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Judd Apatow Calls Out Hollywood Censorship on Human Rights [Video]

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Director Judd Apatow spoke to MSNBC’s Ari Melber about an alarming kind of Hollywood censorship concerning human rights abuses in nations like China and Saudi Arabia.

In a preview for an upcoming episode of “Mavericks with Ari Melber,” Apatow said that what concerns him is “a corporate type of censorship that people don’t really notice, which is a lot of these giant corporate entities have business with countries around the world, Saudi Arabia or China, and they’re just not going to criticize them, and they’re not going to let their shows criticize them, or they’re not going to air documentaries that go deep into truthful areas because they just make so much money.”

Compared to discussions of “can we say this joke or not say that joke?”, Apatow said, what’s “much scarier” is how “they have just completely shut down critical content about human rights abuses in China.”

For example, he said no one would buy …

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Can Ethiopia and Egypt agree on the Nile? | The Stream [Video]

Ethiopia says a multibillion dollar hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile will change the lives of 65 million people without electricity and mark the country’s arrival as a major African power. But the project threatens a lasting rift between Nile basin countries downstream – especially Egypt.Egypt fears that rapidly filling the Ethiopian dam will arrest the flow of water downstream, where Egyptian farmers already struggling with the impact of climate change rely on irrigation from the Nile. Recent talks between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan led by the African Union have so failed to yield an agreement.Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says Addis Ababa has “no intention” of harming Egypt and neighbouring Sudan by running the new dam. But Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al Sisi recently told the UN General Assembly that “the Nile River must not be monopolised by one state”.In this episode of The Stream, we look at what the GERD means for people living in the Nile basin and whether Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan can find common ground.Join the conversation: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AJStream FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/AJStream Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe#Aljazeeraenglish#News#Ethiopia#Egypt#GERD

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