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Accountability for the blast that destroyed Beirut’s port proves elusive in Lebanon and journalists are not helping.

Contributors:

Lara Bitar – Editor-in-Chief, The Public Source

Alia Ibrahim – Co-founder and CEO, Daraj

Jad Shahrour – Journalist and writer; Communications Officer, Samir Kassir Foundation

On our radar:

Obituaries of former United States Secretary of State Colin Powell have been too kind.

‘Foreign agents’ and ‘undesirables’: Kremlin’s media labels

Authorities in Russia have been systematically clamping down on journalism with the help of so-called “patriotic” activists.

Contributors:

Vitaly Borodin  – Federal Security & Anti-Corruption Project

Roman Badanin – Founder & Former Editor-in-Chief, Proekt; John S. Knight Senior International Fellow, Stanford University

Lilia Yapparova – Special Correspondent, Meduza

00:00 Intro

02:11 The Beirut blast probe turns violent

11:09 The death of Colin Powell

13:58 Russia’s media labels

24:30 End note

Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel

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