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tv   Democracy Maybe How Democracy Dies  Al Jazeera  July 31, 2022 1:30am-2:01am AST

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good recognition because i do trying really hard. it would be nice for them to be more extent to young schools. mm hm. and i actually on as the national team gear up for the biggest much ever, they'll be hoping the home crowd give them the edge over germany. but it's not just about the result. we hope that yeah, that we got everyone so on to shift taken that at the end actually the hope country should bridge proud, proud of us. and the more even more girls and boys will start playing football. of course for the lawyer, this is going one step further. the ling lives made it last year and lifting the trophy is the ultimate goal. o n d barbara al jazeera london. ah, just a quick look at main stories were following this. allen allen in iraq protest is remain camped inside the parliament after storming the building for a 2nd time this week. police fight tear gas at the crowds in the so called green
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zone, and more than $125.00 people have been injured. suppose a shock heart, my toddress, other protesting against the nomination of mohammed asked the dani as prime minister to sophia, an offer them an api. i call on all to remain calm, patient and rational, and not to be dragged into confrontation. i call them citizens not to crush what security, forcible in july, and to respect the state institutions. we should all work together to stop those. why accelerates the strike? ma, everybody knows the fire of sedition would burn us all. now ukraine's president has ordered the mandatory evacuation of the eastern city of dani adds the wider, don't mass region is fighting with russian forces intensifies. meanwhile, both ukraine and russia of invited experts from the un in right cross to probe an attack on a prison complex, and only nice in which dozens of ukrainian prisoners of war were killed. facility was in a set versus how don't by region of eastern ukraine earlier,
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the red cross that it had requested access to the prison to help evacuate survivors and assist the wounded russia ukraine of accused each other of striking the prison . in the headlines, i shall fight as of attack to military base on this model. if you're, if you're bored up, the group which is linked to al qaeda says it's killed, more than a 100 if your troops, but the government and artist arbitrary, saying its soldiers killed more than a 150 fighters who try to infiltrate the base. i'll show bob controls launched waves of somalia and as long sought to establish a base inside if you appear over 400 migrants in refugees of dis bought from the n g o ship. the watch in toronto, italy ship rescued people from the mediterranean last week and 4 separate operations. been in search of a safe port for days and temperatures over 40 degrees celsius. and spain has reported its 2nd monkey pox related death in the past 2 days. they are the 1st confirmed monkey pox death in the european union. we will have analysis on
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that story in tomorrow news out from london. so do join us for that democracy, maybe as the program coming up next, exploring how governments silence, defend how and why did become so obsessed. with this law, we were giving them a tool to hold corrupt individuals and human rights abusers accountable. they're gonna rip this deal apart if they take the white house in 2025. what is the world hearing when we're talking about buy american today? we take on us politics and society. that's the bottom line. ah, all the municipal
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party. i thought that my journalistic camera, 44 years ago in 1985, i was appointed the most school bureau, chief of hungary and television. those were the war by 12 years. nobody at that time wanted to go to the soviet union. and when i came back home, communism was over in hungary, it was a completely new and strange word. all troops must be withdrawal for important that everybody in hungary had great expectations about democracy and about changing to capitalism. and at that time, hungary was in the forefront of the changes
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hungarian society created legislation model type artist, and new parliament, elected by the people and old all the institutions of democracy were billed when the old bond government came to our in my view, it market sharp change i would say it is much closer to dictatorship, where the exclusive only ideology is to retain power at whatever cost the oh yeah. the deal. yeah. any of you know when, when, when he sent horner or not, or no load,
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i spell out your buffet as the social guide as asha was and i'm on auto. we did as a frequency on got as if they get and i don't thing that we all are bound to be voted out of power. no prices is high enough. just he wants to be in power. that is his only goal in life. this is why i think he's so dangerous for getting them. of course the prime minister all came to power for the 1st time, very young still in his thirty's, in 1998. when he lost the elections. i think he made a while to himself that he will never let go with the power to make them keep us stephanie. i mean the of ethnic yeah. or
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bothered to lecture me was defeated in 2002. that the reason why he was the election because he didn't talk to by the media a 2010 when finished came to flower with the 2 thirds majority. it meant that politically, he can do anything he wants because he had the full even constitutional, strong position in parliament. my daughter, my going on with if you wanted he could have introduced a kingdom in hunger because of the process. you saw majors, you can override the constitution. you can change the car, the lows, you can do whatever you want. they changed it within 24 hours. so when he came to power in 2010, i think he had strategic plan off not letting go for this power. and the more
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that you were growing with respect, sir, it's not for us. it's not 3 years less free 1st, before he occupied the institutional system, prosecutor's office. therefore, there can be no high level investigation started in government related corruption. and of course he needed to conquer the media because he understood that the media is the 4th key element of any democracy or power. the media with the central bank and many other bodies. so the so called independent institution of brookfield, lowe's, they're independent. it hasn't really became a typical populace, a politician. i think the only thing that matters is himself retaining power and making himself ready to reach. abraham lincoln once said
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mm, if you want to test a man's character, give him power. ah, it's important to recognize that democracy without constraint can be extremely dangerous. in some places, what we've seen is a decay in those liberal rights. i'm without actually seeing an elimination of free and fair election. you're the if you could get a planet though, i don't see them a little bit. i'm so fucking dark. but in to go more than i look to run right during most of modern history. up through the mid to late 20th century. the main way in which democracies died was through some kind of violent break. with the past, you know, the military out on the street with the tags and the guns over throwing democratically elected governments. these days,
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democracy doesn't die. suddenly it dies by a 1000 cuts. step by step and die silently and incrementally as elected leaders like victor or bon and hungry. rather than autocrats violently over throwing democratic regimes. they come to power through the ballot box. and rather than ending free and fair elections, they gradually undermine the norms and institutions of democracy from with. and so what am i supposed to do with this is that sometimes citizens don't know exactly what's going on until you wake up one day and you're free press is gone. you wake up one day, the system looks the same, but deep down. the system has been turned inside out and transformed from an electoral democracy into a competitive authoritarian regime. i think in the alternator an playbook,
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the 1st thing, what you have to do if there are still elections, is to change the information environment. 10 years ago when little one came to the polar tv allies that he has to control the media. and they started to buy media outlets one by one. they have different tactics. if they can buy one, maybe they are buying. if they intimidate the other one, they are intimidating. and if they close one, maybe david, close it so there is a shout on us. but we have to be very careful, of course, and we have to be brave enough to support the pressure
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ah, i was working for the largest daily newspaper at the time called hungarian nation on them. and 2 days after the election stay announced that the largest newspaper at the time will be closed. so we decided to estimate the weekly magazine called hungary voice he had no money told me or starting from scratch. ready unfortunately in hungary it's nobody brave enough to print the newspaper. so i had to find. ready another option since the beginnings we are printing or newspapers inflow achia,
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some of the retail chains are not brave enough to sell us. even the readers are not brave enough to be subscriber. even the market companies de monte national swans doesn't want to, to give advertising to us because they are afraid to be punished. everybody has his deal with the government, and they doesn't want to take a risk that's all the last chance to remain journalist. if the boys will be close, we have to leave the journalism and we have to find a new way of surviving. so we could be stopped at any time. by 2018, they created a huge government controlled media. conglomerate off no less than
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$470.00 different media outlets. this foundation control is about 90 percent of the media, 90 percent of the audience. this is a huge media machinery that allows the government to push its messages in a highly concentrated form, more changing the attitude through this information and narrative. and i think change the media landscape and change the electoral system. so that makes it easier for you to read in hungary, the official politics of the government, i think is quest versus theory. and it's, it's really remarkable that leading government officials, including the prime minister himself, are spreading the dicker, ask one suppressor theories. and if you are opening your mouth and criticizing the
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government, then you can easily find yourself in the very brutal and this honest this information can be they tried to silence glue. glad you're glad you wouldn't fit into this propaganda balloon. imagined that you spend a lot of time and money to build up a huge air balloon of propaganda. and there is a little hole in it. you have to close it. you have to close. glad you're because glad you is the little hole. that truth comes out, if you close your eyes and, and put aside your morrow obligations or professional principles, you can continue working for, for the government media. but you will know that you are lying every day. oh, it's also
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a term popu is under can be better described as the tribal politics because it's something ancient. hungary war bomb is. rex is the leader of his tribe. there is nothing in between either your b, the us or a gauss spouse. busy i think this is how democracies start to die. that when you're just gone there to open your mouth, i asked to demonstrate that the government action taking guide actions a feeling to be among so many people who what is i think remarkably unique into hunger and case is a door bunk,
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could do it. the almost no application of while he was manually, this was just one of the towns where protest is reported to have been shot at by the security services in mandalay. sometimes democracy fails. and i think this is an example now that just happened in burma because you have some power for actor external to the political system that doesn't want to allow democracy, that feels threatened by democracy. and i think that's what's happened recently with the military coup and me and my young gun shows police standing over the you have a narrow cabal of rulers, and they control armed force. they have a monopoly of force. now that they can suppress popular uprisings for change.
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ah ah, i was planning the midnight one minute cool with that commenter in shut off them at all which is a military force all steamers. ah,
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i was shock for whole day even we predicted them at all. we'll take over the control sooner or later. as i am an executive member of revolutionary democratic for me and my comrade stood at our conversation about how can we respond to the action. so i will move that does not support at all. rely on any political parties or organizations. we walk on any parties who agree with our principles such as abolishing the military region, abolishing 2008 constitution, which is the main pillar of military aging and achieving for democracy and free all political prisoners. i don't want to live and see our generation live under the dictatorship. i a
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i had that a little bit mine. ah, i was born and grew up in the middle military combat. as my father was a soldier who my father retired from military since 1999, one on routine discrimination policy over race and religion announced and implemented within the middle. according to the policy,
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the military officers will not be promoted if he or she is not by the end of that call. i only have iris fever. i mean, if you are being kitchen, korean chin, or other ethnics and christian muslim or other religious, your virus infect that person and say law in the society, the way to test whether the government is minorities equal to the major. 30 people might have a question. also, susie and our fellows protecting the brutality, soft amador, even as the international state. and why the military wants to cool. it is clear, i don't expect that to, as i say, a row through elect to real process. but usd be filled in both 20152020 election. and of course they are not happy with it. there are places in the world where the
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military is so powerful, it just doesn't seem to be willing to allow a democratic political system the i think democracy stems from the innate desire of human beings for dignity, for respect, that comes with freedom and you can have freedom without democracy, in the absence of that, what is to protect you from a knock on the door in the middle of the night from the secret police or just the police saying you've violated this law or that and you're being taken away. and then who will defend you and who will protect you when everybody is living under
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the same fear a i'm currently hated because the really to read it, they hope at the 50 off to put it but not a blog like the military guys did read it by jose, do you need to locate it? my wife and my brother? since then, like we locate him back in different places. a, a
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with hi hedge, felicia or both cooper due to your family. so i just called because i knew that they would look for me but i keep holding in different activities like failure to be screwed for with my motorcycle group. you don't know what to do and we don't know we're going to have, if we do have
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it with me here. i'm doing really deal with with
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ah, independent minded people are dangerous for any dictates or this is why they try to eradicate them both in silence. russia or soviet union in hitler's nazi germany. the same was under cut, duffy in libya, the same happened in romania and nikolai chesko and it's happening now in neon mark . i haven't seen anything better than democracy. if you turn the question around, you see what the lack of democracy causes in human history. mass killings,
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