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tv   Markus Lanz  Deutsche Welle  November 21, 2020 1:00pm-2:01pm CET

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this is the tip of the news live from berlin. a coronavirus vaccine could now be one step closer. pfizer and german patna, find take fastball emergency approval with a vaccine in the u.s. . they say it could begin sending out does this within hours of approval. also on the show, the saudi arabia host the g 20 summit, some european lawmakers call for a boycott of the event demanding saudi leaders come clean on human rights abuses. and we introduce you to 16 year old yusuf on the coach of the footballing prodigy
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set to become the bundesliga is youngest player of all time. a math anyhow. bookham u.s. drug giant pfizer and its german patent a biotech have applied for emergency authorized they coronavirus vaccine in the united states. the vaccine has performed well in initial safety trials. and based on that, the u.s. food and drug administration could grant permission before testing is complete. if it does the 1st does, this could be administered as soon as next month. that means hope for many people for whom the vaccine can't come fast enough. a small pub with a big history, 60 years of the albatross pub in california, once hosted intellectuals of the free speech movement in the sixty's. today,
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it's shutting down for good jude to the coronavirus pandemic. where people, everybody hang out is a community. it's, a familiar story, not just in the u.s., but all across the world. the lives of many have been up ended by the pandemic. but on friday, some good news. german drug developer biotech and its american partner, pfizer announced that they will be asking the u.s. food and drug administration for emergency approval of a coded 19 vaccine comes after the companies posted promising results from advanced trial. it showed a 94 percent success rate in adults over $65.00 and the park 89 months. after the start of this project, we have a readiness to buy new function and get approved 4 boxes of this. as you
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can see, definitely it is something of a will redefine it will start the clock on a process that could save the vaccine approved for use in the u.s. by mid december. once approved, distribution will become the focus. and there's a mixed response from americans as to whether or not they will get the shot. of course. yeah, probably soon as possible. and that really just, i don't even take the, the flu shot myself just because i'm out means this and that then really good. i would, yes, although i'm not personally feel like so i get there by his own choice, you know, because not everybody agrees with vaccines, but experts don't want people getting too excited. stressing that the manufacture and distribution of the vaccine is a complex task and will take some time. i mean,
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even if we look about the, you know, 6070 percent population in the work of human eyes to see the real impact of the vaccine. we are talking about $11000000000.00, and i don't think that one of the absolute can be produced at this care for 40 ministration around the globe by on tech. and pfizer have also started applications in the u.k. and in europe for use of their vaccine. well, the g 20 summit of the 20 wealthiest nations and other major emerging powers hosted by saudi arabia this year. but the country has repeatedly faced international criticism over human rights concerns ahead of the online for members of the european parliament urged commission president. the lion and the president of the european council shot michel to boycott the event and outspoken critic of saudi arabia's government's murder in a saudi consulate blogger riot, but dull we publicly flogged and sentenced to 10 years in prison. paul mudgett lee
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insulting islam activist role detained for seeking the right to drive. those are just 3 examples of human rights violations in saudi arabia. the country hosting this year's to 20 summit since assuming the g 20 presidency. the government of saudi arabia has been hard at work trying to rebrand its image. so there's a large public relations campaign underway in order to encourage investment in the country. and yet behind these initiatives and reform, the reality on the ground is that there is a brutal crackdown being led by the saudi authorities. so nationals, that's the reason why european lawmakers are taking a stand you cannot remain silent. last month they passed a resolution calling on the u. officials to downgrade their presence of patient in this summit, even though it's only a virtual event, mokhtar of bella is spearheading. they can paint. we are asked for the don't gridding why? because an empty seat is not there,
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it would be better. but of the legation who is able to deliver a message, a strong message to please the lawmakers also send a personal letter to european commission president or the law fund and the european council presidential michel. we asked the commission for their response and we're told this summit was too important not to attend. we've been raising our concerns and we discussed further how to improve the human rights situation, the protection of human rights in the kingdom. and we will continue to pay off most attention to this question. if you officials say it's important to maintain dialogue and keep communication channels open, but human rights groups argue, the leaders must use this summit doesn't opportunity to ramp up the pressure on riyadh and hold the country to account for human rights abuses. they demanded, at least all the women's rights activists currently in jail should be released as
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soon as possible. after all, one of the themes of the g. 20 is women's empowerment. earlier i spoke with christiane bluetooth specializes in this international trade with the bertelsmann foundation. i asked him if saudi arabia was the right host for the event, despite its human rights record. well, whether or not they are the right host. probably not. but what's actually important is that the international policy response to it has been lagging behind the challenge for quite some time. and it's really important that the international community gets its act together and steps up the measures that are taken against to make and its economic cool. so i'd say it's very important to talk, even if this meeting is somewhat unsavory 1st christian, the summit starts, as you mention, as we hit a critical phase of the 19 pandemic. all of these economies represented the need,
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the vaccine to bounce back. how much more competition for access to the vaccine be part of these discussions? what's really important is that b. find a strategy to distribute the vaccine world. what if we don't manage to do this? virus can come back from a remote corner of the world and will haunt us again. so it's really important that we find a way to coordinate the distribution effects scenes that we disinfect, flee, and financing, which currently still is closed. i guess there will probably an element of competition who gets it 1st, which will be unavoidable. but what's really important is that eventually everyone gets christian from curve into the great unknown of this form. this time around, this is likely donald trump's last appearance on the world stage as us president.
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what are the other nations expecting from the outgoing president? well, this is a really important meeting. i think expectations are very low and that has to do with donald trump. his american 1st approach has turned out to be extremely short sighted. it hasn't served america well and it hasn't served the international community by a set that the international collison response has really been lagging behind. the challenge. what i meant to this, we should have acted much earlier than we have and of relieved poor country us. rich countries have thrown an enormous amount of money at competent code. and poor countries haven't been able to do that in the same degree. so donald trump will probably go down as a president that has have an effective response to this massive crisis. and everyone i think,
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is waiting for joe biden to assume the presidency and to see more ship from the united states in commenting this crisis and others christian brood project manager for the bertelsmann foundation. thank you so much. ok, let's take a look now at some of the other stories making headlines around the world. in the u.s. state of wisconsin, police are searching for a suspect after a shooting wounded several people. according to the local mayor, several people were taken to hospital, but none of the injuries are life threatening. police described the suspect as a want my auntie's twenty's or thirty's. place of used tear gas and water cannon to repel anti-government protesters on the streets of the capital santiago. demonstrators were marking the anniversary of a protest movement that began last year, demanding greater equality in chile for reforms to the pension health care and education systems. ugandan opposition presidential candidate bobby wan has been
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released on by a lot being charged with holding rallies likely to spread the coronavirus the arrest robber of the pop star turned politician earlier this week triggered protests that led to at least 37 deaths. uganda is due to hold presidential and parliamentary elections. in january, several explosions rocked the afghan capital kabul on saturday or 30 site least people were killed and dozens wounded after an attack with rocket propelled mortars . similar attacks have happened in densely populated parts of the city as well. no group has yet claimed responsibility kabul was still reeling from a deadly university attack. earlier this month, the early morning rush hour in capital brought to a standstill after a series of attacks. afghans interior ministry says the mortar shells were fired from 2 vehicles. eyewitnesses describe
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the scene in the capital. this over there. it was morning and we were leaving our home when the explosion happened. 2 of my sisters and my mother were wounded. we've taken them to the hospital over there was another machine gun locker girl. i was having breakfast when the rockets landed. one of them have vehicle belonging to a bakery at least 3 people were injured. and now they've been taken to the hospital . one of the heavily fortified zone, which houses diplomatic missions was also targeted. iran's embassy was damaged after it was hit by rocket fragments. violence in the country is rampant as multiple insurgent groups launch assaults on afghan security forces. this despite a push for peace between the taliban and the government, u.s. secretary of state mike pump aoe is in cat hard to resume,
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stop talks with the 2 sides. his visit comes as washington announced, it will speed up the withdrawal of its troops from afghanistan. the pentagon says 2500 troops are to leave by january, but there are fears this could further weaken afghan forces. for now, people in cabo must live with the constant threat of another attack. the sport you so far turned just 16 on friday and the german youth international soon could have something else to celebrate. your super mukoko is already used to breaking records. he scored 46 goals in one season, playing for dortmund's under seventeen's team. when he was just 14 years old, born in cameroon, macaco is not your average academy product. i was a street footballer in cameroon. there wasn't any local team. you just with friends,
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the noise on it for not. in 2014, he moved to germany to live with his father and 2 years later joined a club with a tradition of playing young talents. the current record for youngest boy in this league a player was set by another dog and academy product nori schoene, who was then one month shy of his 17th birthday. this january coach lucianne father called makoto up to the senior team, but league regulations meant he could not play until he turned 16. he's also caught the eye of germany coach yogi love, and is already playing for the country's under twenty's national team. for the ocean top, i've seen a few videos of him playing so it's almost unbelievable how someone his age can score so many goals against players too, or 3 years older than him. but he does have these qualities that i very rarely come across before the flight or sentence of 40. it may be a leap to how once in
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a generation, talent who may still be on bull collecting duty after his professional debut. but the future certainly looks promising. that's it. you're up to date of next like date. the lace, the booming business is of online dating. and in a take of the documentary money is coming up in 45 minutes. and you hear me now. i guess we can hear you and it was 2 years gentlemen, starts now with bringing uncle a makeover. and you've never had to have surprise yourself with what is possible christmas called really what a new sat and want to talk to people who follow along the way. maurice and critics alike join us, the metals, lifestyle. and
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i'm a citizen of the world, as least. that's certainly because of my own biography, i suppose. lol, i fled from breslau during the bombardment, you know, bomb cleaning. i grew up in a small town and libraries were how i got to know the world to a bit by bit it north africa as a schoolboy. i was 17 or 18 and we drove folks are going to band through all the north african countries with their guns and thought i was always drawn to foreign countries because i had this curiosity about how other people live, think and work. and it was always worth it. yes, i'm a citizen of the world, and this is the story of a style. well, the story of the final year in the korea of klaus de tell a man he has shaped the german cultural landscape of the last decades like few others with his incredible ability to grasp the right moment. he's been head of the
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german national library, the driving force behind the lens famous museum island, and president of germany's cultural powerhouse the good to institute. but his last 12 months don't go as planned. a final official trip to the african continent. after a long flight, the president of the go to institute, touched down in namibia a full my german colony. history is everywhere in the capital of into the colossal independence museum tells
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the story of the long struggle for liberation from colonialism. in the most recent chapter of that story is all about restitution bringing namibia's cultural artifacts back to the country. hendrik is a case in point. the tribal leader isn't a maybe a national hero, thanks to his role in the resistance against german colonial rule. at the end of the 19th century, that boys symbolic bible and whip were taken by the germans after his death. their return was an important 1st step. it isn't just the removal of objects. it's basically the breaking of people of personalities of their self determination and self-confidence. this was coming alone or some cannot be glossed over. this is simply a beginning. there's a lot more to be done. so now is the time to get to know each other. she just talked to africans in africa about these experiences, you know,
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to exchange ideas so that these stories can be told of children of limon was also in the maybe a to visit the local good to institute in the center of into it's one of 157, across the world, germany's national cultural institution is active in nearly 100 countries. with more than 3 and a half 1000 employees. its mission is to promote the german language and strengthen cultural collaboration. the team here had spent weeks preparing a major conference, the topic. what should a post colonial museum look like? the conference venue was in the 2 tura, a former apartheid era township on the outskirts of into the conference was part of a long term project that brings together museum experts and creative minds from across africa.
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we believe the laws change in the 12 years he's been president of the go to institute. a man has developed good relationships with partners in africa. so there was a sense that things were coming full circle for him. his very 1st official trip was to another former german colony. flash back to 2008, layman, fresh in the job, travelled to tanzania with good knees. the years of austerity were over. after a decade of being closed, the go to instituting doris would be reopened. the object that others of leaman's african counterparts hoped that his special interest in the continent would live on even after he left. of course, every person who lives there is a potential gap. but hopefully that the person who comes is someone who also has a deep understanding of africa because africa has what
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a complex. and it's also what good it gives us. so i hope that will protect over someone who is sensitive someone who is called cynthia's, and someone who also has the pressures and the passion for the continent. and the colonial past was ever present in the discussions. but the conference also revealed a bright new generation coming up in the arts and museum worlds like philémon and fresh concepts like digitalisation made this conference stand out. in the uk, the society in which we find ourselves in today does not agree with the principal's office or museum. so if you can't communicate to an audience, you don't understand, you know, you need be said, the median age of africa is 90. 4. it's really critical that we start asking this question of who always speaking to how we speaking to them?
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what platforms are using that now it was farewell to africa, the continent that changed how close detail a man saw the world. and how they will have always found it terrible that africa is only associated with negative stories. i've experienced so many positive things, and i think we simply have to get them across to. the good news needs to be given a chance, as well as all that chance would soon come back in germany. in a few weeks later, they go to institute head appeared at the frankfurt books and the world's biggest media trade fair with the book and media industry come together to network.
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negotiate celebrate, and debate was the perfect stage for a layman to talk about his experiences invented the saying i was expecting 300000 visitors to frank presence. there stands for freedom of expression and diversity of opinion. so it's locked down on my calendar that i build everything around the air date for me, it's both a duty and a pleasure to the bookseller also meant, returning to the ridge, says a man's career confidentially ago, he studied physics and mathematics in this part of western germany before making the decision to devote himself to library science. it was in 1968 in frankfurt with a bill in maine, metropolis consumption and growth being celebrated in the new shopping streets, as well as at the stock exchange.
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germany was awoken from this daydream of prosperity by voices of protest from the streets. students were rebelling against an outdated system and capitalism. the protesters sought intellectual support from the neo marxist thinkers of the so-called frankfurt school. they, however, rejected violent social revolution. was no revolutionary iser, and the street was not his arena, but he did want to bring about change. his chance came in the form of the frankfurt city and university library. when i was $33.00, i had the privilege of becoming director of the library there. i tried to reunite the whole frankfurt school, the city's a critical theory. and so i brought together the literary estates and archives of laos who've been taught to make the library in frankfurt, a center of 15 years later in 1988
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and was appointed director of the national library in frankfurt. or more precisely, the west, german half of it's the other half was in life to germany's 2 national libraries. the cold war even divided the world of good books. and i became general director of the national library in frankfurt in $88.00. i made my 1st trip to leipzig. i didn't think it was right for us to be separate entities. but given that we were founded on common goals, we talked about that in leipsic is grittier visited at the end of the 1980 s. was in pretty rough shape for decades after the division of gemini, this once flourishing city of literature was in steep decline, as was the entire communist state, the regime was crumbling. he
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went there to visit the so-called memory of the nation. the german library and light stage was founded in 1912 to collect all german language publications under one roof. in 1949, it became the central library of the workers' state. meanwhile, the westin counterpart was set up in frankfurt with the same goals. then in the autumn of 1909, everything changed 1st in light. then in berlin and across the whole of east germany, hundreds of thousands took to the streets in a peaceful revolution flanked by writers like stephan haim. what a transformation. it's as if someone has opened the windows after all these years of stagnation started not sure. was the people liberated themselves from communist rule and east germany fell apart.
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lehman's informal talks with librarians and lights, they suddenly became a political mission to really, you know, fi the institution. what would become of the german library in life? has been a library in there since 1974 and was part of negotiations after the wall came down . he was among those who feared that east germany would end up on the losing side of reunification with the rules. we sat here in this room, a layman and his partner sat here at the front and i was sitting on one of the chairs at the back somewhere. i can remember it quite clearly. initially there was a brief silence. he must have been asking himself how we in life would react to these invaders. but it wasn't an invasion. he was pretty clear about that. he said we were working on a common plan because one of the 1st sentences i can still remember was, the greater germany that's coming into being here could certainly use a national library with 2 locations instead of offering.
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and frank layman solution safeguarded the internal unity of the national library. and march 990, we were united and we bonded in some funny way. for example, we met halfway between life and frankfurt and the city of fort it just like its was . and we formed a joint soccer team, we put on a review show. in other words, we got to see the real people behind their organizational roles. that's how we built up a report. in august, 1902, german states signed the unification, treaty and crown prince's palace. and the status of the new national library was made official, including its too late cation. that's when the real work began to get picked and he always looked to the future and told us all along with him. and he had to tackle some difficult problems. for example, marshalling the stasi investigation and the staff cuts when it wasn't necessarily
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easy. did it with the kind of rigor you need in a leader for something like that. but he was also sympathetic. so i don't think anyone really felt hurt because that was quite an achievement traits if you like cigs the life we direct to since 912 loads of the more civilized in oil paint on the wall opposite close detail. a man in black and white. the portrait was made by his friend, superstar photographer helmut newton and not only marks the beginning of a new era, but was also open to interpretation as it is in my yet so 1st of all. it's very down to earth and spirit of the 2nd, the image suggests that he is striving upwards, something like a tree of man. you know how he's a seed also plays an important role for him. that's clear. and you can also see
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that he has a sense of how an image functions and how to come across well in a new ecological age exposed concrete, steel and below that 3 floors, an underground deposit tree, 30000 square meters of books, frankfurt's long plans, new german national library building was completed in 1907 to the chancellor himself attended the inauguration and was an avid, but nothing firm after the ceremony, he wanted to see the books. so we went into the underground stacks, and we barely made it out again because cole was so fascinated walking along the shelves. they were like a chronicle of history,
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because everything was chronologically arranged is in was a key, kept blowing out different books. i said mr. chancellor, we should really get back to our guests. didn't interest him at all. i think we were in the stacks for 3 hours. that was call. he always had a lot of time for books and for the library and of all the most of your particular one year and the last election later, it was no longer chancellor. he tanned it power to get exclude the seat of government in parliament moved from gone to live and took on a new position as president of the pression cultural heritage foundation. on the threshold of the new millennium, it was germany's most important cultural role. it brought with it the chance to
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reshape the face of the nation's capital with the help of a little political good. well, it was a strong supporter of the museum island. we didn't have to call on his. but knowing that someone saw this cultural ensemble as the intellectual center of germany was very important to us, all see it dust off. in 2000 days at the age of 68, lehmann made another big korea may becoming president of the good to institute. chancellor angela merkel paid him a personal visit when he took office. it was a 1st and also a sign of the growing global significance of cultural diplomacy. one day it was important for us that the chancellor made such a clear signal. so soon after i had begun my time as a career to institute director in munich, so those were my 3 encounters and they were all positive. cause i'm quite an independent spirit. and independence has always been important to me. i don't
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belong to a political party so i can always speak personally based on facts. and that probably wasn't a bad thing either. support not only in the government but also in parliament. no, but he was then president of the bundestag. i'm one of the most experienced members of parliament recalls a man skillful balancing act between culture and politics in mind. the way i see it, he was always there, especially when it came to german cultural policy. and he doesn't compete with artists, which is something best not done in a role like that. neither does he display the at times borderline affectations of a successful manager. but rather he connects the 2 creating both internal and external consensus in the open. that's important for the image and effectiveness of institutions like this. it will be used in $29000.00 renowned
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german violinist and is the femur to sculpt one of the world's biggest up prices, the premium imperioli awarded by the japan artist. so ca sion, lehmann has been an international advisor to the prize for years. responsible for recommending candidates. violinist was his choice. it was a tightrope walk between distance and proximity. but that is more important to laymen than austin. taisha is friendship in culture as well as in politics. the meiji came then a traditional site for formal celebrations at amongst the parks and palaces near the legendary meiji shrine. in the heart of tokyo hosted the award ceremony.
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though it's not like when you and i got this must live man was quite at home in the highly formal setting. prince and princess itachi were present on behalf of japan's imperial din. a state excellence is distinguished guests with an equivalent value of 125000 euros. it's the richest prize in the world and testament to japan's commitment to the arts. him and it was really a calm presence in the middle of everything running things and giving everyone the feeling that they were at the center of proceedings. in fact, it was he who was probably at the heart of it all holding the reins. winter in germany and the everyday routine of the good institute at the cultural
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institutions headquarters near the center of munich. it's time for the so-called presidential breakfast. it's a way for a layman to ensure that internal exchanges can happen and free from a strict top down hierarchy. that something that 50 years of leadership experience has taught him. i'm not the type to float above everyone giving orders when the president of the presidential breakfast is a good example or does it, it's once a month and everyone can come by. they don't have to because there's a theme which can also be decided by those attending when don't talk together about issues of language and culture, finance or whatever. and we part with the feeling of togetherness. but it also
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means that i get a sense of what ideas there are in the organization was and which of them we can make you. so clearly, 500 employees work in the building, an example of german post-war, modernism. the architecture reflects the self image of the institution which was founded in 1951. practicality, clear lines transparent. say it's all more than just defense sounds. i really value limit above all, i appreciate his unequivocal belief in liberalism and the importance of civil society. his conviction that we as the go to institute an important mediating role and his courage to be quite public about his conviction differently starts with secretary general. your highness is the manager from munich. he runs the different
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to institute locations in projects around the world, together with commercial direct line of pollock, only klaus detail, a man has his own office that president, if they go to institute is an honorary position with a focus on democracy. believes that that's more important than ever. we're seeing an oversimplification of more brutality in our disagreements. and that worries me because we can only credibly represent our own institut around the world . if germany itself is in a position to correct these things. and to great a politics that's all liberal and committed to human rights for a racism is a dangerous threat that impacts our own credibility. that's why we also want to have a stronger presence within germany in terms of cultural education, in the court order and the mahanta contango is the
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new landmark on bangkok's skyline. you can get a great view of the city from the top and turned 80 at the end of february 2020. a few days later he was climbing up to thailand's highest viewing platform. the booming southeast asian metropolis with 300 meters below him. a man stripped to the jail free. our river had been in the works for a long time. but the coronavirus threatened his plans. infection rates in thailand has still low at the beginning of march. but fears of a pandemic well to real. thailand's go to institute was intending to celebrate its 60th anniversary with a large programme of events. when a man decided to go ahead with the visit,
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the director of the institute in bangkok braced a huge sigh of relief. that the president is good. it's just really, it was both overwhelming and inspiring that the president of the girty institute, klaus lemon and his wife lisa ling to bangkok, to celebrate with us and really difficult times of the coronavirus. when you're 80 years old and say, you're so important to me that i'm going to come even though many people won't be traveling right now. the message, but it sends an incredible message, the stuff i could tell how much it meant to our people. and what an incredible motion vaishnav was for us to keep going. lampung railway station could almost be a piece of europe in central bangkok. the city's transportation hub for over a century, it was modeled on frankfurt's train station and
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this is a really emotional discovery. i basically began my career in frankfurt and i come here to bangkok and what do i see? it's a little smaller, but it has the architecture and the atmosphere of frankfurt central station. this is a strange feeling. just like at the beginning here i am in my final year working for the go to institute. and here is frankfurt train station again. this time in bangkok, it's very emotional. the historic waiting room was turned into a pop up comes that whole. the goose institute had invited young musicians from bangkok and cologne to perform pieces by you had sebastian bach and junk age. amongst other composers it was an unusual experience for the commute, his limb and
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soaked up the atmosphere, making a journey like this under such troubling conditions wasn't merely a gut decision. it was the result of sober consideration. as good as president of the go to institute. there are some advance that one has to be aware of. the 60th anniversary of the bangkok or to institute is one of them stored into it's now one of the largest go to institutes in the world. and understandably expectations are placed on me. so i, so i wanted to be there in person. it also answers those asking how i'm dealing with the situation here puts, i only let myself be affected when there are clear facts. supposition alone isn't enough for me. at the evening as a partnership between the data institute and the u.
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sa sample from the princess and the academy of music was made official because they have 250th anniversary was coming up, bangkok's classical music lovers. and they're jamming got to hear the composer's 7th symphony. feel the 1st of the tease shows how important the dirty institute has become to cultural life in the time capital. the organization is keen to make its presence in asia felt, especially at such
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a critical time. the audience didn't suspects that this could be one of the last parties in bangkok for a long while. when lehman travels his smile, a feast usually goes with him on officially and at the couple's own expense. she's his most important confidant, whether at home or abroad, that's good mornings. i spend a lot of time with my husband. we get going at 7 in the morning. we have evenings
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together every evening we spend an hour having dinner. we talk about everything, but he listens to me and of course i hear about the fascinating things he's doing and everything going on in the background. the information goes both ways. it's absolutely a couple, absolute leisurely man remains in the background and yet she still very present the 2 message university. she was the 1st woman to study geo physics in my half a century ago. thank you, steve. we have a consistent dynamic that i'm very satisfied and happy with. she's my wife or at least as wonderful go. we have our golden wedding anniversary and everything else behind us. and this stability is really important to me finish rich to do otherwise
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. i couldn't do all the things i do does was it? so i was toilet 2 of us are like a small company like this in the climes of the name less than 3 weeks later as covert 19 infections started to saw thailand declared a national state of emergency. bangkok went into lockdown undergird institute, there was close to the public. the same happened with the 1 157 other institutes around the world. the coronavirus brought the whole good to institute to a standstill. that also meant that the organizations most important income source language courses began to dry up almost 40 percent of its 414000000 euro
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budgets was in jeopardy in germany, the president and board of directors had to fight the good to institutes very few right now we're facing an existential threat because of finances. if you know, we're in constant talks with lawmakers and ministers and with the foreign ministry, and that's helping a lot, she is one positive thing in this crisis is that i am still here, that i'm still available this year. because i have a lot of connections and a lot of experience that i can put to use now. it would have been awful to have to watch all this unfold. as a spectator, the government didn't want germany's most important projection of soft power to go bankrupt and reacted quickly. allocating the good to institute up to 70000000 euros in emergency aid, a sign of how much politicians valued the institute's global cultural network and
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its outgoing president has ended it. i believe it's symbolic that the end of the lehmann era, coincides with germany's presidency of the council, of the european union has shaped international cultural relations in europe. either by building them up or by developing what it already exists. that will be the legacy of his era, and we're extremely grateful for that. it's become an integral part of our european policy. another legacy will be his tireless commitment and firmness, even in the face of difficulties that hasn't only helps international cultural relations. it's also helped the institute sites around the world are adapting to the new normal was no longer possible in person happens online language courses. cultural events and an entire summit on colonialism led its on air operation with reboot, f.m.
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and radio network friendly in berlin. spring and summer came and went last few months in office were necessarily restricted. a parent says and trips were cancels replaced by video conferences. in late summer 2020, lehmann returned to berlin's museum island, which he played such a decisive role in shaping around the turn of the millennium. it brought old a new berlin together as the capital became a truly global city. since 2019 visitors have entered the hugely important museum complex through a new portal. the james cmon gallery, a modern, this building designed by renowned david chipper failed when lehmann was president of the pression cultural heritage foundation. it was a highly controversial project today is so widely celebrated as james,
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similar to james cmon gallery, binds the buildings together so to speak. and it's clearly accepted by preliminary talks. it's a welcoming place. this is one that you enjoy going to all one that creates a connection. it's wonderful. just a funny thing is this, that berliners thought of this area as a kind of temple that should never be changed. that was nonsense because shingle had already had a 6 building where we just did what was already there in the 19th century. but using our own modern materials, modern but referencing the old buildings suited for the modern columns are an echo of 19th century designs by press when architects and free trade next door in the noir am or new museum. the old and new blend together without compromising the structures recognizable form. the modern
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hole and staircase are a reminder of the task that confronted laymen at the end of the 1990 s. . the grand ensemble of 5 museums was a unesco world heritage site. but it was also in dire need of renovation. modernization reorganization, and renewal for years museum island was a major construction site with laman playing the role of cultural supervisor, annoyances to 99. we adopted the master plan for museum island, which was approved by all museum directors and is still in effect today. that means this has my handwriting on it. i think what i do is to get everyone in the same boat. so we could complete the work of annoyance museum, the boat, a museum,
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and the arts are not so in our gallery on time. and within budget. on the noise museum was that the center of the renovation project partially destroyed during the 2nd world war. it was painstakingly reconstructed by an architect, david chipperfield, it show pieces. the so-called nubian room, decorated with my teeth romantic, received by free trade architects to the pression king in the mid 19th century. when lehmann was trying to get someone to support his plans, he used to bring them here.
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there's a window, it's a beautiful room. the proportions are good. you have the presence of ancient greece, the terra cotta the great thinkers. but it's also a mysterious for a magical place. and i shamelessly use that magic to make the positive transformation of museum island happen, including when it came to funding. but still it basically helped us their support then head of public museums was always a layman signs. for a decade the to work together to implement them hasta plan. he was a brilliant strategist. he never stopped giving politicians tours of museum island . he's a great motivator. he's what you call a cultural diplomat. and he was a genius when it came to committee. she would walk into
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a meeting and by the end everyone agreed with him. she did a wonderful job, or as he was sophisticated and officially go or layman's time at the head of germany's largest cultural institution. the question cultural heritage foundation was the resoundingly success. the foundation is responsible for managing millions of objects. unique collections archives research institute. underlined brace for its most famous artifacts is a 3000 year old bust. if the ancient egyptian queen even now more than a decade after he worked on museum island is still drawn to it. he calls it his concubine. you come here from the newbie and for all of the
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beauty of that big space when you come into, a room that belongs only to now for t.-t., with that beautiful green color reminiscent of the nile. and which is reflected in the headdress. on this island of world culture is perhaps the site of his most significant professional accomplishments. klaus detail a man is in his own wealth. now the curtain is coming down on a career that chapter by chapter is closely linked to the history of post-war, germany. it wasn't just that he sensed what was the right thing at the right time to time it so also since that he was the right person for the moment that will end up speaking for decades. a man with the right person, a man who crossed borders and was at home in the world of culture, be it in germany or elsewhere. have now taken up his banner. for example,
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with the home boat forum and international cultural center and museum housed in the reconstructed palace. is this cultural diplomat the last of his kind. i wouldn't see myself as a dinosaur that's dying out. i hope this type of person doesn't die out. we'll always need people who want to connect. i think there'll be more and more of this type of person who can motivate others and us a sense of team spirit. i don't think i'll be the last of my kind quite the opposite. and if i can be an example, then let it be that we can achieve a lot by interacting with others long. you're going to leave me alone.
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cutting through the noise to where i come from. people are known for being tough, but fair. new york can be loud, and people tell it like it, it can take all of the concrete jungle, the melting pot, the city that never sleeps, it's this energy that makes it feel like old. but amid the hustle, it's important to listen and pay attention because it's not just the loudest voices who move to be heard. we all have a story to tell, but i see it as my job as a journalist to go beyond the obvious. now i'm basing your odds, my work takes me around the world to my instincts for me to say, to tell the important stories behind the headlines. what is the heart of the story? why does it matter who live in pakistan? you have to stay focused. if you want those 1st to cut through the noise to get to
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the truth behind the sarah kelly, and i wanted to double first girls to get over. no, i'm sure that it was arianna, with the money in support of what save you will save over. sebree wrote once the secret service classic it uses the sound or the story behind the music pitch before the british law. beethoven's 9th symphony for the world starts to simmer down on g.w. .
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