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The Turkish Journalists Defying a Media ‘Crackdown’

More than 150 news outlets have been closed by the Turkish government. But one group of journalists are using live streaming to stay on air.

Following an attempted coup earlier this year, the Turkish government has closed more than 150 news outlets. We meet one of the journalists defying the closures, by creating a new Periscope channel to live stream news from the country.

And – presenter Catrin Nye hears about a Chinese social media star who built his reputation by handing out cash to the poor. He’s been exposed this week by a video that shows him taking his gifts back once off air.

Produced by Sam Judah.

Image caption: Two journalists live on Periscope / Image credit: Haber Sizsiniz

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Sun 13 Nov 2016 09:32GMT

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  • Sat 12 Nov 2016 19:32GMT
  • Sun 13 Nov 2016 09:32GMT

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