WHAT IF IDLIB FALLS TO BASHAR AL-ASSAD?

Wed 19 February 2020: The battle for Idlib has led to a humanitarian catastrophe as the Syrian gov’t vows to retake the last rebel-held area. Babies and children are dying of cold in Syria‘s Idlib province and their suffering has been described by the United Nations as the largest humanitarian horror story of the 21st century. The Syrian government offensive […]

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ARE THE LOUDEST VOICES ON INDIA’S AIRWAVES NORMALISING HATE?

Mon 10 February 2020: Indian TV anchors are in attack mode against critics of the ruling party. Plus, blackface in the Arab world. On The Listening Post this week: “Terrorists”, “anti-nationals” – Indian TV anchors are in attack mode against critics of the ruling party. Plus the history of blackface in the Arab world. Are the loudest […]

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SCIENCE IN A GOLDEN AGE – ASTRONOMY: THE SCIENCE OF THE STARS

Wed 05 February 2020: Imagine trying to make sense of the universe before telescopes were even invented. Jim al-Khalili reveals how scholars from the Islamic world played a crucial role in astronomy and navigation, influencing later astronomers in the renaissance. In this episode of Science in the Golden Age, we examine ancient maps dating back […]

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HOW DRONES HAVE COME TO DOMINATE THE BATTLEFIELD

Mon 03 February 2020: How drone technology became a multibillion-dollar industry. Plus, Putin’s economic record and Xi’s biggest test yet. Unmanned ariel vehicles (UAVs), or drones, have come a long way since their introduction in the first Gulf War in 1991. At the time, they were used just for surveillance and intelligence gathering. A decade […]

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A BUTCHER BY ANY OTHER NAME: THE HUNT FOR SYRIA’S WAR CRIMINALS – FOCAL POINT

Sat 25 January 2020: New shocking revelations are uncovered in this short documentary on war crimes committed by senior Assad regime figures, as we speak with prosecutors and human rights activists who gained access to top secret regime documents and a military defector whose collection of tens of thousands of photographs of victims is helping […]

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THE SCIENCE AND THE ART OF OPEN-SOURCE JOURNALISM (WATCH)

Sun 05 January 2020: From Xinjiang, China to Douma, Syria – how challenging stories are being reported using tools of open-source journalism. A special edition of The Listening Post on a new kind of reporting: open-source journalism. Citizen journalism allows anybody with a mobile phone to document current events and produce content that is now routinely used […]

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