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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Belarus: Telegramming the uprisings | The Listening Post” – below is their description.
It has been just over a month since the biggest demonstrations in Belarus’s history began to sweep the country, and the protests have persisted despite disproportionate state violence. The engine driving those protests can be found online – on the messaging app, Telegram. Contributors: Hanna Liubakova – Minsk-based journalist Katia Patin – Multimedia editor, Coda Story Sadakat Kadri – Human rights lawyer and writer Boris Goretsky – Spokesperson, Belarusian Association of Journalists On our radar Producer Flo Phillips discusses how another book of bombshell revelations about Donald Trump puts the ethics of the president – and the book’s author – under the spotlight. Qassem Soleimani: The man, the myth and the message In death as in life, Iranian general Qassem Soleimani remains a powerful public relations symbol for Tehran. Contributors: Narges Bajoghli – Assistant Professor, Middle East Studies, Johns Hopkins University Hamid Dabashi – Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature, Columbia University Christiane Gruber – Professor in History of Art, University of Michigan –Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel
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