GMF: Digitalization and democracy
10 January 2022 | 10:48 am
Can digitalization strengthen democracy? Does Social Media help or hinder the drive towards equality? And how has COVID impacted journalism in Africa? Just some of the questions being explored at this year's DW Global Media Forum.
27 Jan 2021
HSBC is under fire from British lawmakers for allegedly "aiding and abetting" Beijing's repression of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. We tell you more. Also, New York pension funds divest from fossil fuels and Paris rents are on the decline.
11 Feb 2021
As the Horn of Africa nation struggles to reach a consensus on this year's general election, the country's controversial clan-based indirect voting system is under scrutiny.
28 Feb 2021
Criticizing the monarchy is a serious crime in Thailand. But a popular chatroom app is giving reform-minded Thais a forum to discuss politically sensitive topics.
7 Mar 2021
Police shoot rubber bullets and use water cannon and tear gas against pro-democracy protesters in Bangkok, at a rally outside a military barracks where the Thai Prime Minister's residence is located. The movement, which is demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister, had lost steam in recent months, but outrage was revived after the recent detention of four prominent protest leaders on royal defamation charges.
4 Apr 2021
A court in Hong Kong has found seven activists, including media tycoon Jimmy Lai, guilty of unauthorized assembly.
24 Apr 2021
Around the world, students are suffering from a year of pandemic restrictions, exacerbated by the lack of a comprehensive strategy to lift schools into the digital age . Germany is no exception.
5 May 2021
The dust is far from settled in Chad. Ten days after longtime strongman Idriss Déby died after being wounded on the battlefield, more protests have broken out in the capital after Déby’s son was named the head of a transitional military council. We discuss the deadly crackdown on those banned demonstrations. We also take a look at France’s firm condemnation of the violence. The former colonial power cannot afford to see anti-French sentiment grow there at a time when Chad remains the centerpiece of Paris-led regional efforts to combat jihadist insurgencies.
12 Jun 2021
Nigeria, with an estimated population of about 200 million people, celebrates 21 years of returning to democratic rule on what is now known as inauguration day today June 12. GuardianTV takes a look at how far and how well the Nigerian democracy has come after 21 years after returning to civil rule.
13 Jun 2021
Until June 6, 2018, Nigeria’s Democracy Day was held yearly on May 29, the exact date the military handed over power to an elected civilian government in 1999. The new date– June 12– announced by President Muhammadu Buhari on June 16, 2018, was later backed up by an Act of the National Assembly last year in honor of Nigeria’s outstanding hero of democracy, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola. GuardianTV brings you sights and sounds of Nigeria's democracy day 2021.
23 Jun 2021
Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily is to cease its print and online operations on Saturday. Its publishing company cited "the current circumstances prevailing in Hong Kong."
24 Jun 2021
Pro-democracy protesters in Thailand call for the premier to resign as they march on the 89th anniversary of the Siamese Revolution -- an uprising that transformed the country from absolutism to a constitutional monarchy. They took to the streets despite warnings from authorities not to gather because of soaring coronavirus infections.
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Former Pope Benedict XVI failed to act over four child abuse cases when he was archbishop of Munich, a German probe into the Catholic Church has alleged. ... But a new report into historical abuse allegations carried out by a German law firm incriminated the former pontiff.
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The robotics startup Exotec has become France's 25th unicorn company, valued at $2 billion after its latest fundraising round. The firm makes robots for e-commerce depots, and counts big names like Carrefour, Uniqlo and Decathlon among its customers. Exotec's CEO Romain Moulin told FRANCE 24 the inspiration for the company actually came from online retail giant Amazon.
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Brazilian soccer great Pele has returned to hospital for new chemotherapy sessions, sports website ESPN reported on Thursday. The former soccer star will undergo new exams to find other possible cancer spots, ESPN said. It said Pele was in stable condition and could leave hospital on Thursday.
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There are major factors involved when it comes to where to reside in Nigeria. From employment opportunities, cost of living, transportation, and a host of others. The two top cities that come to mind are Lagos and Abuja. GuardianTV went on to the street of Lagos and Abuja to ask Nigerian's to chose a N400,000 job in Lagos or a N300,000 job in Abuja?
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Bullying at school, or "ijime", is a persistent problem in Japan. In 2020, there were 612,000 recorded cases at schools across the country – more than three times the number a decade ago. What begins as a joke among friends can end in insults and violence. Bullying leads to academic failure, isolation and, in some cases, suicide. Last year, 80 percent of Japanese schools reported bullying incidents. Our correspondents Louis Belin, Ryusuke Murata, Aruna Popuri and Justin McCurry report from Tokyo.
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The traffic light coalition is holding its first closed Cabinet session, with an already packed agenda including Germany's G7 presidency. Pressing issues include Ukraine and Germany's rising coronavirus case numbers.