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Friday, 15 September, 2006

  • Newsnight
  • 15 Sep 06, 06:00 PM

lansley_203.jpgThe government is accused of deciding hospital cuts and closures for political gain; the Pope has angered Muslims by being critical of Islam; and George Bush has responded to Colin Powell’s suggestion that he’s losing the moral high ground in the “war on terror”.

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Newsnight Review - Friday, 15 September, 2006

  • Newsnight
  • 15 Sep 06, 05:28 PM

dahlia1_index203.jpgThis week the panel, chaired by Martha Kearney, discuss the film The Black Dahlia; the latest novel by William Boyd, Restless; Ta-Dah, the new album by the Scissor Sisters; the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the V&A; plus Rupert Everett reads from his autobiography in the studio.

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Chinese student protest caught on videophones

  • Paul Mason
  • 15 Sep 06, 10:51 AM

With the big internet companies getting hammered by the US Congress and human rights lobby, it's good to see that Youtube - the DIY internet TV channel - has been able to carry graphic footage, shot on a cameraphone, of students in Ruian, China protesting and getting dispersed by the police.

What happened, allegedly, was that a young teacher was found dead outside her apartment; the authorities concluded suicide; the student population took to the streets to question the verdict. Many took footage of their clash with police on their videophones, and posted them to blogs.

As the blogs got taken down, some footage appeared on Youube. You can read Sameer Padania's account of this unprecedented video revolt here at Global Voices online. And just click the link in the footage to see the footage at Youtube.

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