Syrian President Assad’s return to the Arab League culminates years of spin and conflict crimes denial. Plus, the outlet investigating Ecuador’s narco commerce.
After 12 years of being shunned for his crackdown on protests that pushed Syria in direction of civil conflict, President Bashar al-Assad returned to the Arab League’s annual summit. The method of al-Assad’s rehabilitation – spearheaded by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman – has taken years of PR, spin, picture ops and the casting apart of historical past.
Arwa Damon – Former senior worldwide correspondent, CNN
Faisal Al Yafai – Worldwide editor, New Traces journal
Nabih Bulos – Center East bureau chief, Los Angeles Occasions
Sarah Hunaidi – Human rights advocate
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With a yr and a half left to go earlier than the US presidential elections, a sideshow has been unfolding inside the right-wing media – it’s all about who will get to inform the story first. Producer Meenakshi Ravi reviews on the battle that sees Twitter pitted in opposition to Fox Information.
The exposé that uncovered the Ecuadorian president
Ecuador’s president, Guillermo Lasso, is hanging by a thread. He faces an impeachment trial with accusations of corruption on the highest degree. Producer Flo Phillips appears into the journalists and the investigative outlet – La Posta – that broke the story.
Andersson Boscán – Founder and editor-in-chief, La Posta
Manel Palos-Pons – Assistant professor of journalism, San Jose State College
María Sol Borja – Political editor, GK