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The Listening Post
A weekly programme that examines and dissects the world’s media, how they operate and the stories they cover. Watch The Listening Post every Saturday at 0830GMT
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Richard Gizbert created The Listening Post for Al Jazeera and has hosted the programme since its debut in 2006.
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The Beirut blast probe: A tale of distrust and disinformation
Why is discourse about the investigation into the Beirut blast so polarised? And the Russian law affecting journalists.
26:30
23 Oct 2021
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What this year’s Nobel Prize says about the global media climate
Who are the journalists who won the Nobel Peace Prize and what’s their message? Plus, the US military-gaming complex.
26:30
16 Oct 2021
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Outages, leaks and bad headlines: Facebook’s nightmare week
At Facebook, a whistleblower goes public amid a disastrous service outage. And in Egypt, online influencers under fire.
25:45
9 Oct 2021
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Kidnap or Kill: The CIA’s plot against WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange
Why isn’t the CIA’s plan to kidnap Julian Assange making more headlines? And the nuances of translating literary works.
26:15
2 Oct 2021
MORE EPISODES
Drone exposé: The journalism that forced the Pentagon’s mea culpa
The investigations that proved a US military strike killed civilians in Afghanistan. Plus, Canada’s residential schools.
26:00
25 Sep 2021
China: Regulating superstars, superfans and big tech
Are China’s new regulations designed to benefit society or the Communist Party? Plus, activists vs statues in Colombia.
26:10
18 Sep 2021
Reporting the ‘end’ of the Afghan war 20 years after 9/11
What lessons has the media learned in 20 years of the ‘War on Terror’? Also, Afghan media under the Taliban.
24:24
11 Sep 2021
The Forever War: 20 Years After 9/11
A documentary edition of the show on 20 years of the ‘War on Terror’ and the role US media have played therein.
26:00
4 Sep 2021
Pegasus: Flying on the wings of Israeli ‘cyber-tech diplomacy’?
What role did Israel play in the spread of an insidious piece of malware? Plus, PR companies and controversial states.
26:05
31 Jul 2021
Pegasus Project: Malware used against journalists and dissidents
The global epidemic of surveillance using malicious spyware. Plus, Bild’s battle for political influence in Germany.
25:40
24 Jul 2021
Cuba: Protesters move from social media to the streets
Cuban government imposes internet blackouts and jams communications. Also, the rise of socially conscious sports stars.
26:19
17 Jul 2021
Hong Kong: Broken promises
We look at the erosion of free speech, the squeeze on civil liberties and new stringent laws in Hong Kong.
26:30
4 Jul 2021
Iran’s new president: What’s next for the country’s media?
President-elect Ebrahim Raisi’s track record is largely off limits for discussion among Iranians.
26:00
26 Jun 2021
Nigeria: The tweet that got Twitter banned
Is the Nigerian government’s Twitter ban more about controlling dissent than about regulating the platform?
24:25
19 Jun 2021
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