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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ My Life After 44 Years In Prison | AJ Shorts
 
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Otis Johnson went to jail at the age of 25. When he got out at 69, he rejoined a world that was starkly different from the one he remembered. This is his story. Last year, we met Otis Johnson at a New York City shelter for ex-convicts. Everyone there was trying to get their feet back on the ground. Otis had just got out of prison after serving a 44-year sentence. The last time he had seen his family was May 1975. When we shared Otis's first story of being reintroduced to the modern world, viewers were amazed by just how unfamiliar everything was to him. iPhones, Times Square, jars of pre-mixed peanut butter and jelly ... everything was new or starkly different. INTERACTIVE: My life after 44 years in prison. The story of Otis Johnson His story clearly resonated with people. More than 12 million people watched Otis' story on YouTube, and we wanted to show them what happened next. We went to Asbury Park, in New Jersey, with Otis to try to find them. Reconnecting with family was something he had said he was always interested in doing, but hadn't got round to yet. After all, he was still learning how to navigate the city. He had a small box where he kept old, tattered photos of family members, but that was basically all the information he had on them. "The only address I really have is Asbury Park," Otis told us. So we took the train to Asbury Park not knowing much. But we did have Otis' memory. Once we arrived at the train station and began roaming the streets, small things about his old home slowly came back to him: extended family members, friends, shops. He wanted to find his aunt, Dottie Moore, and some other family members. He said many would probably think he was dead. When we talked to Otis about his relationship with his family, his answers were complicated. He was a member of the Fruit of Islam (the paramilitary wing of Nation of Islam, the Islamic religious movement once famously led by Malcom X) in his younger days. The Nation of Islam's stated goals were to improve the spiritual, mental, social, and economic condition of African Americans. Otis was a devout Muslim who said he helped "clean up the streets" of drug dealers. "We wasn't all bad," he would say. But Otis said some of his family members didn't buy that. He didn't know if they would be angry or happy to see him after all these years away. He had a nervous energy about him as we walked down Pine Street, knocking on doors and asking strangers about Dottie Moore. This final story on Otis Johnson is one of reconnection and reconciliation. It is the story of a man on a quest to reunite with remnants of his past and one, we hope, many can relate to. Find out more about Otis: http://aje.io/LifeAfterPrison More AJ Shorts: http://aljazeera.com/shorts -- Filmmakers: Elena Boffetta - https://twitter.com/ElenaBoffetta Jenna Belhumeur - https://twitter.com/jenna_bel Executive Producer: Yasir Khan - https://twitter.com/khanundrum Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 15159818 Al Jazeera English
Finding my family after 44 years in prison | AJ Shorts
 
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Last year, we met Otis Johnson at a New York City shelter for ex-convicts. Everyone there was trying to get their feet back on the ground. Otis had just got out of prison after serving a 44-year sentence. The last time he had seen his family was May 1975. When we shared Otis's first story of being reintroduced to the modern world, viewers were amazed by just how unfamiliar everything was to him. iPhones, Times Square, jars of pre-mixed peanut butter and jelly ... everything was new or starkly different. His story clearly resonated with people. More than 12 million people watched Otis' story on YouTube, and we wanted to show them what happened next. We went to Asbury Park, in New Jersey, with Otis to try to find them. Reconnecting with family was something he had said he was always interested in doing, but hadn't got round to yet. After all, he was still learning how to navigate the city. He had a small box where he kept old, tattered photos of family members, but that was basically all the information he had on them. "The only address I really have is Asbury Park," Otis told us. So we took the train to Asbury Park not knowing much. But we did have Otis' memory. Once we arrived at the train station and began roaming the streets, small things about his old home slowly came back to him: extended family members, friends, shops. He wanted to find his aunt, Dottie Moore, and some other family members. He said many would probably think he was dead. When we talked to Otis about his relationship with his family, his answers were complicated. He was a member of the Fruit of Islam (the paramilitary wing of Nation of Islam, the Islamic religious movement once famously led by Malcom X) in his younger days. The Nation of Islam's stated goals were to improve the spiritual, mental, social, and economic condition of African Americans. Otis was a devout Muslim who said he helped "clean up the streets" of drug dealers. "We wasn't all bad," he would say. But Otis said some of his family members didn't buy that. He didn't know if they would be angry or happy to see him after all these years away. He had a nervous energy about him as we walked down Pine Street, knocking on doors and asking strangers about Dottie Moore. This final story on Otis Johnson is one of reconnection and reconciliation. It is the story of a man on a quest to reunite with remnants of his past and one, we hope, many can relate to. Filmmakers: Jenna Belhumeur & Elena Boffetta Editor: Andrew Phillips Audio: Linus Bergman & John Otimi Assistant Producer: Ziad Ramley Executive Producer: Yasir Khan Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 3778573 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Can disability stop you from being a pro photographer? | AJ Shorts
 
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Dzoel has no hands or legs but doesn't let that get in the way of his love of photography. Achmad Zulkarnain, known as Dzoel by his friends, didn't realise he was different until he was eight years old, when children at school began teasing him about his appearance. "I found a big mirror. That was when I realized I'm different from everyone else," he told Al Jazeera. Eventually, with support from family and friends, he regained enough confidence to go back to class, later graduating from high school and getting a job running an internet cafe. "There was a photography service there. I decided to buy a camera on credit. I learned and learned and learned until I was known as a photographer." Filmed by Al Jazeera's Hassan Ghani. Read more: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/indonesia-shutterbug-171001110348587.html - 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: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 91006 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Earthrise - Japan's Future Farms
 
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By 2050, the world will need to feed an additional 2.5 billion people living in cities. Yet as the demand for food rises, the amount of land available for agriculture in developed countries is expected to decline. In Japan, at the Fujitsu factory of Aizu-Wakamatsu which still manufactures semiconductor chips for computers, a different project is underway which may offer a solution to this problem. The company has converted an unused part of the factory into a farm to grow food - and more specifically, to grow lettuce. Fujitsu has focused on growing a low-potassium variety, which is sold to people with kidney problems who cannot process the mineral properly. Join Rachel Mealey in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture to visit the sun-free and soil-free urban farms of the future.
Views: 747518 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ช From riches to rags: Venezuela's economic crisis | The Big Picture
 
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The Venezuelan people struggle to cope with the toxic effects of hyperinflation, severe debt and chronic food and medicine shortages, as Venezuela - once the wealthiest country in the region - is mired in the worst economic crisis in its history. "Venezuelans today cannot eat. You see people eating from the garbage," says Professor Margarita Lopez Maya, Central University of Venezuela. So how does a country boasting the world's largest oil reserves find itself on the brink of economic ruin? It's the country's very history that sheds light on what has gone so drastically wrong in Venezuela today. When Hugo Chavez was elected president in December 1998, he promised to tackle corruption and poverty. He used Venezuela's rapidly growing oil wealth to set up social programmes, known as the Misiones, with the aim of eradicating poverty and reducing inequality. It was, many claimed, a much-needed intervention in the entrenched disparity between Venezuela's rich and poor. As Chavez strived to transform the nation with what he called 21st century socialism, his populist policies began to take a more radical turn. He nationalised industries and bloated state bureaucracy at great national expense, all funded by high oil prices and unchecked borrowing. Venezuela became saddled with record-high levels of debt. By the time of his death in March 2013, Chavez handed over both the reins of power to his handpicked successor, Nicolas Maduro, as well as the poisoned chalice of an economy about to implode. "Maduro has inherited a legacy of oil dependence at a period when Venezuela has gone bust, and at a time where the oil price has gone bust," says Professor Julia Buxton, author of The Failure of Political Reform in Venezuela, adding that Maduro "has simply not addressed any of the problems or the legacy that he inherited from President Chavez." "The collapse of economic activity makes this period, from 2013 onwards, the largest recession in Western Hemisphere history - significantly larger, almost twice as large as the Great Depression of the US," says Ricardo Hausmann, former Venezuelan minister for planning. The IMF predicts that in 2018, the Venezuelan economy will contract by 15 percent, and inflation will reach 13,000 percent. But will those now tasked with governing a struggling nation learn any lessons from its troubled past? - 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: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 712090 Al Jazeera English
earthrise - The Great Green Wall
 
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe The Sahara is creeping into the verdant southern Africa. To counter desertification, the Community of Sahel-Saharan States has launched the Great Green Wall, a project to create a tree belt across the continent coast to coast through 11 countries. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
Views: 87485 Al Jazeera English
๐ŸŒ earthrise - Greening the Desert
 
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe For centuries the Jordan Valley was renowned for being one of the most lush and productive lands in the world. But years of over-grazing has left it arid. Now one permaculture expert is reversing this decline and turning the desert green again.
Views: 28732 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ Analysis: What incited protests in Bangladesh? | Al Jazeera English
 
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Violent clashes continued in Bangladesh as authorities fired tear gas and shut down mobile internet connections after a week of student protests that brought tens of thousands to the streets. By 1pm (07:00 GMT) on Sunday, thousands of students from various schools and colleges started controlling traffic in the capital, Dhaka, for the eighth consecutive day. Bangladeshi police fired tear gas at students occupying an intersection in central Dhaka. Shahidul Alam, a photographer and social activist, talks to Al Jazeera about the protest movement. - 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/
Views: 129392 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China unveils world's most powerful computer
 
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Chinese scientists have unveiled a supercomputer twice as powerful as any existing machine. Aside from the Milky Way Two's extraordinary speed, the massive computer is remarkable in a number of other ways. Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley reports.
Views: 299587 Al Jazeera English
UN General Assembly: World leaders' attempts to stand out
 
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For more than 70 years, world leaders have gathered before the United Nations General Assembly to speak and to be heard. However, with more than 190 leaders in attendance, some of them have resorted to colourful, creative, even controversial ways of grabbing attention. Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports. - 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: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 168297 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธEl Chapo trial: Jury takes note of drug lord's sensational deeds | Al Jazeera English
 
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The trial of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, one of the world's most notorious drug lords, is resuming in New York after the holiday break. Prosecutors have been outlining the allegations against El Chapo since November. The jury in the Brooklyn court has seen some extraordinary exhibits during the trial. Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Brooklyn, New York. - 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/ #ElChapo #ElChapoTrial #Brooklyn
Views: 17344 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya's green geothermal power an example to the world l Al Jazeera English
 
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Across the world, efforts are being stepped up to develop energy sources beyond fossil fuels. Geothermal energy, generating electricity from hot rocks under the Earth's surface - has huge potential to provide power while reducing carbon emissions. Geothermal power comprises about 43 percent of Kenya's electricity supply, even as millions of Kenyans still depend on trees to make charcoal. As climate talks proceed in Poland at the ongoing COP24 summit, the East African nation's efforts are an example to the world's big emitters. Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb reports from Nairobi, Kenya. - 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/ #Kenya #GeothermalEnergy #RenewableEnergy
Views: 24050 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Food for thought: China's Food Safety | 101 East
 
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Every year two million people die from unsafe food and water around the world. Food safety experts warn these deaths may be caused by human design, and nowhere is this trend more prevalent than in China. Tracing the making of a bowl of wonton noodle soup, a 101 East investigation exposes the toxic stew this iconic dish has become. From tainted additives in noodles, to growth hormones in pork, to industrial filler posing as meat, presenter Steve Chao finds that anything is possible for producers looking to cut corners and make a fast buck. Do you have a story about Chinese food you consumed? @AJ101East goes undercover to expose the hidden harm in China's Food Industry. More from 101 East on: YouTube - http://aje.io/101eastYouTube Facebook - http://facebook.com/101east Twitter - http://twitter.com/aj101east Instagram - http://instagram.com/aj101east Website - http://aljazeera.com/101east
Views: 938591 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia: Najib Speaks | 101 East | Najib Bercakap
 
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In May, after more than 60 years in government, Malaysiaโ€™s ruling party were kicked out, plagued by growing corruption allegations, financial scandals and even claims of m urder. Now fighting for his legacy and freedom, former Prime Minister Najib Razak faces charges of money laundering, abuse of power and criminal breach of trust. In this exclusive episode of 101 East, Mary Ann Jolley interviews former Prime Minister Najib Razak and asks, what went wrong. More from 101 East on: YouTube - http://aje.io/101eastYT Facebook - http://facebook.com/101east Twitter - http://twitter.com/aj101east Instagram - http://instagram.com/aj101east Website - http://aljazeera.com/101east - 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/ #Najibrazak #Aljazeera101east
Views: 969849 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท My Disability Won't Stop Me from Being a Mom | AJ Shorts
 
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There's no love like a mother's love. Valeria Rodriguez Fontenla, a single mother in Argentina with a debilitating disease, overcomes incredible odds for her daughter. Read her story: http://aje.io/Valeria Filmed by Simona Bua for AJE Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 869399 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ Master Ayub's Park School in Pakistan | AJ Shorts
 
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For the past three decades Pakistani firefighter Mohammed Ayub has been quietly working in his spare time to give children from Islamabad's slums an education and a better chance at life. Al Jazeera's Hassan Ghani went for a lesson. Learn more about Master Ayub's school: http://aje.io/pakistanteacher - Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 34062 Al Jazeera English
Rio near bankruptcy six months after the Olympics
 
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Rio's state government is broke, just six months after the Olympic Games. As it struggles to contain one of the worst recessions on record, civil servants are protesting new austerity measures. Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. - 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: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 28310 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Plastic Surgery: The Cost of Beauty | 101 East
 
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Seoul, South Korea's capital, is at the heart of a growing obsession to look perfect. In the Apgujeong district of Seoul, the streets are lined with endless rows of plastic surgery clinics. Business is booming. In South Korea, v-shaped jaws, double eyelids and dimpled smiles are all the rage and people from across the nation, and the world, are flocking to the clinics for plastic surgery, supporting an industry worth $5bn a year. More than 4,000 clinics provide cosmetic surgery in Seoul, with an estimated 650,000 people a year going under the knife. But the surgeries performed by some of the clinics do not always live up to patients' expectations and the quest for beauty and profits is putting lives at risk. So Yi Yoon has suffered many medical problems since having plastic surgery, including not being able to close one of her eyes. She now works two jobs to pay off her debts and is suffering from depression. On this edition of 101 East, we look at what is driving the growth of this booming business and at what price to individuals and the wider Korean society? 101 East delves into Korea's plastic surgery craze and uncovers the real price of pursuing physical perfection. More from 101 East on: YouTube - http://aje.io/101eastYouTube Facebook - http://facebook.com/101east Twitter - http://twitter.com/aj101east Instagram - http://instagram.com/aj101east Website - http://aljazeera.com/101east #Plastic_Surgery #Cosmetic_Surgery #Al_Jazeera_English
Views: 2393796 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Ivory Coast's 'devil's milk' at centre of US-China trade war | Al Jazeera English
 
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Rubber tree growers in Ivory Coast are emerging as the latest casualty of the trade war between the United States and China. It is Africa's leading exporter of the valuable commodity, which was historically called "devil's milk" because of the brutal conflicts it fuelled. Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Ivory Coast's Grand Lahou Forest.
Views: 24536 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Jakarta's Princess of the Dump, Bantar Gebang | AJ Shorts
 
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Resa Boenard grew up in Indonesia's biggest rubbish dump, Bantar Gebang. Now she's back to help the next generation break the cycle of poverty. Filmed by Al Jazeera's Hassan Ghani. - 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: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 14307 Al Jazeera English
The creation of modern India and Pakistan, explained
 
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The creation of India and Pakistan, explained - 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: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 349956 Al Jazeera English
Noam Chomsky on Clinton vs Sanders | UpFront
 
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Renowned political theorist Noam Chomsky is often cited for his criticism of the US political system. In the second of a special two-part interview, Chomsky sits down with Mehdi Hasan to discuss the US presidential election and the rise of Islamophobia. The US academic says Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has the "best policies", but little chance of winning in a "mainly bought" election. When asked if he would vote for presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton if he lived in a swing state, Chomsky says: "Oh absolutely... my vote would be against the Republican candidate." More from UpFront on: YouTube - http://aje.io/UpFrontYT Facebook - http://facebook.com/ajUpFront Twitter - http://twitter.com/ajUpFront Website - http://aljazeera.com/upfront
Views: 864128 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey's booming investments in Africa | Al Jazeera English
 
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is on a five-day trip to four countries in West Africa. Ankara has invested heavily in the African continent. Turkey's interests in Africa rival the ones of former colonial powers like France and the UK, as well as China. One of the countries Erdogan is visiting is Senegal, where Turkey has a huge influence. Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Senegal's capital, Dakar. - 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: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 90100 Al Jazeera English
Mobile payments overtake use of cash in China
 
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Mobile payments overtake use of cash in China Imagine not having to carry cash, or a card to pay for things. Thatโ€™s the reality in much of China these days โ€“ where a majority of electronic payments last year were made using mobile phones and apps. Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Beijing. - 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: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 55426 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Murder in Malaysia | 101 East
 
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Shot, then blown to smithereens with military grade explosives, the 2006 killing of Altantuya Shaariibuu was one of Malaysiaโ€™s most sensational murder cases. Even though years have passed since the young Mongolian womanโ€™s death, it is one case that has refused to disappear. If anything, the mystery has deepened. 101 East investigates those who were involved in the case and asks whether the two men convicted of her murder are โ€œfall guysโ€ for others who ordered the killing of Shaariibuu. More from 101 East on: YouTube - http://aje.io/101eastYouTube Facebook - http://facebook.com/101east Twitter - http://twitter.com/aj101east Instagram - http://instagram.com/aj101east Website - http://aljazeera.com/101east
Views: 1782034 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ Dealing with Kibera's flying toilets | AJ Shorts
 
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Dealing with Kibera's flying toilets Al Jazeera's Hassan Ghani spends time with several of Kiberaโ€™s residents examining the impact of the slum's waste crisis and explores the innovative solutions some locals have come up with to tackle the problem. - 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: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 34202 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China's Prison Orphans | 101 East
 
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They are the children of criminals. Their parents are doing time in Chinese prisons, some serving life sentences for horrific crimes. With no one to care for them and nowhere to go, Sun Village, a shelter in Beijing, takes them in. Run by a former prison officer, Sun Village is helping raise China's most vulnerable young people - teaching them to cook and clean, and helping them deal with their trauma. On this episode, 101 East meets the children growing up with their parents behind bars. Follow 101 East here: Facebook: http://facebook.com/101east Twitter: http://twitter.com/aj101east Instagram: http://instagram.com/aj101east Homepage: http://aljazeera.com/programmes/101east
Views: 346840 Al Jazeera English
The Frost Interview - Paul McCartney: 'Still prancing'
 
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Paul McCartney, one of the most famous musicians of all time, rose to prominence 50 years ago as part of the British pop sensation The Beatles. From humble, working-class beginnings, McCartney, 70, is now one of the richest men in the world. He has even topped the bill at the White House, playing for US President Barack Obama. In this episode, he sits down with Sir David for a full hour to tell Frost Over the World his own story of the band, and its break up; to discuss some of the highs - and a few lows - of his life; and to provide a glimpse into his world behind the headlines. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts #beatles #aljazeeraenglish #PaulMcCarney
Views: 803645 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ“บ Noam Chomsky's Manufacturing Consent revisited | The Listening Post
 
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There is an exquisite and oft-quoted moment in an interview between BBC journalist Andrew Marr and Noam Chomsky in which Marr asks: "How can you know that I'm self-censoring?". "I'm not saying you're self censoring. I'm sure you believe everything you're saying. But what I'm saying is that if you believed something different, you wouldn't be sitting where you're sitting." Wry as ever, Chomsky exposed the slightly delusional pretensions of the journalistic establishment - and not far behind, the complicities of the media industry with political power. Harsh? Perhaps. True? All too often. For many of us who work at The Listening Post, Chomsky's ideas on the media in Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media have provided us with a guide, full of cautionary tales and ideas that are still controversial to this day. The book was published in 1988 - a year before the end of the Cold War when it was announced that western liberal democracy had triumphed, heralding the end of ideology, authoritarianism, and propaganda. In the past 30 years, we have seen the mass communications industry multiply, providing an illusion of choice, echoing the rhetorics of freedom - of press, of expression - but not necessarily yielding the pluralism liberal democracies had promised. In that way, the book continues to resonate. But like all revered texts, Manufacturing Consent also calls upon us as active readers, journalists, citizens to interrogate its premises. Does the book's denunciatory tone risk overstate the power of the media establishment? Does it underestimate the critical faculties of the public? Is the media so homogenous an entity that power can be wielded top-down? Where are the lapses, the blind spots? Where do journalists find pockets of power that serve to disrupt? We spoke to three journalists who have their careers being disruptive and asked them about the ideas that had influenced them in Chomsky and Herman's book: Matt Taibbi, whose reporting for Rolling Stone has provided one of the most critical accounts of US political history in recent years; Indian editor-in-chief Aman Sethi who questions the premises of Chomsky's book and Amira Hass, the Haaretz correspondent for the Occupied Territories. The first thing we asked Hass was what she thought about Chomsky's statement: "the general population doesn't know what's happening, and it doesn't even know that it doesn't know". "This is a very humanist and optimistic statement," she responded. "The belief that when people are informed they may act, things may change. In Hebrew, the words knowledge and awareness are all made of the same root. Yedda and Mudaoot. And so awareness is connected to Mudaoot in Hebrew. And this is how I started working in Gaza, aware that the Israeli public knows nothing about the occupation and what it means. But the people do not pick up this information. They have access to it but they choose not to access it." Hass has been covering Palestine for the best part of 30 years - in that time, sources of information have multiplied, but public outrage? "Today we have so much access to information in other ways that we are on a collision with the fact that people are not interested in what does not serve immediately their interest," she said, with resignation, "and this is a very sad realisation." Aman Sethi put it like this: "It's easy to say that people believe what they believe because their consent has been manufactured. But what if people know exactly what's going on and still believe what they believe, right? Then that's terrifying." More from The Listening Post on: YouTube - http://aje.io/listeningpostYT Facebook - http://facebook.com/AJListeningPost Twitter - http://twitter.com/AJListeningPost Website - http://aljazeera.com/listeningpost - 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/
Views: 32780 Al Jazeera English
Akon: 'America was never built for black people' - Talk to Al Jazeera
 
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Akon: 'America was never built for black people' - Talk to Al Jazeera The Senegalese-American recording artist talks frankly about US race relations, "rebranding" Africa, and his music. Akon talks to Al Jazeera about running his musical career as a business; his projects - both philanthropic and artistic; singing songs for peace and whether he thinks it can really make an impact; and being an African in the US. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
Views: 1587915 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan's Stalking Crisis | 101 East
 
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It is a fear that haunts the lives of too many Japanese women; a silent epidemic with consequences that can be fatal: Japan is suffering a wave of violent male stalkers. And some victims are speaking out. Reports of stalking have increased ten-fold in the past decade, with more than 21,000 reported cases last year. But experts warn that this could be just the tip of the iceberg. Rates of stalking are growing faster in Japan than in any other nation. When a stalker murdered a woman in 2011, Japan's anti-stalking law was toughened. But the killings continue. 'Hiro' began stalking his wife when she fled their home and his violent, controlling ways. He tells 101 East that he planned to kill his wife in divorce court because he believed it would be better for her to die than to be with another man. Like Hiro, Japan's stalkers are often jilted lovers seeking revenge on former partners who they feel have wronged them or tried to leave them. It is not easy to find victims and perpetrators willing to talk about stalking. But through support groups, we enter a world that remains hidden in the shadows of Japanese society, often at a shocking cost. We speak to stalking victims who detail the terrifying experience of being continually threatened and harassed. We also hear from the brother of a woman who was killed by her stalker. He wants to draw attention to the dangers of stalking and says tougher laws are needed to protect women. Therapists working with both victims and perpetrators say that much of the crisis is rooted in Japanese society. They say many Japanese men believe that they "own" women. They also claim that the police often fail to act to stop violent attacks. Japan's leading criminal psychologist on stalking is calling for therapy to be made compulsory for any stalker with a criminal conviction. 101 East travels to Japan to explore the fear stalking numerous women across the country, and to hear from the men behind this insidious crime. More from 101 East on: YouTube - http://aje.io/101eastYouTube Facebook - http://facebook.com/101east Twitter - http://twitter.com/aj101east Instagram - http://instagram.com/aj101east Website - http://aljazeera.com/101east
Views: 789566 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Rodrigo Duterte: Guns, goons and the presidency | 101 East | Mga baril, goons at panguluhan
 
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Filipinos love an action man, not just in the movies but in politics too. And you can't get more of an action man than politician Rodrigo Duterte. His hometown, Davao City, was once a violent no-go area overrun by criminals. But he turned it around when he became mayor, wielding brutal tactics including, allegedly, death squads. Now the hard man of city hall wants to take on the presidency and despite - or maybe because of - his fearsome approach, this outspoken statesman has a real chance of winning the top seat. 101 East joins him on the road as he campaigns for the Philippines' presidency. More from 101 East on: YouTube - http://aje.io/101East Facebook โ€“ http://facebook.com/101east Twitter โ€“ http://twitter.com/aj101east Instagram โ€“ http://instagram.com/aj101east Website โ€“ http://aljazeera.com/101east
Views: 815969 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China's Transport Revolution - earthrise
 
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Urban air pollution in China has reached crisis levels and studies estimate it kills more than a million people in the country each year. Since the 1980s, Shenzhen has grown from being little more than a farming community to a booming metropolis with more than 11 million inhabitants, 150 skyscrapers and more than three million cars. Here, the new energy vehicle industry is booming. By September of this year, all of Shenzhen's buses will be fully electric. Meanwhile, residents are restricted access to new licence plates for cars running on fossil fuels and nudged to buy hybrid or electric ones through government subsidies. And there's an even more environmentally friendly way of getting around in Shenzhen: through its "dockless" city cycles. - 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: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 97647 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธCornel West | Fault Lines
 
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He was the first African-American to get a PhD in philosophy at Princeton. He went on to write more than 20 books, receive more than 20 honourary degrees, to teach at Harvard and Yale, and hold classes at universities from Paris to Addis Abeba. With his latest hip hop CD he was named "MTV's artist of the week", and he has provided futuristic philosophical commentary on all three Matrix movies. In a famous spat with the then president of Harvard University he called Lawrence Summers "the Ariel Sharon of higher education." Avi Lewis talks to Cornel West, a professor of African American Studies at Princeton, hip hop artist, and one of the most controversial academics in the US, about the state of democracy for African-Americans today, the Obama administration, and his dispute with Lawrence Summers. He also shares his views on US foreign policy, the war in Afghanistan, global recession, and the growing pressure on Barack Obama. Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AJFaultLines Follow on Facebook: http://facebook.com/AJFaultLines Follow on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/AJFaultLines See all episodes of Fault Lines: http://www.youtube.com/show/faultlines Meet the Fault Lines Team: http://aje.me/ZhfAbH At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
Views: 113506 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ Turning CO2 into stone in Iceland - earthrise
 
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One hundred percent of Iceland's electricity needs are generated from renewable sources, including geothermal energy. With the aim of cutting emissions even further, a unique carbon capture system called CarbFix is being pioneered at the Hellsheidi geothermal power plant in western Iceland. Carbon dioxide emissions are captured, mixed with water and injected into the ground. Through this process, the CO2 is transformed into a mineral called calcite within just six months. This solid form of CO2 storage is seen as one of the most effective ways of preventing the gas from entering the atmosphere. - 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: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 73569 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธParts of US government shut down after politicians fail to reach deal l Al Jazeera English
 
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A partial shutdown of the United States federal government has begun. The political stalemate follows President Donald Trump's refusal to back down on funding for his border wall, forcing Congress to adjourn without a deal on spending. The impasse leaves hundreds of thousands of federal workers facing a Christmas without pay. Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports from Washington. - 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/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #USGovtShutDown #DonaldTrump
Views: 6614 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ๏ธ Isle of Man TT: A Dangerous Addiction | Al Jazeera Correspondent
 
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The Isle of Man TT is described as the world's most dangerous race, a complicated and unforgiving course. Yet every year more and more motorcycle enthusiasts come to this tiny British island to race in the event. Is it some kind of fatal attraction? - 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: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 1581245 Al Jazeera English
Longevity: Journey into the blue zone | TechKnow
 
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In this episode of TechKnow, we explore the regions where people enjoy a longer life of good health, regions known as Blue zones. Acciaroli is one such region. It is part of what is known as the Cilento Coast of Italy, situated 140 km south of Naples. It has a high concentration of centenarians living there. According to researchers from Rome's Sapienza University and the University of California, San Diego, one in every 60 of its residents is at least 90 years old. This Mediterranean region has become known for good health supplemented by diet rich in fresh produce, pasta, olive oil, and rosemary. More from TechKnow on: Twitter - https://Twitter.com/AJTechKnow Website - http://aljazeera.com/TechKnow Subscribe to AJE on YouTube - http://aje.io/YTsubscribe
Views: 59952 Al Jazeera English
Gaza Killings: Who is to blame? | Head to Head
 
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In this episode of Head to Head, Mehdi Hasan challenges Danny Ayalon on whether Israel is responsible for the recent killings of Palestinians following months of protests along the Gaza fence. Formerly a deputy foreign minister to Israel and ambassador to the United States, Ayalon has been a key player and trusted adviser in Israel's foreign policy for more than two decades. He has been a political adviser to three prime ministers - Ariel Sharon, Ehud Barak and, most recently, Bejamin Netanyahu. As the region marks the 70th anniversary of the creation of the state of Israel, which led to the expulsion of 750,000 Palestinians in what is referred to as the "Nakba" or "catastrophe", we challenge him on whether Israel's shooting of Palestinian protesters is moral or legal. We also examine whether Iran is more or less of a threat since the US withdrew from the nuclear deal and if Netanyahu is undermining Israel's democracy by attempting to curtail civil rights and pushing the country to the far right. We are joined by a panel of three experts: Avi Shlaim, renowned Israeli-British historian and emeritus professor at Oxford University. Paul Charney, chairman of the UK Zionist Federation. Diana Buttu, Israeli-Palestinian lawyer and former adviser to the Palestinian Liberation Organisation. Editor's note: Since the recording of this programme, an investigation by Israeli human rights organisation B'Tselem concluded that Israeli security forces "deliberately killed" Palestinian paramedic Razan al-Najjar at a protest along the Gaza fence. The episode was also recorded just before Knesset passed the controversial "Jewish nation-state" law on July 19. Gaza Killings: Who is to blame? with Danny Ayalon will be broadcast on July 20 at 20:00 GMT and will be repeated on July 21 at 12:00 GMT, July 22 at 01:00 GMT and July 22 at 06:00 GMT. Head to Head is Al Jazeera's forum for ideas, a gladiatorial contest tackling big issues in front of an opinionated audience at the Oxford Union. More from Head to Head on: YouTube - http://aje.io/headtoheadYT Facebook - http://facebook.com/AJHeadToHead Twitter - http://twitter.com/AJHeadToHead Website - http://aljazeera.com/headtohead - 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/
Views: 197170 Al Jazeera English
Gulf seafood deformities alarm scientists | Al Jazeera English
 
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It's almost two years since BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Now, scientists say they have found deformities among seafood and a great decline in the numbers of marine life. Dahr Jamail reports from New Orleans.
Views: 400711 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ The Indonesian tribe that rejects technology | AJ Shorts
 
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The Baduy tribe from Banten in Indonesia practice seclusion and reject all modern technology to protect their ancient traditions. For centuries their way of life hasn't changed. Electricity is outlawed, along with modern modes of communication and formal education. Power lines stop at the border of their lands. But the outside world is creeping in. The tribe is split in two - the strict inner circle remain 'pure', while the outer circle have relaxed some rules. Some have started using mobile phones and solar powered lanterns. Will adopting some aspects of modern technology help the Baduy survive the modern world, or will it destroy their ancient traditions? Filmed by Aljazeera's Hassan Ghani. - 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: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 16519 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand's Football Factory | 101 East
 
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Young West African footballers are leaving their homes and loved ones behind and heading to Thailand. Arriving with little more than the clothes on their back, they share one dream โ€“ to become a professional football player. Tassirou landed in Bangkok from Senegal on a three-month tourist visa. One month has already passed. He needs to secure a contract fast, which will allow him to stay in Thailand and achieve his ambitions to play professionally. It will also allow him to repay the loans of family and friends who are supporting him. But the competition to get on the field is intense. And discrimination and exploitation is all too common. Peter from Kenya, was head-hunted by a Thai club and also arrived on a tourist visa. He says he played for 5 months, but was never paid. Now his visa has expired and, unable to afford the flight home, he is at the mercy of the coach and the immigration services. On this episode of 101 East, we meet aspiring African footballers, as they try to make it in Thailandโ€™s big league. More from 101 East on: YouTube - http://aje.io/101eastYT Facebook - http://facebook.com/101east Twitter - http://twitter.com/aj101east Instagram - http://instagram.com/aj101east Website - http://aljazeera.com/101east
Views: 34121 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Rodrigo Duterte: A President's Report Card | 101 East
 
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Rodrigo Duterte: The President's Report Card The Philippine president has been accused of ordering extrajudicial killings, but who is the man behind the headlines? He has promised to pay huge sums of money to anyone who kills drug dealers and has ordered police to arrest any child they find on the streets late at night. Uncompromising and ruthless, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is on a mission to rid his country of crime and corruption. But the Philippine president is already courting controversy, with allegations that his iron-fisted rule is responsible for countless human rights abuses. 101 East gets exclusive behind-the-scenes access to President Rodrigo Duterte to discover the man behind the headlines. More from 101 East on: YouTube - http://aje.io/101eastYouTube Facebook - http://facebook.com/101east Twitter - http://twitter.com/aj101east Instagram - http://instagram.com/aj101east Website - http://aljazeera.com/101east - 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: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 587156 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong: Aged and Abandoned | 101 East
 
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Office workers rush past, oblivious to the army of grey-haired residents toiling in the shadows of Hong Kong's soaring skyscrapers. Dragging trolleys laden with waste, they sell whatever they can collect for just a few dollars. Hong Kong is home to 64 billionaires and has the highest number of Rolls-Royces per capita in the world. But one in three elderly people lives in poverty - one of the highest senior poverty rates in the developed world. And with a rapidly ageing population, Hong Kong could soon face a "silver tsunami". 101 East asks why so many elderly residents are struggling to survive in one of the world's richest cities. More from 101 East on: YouTube - http://aje.io/101eastYT Facebook - http://facebook.com/101east Twitter - http://twitter.com/aj101east Instagram - http://instagram.com/aj101east Website - http://aljazeera.com/101east
Views: 308640 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea: Suicide nation | People & Power
 
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Loneliness, poverty, chronic illness, losing one's job, the death of a loved one or the breakdown of a marriage - there are many reasons why people fall prey to heartbreak and despair, but most of us, thankfully, will find a route out of that unhappiness or at least develop ways of dealing with it. Even for those who can not, whose sadness turns into the 'black dog' of overwhelming clinical depression, the right help can still make a crucial difference to being able to cope - be it medical care, the understanding of therapists or the love and support of family and friends. Eventually some sort of recovery takes place, some balance and perspective is restored. Yet for some the experience of depression can be so profound that none of this works, that all remedies and assistance seem valueless and there appears to be only one way out - to end it all and takes one's own life. Such a step is, of course, a mark of absolute and final desperation, a tragic, wasteful act that can often be cruelly devastating for the people left behind. But people still do it, many thousands around the world every year; lost souls whose mental health has been damaged and stretched beyond breaking point. Curiously though, some societies and cultures seem more prone to suicide than others. Take South Korea, for example, where suicide has become the fourth most common cause of death, with up to 40 of its citizens taking their own lives every day. For the last eight years it has had the highest suicide rates in the industrialised world (and the second highest in the whole world behind Guyana) and it is now, astonishingly the number one cause of death for its citizens between the ages of 10 and 30. Delve a little deeper into these statistics (gathered as the nation has become more concerned about the phenomenon) and you will find that men commit suicide twice as often as women; that children and young adults will cite the stress of living in a hyper-competitive society or pressure over exam results and college entrance as the main reason for contemplating suicide; that middle-aged South Koreans most often turn to it through concern over personal economic problems; and that the elderly will kill themselves (or consider doing so) because of isolation as a result of the breakdown of the traditional family unit. Each of these facts and figures, so easy to write out, conceals a sad personal story, a life that has somehow lost its purpose and meaning or an unbearable anguish that has been crying out for relief. And they still do not explain why South Koreans are more susceptible to suicide than, let's say, the people of Namibia or Iceland. This film from Veronique Mauduy sets out to investigate that question and to find out what South Korea is doing to bring its most vulnerable people back from the edge. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 469811 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Fleeing South Korea | 101 East
 
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South Korea has built its success on a population driven to excel and willing to conform - for the good of their society. The country has seen the fastest economic development of anywhere in the world, becoming synonymous with a highly educated workforce, cutting edge technology, and large powerful conglomerates. But it's come at the cost of a stressful competitive society - with relentless working hours and a pressure to succeed. Now, a new generation of South Koreans is saying enough is enough. They are voting for a more liberal and kinder lifestyle with their feet - leaving the country in droves. More from 101 East on: YouTube - http://aje.io/101eastYouTube Facebook - http://facebook.com/101east Twitter - http://twitter.com/aj101east Instagram - http://instagram.com/aj101east Website - http://aljazeera.com/101east
Views: 362342 Al Jazeera English
Anti-tourism sentiment grows in overcrowded Venice
 
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The ancient city of Venice is sinking, but its also shrinking. Its 54,000 citizens are steadily leaving, complaining the city has been overrun by tourists. But fed-up locals are hoping to change that with an anti-tourist campaign. Al Jazeera's Charlie Angela reports from Venice. - 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: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 38220 Al Jazeera English
2011: A year of natural disasters
 
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From tsunamis to tornadoes, from droughts to floods, 2011 was a particularly nasty year for natural disasters. While some parts of the globe were flooded by water, other parts were in dire need. Across the Horn of Africa, twelve million people were affected by the severe drought, which still grips the region, while many parts of the world were swept away by heavy downpour. As the year is coming to an end, the weather struck once more. Tropical Storm Washi hit the Philippines, killing more than 1,000 people. And with the La Nina conditions still present, 2012 is promising to start just where 2011 left off. Al Jazeera's meteorologist Steff Gaulter takes a look back.
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Explaining China's Communist Party
 
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe The Communist Party Congress is a gathering of China's most powerful people. One of the key tasks is to announce the Party's new leadership line-up. Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan looks at the structure behind the highly choreographed Congress. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
Views: 34492 Al Jazeera English
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany declares state of emergency over snow storms l Al Jazeera English
 
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Europe is bracing for more freezing cold after seven people died in the German Alps during a weekend of heavy snow. The second-highest avalanche warning level is now in force across the Alps region. Al Jazeera's Dorsa Jabbari reports. - 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/
Views: 19316 Al Jazeera English