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  • Reportage Without Frontiers
    the war on terror It also claims that detainees enjoy all privileges that international treaties guarantee them What is the truth Can these emergency measures prevent a new terrorist attack and what will the cost on democratic liberties be After a research that lasted a year and a half interviews with the key figures of cases that shocked the world and previously unreleased footage Reportage Without Frontiers provides the answers in a four episode special broadcast First Episode CIA AIRLINES At the American detention center in Guantanamo Cuba hundreds of Muslims suspected of participating in terrorist activities are being held without ever having charges brought against them The White House claims that they are enemy combatants who were caught during the war in Afghanistan But in reality many of the detainees were the victims of kidnappings captured while being in Asia Africa or the US CIA Airlines special charter planes that seem to belong to private companies transfer those considered most dangerous to secret prisons or hand them over for interrogation to countries were torture is permitted This episode features interviews amongst others with Michael Scheuer head of the Bin Laden CIA division and one of the founders of the

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  • Reportage Without Frontiers
    a caricature of that time published in the Vradini newspaper K Karamanlis who was minister of Civil Works at the time was portrayed as suggesting that the escapees be hired in order to give a hand with civil works in Greece But the act also caused reaction within the Greek Communist Party It was the era when getaways weren t permitted to Communists says one of the fugitives Andreas Velis We knew we were breaking one of the basic communist party s rules But we took the initiative During the next four months they summon up all their artifice and imagination in order to carry out their plan They use primitive means to dig the tunnel day and night and go through great difficulties and constant setbacks They don t stop not even when the prison guards come close to discovering their plan They risk everything that is to say their own lives What we did was above madness says escapee Sotiris Sotiropoulos To take the responsibility to organize and carry out an escape in a prison where you couldn t even safely hide a packet of cigarettes Everything is set on Sunday July 17 th 1955 The 27 escapees are dressed in pajamas which they wear on top of their clothes that they do not want to make dirty They decide by lot who will stay behind to shut the tunnel and give the rest the valuable time they need to escape Who doesn t want freedom recalls Giannis Konstantis who drew the lot But I am one of those people who will make sacrifices I had one thing on my mind that those who were in danger of being executed had to leave The escape caused the immense mobilisation of the Army and 23 thousand policemen took part

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  • Reportage Without Frontiers
    history But more than three years later Osama bin Laden is nowhere to be found and the trail s gone cold Most experts think he is somewhere in Pakistan but only recently President Musharraf said we simply do not know where he is For the first time the key players directly involved in the manhunt tell their story in Dead or Alive The Hunt for Bin Laden CIA agent Gary Schroen was given one last mission after 9 11 heading a covert team of CIA agents into Northern Afghanistan with 5 million cash and a license to kill Our marching orders were pretty straightforward he says We want bin Laden s head packaged in dry ice and shipped back It was the first time I had ever actually been ordered to kill someone People won t believe that but that doesn t happen in the CIA His boss at the Counter Terrorism Center at the CIA Cofer Black now ambassador at large puts it this way We were basically unleashed It was show time we had the money we had the authorities lock and load we re going to get these guys The film also speaks with the top secret Special Forces operatives detailed to hunt and kill the top Al Qaeda operatives and Bin Laden himself The orders came almost within 48 hours of 9 11 that we need to be prepared to get out says Lt Col Chris Haas of the Triple Nickel unit Everybody in the chain of command was working to try to figure out how can we get this guy where we want him We were hoping and praying he was going to live up to his message that he was going to fight us to the death All of us wanted to be the

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  • Reportage Without Frontiers
    Watergate scandal still interests the American public as significant aspects of the story have not yet been revealed How much do we know about the role Greek American businessman Tom Papas and the Greek junta played regarding the funding of Nixon and Agnew The documentary features amongst others interviews with journalist Hlias Dimitrakopoulos who revealed the backing of Nixon by the Greek junta American journalist Seymour Hersh and Freddy Germanos

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  • Reportage Without Frontiers
    Kurds are ready to demand that they be recognized not as a minority but as co founders of modern Turkey The perspective of Turkey s accession in Europe has also opened Pandora s Box for the Greeks living in our neighbor country In Imvros and Tenedos the Greek minority has shrunk in the previous decades our program s camera recorded the 13 elderly Tenedians who still live on the island

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  • Reportage Without Frontiers
    of Constantinople Greeks also speak about their memories of the stone years of the Greek Turkish relations The head of the Zografeion School Mr Fragkopoulos the publisher of the Greek newspaper Mr Vasileiadis and Mr Kaloumenos whose photos informed the rest of the world about the indescribable catastrophe the Greeks underwent in 1995 Mehmed Guz one of the best Turkish reporters analyses the political games of that period as well

    Original URL path: http://rwf-archive.gr/episode1-new.php?id=126 (2016-04-26)
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  • Reportage Without Frontiers
    Greek society cartels oligopolies and secret deals state monopolies networks of gray economy multinational companies intermediates corruption banks but also the Greek mentality We trailed an agricultural product from the farmer s field up to the consumer s plate Farmers are obliged to sell at such cheap rates that many times their products end up decaying in the field because collecting costs too much But the same products reach the

    Original URL path: http://rwf-archive.gr/episode1-new.php?id=141 (2016-04-26)
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