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press freedoms in south asia the largest broadcaster in the philippines is just hours away from being shut down for good. and refusing to back down protesters try to storm serbia's parliament as anger grows against the government. here as president donald trump has commuted the sentence of his long time ally roger stone and he advised trump's presidential campaign and was sentenced to jail for lying to congress in the russian probe and fisher reports. he has been a friend a confidant and for a very long time his biggest political supporter a religious student can thank donald trump through his freedom the veteran political consultant was due to begin a prison sentence on tuesday with the president's granting of clemency that has gone away in my case. an assistant u.s.
attorney. filed a motion with the court which he. did it from our investigation had proof beyond a crowd strikes report that the russians hacked the d.n.c. and gave the information to wiki leaks that's a lie in a statement the white house said roger stone is a victim of the russia hopes that the left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years in an attempt to undermine the trump presidency there was never any collusion between the trump campaign or the trump administration with russia he continued mr stone will be put at serious medical risk in prison he's appealed this conviction and is seeking a new trial concludes roger stone is no a free man stone was caught up in robert miller's investigation into alleged collusion between russia and the trump campaign in january last year he was charged with one count of obstruction 5 of making false statements and one of threatening a witness the charges included lying to congress during the russian investigation
about his back channel links to wiki leaks during the 2016 election campaign prosecutors said he lied several times to protect donald trump after a trial in washington d.c. he was found guilty initially prosecutors recommended a 7 to 9 year sentence that was criticized by the president. he was sentenced to 40 months in jail fined $20000.00 and told to complete 250 hours of community service several times the president insisted this was a miscarriage of justice and he was considering a pardon for his old friend including this on friday that i think right your son was very unfairly treated as were many before and in the meantime call me and all these guys are walking around voting by the obama because we've got them by my campaign who want to believe that one numerous republicans have over the last few days given a political cover to commute the sentence but others want him against it saying it could be. badly in the months leading up to the next election adam schiff who led
the impeachment process against donald trump said in a statement commuting the sentence of roger stone a crony who lied and obstructed an investigation to protect trump himself is among the most offensive to the rule of law and principles of justice just this week stone tried to stop his sentence going ahead but at the hearing from school and justice department said it was a reasonable step something the president has known who rule own fisher al-jazeera washington well melanie sloan is a former federal prosecutor she says trump's grant of clemency is a reward for a stone backing him mr stone was convicted by a jury and he was sentenced to jail and he's done everything he can to delay that sends and stone had been appealing to the president today he's suggesting that mr trump should commute his sentence and to date mr chung finally did that which was basically payback for roger stone refusing to come clean about everything that he
had done on behalf of the president to help him win the election in 2060 you are close to mr trump and you do something illegal that helps him that he will do everything he can to help you and make sure you go free if on the other hand you are not viewed as sufficiently loyal as in the example of michael cohen then you can go back to jale i mean it's very interesting that mr trump expressed so much concern about roger stone at going to jail with kobe and yet there are many many i mean probably hundreds if not thousands of federal prisoners who are also over 70 and at risk of comity and mr trump has no concern for any of those people it's only roger stone who has basically protected president trump and failed to come clean about everything he did to help mr trump win the election and basically this is payback for roger stone. the u.n.
security council has missed a deadline to reach agreement to keep cross border aid flowing into syria russia with the support of china wants to cut the number of crossings in the u.s. but the u.s. and other council members say that would deprive syrian civilians of lifesaving supplies are difficult to get into james bays reports. the delivery of medicine food and other vital supplies to hundreds of thousands of syrians is at risk the security council deadlocked on details of the authorization of aid brought into northern syria from turkey the council's now voted 5 times in just 4 days on a new resolution 3 versions written by russia didn't pass the result of the voting is the follow through to other texts drafted by belgium and germany were blocked the drive through the illusion has not been adopted owing to the negative vote of 2 permanent members of the council even though everyone else on the council supported
them russia and china use their veto. the key sticking point until now has been the border crossings that can be used to bring aid into syria most council members want the 2 existing border crossings to remain but russia backed by china wants that reduced to just one leading aid agency is very clear on this point does it matter to you how many checkpoints there are as it stands right now the northwestern syria is served by 2 cross points and both of those are extremely important at both of those served amount of people and by chopping away in excess point you were simply just trying to interrupt they'd operation and it has as no relationship with the actual situation on the ground and it will be significantly more difficult to deliberate if that s's. another effort is a compromise is underway and it's a concession to russia it's being proposed that the bob how while crossing will
remain open but. will be given just 3 months to wind up operations james by. the united nations the largest broadcast in the philippines is hours away from shutting down for good that's up to m.p.'s refused to renew a.b.s. c.b.s. license the channel has until late on saturday to appeal the government's decision to schapelle records. oh ya after being repeatedly threatened by the president for coverage he didn't like critics say abs c.d.n. has become the latest casualty of rodrigo to charité silencing of descent the largest television network and a major news provider was forced to shut down as broadcasters are covering the coronavirus pandemic some say it reminds them of the 21 years of martial rule under the late dictator ferdinand marcos the 1st close the network in 1982. on different media and recently rock and
a very low profile in the jungle on the ground people 100 marcus do you think you have been watching. birds even eternities or you know. are they walking is easy for us to eat around 160 maybe a cd ends networks license expired in early may and it was forced off the air most of its 11000 workers had been expecting to return to work but were disappointed the dissolution of the deny a.b.c.'s french application is here but adopted duties allies in the house of representatives overwhelmingly rejected renewing the license for the next $25.00 hears media watchdog say it's a black day for a country once regarded as a bastion of press freedom. security of president reagan. was accused. of slights against him and politically targeted she refused to take the government's line in criticizing you see when claims. that accuse the network of
favoring other candidates in the 26000 campaign and reporting unfairly on his presidency the broadcaster denied those accusations that did little to help keep it on the air and or should help how to steer so to speak to done in a raw and associate professor of journalism at the university the philippines diliman. so freedom of the press is guaranteed under the constitution in the philippines so what exactly has a b s c b.n. done illegally to have its operating license revoked that there was nothing illegal that the n.b.a. and now left and government agencies like the beautiful and there are no revenue and even that national telecommunications commission said that everything is about or the problem with someone with my job to be off the ledge if they thought who are members of the who meet me on to do that the apprentice i said if that. our recommendations are that the fee and the be are and their findings and they just
went about their week so if clearly if they might pick up on the media because we cannot or to get them that just maybe f e b n but also lower and the idea that fact to be more specific i smell of other members of the out there if need be i think i bring that up and if they shun that they are facing on their side because they should make no mistake about it ok it's not just because they have to but because the president himself down in the let me ask you can be a c.b. and appeal this decision that if i do take this much i owe to the supreme court is the decision to close down the station likely to be exactly the same. well of course the options would still be there are there are legal options available but the think we need to sustain the public pressure or so that. would be able to finally grant this particular french i object an option. that this is shot about
less $35.00 are not are. my fairness part that's theories and they're not going are going to stay sean it might be an uphill battle and i think the end would have to wait until the next presidential elections that would happen from different people i did a lot less if you don't. let me jump in with a final question for you i mean critics of a.b.s. c.b.s. say look the channel represents the rich and powerful of the philippines and as an old mainstream media offering it's really out of touch with the will of social media users what's your response to that when i can out of there is to be at the willfully feel if you need your landscape and. that only god would really need to be you know out every now and then but the congress should not be there but agony then and will be selective in terms of all the guard it will be attacking because it's if it goes against the opposite of that we are simply be i.c.b.m.
but they would want to be there not there only 13 because that's the magic if that's happening right now and we have the always if in mind that separate your nation and it is all yelling independent should be sustained. and we cannot afford so replication of such laws then in iran thanks very much indeed for talking to al-jazeera thank you time thank you very much. time for a short break here al-jazeera when we come back preparing to take on beijing pro-democracy activists in hong kong gear up for. the. prayers outside a turkish landmark off to a historic court ruling about its future stay with us.
they're very wholesome and dry throughout much of the middle east of the north through turkey we have seen if you show us a copy if you will around as we go through saturday and sunday what a bundle of cloud that will take the shot really anywhere from the essentials of the black sea across tools the caspian sea but at times we could see some heavier downpours basin pieces of cloud further to the south the winds are still strong through the interior of iraq and so blowing some of that sand and dust and it will travel south was a throughout the gulf 46 the high in baghdad on saturday by sunday similar sort of temperatures and again the winds are quite strong at times like that as i say because certainly by far the tools the south quite a bit of cloud further to the south across into iran and yemen and across into the southwest of one or 2. i was slightly scenes of very heavy rain across into southern africa this front has been sliding by is brought some heavy rain and some strong winds across into cape town that will continue the showers certainly on saturday but really the strongest winds they will continue at the south in the east coast and that's where the rain is headed next as you can see eventually pushing
across into southern areas of mozambique it becomes a fairly unsettled in coastal areas on sunday again through central mozambique but all the while what a lot of clouds and showers through coastal areas of towns and in a through kenya and fight all the way up into somalia. 0 we ask is the government not taking the necessary action to really address some of the structural issues we listen i still think that travel is the safest mode of travel and to spend that we meet with global news makers about the stories that matter how does their own image can change the way we see the world it can spark mass action or serve the interests of the powerful it can obscure truth forged narratives and rewrite the listening post gives you the fruit picture on the jersey .
welcome back a quick reminder the top stories here on al-jazeera u.s. president donald trump has commuted the sentence of his long time ally roger stone stone advise trump's presidential campaign was sentenced to jail for lying to congress and the russian approach. to u.n. security council votes to extend humanitarian aid to syria failed to pass aid agencies say the decision could lead to dark consequences for millions of people. and the largest broadcaster in the philippines is just hours away from shutting down for good that's after m.p.'s refused to renew a b.s. c.b.s. license the channel has until later on saturday to appeal against the government's decision. now campaigning as kicked off in hong kong for its legislative council elections this weekend the pro-democracy campus holding
a primary vote to decide on its candidates for the territories newly imposed national security law has been overshadowed in the lead up to the september vote sarah clarke reports. these images of a mob indiscriminately attacking protesters journalists and civilians in uniform last july marked a turning point in the hong kong demonstrations journalist with hope was live streaming when she was targeted i know that the proc cast a live broadcast of me being beaten up by gangs and lobsters it's terrible to watch but the thing is you know like that so many people they went to you know after that because they watched. it was this incident and last year's months of anti-government protests that inspired going to total into the political arena for the 1st time she'll run as an independent candidate in the new territories at the legislative council elections in september despite china's newly imposed national
security law she's prepared to take the risk and fight for greater democratic reform in hong kong of course i'm concerned about my future of course the people here concerned about the fishery we also know that if we do not do something if we do not resist of retiring or even to authoritarian rule there is no future at all for us to concern about you know in last year's local council elections the pro-democracy camp secured 17 of the 18 districts and that's put greater competition in the pro-democracy bloc more young independent candidates are now standing for election to the city's legislature the probation camp which holds the majority acknowledges it might lose some seats but it's confident voters will support their central policy to restore order in a city rocked by months of political unrest. the upcoming election will be a tough one we will focus on issues such as restoring social stability because of
last year's social unrest people hope the city can go back to normal soon as possible china's new national security looms over its temp ain analysts say it effectively empowers or 3rd. to disqualify candidates from local and pro-democracy camps who are critical of the chinese government this year i think china is taking up a much stronger position against the opposition so i guess quien number of the opposition candidates make out this qualifies the national security law has already seen some parties withdraw from this election because some members fear the risk of imprisonment should the pro-democracy cap secure the majority that would deliver them the power to enact laws and reject or approve the budget and in extreme circumstances they could even try and force the resignation of the chief executive whatever the final result on september 6th the coming months are likely to narrow hong kong's political divide sarah clarke al-jazeera hong kong global health
leaders are referring to latin america as the world's new hotspot for code 19 several countries in the region now rank among those with the highest per capita infection rates as cases continue to soar or at least 3 leaders have come down with a virus that reports the world with few exceptions the coronavirus pandemic in latin america is worsening deaths in the region and now account for nearly half of daily coronavirus deaths worldwide and a pandemic is not scaring regional leaders. on thursday libya's interim president janine and yes announced that she along with 3 cabinet members had tested positive for the virus. oh yes that is what and then i will remain in quarantine for 14 days until a take a new test to see how i'm doing i'm feeling fine strong i will continue working remotely in a salacious. she's not the 1st in the region to become infected last month hunder and president juan orlando it members told reporters that he and his wife had
tested positive. a recent spike in coronavirus cases in honduras has caused concern over the possibility of the central american nation becoming the next pope at 900 epicenters. on monday brazil's president jade will soon out o. became the 2nd regional leader to contract the virus brazil remains latin america's worst hit nation also narrow however insist on reopening the economy maintaining that a spiraling economic crisis is worse than the pandemic itself. on thursday the leader of venezuela's socialist party said that he too had become infected venezuelan president nicolas maduro was quick to confirm the announcement be. you has just sent a message on his green accounting forming that they're taking to. the molecular this for 19 years though has to. be from a family official coronavirus cases in venezuela stand at just over $8300.00 but the opposition has questioned the accuracy of the data accusing the government of
a lack of transparency and al-jazeera a french bus driver has died 5 days after he was attacked by passengers when he reportedly asked them to wear mosques. or was left brain dead after this sold in the city of buy on sunday 5 men have been charged thousands of people took part in a march on wednesday to denounce the attack bus services were disrupted as drivers refuse to work thanks covering compulsory and public transport in france. mourners are gathering in eastern bosnia and herzegovina for the 25th anniversary of the shrub and it's a massacre more than 8000 muslim men and boys were murdered in the town in 1905 by bosnian serb troops it was the worst crime of the bosnian war as the only mass killing to be ruled a genocide on european soil since world war 2. here's an article i'm happy that i will now beery my uncle who i never got to meet imagine what evil the scene did
upon a screen bearing a loved one you've spent 25 years searching for and i never got to me since i was a baby in 1995 i never be soon i need to meet my father i never meet any of my male relatives it's hard but i'm happy that obituary my uncle. thousands of people are protesting for a 4th day in capital over the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and what they say is the president's increasingly authoritarian rule. demonstrations through firecrackers and police who responded with tear gas protestors define a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people to call and president to resign on friday serbia swords highest daily death toll. which has more now from belgrade. everything started when a group or for protesters tore down the security fancy in front of the national assembly building and they were provoking police officers they
were throwing stones on the police but police officers kept calm and they didn't respond until a couple of minutes ago and now the situation is quite similar with what we've seen a couple of days ago 2 days ago police officers responded with tear gas and there is happening now and. protesters are persistent they are still in front of the national assembly building so police is not still fighting the main entrance and but they are spread now all over the city center and i have to say that from today in belgrade every gathering of more than 10 people is forbidden and there
is a new measure against the coronavirus. opposition supporters in mali have attacked the prime minister's office as calls for the president's resignation grow around the turn into chaos often protest as tribes offered by the national assembly and force the state broadcaster nicolas off reports. protesters attempting to burn down mollies national assembly saying the parliament no longer represents the people overwhelmed police fired tear gas outside the prime minister's office demonstrators have set up roadblocks in the capital bamako the country is on edge. and we have. the power and we are here on the right now today is the last day of president the president. and we are calling everybody to come out to stop on this popular idea. in an address to the nation president called for dialogue saying he would form a national unity government appoint new judges to the constitutional court and
organize a new vote in constituencies where there were allegations of fraud in favor of the ruling party during last april's parliamentary elections for protest organizer mahmoud eco that this is not enough. i am not an opponent or opposed to. i am opposed to the system and the way of ruling that isn't working. in the center and north of the country millions are displaced after fleeing attacks from armed groups and into communal violence mali and security forces have so far failed to bring peace despite the support of $14000.00 un and european troops to protest his want to strip president of his power calling for a transitional government but for kate his supporters this is unacceptable. we have to sit and negotiate we each bring demands and we come from you can't just demand the resignation of the sitting president. the protesters are calling for
a nationwide civil disobedience movement demonstrators have occupied government buildings. control entry and exit of the capital bamako it seems the president is unable to contain a movement that is gaining momentum because hawk al jazeera. amazon says an e-mail telling employees to remove the video sharing app from their phones was sent by mistake an internal memo sent stocks to delete the out from any device that can access company e-mails because of security risks to talk is owned by a chinese company and has previously come under scrutiny over fears it could share data with the government in beijing. turkey's president says the 1st prayers will be held inside istanbul's ioseph on july 24th after he signed a decree formally restoring the landmark status as a mosque on friday a court ruled this conversion to a museum in 1934 was a legal and costly reports. doesn't celebrating conversion of
istanbul's iconic landmark hagia sophia back into a mosque through a much awaited court decision at dream turkish muslims have been chasing for 85 years truck children here i'm very happy i wish hard use of fear remains as the most until the judgment. i also feel as a mosque is the legacy of friday that i got it back turkey's present project a part on the signed a presidential decree shortly after the country's highest court revoked a 1934 cabinet decision that turned to other face interim museum change i mean. like all our other mosques those of higher gas sophia will be open to all locals foreigners muslims and non muslims being the common heritage of humankind hagia sophia will continue to embrace everyone in a more sincere unique way with this new status. high gas off the ice turkey's most popular tourist site attracting nearly $4000000.00 visitors a year and so you know ask
a world heritage site and part of the historic areas of to stumble the u.n. wants to make sure no changes are made to the structure we deeply regret this decision made by the turkish authorities made without without prior discussion and prior consultation a prayer dialogue and we call for the universal value of this splendid world heritage to be to be preserved. the implications indeed have to be discussed now and this is why we call on the turkish authorities to reestablish the dialogue without delay immediately after turkey stop administrates afford to. again turkish people who have been awaiting for as a citizen for years are here to celebrate and they are impatient to have their 1st prayer inside our guest software was built as a christian orthodox cathedral 1500 years ago and it was converted into
a mosque after the autumn khan cast in 1453 turkey his decision has caused all trade in greece and russia home to millions of orthodox followers ecumenical patriarch bartholomew had earlier warned the decision would disappoint millions of christians around the world but present tired on say is deciding the purpose off i guess sophia is turkey's sovereign right so now because al-jazeera a stumble. time for a quick check of the headlines here on al-jazeera u.s. president donald trump has commuted the sentence of his longtime ally roger he was an advisor to trump's presidential campaign and sentenced to jail for lying to congress in the rush a probe says he was treated unfairly style now wants trump to start firing people in the justice department. in my case. an assistant u.s.
attorney. filed a motion with the court in which she insisted insisted that the mother investigation had proof beyond a crown strikes report that the russians hacked the d.n.c. and gave the information to wiki leaks that's why signed by a lawyer he should be disbarred for there is no such proof and he knows it so you want to drain the swamp you can start by draining the people who believe the justice department under the previous administration but who are still there. to un security council votes to extend humanitarian aid to syria have failed to pass aid agencies say the decision could lead to dire consequences for millions of people many in northwestern syria depend on made coming in from turkey the largest broadcast in the philippines is hours away from shutting down for good that's up to m.p.'s refused to renew a.b.s. c.b.s. license the channel has until late on saturday to peel the government's decision
rights groups say it's a major blow to media freedoms thousands of people are protesting for a 4th day in serbia's capital belgrade calling on president alexander to resign in part due to his handling of the corona virus pandemic mourners are gathering in eastern bosnia-herzegovina for the 25th anniversary of the shrub massacre more than 8000 muslim men and boys were murdered in the town in 1905 but bosnian troops is the worst crime of the bosnian war it's the only mass killing to be ruled a genocide on european soil since the 2nd world war and a french bus driver has died 5 days after he was attacked by passengers when he reportedly asked them to wear masks for your was left brain dead after this sold in the city of bio and on sunday 5 men have been charged face coverings compulsory on public transport in france. those are the headlines the news continues on al-jazeera talked about as it states and that's watching. on countering the cost
of war games in the south china sea washington sends an aircraft carrier is beijing flexes its military and economic muscle by jiri a gets ready to export gas as big oil prepares for a post prove it world plus global remittances plus counting the cost on al-jazeera will. see. december 24th 1979 soviet troops invaded going to stun leaders of the soviet union said they'd been invited by a gun found common defeated. the soviet invasion set up on a fun on the part of decades of conflict. from the soviet of gone before the mosque was complete to draw in the 1980 s. and the eventual collapse of the communist government and. civil war followed. leading to.