up next. ah, with an audit con mentioning at a one stop shop. let's still okay. a shadow. com is that applies by them on jesus with . hello, i'm richard ginsberg and you're at the listening post where we don't cover the news . we cover the way the news is covered. here are the media stories we're examining this week. his name is carr, he's as big as they come in the indian film industry. we look at the drug bust that
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tells a story of the conflict between the authorities. there and bollywood facebook and the continuing follows from that whistleblower. a consortium of news outlets is now on the company's case here at se alarm for the hot line in the mediterranean that refugees are using to get their stories out. and just scroll, you scroll, we all school what's it going to take to get us off our phone? on paper, it looked like a routine drug bust, a group of 20 somethings, partying on a cruise ship off the coast of money by charged with possession and trafficking. it was anything but routine among those arrested was audience con, the son of one of india's and the world's biggest movie stars. shuttlecock, the circumstances suggest this case was never just about the son or the narcotics allegedly involved. the authorities appear to be going after his father,
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who was muslim and belongs to a film industry bollywood who secular and liberal output conflicts with the ruling b, j. p. parties, hindu nationalist, ideology, known as hindus fuck aware of the film industry sway on the masses. some say that the government has taken a 2 track approach. on one hand, prime minister, an orange ramadi, makes nice with some of bollywood biggest stars on the other. his government's anti drug squads target the film industry, sending a message. our starting point this week is one by a drug bust, a legend on a cruise ship off the coast of moon, by among the 8 young people taken into custody. audion con, the son of one of india's and the world's biggest movie star, shut up company who happens to be a most accurate is the name of the one game. but duncan, on me, is booted drugs. it gives me audio your body, but it is
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a salacious story custom made for an indian news channels that are themselves addicted to bollywood. for labeled guy get as dynamic photo diagram and the celebrity driven stories. it provides that dr. reeves, the details are murky and there's a larger pattern and playing the indian authorities are targeting volume. and what the film industry has come to represent these distant dance and the keys almost make it seem like, you know, a trailer in which one new episode is unfolding every single day. one finds that there is no transparency in the way that he is, is being fatten back is why one is wondering whether that is more to it than meets the eye. many commentators have argued that its shadow con, who's the target of this case. but i would say that it's actually the hindi film industry or bollywood that has been targeted over the last several years by
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b j. p. politicians and their allied him the nationalist groups. so what i think the iron con case represents is a much broader assault on popular culture in india, ah, the drug bust would not have made news. if the accused did not have a famous for shutter, con is a muslim megastore who calls himself an indian patron. in 2010, he made a move on the demon i zation of muslims delivering a line that stuck with audiences in india and beyond. my name is kahn. i'm not a terrorist. con is married to a hint and is one of the faces of an industry that celebrates and exports. stories of secularism and the liberalism and implicit rejection of the ruling b. j. p. parties. hindu nationalist ideology, charter con, represents an older ideal of india as a secular, multi ethnic and pluralist nation. he's
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a muslim who grew up in delhi and really modest economic circumstances. he goes to bombay to make his mark and the entertainment industry, and succeeds wildly. and i think the very existence of a successful, popular, well respected muslim man challenges or threatens the hindu nationalist ideologies that have been prevailing over the last several years, which are trying to portray muslims as the ultimate other outsider or villain. i don't want to believe that that is why he's being targeted, but it is a rising sentiment of islam, of phobia in the country. and it is possible child on what he says travels all over the world. it is hard all over the world. if given the option of controlling that, as you many would, you would want to, i don't know why people are focusing only on this party in this government. since i was born in this country, i have seen every single government doesn't do mandated. ah, anybody who's against them since independence in india,
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politics and bonnie would have had a very strange relationship. politicians have used a film stars or during elections to get votes in done while you would start stick fevers from politicians for such dirty game, you know, and everybody is part of it. shorter con is far from the only bollywood figure caught up in an anti drugs crackdown, conducted by the narcotics control board, the ncp. he's just the most famous name on a list that over the last few years has grown to include multiple actors, writers and directors. not all of them muslim. in fact, most of those arrested or hint this 1st big drug related keith happened last year when an actor clergy, as everybody was arrested and he spent time in prison. and then there were people also called in for questioning by the n, c, b for drug related matters. the hindi pharmacy is the country's biggest soft power
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in terms of dissemination of ideas and thoughts and messages. it to me feels like an attempt to gained more power. there were other actors like a shot back, a poor sod ali khan and this is lost on the pick up. i've gone all so quite info, questioning a dop entities from bollywood are very much bogged off a massive drug got down. that's the bottom light. wiley wood was being vilified to the left to right and centered as though it was some hot begged off all kinds of crimes and a place which was a hiding all kinds of criminals. when the render modi's b, j. p 1st came to power in 2014, the party was more focused on the news landscape than the film industry. india has
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more than 424 hour television news channels. the vast majority of them are now securely in the government's camp. some for ideological reasons, others for commercializing or just to avoid anger in the authorities in new delhi. in 2019 when running for reelection. mowdy sent out this selfie with a group of actors, like many prime ministers before him. he was trying to cozy up to film celebrities and there are huge followings of potential voters. but the b j piece pro hindu conservative policies are not an easy sell in bollywood with its secular liberal reputation. those policies are far more popular with indian news channels, which once again, have the government's back. the dock and rotting underbelly of the bollywood elite is falling apart and i can tell you it stinks. if you take out the
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media offered several media doesn't highlight this, then nobody cares. if both it young boys and girls were caught minus i didn't con, nobody would have kid, non media sensationalized it, it. and i want to talk while you were to get your nickel up a set of mess with, but i started so much the indian delusion. news media is our embarrassment. one humanity, the biggest destructive force today is indian television, news, media, this scream and shout and destroy lives. this dis, they have made it so big that i'm sure that even judges must be thinking in their mind. if i take this decision, what will happen if i take that decision? what's gonna happen? let's call out clean up and boy caught up hollywood bird. what do you say? why do you look at how media has over the past few years been completely compromised? i see paddlers because media and cinema i to very strong mediums, you know, one is bringing used to you are that escaping to your fantasy?
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sometimes when it comes to public figures, what doesn't get said is as a revealing, as what does indian actors have among the biggest social media followings on the planet numbers that routinely run into the 10s of millions. but if shuttle con went online, searching for messages of support from within his own industry, he would find very few people willing to back him, at least publicly, that silence tells its own story about the hazards of free speech in the range remedies. indeed, many indians criticized bollywood celebrities for not being as politically outspoken as their hollywood counterparts. after the election of donald trump. many people were paring, how local hollywood stars were in there, criticism of champ, as compared to how bollywood stars can never be as outspoken. but i think there's real consequences for being outspoken in india,
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celebrities could get told incessantly, their movies can be boycotted, and finally they or their families could be in physical danger. even if political powers or government agencies don't come to you, there's also targeted online attacks twitter attack instagram attacks that lead to lots of work. not everybody wants to be that prey. majority of them are not speaking. what that is harbinger of when find out. it just feels like another nail in the coffin. hardly a week goes by. it seems without facebook turning up in your news feeds for all the wrong reasons. this time, a consortium of news outlets has been publishing stories about the company. nick, me, your head's been following the stories. nick beyond what we looked at just a few weeks ago that whistleblower story wise. facebook back in the news that was
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a black form of facebook employee. frances, how going initially took history to the wall street journal, where she li, thousands of internal documents to the paper. how going is now made those documents available to a consortium of more than a dozen news outlets including the new york times and washington post in the us and european outlets like lamond in france and torch. as i turn in germany and what kind of stories are we seeing as a result? well, much more detail, pretty damning detail that facebook is well aware of its problems with misinformation and hate speech in the us, but even more so outside of the us in non english speaking countries and it's doing very little to prevent it going back to india in 2001, 900, just before the general election. the documents show that facebook employees set up a dummy account to test user experience that, that account was quickly flooded with no prompting. could be flooded with pro moody propaganda and anti muslim hate speech. as you know, richard india is seeing an alarming rise in islamic phobic attacks in ethiopia.
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employees repeatedly warned that facebook was failing to curb the spread of post inciting, communal violence in that country. if you happy and assets on the brink of civil war. and despite all of that, the consortium is also revealed that facebook dedicates 84 percent of its efforts to combat misinformation, to the us market alone. that just leaves 16 percent to the rest of the world. and the u. s. market only makes up 10 percent of facebook's business. how was facebook responded to these stories because they had to know that they were coming. they did the actually tweeted before the newspapers released their investigations and they said that many of these dr. and so being mischaracterized and that it's all part of a gotcha campaign that's on the back of news that france is. how good is getting a lot of backing from some heavy hitters, including peer on many other founder of e bay, is a well known an outspoken critic of the expanding powers of big tech. so yes,
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there are elements of a gotcha campaign, but that does not mean that the consortium hasn't exposed bad practices more bad practices at facebook. ok, thanks me. cast your mind back to 2015. the height of europe's refugee in flux, when more than a 1000000 migrants tried to reach the continent by see the global news media were positioned around the mediterranean filing stories from various borders, sometimes from boats. when the numbers dropped, most of the journalists moved on. the story then faded from view, even though tens of thousands attempted that same trip in 2020, and more than a 1000 of them died try one n g o that refuses to let this story go, is alarm for the organization was set up back in 2014, as an emergency hotline, staffed by volunteers to aid refugees in distress, not by sending boats, but by reporting on the situation at sea, by pressuring the relevant authorities to come to the rescue. but some of the
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governments that alarm phone is dealing with overseas, the border control forces that can be part of the problem. the listening posts joanna, who's now on alarm phone and its efforts to shine a light on what is still happening on europe's borders. ah, my friend, this is a long time. you know how to hold on hold unit c. you're in trouble. can you hear me? ok, good. sympathetic, fully. yeah. on the other end of the line, covering one who weighs picks up the phone. 247. you are, you are okay. i need to come, come down, come up. okay. okay. i'm going to need your position can, can you get me your gps position? an emergency hotline that doesn't just offer a lifeline, but the documents are both quite boat. the reality of what happens at the world,
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destiny is the cost of your engine stuff. okay. and the water is coming up, being left was still left to drown and mediterranean because of the indifference with the european authorities being a hotline, an extra actor in the mediterranean, on site, or doing something that's practically useful to people. one of the functions of the time is precisely so have a vision of the world where black lives matter where everybody counts where what's happening in the midst, right? it is not invisible. it's very difficult indeed to report from from the scene. it's not only the parent and geography that makes it hard, but increasingly so states themselves were trying to obstruct such investigations. and that's why is the role of n z also allow for and others. it's crucial that they have a crucial role to play, to tell the story of refugees and help establish patterns, help families,
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what is going on? very often, the only, we're the only ice over the meter and the gmc, what really goes on it see is something, some european governments want to stay. the influx in 2015 of more than a 1000000 migrants mark the height of europe's refugee crisis. it affected politics and stan populous movements across the european union are often less humane border policies where the were still their supporters argue that those policy, the work sent a message. the number of attempted crossings is dropped by about 90 percent of the last 5 years. still around 90000 people tried it. in 2020 greece, which has borne the brunt of the migrant crisis, has taken a particularly uncompromising stones on refugee prime minister, curiosity, photography, and his right wing. new democracy party came to power in 2019 and jose media and
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human rights organizations have since accused the greek coast guard of attacking migraine, pushing their boat and bring it back up to speed. that practice is called pushback and under international look, it's illegal. that when we read that fact with the greek minister of migration, he judged the question and tried to turn our attention on to neighboring turtle instead known as we begin. it is the 30 course guard that needs to prevent people leaving turkey soil reaching the greek territorial waters. and let's also be clear with something else. turkey, he's a safe country and people fling that he are not seeing a war zone. and therefore, he's not be an excuse to allow people to go into, i'm see where he's being use driven by people with no experience, etc. and this people sometimes with the support of the target cause god and up
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crossing illegally and some of them. unfortunately, i see lots of live in the region. the minister of migration avoided the issue of pushback and his government involvement in it, which is where alarm phone comes in. what can you see? you can see the show. you will really, really need to let you write that the information, volunteers like jacob burkes and connect over the phone. stanton, news outlet that no longer to both the resources to the repartee story, they want to how many are on the bike? okay. 23. how many women? 12, are there any children? some major media players have from reliant, at least partly on alarm phone for their own reporting. outlets like the new york times in germany is there speak of the prox 9. so we have published a series of very well documented reports concerning flashbacks and violence and
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violations of human rights. i believe very little of this, or maybe none of this would be possible to document to produce if it weren't for organizations including alarm phone, their role is to collect all evidence and testimonies from, from my friends, our role as media gatekeepers to collaborate with them, establish the veracity of what they say and then publish the documentation from necessity. when you 3 people on the move with people that of course, you documented coffee. you write that tragedy if it's if the bare minimum that you can take and why do we have documented this information so that when this race a system is over? no one can say we didn't know what kind of work these activists are doing, has landed them in trouble with the law. this past june,
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the greek police launched a criminal investigation into alarm found and several other and jose organizations like jazz or an a gym boat reports the charges, espionage revealing state secrets, joining criminal organizations and facilitating the illegal entry of migrants into europe. the prosecution is not holding back, it tapped the 8 workers phones, put them under surveillance, and it even went as far as recruiting undercover migrants, putting them back on boats bound for greece, who in an effort to prove the and yos involvement in crimes, etc. to date, not a single person has been called in for questioning. and the evidence just doesn't seem to stack up. we ask notice, meet iraqi this case against the antonio's is more about silencing those exposing government wrongdoing than it is about fighting crime. the government doesn't press charges, it is the judicial and the police that investigate crimes will not against them
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endures the villains. here are the smugglers and in one corporate him with a smuggler. i haven't named specifically amy endure, but there was a number of testimonies from asylum seekers that themselves identified the names of organizations that either helped them to fly to turkey or would help them in the journey from the $36.00 course to group. this is deemed as a crime and with the police and the court that will decide i find it very, very, very hard to remain. this will ever end up in a sentence based at least on what i have seen in the police file. but i don't think the greek government or authorities pappas is a conviction down the road. it is to say that people who, getting our way this people need to learn the lesson to learn their place. and also
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to preemptively discredit their reporting. because any future reporting is based on alarm phone data, watch easier for the government to dismiss as propaganda by n g o. we're already under criminal investigation. when you are on the field and reporting this kind of violence abuses, there's always going to be pressure abuses. we never want to be under scrutiny. there is no doubt that allegations of smuggling must be investigated thoroughly. but one must make a distinction between those who profit for misery and those for there to help states have a duty to protect human rights defenders and not prosecute them. i'm going to call the green coast guard. hopefully they're gonna, they're gonna come according to alarm from the real crime, aren't the ones, the greek authorities are investigating. it's the ones, the state is committing trunking, get you. i will try to buy and keep,
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keep everybody come, keep come. ok. despite the greed government attempt to intimidate a learn phone is still there at the receiving end of phone calls. that may be the start of a refugee's new life, or the last school day ever made. so that no one journalist and politicians included can ever say we did not know. okay, i'll call you in 10 minutes. okay, thank you. bye. and finally, for all the scholars out there, and there are billions of you constantly scrolling on your phone, whether you're walking down the street, taking a bath or trying to fall asleep. here's a viral video by mac, fly, and carlindo, a couple of french internet personalities, a reminder of just how dependent people have become on their fonts. mclaren, carly, those videos are so popular in france that earlier this year president emanuel macro challenge, the pair to produce something about coven safety guidelines. it got more than
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$15000000.00 views. there are just scroll video was at 1500000 views scholars included and counting was the next talk here at the listening post. she did. i don't really. i just got a, a with his car. exactly. would you put you back up yourself in my car? a
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a protest that's been days in the making. thousands of people gather on the streets of her 2 da.


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