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Updated February 2020
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Filmmaker: Blaise PiguetLoyalty cards, medical records, geolocation, biometric passports. Our digital traces speak volumes about our habits.The large volume of data recorded during each of our visits to the internet represents a great opportunity for personalisation, but the information we distil is also widely used for commercial purposes and can …
 
'Peace is finally here' - that's the promise from South Sudan's president Salva Kiir after signing the latest power-sharing agreement with his rival.Riek Machar has, once again, been sworn in as vice president.Their rivalry triggered a civil war that's killed at least 400-thousand people and displaced millions.Both sides are accused of recruiting c…
 
Angola became the centre of worldwide media interest last month, following the publication of the so-called "Luanda Leaks". Based on a trove of leaked emails and other documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the investigation revealed how Isabel dos Santos, daughter of the former president, Jose Eduardo dos …
 
Angola became the centre of worldwide media interest last month, following the publication of the so-called "Luanda Leaks". Based on a trove of leaked emails and other documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the investigation revealed how Isabel dos Santos, daughter of the former president, Jose Eduardo dos …
 
More and more countries are reporting cases of the coronavirus.The World Health Organization is worried that some of the new infections appear to have no direct link to China, where the outbreak was first reported in December.New deaths have been reported in Iran and Italy, and the number of infected people has doubled in South Korea.The head of th…
 
Global carbon dioxide emissions held steady for the first time in three years in 2019. The International Energy Agency says that was thanks to a switch from coal power to renewables in advanced economies.The United Nations estimates that the world needs to reduce coal-fired electricity by two-thirds in the next 10 years, to meet the goals of the Pa…
 
In Munich, global security policymakers gathered at the 56th Security Conference. Among them, Josep Borrell, the European Union’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy.Borrell faces challenges ranging from Brexit, US tariffs, the Iranian nuclear deal and managing relations with eastern giants like Russia and China to conflicts…
 
In Munich, global security policymakers gathered at the 56th Security Conference. Among them, Josep Borrell, the European Union’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy.Borrell faces challenges ranging from Brexit, US tariffs, the Iranian nuclear deal and managing relations with eastern giants like Russia and China to conflicts…
 
In Munich, global security policymakers gathered at the 56th Security Conference. Among them, Josep Borrell, the European Union’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy.Borrell faces challenges ranging from Brexit, US tariffs, the Iranian nuclear deal and managing relations with eastern giants like Russia and China to conflicts…
 
On The Listening Post this week: Unelectable or frontrunner? Why is Bernie Sanders getting such a tough ride from US corporate media? Plus, the satirists mocking Angola's elite.Sanders vs Bloomberg and the corporate media machineWe're in the early days of the US election season and the battle for the right to take on Donald Trump currently looks li…
 
On The Listening Post this week: Unelectable or frontrunner? Why is Bernie Sanders getting such a tough ride from US corporate media? Plus, the satirists mocking Angola's elite.Sanders vs Bloomberg and the corporate media machineWe're in the early days of the US election season and the battle for the right to take on Donald Trump currently looks li…
 
This week, President Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms went to Parliament and tens of thousands of protesters in France returned to the streets in opposition.Demonstrations have become a regular feature of Macron's presidency, during which French police have been accused of using excessive force.According to French journalists, 325 people have suff…
 
In January the International Court of Justice ordered Myanmar to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. Myanmar's government rejected the ruling, saying it was based on a "distorted picture of the situation".According to the UN, at least 10,000 people have been killed and more than 700,000 have fled Rakhine state since the Myanm…
 
Germany's leaders are promising a strong response to the latest racially-motivated attacks. A gunman killed nine people at two shisha cafes on Wednesdy night in the city of Hanau. He chose places that are popular with the Turkish and Kurdish communities. The 43-year old suspect had posted documents with racist and far-right views online.The Interio…
 
In this episode of UpFront we challenge Aung San Suu Kyi's former spokesperson on allegations of genocide in Myanmar's Rakhine state.And we debate the police response to protests in France against President Emmanuel Macron's government with La Republique En Marche MP Roland Lescure.Follow UpFront on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJUpFront and Facebo…
 
There is a gloabl race for technology leadership, with the U.S. and China in the lead.Europe now says it wants to catch up and reinforce its position on the digital scene.Its leaders are concerned about the reliance on foreign-owned tech companies including Microsoft, Apple and Huawei. They say they want to develop Europe's own technology sector. T…
 
For more than six months, Australia has been on fire.Millions of hectares have burned, dozens of lives have been lost, thousands of homes destroyed - and now a wildlife emergency is unfolding.It is estimated that as many as one billion animals have been killed. With bushland scorched, more animals are continuing to succumb to the loss of food and h…
 
In 2014, their rivalry resulted in a US-brokered deal to share power, which was punctuated by 5 years of bickering. And now Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah are again disputing an election result. Ghani is officially the winner - but only just, and that's rejected by Abdullah, who shares power with the president as a chief executive.He's now thre…
 
Primatologist Citlalli Morelos-Juarez came to Ecuador's fast-disappearing Esmeraldas jungle to study and help save the endangered brown-headed spider monkey.To conduct her research she must go beyond the normal role of a scientist to become the director of a nature reserve, a landowner, agriculturalist, economist and politician.Key to her success h…
 
Mohamed Fezzani, a motor mechanic from the northern coastal town of Surman, is just one of the Libyan drivers and motorsport fans who are gathering for a rally in the desert in a still bitterly divided country.For Fezzani and the hundreds of drivers and fans, this is not just an escape from the endless factional violence, it is an opportunity to sh…
 
Mohamed Fezzani, a motor mechanic from the northern coastal town of Surman, is just one of the Libyan drivers and motorsport fans who are gathering for a rally in the desert in a still bitterly divided country.For Fezzani and the hundreds of drivers and fans, this is not just an escape from the endless factional violence, it is an opportunity to sh…
 
Over the past 10 years, viewers in India have witnessed the rise of a new breed of news anchor: brash, aggressive and unapologetically nationalistic.They trade in conflict, fear and spectacle - a formula that tends to pay off in the ratings and online.The Listening Post's Meenakshi Ravi looks closely at a prime practitioner of this news style: Arna…
 
Over the past 10 years, viewers in India have witnessed the rise of a new breed of news anchor: brash, aggressive and unapologetically nationalistic.They trade in conflict, fear and spectacle - a formula that tends to pay off in the ratings and online.The Listening Post's Meenakshi Ravi looks closely at a prime practitioner of this news style: Arna…
 
As the death toll from the coronavirus keeps rising, it is crippling not only China's economy but is having a knock-on effect globally.Formula One's race in Shanghai has been postponed and this year's Mobile World in Barcelona has been cancelled. Oil prices have tumbled 20 percent below their January peaks, raising the prospect that OPEC could cut …
 
It's being described as the most severe attack on media freedom in the Philipinnes. President Rodrigo Duterte has filed a supreme court petition to shut down the largest television network, accusing ABS-CBN of committing 'highly abusive practices'.The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines protested on Friday, accusing the Duterte governm…
 
In 2018 Abiy Ahmed became prime minister of Ethiopia, after protests caused the ruling coalition to reshuffle and remove the governing party from power after nearly 30 years of authoritarian rule.In addition to sweeping political and economic reforms, Abiy released political prisoners and made a peace deal with neighbouring Eritrea, ending two deca…
 
On The Listening Post this week: For a moment, China saw public anger and real news reporting about the coronavirus go uncensored. How come? Plus, the sound and fury of India's news anchors.Speaking up about the coronavirus – but at what cost?The death of Li Wenliang, a doctor in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak,…
 
On The Listening Post this week: For a moment, China saw public anger and real news reporting about the coronavirus go uncensored. How come? Plus, the sound and fury of India's news anchors.Speaking up about the coronavirus – but at what cost?The death of Li Wenliang, a doctor in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak,…
 
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