Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Jon Snow talking about the #children he saw in #Gaza #Palestine SCREAMINGLY POWERFUL







Supporters of Jon Snow's Gaza video applauded its frankness. Opponents registered their disquiet that an anchor should intervene so directly in a story he has been covering.' Photograph: Alicia Canter
On his return from Gaza last week, Jon Snow – the face of Channel 4 News – recorded a three-and-a-half-minute video entitled “The children of Gaza”. It was an appeal straight to the hearts and minds of viewers. “I can’t get those images out of my mind,” he told them, talking about his visit to a medical centre treating children wounded in the conflict.
“In a very densely packed urban area, if you decide to throw missiles, shells and the rest, then you will undoubtedly kill children.”
Snow’s video went viral. Supporters applauded its frankness. Opponents registered their disquiet that an anchor should intervene so directly in a story he had been covering. At the time of writing, it has received over 1 million views across the channel’s social media platforms. But it was never broadcast on Channel 4 News itself.
The most likely reasons for the video’s non-appearance on television are the rules that bind all TV broadcasters in the UK, set down in law and enforced by the regulator Ofcom. A core requirement for all TV news – but not newspapers or internet outlets – is that events are presented with “due accuracy” and “due impartiality”.
The regulator tries to be reasonable in defining these terms to avoid every issue being presented as a false he-said-she-said narrative – the worst cases are often climate change coverage misrepresenting a global scientific consensus as an evenly split debate.
But the code is still inflexible in parts, and foremost among those is a section requiring broadcasters to “exclude all expressions of the views and opinions of the person providing the service”.
So our TV channels can hire the world’s most experienced and expert journalists and send them to hellish environments to act as our eyes, but heaven forbid they give a verdict on what they see.
In practice, this rule is broken daily in small ways: any time Newsnight or another programme turns to a correspondent for analysis, the boundary is being skirted, while the BBC’s Daily Politics using Katie Hopkins to report a segment on benefits claimants would seem to hop, skip and jump right through the centre of it.
The broader question is what purpose the rule is meant to serve. If anyone ever believed that presenters and reporters popped into existence aged 35 and free of all political opinions, there are plenty of examples to the contrary. The latest is Jeremy Paxman, who admitted just days after retiring from Newsnight that he’s a “one-nation Tory”.
What then is gained by making people who have opinions withhold them? Journalists’ views shape the questions they ask, the people they interview, the images they choose to show, and more. The current system requires those judgments, and the reasons behind them, to be hidden from the audience in a pretence of impartiality.
A more authentic setup might allow broadcasters, within reasonable limits, to give a degree of their own take on things and allow what must be the most media-savvy public in history to make their own judgment. This is how our newspapers (which are bound to be accurate and fair but not impartial) operate – or should – while their online-only counterparts adhere to no codes but their own.
If they were able to speak more directly, broadcasters might be able to reconnect with the younger audience that they have lost. The age profile of those who watch TV news is telling: just 24% of Channel 4’s news audience is aged 35 or under; low, but well ahead of 11% for BBC1, 15% for BBC2, 14% for ITV and 15% for Channel 5.
Younger audiences see immediate, powerful and often opinionated video online daily. Often this isn’t from traditional broadcasters – it’s from networks such as Vice, from newspapers or new media startups, or from one-man or one-woman operations.
As TV merges with the internet, the ageing language and restrictions of the former will seem like an ever-more ridiculous straitjacket on the UK’s talented TV news reporters. When Jon Snow wants to give his take on Gaza, he shouldn’t have to go on YouTube to do it.

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THEN WHAT #Palestine #Israel



Then what?

So you say the land is yours.
Then what?
So you put hundreds of thousands to flight.
Then what?
So you take over land.
Then what?
So you round up thousands.
Then what?
So you build a wall.
Then what?
So you bulldoze homes.
Then what?
So you drop bombs.
Then what?
So you invade.
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So you kill children.
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So you shell hospitals.
Then what?
So you say you won't talk to terrorists.
Then what?
So you say the land is yours.
Then what?

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Monday, July 28, 2014

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Right at the start of his career, the teenage Gilles Peterson found himself spinning samba tunes in south London pubs. Three decades later, this Brazilian love affair took him to Rio de Janeiro to assemble a cross-section of local stars and musicians for a record titledBrasil Bam Bam Bam, released under the collective name Sonzeira. It's an album that celebrates the country's different musical styles – contributors range from the legendary Elza Soares (once married to the footballer Garrincha) to more electronic-influenced contemporary acts such as Lucas Santtana – at the same time as heeding the volatile emotions of the nation in this World Cup year.
Travelling with Peterson, as well as well as fellow producers including Dilip Harris and Rob Gallagher, was film-maker Charlie Inman, who with Ben Holman of Beija Films documented the trip. Visits into the favelas (where the team witnessed some amazing graffiti by the artistJR, as well as an extraordinary dancing baby) and to a local samba school ensued. 
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

#GillesPeterson at #Greenbelt this year - see you there



More than any band
more than any DJ
more than anyone connected with music
This is my man
Influenced me
Cultivated my taste buds
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Gilles Peterson

Gilles Peterson
Starting off life as a club DJ, Gilles Peterson has added broadcaster, producer, compiler, label boss and plain old record collector to his CV. He continues to spin passionately around the world, from Kazakhstan to Hackney, Istanbul, New York, Beijing and beyond.
This year alone has seen Peterson in Rio de Janeiro, Martinique, Tokyo, Havana and most parts of Europe. His 3-hour Saturday afternoon show on BBC Radio 6 Music has seen him take his unique musical mix to a new and growing audience of music lovers, whilst his syndicated worldwide radio show continues to spread his musical gospel around the globe. From Sun-Ra to James Blake to Theo Parrish to Flying Lotus – if it swings in the right places, it’s in.
Gilles’ broadcasting roots lie with the burgeoning pirate radio movement in South London during the early 1980s. Inspired by the exciting blend of music broadcast on pirate stations such as Radio Invicta, he set up his own – Civic Radio – and went on to present on a string of pirate stations including Invicta, KJAZZ and Solar Radio, before landing at BBC London with his show Mad On Jazz and a box of rare soul, jazz and Latin records.
He’s been at the heart of record labels Acid Jazz and Talkin’ Loud; and today, Peterson is at the forefront of his own independent label Brownswood Recordings, which launched in 2006 as an outlet for his favourite new discoveries. Early successes included Ben Westbeech, Jose James (now signed to Blue Note) and 2011’s Mercury Music Award Prize nominee Ghostpoet; but his favourite remains the debut album by solo pianist Elan Mehler. His longstanding love affair with Cuba and its musical subcultures has manifested itself in five albums under the auspices of the Havana Cultura project. The latest of these excursions – Mala in Cuba – released in September 2012, sent tremors through the electronic underground.

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Letter from #Gaza by a #Norwegian #doctor



Letter from Gaza by a Norwegian doctor

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Dr Mads Frederick Gilbert
Dr Mads Frederick Gilbert (centre) at Al-Shifa hospital on July 17th, treating a wounded Palestinian child, after an Israeli air strike killed 4 children and wounded 5 others
Dearest friends,
The last night was extreme. The "ground invasion" of Gaza resulted in scores and carloads with maimed, torn apart, bleeding, shivering, dying - all sorts of injured Palestinians, all ages, all civilians, all innocent.

The heroes in the ambulances and in all of Gaza's hospitals are working 12-24 hour shifts, grey from fatigue and inhuman workloads (without payment all in Shifa for the last 4 months), they care, triage, try to understand the incomprehensible chaos of bodies, sizes, limbs, walking, not walking, breathing, not breathing, bleeding, not bleeding humans. HUMANS!

Now, once more treated like animals by "the most moral army in the world" (sic!).
My respect for the wounded is endless, in their contained determination in the midst of pain, agony and shock; my admiration for the staff and volunteers is endless, my closeness to the Palestinian "sumud" gives me strength, although in glimpses I just want to scream, hold someone tight, cry, smell the skin and hair of the warm child, covered in blood, protect ourselves in an endless embrace - but we cannot afford that, nor can they.

Ashy grey faces - Oh NO! Not one more load of tens of maimed and bleeding, we still have lakes of blood on the floor in the ER, piles of dripping, blood-soaked bandages to clear out - oh - the cleaners, everywhere, swiftly shovelling the blood and discarded tissues, hair, clothes,cannulas - the leftovers from death - all taken away ... to be prepared again, to be repeated all over. More then 100 cases came to Shifa in the last 24 hrs. Enough for a large well trained hospital with everything, but here - almost nothing: no electricity, water, disposables, drugs, OR-tables, instruments, monitors - all rusted and as if taken from museums of yesterday's hospitals. But they do not complain, these heroes. They get on with it, like warriors, head on, enormously resolute.

And as I write these words to you, alone, on a bed, my tears flow, the warm but useless tears of pain and grief, of anger and fear. This is not happening!
An then, just now, the orchestra of the Israeli war-machine starts its gruesome symphony again, just now: salvos of artillery from the navy boats just down on the shores, the roaring F16, the sickening drones (Arabic 'Zennanis', the hummers), and the cluttering Apaches. So much made in and paid by the US.
Mr. Obama - do you have a heart?

I invite you - spend one night - just one night - with us in Shifa. Disguised as a cleaner, maybe.
I am convinced, 100%, it would change history.
Nobody with a heart AND power could ever walk away from a night in Shifa without being determined to end the slaughter of the Palestinian people.
But the heartless and merciless have done their calculations and planned another "dahyia" onslaught on Gaza.

The rivers of blood will keep running the coming night. I can hear they have tuned their instruments of death.
Please. Do what you can. This, THIS cannot continue.


Mads Gilbert MD PhD
Professor and Clinical Head
Clinic of Emergency Medicine
University Hospital of North Norway
- See more at: http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/articles/middle-east/12920-letter-from-gaza-by-a-norwegian-doctor#sthash.iOkia4mX.dpuf