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The Listening Post

Summary: A weekly programme that examines and dissects the world's media, how they operate and the stories they cover.

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 Four years at war: President Trump and the media | The Listening Post | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 1585

The US election is just days away and President Donald Trump’s fake news narrative is about to be put to the ultimate test. Contributors: John Ziegler - Senior Columnist, Mediaite Amy Goodman - Executive Producer, Democracy Now! Ben Smith - Media Columnist, The New York Times On our radar US conservatives often accuse social media platforms of suppressing their voices. Politico’s chief tech correspondent, Mark Scott, joins Richard Gizbert to discuss a study which shows that claim is not true. The chosen one: The Christian Broadcasting Network and Donald Trump The gospel of Trump 24/7? We look at the marriage of convenience that is the president’s relationship with the Christian Broadcasting Network. Contributors: Gordon Robertson - CEO, Christian Broadcasting Network Terry Heaton - Former Executive Producer, The 700 Club; Author, The Gospel of Self: How Jesus Joined the GOP Sarah Posner - Author, Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Alter of Donald Trump; Reporting Fellow, Type Investigations Nicole Hemmer - Author, Messengers of the Right; Associate research scholar, Columbia University - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

 France: Debates over free speech and secularism | The Listening Post | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 1590

A brutal murder and the Charlie Hebdo trial have people in France questioning freedom of expression again. Contributors: Pierre Henri Tavoillot - Professor of philosophy, Sorbonne University Philippe Marliere - Professor of French and European politics, University College London Rim-Sarah Aloune - Legal scholar and human rights researcher Jocelyn Cesari - Professor of religion and politics, University of Birmingham On our radar The Nigerian army says it did not shoot at protesters, but there is a problem with their story - the evidence is all over the internet. Richard Gizbert speaks to producer Meenakshi Ravi about the contrasting narratives. Murder in Malta: Daphne Caruana Galizia’s journalistic legacy The Listening Post’s Flo Phillips on a reporter killed for the work she did - and how Daphne Caruana Galizia’s journalism continues to make news. Contributors: Matthew Caruana Galizia - Son of Daphne Caruana Galizia and investigative journalist Manuel Delia - Author, Murder on the Malta Express; Blogger, Truth Be Told Caroline Muscat - Founder, The Shift News Mark Laurence Zammit - Former presenter, Xarabank - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

 Silenced and shut down: Kashmir’s year of lockdown | The Listening Post | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 1590

It has been more than a year since New Delhi scrapped Indian-administered Kashmir’s special status. Why has the region’s history been so hotly disputed - on the ground and in the news media - since India’s independence from the United Kingdom more than 70 years ago? Contributors: Rahul Pandita - Journalist and author, Our Moon Has Blood Clots Siddiq Wahid - Senior fellow, Centre for Policy Research India Nitasha Kaul - Associate professor, University of Westminster Suhasini Haidar - National and diplomatic affairs editor, The Hindu Aarti Tikoo Singh - Foreign affairs editor, Indo-Asian News Service Against all odds: Reporting under Kashmir’s communications blackout What has the revocation of Article 370 - and the security lockdown and communication blackout that followed - meant for Kashmiris and the journalists trying to tell their stories? Contributors: Anuradha Bhasin - Executive editor, Kashmir Times Peerzada Ashiq - Senior journalist, The Hindu Syed Shahriyar - Photojournalist - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Shelling, suffering and propaganda | The Listening Post | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 1560

After three weeks of fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia, both sides have leaned on their domestic media to give their version of events. We examine the events in Nagorno-Karabakh and the dangers of war reporting in the age of COVID-19. Contributors: Cavid Aga - Writer, Open Caucasus Media Daniel Hamilton - Political and communications analyst Neil Hauer - Non-resident fellow, Frontier Europe Ani Paitjan - Journalist, CivilNet On our radar There are more signals from Saudi media that the narrative is changing on Israel. Richard Gizbert speaks to producer Meenakshi Ravi about a three-part interview on pan-Arab station Al Arabiya that has taken aim at Palestinians. A snapshot of empire: The racist legacy of colonial postcards How the golden age of postcards left behind a legacy of racism that continues to shape perceptions of Africans today. Contributors: Sarah Sentilles - Writer and critical theorist Olubukola Gbadegesin - Associate professor, Saint Louis University Stephen Hughes - Senior lecturer, SOAS University of London Julie Crooks - Associate curator, Art Gallery of Ontario - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

 The president's taxes: A story to 'Trump' all the others? | The Listening Post | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 1515

President Donald Trump has survived one bombshell news report after another. Last week, The New York Times dropped a story that may prove to be the last straw. Contributors: Eric Alterman - Columnist, The Nation Claire Potter - Author, Political Junkies Alex Shephard - Staff writer, The New Republic Molly Jong-Fast - Editor-at-large, The Daily Beast On our radar On-the-ground coverage of the fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia is scarce. Richard Gizbert speaks to producer Johanna Hoes on the difficulties of reporting the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Viral advertisements and voting: Can anti-Trump Republicans sway an election? Two breakaway Republican groups have launched enormous online campaigns aimed at defeating their own candidate, President Donald Trump. Contributors: Rick Wilson - Co-founder, The Lincoln Project; Author, Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump - and Democrats from Themselves Osita Nwanevu - Staff writer, The New Republic Joanna Weiss - Contributing editor, Politico Magazine Paul Waldman - Opinion writer, The Washington Post; Senior writer, American Prospect - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

 Thai protests: Taking on the monarchy, breaking through taboos | The Listening Post | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 1515

Protesters in Thailand take on the taboo that outlaws criticism of the political system and the monarchy at the heart of it. Contributors: Pavin Chachavalpongpun - Associate Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University Warong Dechgitvigrom - Founder, Thai Pakdee Jutatip Sirikhan - President, Student Union of Thailand Pravit Rojanaphruk - Senior Writer, Khaosod English On our radar Richard Gizbert speaks to producer Meenakshi Ravi about why Turkey's president has decided to sue a Greek newspaper. Faking spectators and spectacles: Sports TV in pandemic times Sports stadiums are empty but broadcasters are bursting with ideas on how to make up for the missing fans. Contributors: Gary Hughes - Head of Football, Sky Sports Adam Peri - Sound Engineer, Sky Sports David Rowe - Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University Michael Davies - Senior Vice President for Technical and Field Operations, Fox Sports - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

 The Abraham Accords: The PR of the 'peace deals' | The Listening Post | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 1590

The talk in the Middle East these days is of "normalisation" - between Gulf states and Israel. However, the media push to normalise normalisation started before the deals were signed and is likely to go on for a while. Contributors: Maryam al-Khawaja - Bahraini human rights activist Iyad el-Baghdadi - Founder, Arab Tyrant Manual; President, Kawaakibi Foundation Ayala Panievsky, Media researcher; University of Cambridge Hussein Ibish - Arab Gulf States Institute On our radar In the United States, an affiliate of the Al Jazeera Network - AJ+ - is ordered to register as a foreign agent. Meenakshi Ravi speaks to producer Nic Muirhead about the impact. Life after the blast: Beirut through the eyes of journalists They have reported on mounting crises, a chronically corrupt government, a collapsing state - and then came the explosion. What is it like to be a journalist in Lebanon today? Contributors: Ramzi Haidar - Photojournalist Diana Moukalled - Managing editor, Daraj Jad Ghosn - Reporter, al-Jadeed - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

 Belarus: Telegramming the uprisings | The Listening Post | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 1585

It has been just over a month since the biggest demonstrations in Belarus's history began to sweep the country, and the protests have persisted despite disproportionate state violence. The engine driving those protests can be found online - on the messaging app, Telegram. Contributors: Hanna Liubakova - Minsk-based journalist Katia Patin - Multimedia editor, Coda Story Sadakat Kadri - Human rights lawyer and writer Boris Goretsky - Spokesperson, Belarusian Association of Journalists On our radar Producer Flo Phillips discusses how another book of bombshell revelations about Donald Trump puts the ethics of the president - and the book's author - under the spotlight. Qassem Soleimani: The man, the myth and the message In death as in life, Iranian general Qassem Soleimani remains a powerful public relations symbol for Tehran. Contributors: Narges Bajoghli - Assistant Professor, Middle East Studies, Johns Hopkins University Hamid Dabashi - Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature, Columbia University Christiane Gruber - Professor in History of Art, University of Michigan - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

 Felicien Kabuga: The man who put hate on Rwanda's airwaves | The Listening Post | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 1590

After 26 years on the run, Felicien Kabuga was finally arrested in France on May 16, 2020. Kabuga stands accused of being a primary instigator of the Rwandan genocide. He was one of the biggest shareholders of Radio Television Libre des Mille Collines (RTLM), the infamous radio station that coordinated much of the killing, and sat at the top of the channel's steering committee. This is the story of the role that he and his hate media, played in the genocide and the death and destruction that he left in his trail after the genocide. Contributors: Jean-Pierre Sagahutu - Genocide survivor Valerie Bemeriki - Former presenter, RTLM Catherine Bond - Former journalist Tom Ndahiro - Genocide scholar John-Allan Namu - Investigative journalist Pierre-Richard Prosper - Former United States ambassador, War Crimes Issues Josephat Gichuki - William Munuhe's brother - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

 Murdoch's misinformation: COVID-19, China and climate change | The Listening Post | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 1590

From the United States to Australia, Rupert Murdoch's media empire regularly courts controversy. Its coverage of COVID-19, however, is on another level. The Listening Post's Flo Phillips reports on the Murdoch factor in COVID-19 coverage. Contributors: Anne Davies - investigative reporter, The Guardian Australia Carl Cameron - former political correspondent, Fox News and founder, Front Page Live Anthony Klan - former investigative reporter, The Australian and founder, The Klaxon Todd Gitlin - professor of journalism and sociology, Columbia University and Chair of Communications, Columbia University David Folkenflik - media correspondent, NPR and author, Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires Malcolm Turnbull on the Murdoch monopoly The Listening Post's Richard Gizbert speaks to someone who has known Rupert Murdoch for decades and is now one of his most outspoken critics: The former prime minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull. Contributor Malcolm Turnbull - former Australian prime minister and author, A Bigger Picture - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

 'black' to 'Black': Rewriting the race style guide | The Listening Post (Feature) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 533

The police killing of George Floyd - a Black man - in Minnesota did more than dominate the news agenda. It filled streets with protests against racism and has started to change things. All kinds of institutions have been affected. On this front, the American media have a vast range of issues to address, from the lack of diversity in newsrooms to the problems with how Black people are reported on. What has changed so far? A single letter - the letter "B" - from lowercase to uppercase. The change sounds small yet it has been a long-standing demand for Black journalists and activists in the United States. Meenakshi Ravi asks scholars and journalists in the US what the debate is about and what led to this change today. Contributors Matthew Hughey - associate professor of sociology, University of Connecticut Lori Tharps - associate professor of journalism, Temple University Erica Britt - sociolinguist and discourse analyst Erin Logan - reporter, LA Times

 Death by a thousand cuts: Press freedom in Viktor Orban's Hungary | The Listening Post (Full) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 1570

Index.hu, Hungary's last big independent outlet, is one step closer to being under the control of Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Contributors: Veronika Munk - former deputy editor-in-chief, Index.hu Agnes Urban - economist, Mertek Media Monitor Justin Spike - Budapest-based journalist Daniel Renyi - journalist, 444.hu On our radar Richard Gizbert speaks to producer Tariq Nafi about a COVID-19 conspiracy video that has gone viral in the United States, with a little help from President Donald Trump. 'black' to 'Black': Rewriting the race style guide Numerous US news outlets say they will now capitalise the "B" in "Black" when referring to race. Is this really the change in race reporting campaigners have been asking for? Contributors: Matthew Hughey - associate professor of sociology, University of Connecticut Lori Tharps - associate professor of journalism, Temple University Erica Britt - sociolinguist and discourse analyst Erin Logan - reporter, LA Times - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

 Mammy, Jezebel and Sapphire: Stereotyping Black women in media | The Listening Post (Feature) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 548

The Mammy, Jezebel and Sapphire are three stereotypes of Black women that have been around in Western culture for centuries. These simplistic depictions are rooted in the slave trade and live on today. Faced with an entertainment industry that is dominated by men - mostly white - Black women have gone online to tell their stories. And all the clicks and likes mean that media executives are finally starting to take notice. The Listening Post's Johanna Hoes reports on the media's stereotyping of Black women and the push for change in an industry where diversity has been too long in coming. Contributors: Kovie Biakolo - Culture writer and multiculturalism scholar Francesca Sobande - Lecturer of Digital Media Studies, Cardiff University Naeemah Clark - Professor of Cinema and Television Arts, Elon University and author, Diversity in US Mass Media Babirye Bukilwa - Actor and playwright

 Talking to CGTN | The Listening Post (Feature) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 526

When Beijing wants to take its message to the world, it has a state-funded, multilanguage television news channel at its disposal. CGTN broadcasts in more than 100 countries - reaching 30 million homes in the US alone - with the stated aim of bringing "a Chinese perspective to global news". But going global has made the network subject to various local rules and regulations. Early last year, for instance, Washington compelled CGTN to register as a foreign agent in the US. To hear the CGTN side of the story, The Listening Post's Richard Gizbert spoke to Zou Yue, anchor of the network's flagship talk show, Dialogue. Contributor: Zou Yue - Anchor, CGTN

 Power, politics and the pandemic: The Sino-American media divide | The Listening Post (Full) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 1575

COVID-19 has the world's two most powerful countries, the United States and China, staring each other down. So far, it has, for the most part, been a war of words and soundbites - a blame game over the origins of the pandemic and each side's response to it, with the news media serving as the primary battleground. The Chinese and American media industries are ideological opposites - one operating under the watch of Communist Party censors, the other under a capitalist free market dominated by a handful of conglomerates. News outlets in both countries have, however, found their own ways to bolster the talking points of their respective governments. The Listening Post's Meenakshi Ravi on how the geopolitical reverberations of COVID-19 have been covered on each side of the Sino-American media divide. Contributors: Chris Buckley - chief China correspondent, The New York Times Wang Wen - executive director, China-US People-to-People Exchange Research Center and former opinion editor, Global Times Vijay Prashad - director, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and Author, The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South Bingchun Meng - associate professor of media and communications, LSE and author, The Politics of Chinese Media Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian - China reporter, Axios Talking to CGTN When Beijing wants to take its message to the world it has a state-funded, multilanguage television news channel at its disposal. CGTN broadcasts in more than 100 countries - reaching 30 million homes in the US alone - with the stated aim of bringing "a Chinese perspective to global news". But going global has made the network subject to various local rules and regulations. Early last year, for instance, Washington compelled CGTN to register as a foreign agent in the US. To hear the CGTN side of the story, The Listening Post's Richard Gizbert spoke to Zou Yue, the anchor of the network's flagship talk show, Dialogue. Contributor: Zou Yue - anchor, CGTN - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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