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simply diminished because there's so much talk about just for seneca and there's the reputation gets worse and worse yet it's like that people say oh i want to have . the biotech vaccine or the modern exene ordered sets and i'm talking vaccine but not the astra zeneca vaccine and that's already happening absent it's not that know what caused it. when man's best known comedians but arrested as part of a suit against opponents of february's ministry to zagano was taken from his home in young can by police and soldiers he's been in and out of prison since taking part in an uprising against a previous military dictatorship. of course experienced its worst wildfires for almost a decade and huge places have been raging across the forests in the himalayas mohnish and sizes run to air quality in the capital cut mountains as the worst one of international flights have been delayed the sticks work blanketed the city. i
miss the international has told the w. news it's reviewing its controversial decision to strip jailed russian activist alexei the value of his prisoner of conscience status in february the organization said it would no longer refer to mr the valley as a prisoner of comes conscience saying he had advocated hatred in the past activists accuse the organization of falling for a kremlin smear campaign the review comes as the human rights group says mr valdez incarceration may be killing him slowly we've been speaking with that i'm just the international secretary general agnes calabar and asked what could be done to help and this international as initiated as that's been made public a process of review of the decisions he trilby made that did the outcome of that process really not being made public when they're when it's finished which should be anytime soon but the key is a penis is year is independent of the idiosyncrasies of an organisation such as on the student or national it's the fact is as an organisation we can been equally so
and excited at the moment as we we would allow 2 months or gold even needs to be freed in need to be freed immediately a needs to be protected against cold and he needs to receive medical care so i'm just international secretary general and i guess that calum out well the raj group has also released its annual report today telling how the pandemic has worsened inequality and rights abuses in poland activists are raising the alarm over the erosion of women's rights a lawmaker is there have approved a draft withdrawal from a european treaty that seeks to end violence. women know it as the convention the measure could open the way to a total ban. when polish doctors told paulino that her unborn child had no kidneys and would die upon birth she had few options as of january new legislation has come into effect
allowing abortions only in cases of incest rape or a threat to a mother's life. please. paulina is one of the very few women in poland who has since found a team of doctors willing to attest that giving birth was a threat to her health and her abortion went ahead. but the. these people are heroes that they are afraid of the consequences of the sick country that they live in. their brave. and they're here to help people and not to serve politicians. and women's rights are under even further threat in poland lawmakers have approved a draft law ordering the country to withdraw from the is tumble convention on combat in violence against women paving the way for an alternative treaty that
would ban abortion and gay marriage critics say the move would legalize domestic violence. that's up to the fanatical party what you decided just a moment ago is home violence permission this is a green light for torturers so this is a permission to terminate an international agreement which protects the victims of violence you said to the good of us that you're on your doormat. one in 3 women has been a victim of physical or sexual violence a recent study finds the istanbul conventions primary task is to prevent violence against women but although the text of the convention has never changed populists in countries like poland turkey and hungry have been politicizing the convention for their own political agenda. in poland last year hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets against the new abortion and the curtailment of their rights
those protests have continued despite the threat of covert and a heavy police presence. there. i went to the protest together with all my friends because we knew we had to show we did not agree with what's going on. but none of us ever thought that just a few months later i will be in the situation. yep and if techie semi's duet. as long as the situation for women in poland continues to deteriorate paulina will not stop fighting which she sees as restrictions on her basic rights. let's talk through this with ed mills that more is next suze i missed international regional director for europe and joins us from las vegas capital rica welcome to day w i wonder how problematic they find countries like poland and hungary that keep electing these a liberal governments with increasing majorities keep voting for them it doesn't
sound like those voters want better rights for women and sexual minorities so how do you tell them that they should. well i think part of the problem is that the space for political competition in these countries is being narrowed down through various restrictions on political parties and freedom of expression and media freedom so that they are trying to step the rules so that they will be in power for a long time. i think what is of grave concern in places i think you mentioned poland hungary i was there other countries as well but within the e.u. these are the biggest problem cases where you see an ongoing attack on women's rights and on l.j. b.t.i. rights which is combined with the rule of law crisis so you have governments which have been dismantling the independence of the judiciary. and at the same time
undermining the rights of these specific groups and they are not taking its sitting down they are going out in the streets as you've shown in poland and elsewhere and they will continue to do so and we will stand with them and we've seen a very harsh step backwards in poland on the rights to safe and legal abortion care the trend globally and in europe is in the other direction but poland is going backwards we see l.g.b. child free zones. so-called free zones where unisa policies have adopted discriminatory declarations and this is a year in a country that wants the european union and so this these countries learn from each other that ad practiced is spread across europe so it's in europe's interest to stop these bad practices where they originate but also does not exist into the artist and interject to that because you say it's in europe interest to stop these
bad practices but this is this is part of the problem as i say that for an organization like you that stands up for democracy you have an especially in poland you have an increasing majority of voters who say yet we've seen this we've seen these these illegal illiberal governments and we want more of it so again how do you tell them that they are wrong and that the situation that they have voted for should change. well 1st of all i said that the voting the voting has not been completely free and fair of these countries and they're trying to make it less. but we we try to work at the grassroots with activists in these countries and now these governments are trying to restrict the work of human rights n.g.o.s in schools in society more broadly and to basically put them out of business very often for example hunger you mentioned hungary and poland have both
lost cases at the e.u.'s highest court and are not implementing those judgments related to the judiciary related to n.g.o.s so they're not playing by the rules right they are spitting in the face of their european colleagues and this will affect the whole the whole system so your report also says the world's most vulnerable and marginalised people have borne the brunt of the pandemic how bad is that situation within the european union. i think it's quite bad but we don't fully know the extent of the damage that has been caused because of continuing lockdowns the lack of information the lack of access we have not been able to travel so we rely a lot on our local partners but for example i think that we will learn when when the lockdowns and that roma especially in the countries of central eastern europe
have been hit very hard specially roma rights to education we put out a report on abusive and discriminatory police practices. looking at in forcing the. lock down so. this abuse and discrimination was not only against roma but against people on the move and homeless people as well so very often these people have been hard hit by the crisis and we are watching closely to make sure that they get access to vaccines because this is the next struggle in the pandemic where equality in access to vaccines and being vaccinated it is going back to that remark about hungary in poland especially in the face of europe's rules what how should europe then respond to what's going on that. well europe 1st of all should should not be hesitant in enforcing its own rules and
initiating infringement proceedings and demanding compliance with court judgments that would be number one the 2nd issue is linking funding to rule of law progress the e.u. has a huge leverage in its hands through the various funds that it uses and it should look at the how those funds are being used whether they're being used by governments. ok probably these regimes should not be complicit and all right we'll leave it beth thank you so much for joining us at milan nils most next hour from amnesty international thank you. that's it you're up to date will have a lot decision from your peers not bad since i didn't see it regarding the oscars i think i found a seat at the talk on. the. the
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thailand last summer activists took to the streets day in and day out and their fight continues now in the courts as the government targets pro-democracy leaders in an attempt to slow the movement. plus pakistan's courts the authorities and even the prime minister have attacked activist in the women's rights movement. i'm melissa chan thank you for joining us we want to take a closer look at thailand today the ongoing civil unrest. and the country has not gone away and in fact many of the leaders of the pro-democracy demonstrations throughout 2020 are now in court facing years in prison and amnesty international's big annual report out today on the state of human rights around the world the entry for thailand talks about widespread repression and the use of enforced
disappearances this includes the case of want to lay on sacks it who disappeared while living in exile last year he is yet another suspected victim of the thai authorities assault on dissent. save one charlie on the demand this was june 2020 days after one chilly arm such sacks it approved democracy blogger was abducted in cambodia. c.c.t.v. footage captured 2 men stopped in their tracks as they reportedly watch one chilly arm being bundled into an issue. he was targeted one day after uploading this video mocking thailand's prime minister. he has not been seen since his the 9th such case of a thai exile disappearing since 2060. 5 if one chile arm is
dead we want his body brought back to thailand not my young but there. in the past year thailand's military has reacted with an iron fist to a growing youth movement calling for democratic reforms rounding up dozens of activists under strict laws that forbid any criticism of the mourner. last month. the architects of the uprising began filling up courts their resolve undiminished. they can lock me up but they cannot lock up the truth the truth is always the truth whether in prison under torture or awaiting execution the truth is the truth. other organizers face 15 years in prison if found guilty of sedition and insulting the monarchy but protest leaders say the campaign cannot be crushed.
yet i mean funny how in the end no matter how many of us go to jail there will still be people outside that are still fighting. and. in the meantime the families carry the burden either of not knowing where their loved ones are are facing years of separation. joining us his rights activist concert in bangkok she's been the subject of an ongoing investigation connected to her participation in a protest last summer and she faces possible jail time for that pym story where do things stand in thailand's democracy movement. right now it's kind of difficult because i mean. i mean of course because of the 19th decision as well the 6th outbreak happened last year in december and after
that it goes pretty difficult to forward movement again woman them do it cat and mentally this in detention increase for the tension in relation to the protest last year so i mean is difficult time for everyone but we cannot do much it's just that we just have to keep fighting their way through and then maybe thinking about different ways off approaches instead of going out and then taking this like what we did last year because it's now almost impossible. i want to talk about your case what are you being accused of and what did you do that you believe was within your rights. basically i. talking about less my just it was the heaviest that i mean i'm facing so i gave a speech in a protest last year in. november in front of 11
military in fan tree so basically i just called for the reform or do we if you are less much is the law which is the law in saudi monarchy and i actually didn't talk about him so or anyone in his family so basically i just core that what your former you is this your reporter on freedom that we talk about a lot into it also 70 and so you talk about the cases in thailand and he said. this is for less much as they endure more cryptic countries so i was clear that that sentence into and that appeared in my complaint paper that the police told me on. 21st of december when i replied it myself so in this part i think it's grand basically because i didn't talk about securing the queen or the air or the region i'm so so is just calling for the repu already
i'm in man on the power. and just quoting someone else now you talked about the pandemic slowing things down a bit and the fact that leaders have also been arrested the government has been in movable in the face of mass demonstrations in your country what do you think it will take for the political system to change. i mean 1st of all. it's important for the we ok last year i mean if you followed to the most recent demands or to criticize demands that 3 things so the 1st thing is research nation of the problem is the the 2nd thing is we drop off the constitution and the 3rd thing is we fall off the monarchy and of course these 3 things have to go along together and but what to take for this change in the political thing and of course is the we drop off the constitution at this point
because basically the country cannot really move forward with the constitution we are using right now. too many laws in the constitution and the upper house would i mean i'm sure you know about it already but it is this is the main thing that the upper house that have to meet elected and those are appointed by the little rico commission would have basically the right to was for the prime minister so it means you can really elect as many times you want but the upper house you share in the results of the elections anyway so this is the thing election reform tents are a patch not rob thank you so much for joining us. in pakistan women are facing death threats following their participation in a march for equal rights on international women's day the taliban has threatened
activists and 2 courts have even ordered investigations into whether women committed blasphemy that they spoke ill of the prophet muhammad based on clearly doctored video clips prime minister iran khan was then asked in a question and answer session with the public about the rising incidence of rape in the country to which he responded by blaming the victims he said it has to do with what women wear the response at least on social media has been fierce by the study human rights lawyer remote omar called khan's comments ignorant dangerous and condemn nable another woman deal obeid posted it's hard enough being a woman in this country we honestly deserve better than this and in my own sign up my theory has here tweeted the only place where blame rests is with the rapist and the system that enables him. we have. joining us to talk more about this penis we just saw some of the tweets in response to the
prime minister's comments can you tell us a little bit more about how people have reacted. hi melissa block is sonny's are angry they're frustrated that their leader the minister of pakistan harbors such problematic view was that links women's clothing to sick shouldn't against oil and you know what that research has rejected these kind of few was across the board my twitter timeline was filled up and the tweets actually schooling the prime minister dead rape is a much more complicated crime and a heinous crime and it's not only did it did do sexual frustration there actually they were actually just willing by minister that it's more of rape it's more of a show of what authority does she and woman and her family they were also women activists treating and asking a prime minister to actually apologize on his statement prime minister of pakistan
said in his statement i did all this people in this society who have little weak bob who have no belief that i'm going to update their dish and so he was actually implying that if their bodies they were not beauty and this kind of woman rights activists say that this kind of a statement is problematic and they actually asked for him to apologize to public on the statement. has quite a few opinions about women in their place and role to society and for a former cricketer who traveled the world he's quite disparaging of what he calls western values tell me a little bit more about that. ok rug hang has studied it and he meant he wasn't just national celebrity and he had an image of playboy there were articles published about to scan does his affair but yet. as soon as he joined politics in pakistan he started he became more religious and guns over defend his views and he portrays the west as
a society that is immortal that has no family values and he kind of still has this a fear among pakistanis if they follow winston values and his id the family system in black is a nice idea but this rocked divorce rate a 1000000000 trees he says has been a divorce stories so he has he his personality is on the sea a lot of contradictions and conflict but he is giving a more to literature. a lot of he would only say to iraq assignees and you were at the women's rights protest last month what did you see and what do women of pakistan want yeah so i was at the march as it's a nascent movement but it's very provocative and board of women's rights movement has a history in pakistan but this movement recently started. as any woman give one street i was there on. woman state the u.s. slogans that you sports does duns and other form of art to express that anger
against government against religious scholars who have not been able to give rights to the woman they deserve and this kind of void in this is not really well accepted by the conservative segments of the society it's a grassroots movement but because of of the openness and the born ness and anger these women show on the streets. it's not good excepted by the kinds of it gives and unfortunately these women are fighting the fight alone without any backing of the government. it's always fantastic to speak to you thank you so much thank you very much. that's it for today you can find more on our website d.w. dot com forward slash asia check out our facebook and twitter as well we're back tomorrow see you then good bye to.
the fight against the corona virus pandemic. has the rate of infection been developing what does the latest research say. information and context the coronavirus update 19 special. on t w. o many pushed whole bloods are thrown out in the world right now climate change means different office story. faces watch closely when photos for one week. how much work can really do. we still have time to an ongoing. subset. of subscribers and it's like the.
problem of society we have at the moment every one of the great of making of what may happen if we don't do. the pandemic has changed life as we know it. but what comes next. with our fast paced lives pick up again. we continue to innovate regardless of the cost. live lives profit driven. and globally connected. or has this pandemic sparked irreparable change. hello and welcome to the show this week we're thinking about life after the pandemic we're asking experts in areas like urban planning climate change and even nutrition to tell us what they've learned so far and what those lessons mean for the future today we look at crisis
management and began with a report from taiwan located near to the airport told in hospital was one of taiwan keepers against the virus authorities had stand the 5th of compression pastis here for cheek men since the start of 2020 but in january this year and infected dr ticker the fresh outbreak several of his coworkers were later tested positive taiwan faced its biggest coronavirus crisis since the start of the pandemic in the . hospital acquired infections are very serious and hard to control the patients in the hospital need health care workers to take care of them. there next to each other it's impossible to just quarantine hospital workers and leave patients alone you were in. a. long work 7 epidemic command center has 13 decided to set himself up in the hospital to directly oversee communications from the command center but woman. we had to contain the virus.
in the large hospital of more than $2600.00 employees and they were all $700.00 impatiens one wrong decision coolly to the charge of the similar to the 2003 sars outbreak then the government locked down a hospital where even healthy people were not allowed to leave leading to 154 infections and 31 death. it was ok when there were only one or 2 cases in the hospital bridge but when there were more and more people confirmed positive we were definitely nervous well. we were afraid of getting phone calls in the middle of the night hearing about yet another new case for your chance at this time the command center reacted quickly tracking all possible contacts and hold quarantine over 4300 people they also transferred negative test to patients to other hospitals to
decrease the workload all staff after 14 days with no new come from places all hospital employees have to do mass testing to convince the public that the hospital is safe in 44 days it was contained with only 21 cases and just one death transparency and honesty is the very important and you have to the people the reason why you want to have. a very strange encounter and very strange in home quarantine and everything is we have to show the evidence that it is very very useful to prevent a future pandemic chance said no car cheese can fight alone but i would like to emphasize that important thing is the prudence of it as we have to keep our all the possible in all the countries to prevent its spread of now tell and hospital is back to relative normality the seris experience reminded the government and its
people not to let history repeat itself a lesson not only for taiwan but for the world in its approach to tackling this vast breading virus. martin reese is co-founder of the center for the study of existential risk an interdisciplinary research group focused on studying and developing strategies to risks that could threaten humanity martin good to have you on the show 1st of all let's start with the pandemic before we start about talk about exits and existential rest rather can barely even say the word we just saw about taiwan and how its management of the pandemic has been shaped by sars but at the same time other countries have had their own experiences with infectious diseases and yet they've struggled and their management of the pandemic why do we see that it differ so much from country to country when i think we have the u.k. . but because we didn't have the expense of sars and of course coronaviruses need different preparations then you protected the group. and it's
hard to develop a vaccine etc so we in the u.k. were badly. i think in some respects. european countries and i think. taiwan and a government that was more trusted perhaps than our u.k. government was by its people and not. do you believe that we're worse long term planners than we believe we are potentially or do we just lack imagination or is it a combination of both. and i think we'll worst long term planners obviously we can't predict when the pandemic will strike but no one could say it was unlikely given that we had. in the past and i think there's some lessons we can learn obviously one is that it pays to build in a bit of slack in the system or resilience and in france as i know in germany you have more empty beds in your intensive care ward than we normally have we try to
keep them full time which means you've got no misled capacity and also we shouldn't spend so much on supply shades for manufacturing because if you have just one long chain and one link breaks that screws up a lot of manufacturing so i think we've learnt that it would have resilience than maximum efficiency ok so perhaps not the best long term planners for things like pandemics even though actually they're quite likely what about for truly existential threats where you're focused on that could be anything i gather from a more serious illness to an asteroid potential asteroid strike what is that mean for planning for those threats. of course you can't they're just extremes and i should say that limit astronomer i'm not kept awake at night by asteroids threats etc because they are small threats and no bigger now than they were of the dinosaurs they are rare but the threats that we do worry about are those which are
caused by humans either collectively changing the climate and causing mass extinction or by misuse of powerful technologies bio and cetera so there's the rebar about and they will give us a bumpy ride through this century they could cause a complete extinction i think that's frankly very unlucky we're concerned with these extreme risks which we need to prepare for and going back to the covert 19 it's going to cost the world at least $20.00 trillion dollars over the next 2 years and then at the specs given it was a dozen likely we should have spent probably hundreds of billions of dollars in the kind of preparation making sure that we monitor all are places where the disease can transfer from humans lanham us to humans it's etter and we more prepared to stock up on the case of clothing enormous we've learned our lesson that it's worth a bigger investment if you will prepare that investment and that preparation that
readiness that always comes with other costs not just money for example but there are certain social costs that come with that as we've seen in the pandemic as well just responding to the crisis that's going to create chaos in terms of social well being perhaps in terms of at economic wellbeing for for livelihoods have we have we fully measured the social and economic impacts of the pandemic what does that mean for our planning for crises. well we have it and i think one possibly the 9 effect that requires this is to really realize how important workers are not just in the health service but delivery drivers carers and people like not who in our system are under supported poorly paid and in secure jobs and i think one lesson you ought to learn is to. minimize will reduce inequality this was to be actually accentuated by the pandemic and people like myself for instance who go on
working from home cetera but many people can't and those who are in cramped apartments with no guards etc and the really tough times i think the experience of the pandemic has excess rated the effect of inequalities which many of us think are far too great anyway and i hope we pressure to reduce them aren't rhesus co-founder of the center for the study of x. existential risk at work right especially martin thank you so much for joining us thank you very much. for science correspondent there quinces also thinking about the future here is with a question on the future of m.r. in a technology. we came up with maxine for a covert no under a year what do developments like that mean for the future of healthcare. couvade 19 has sparked advances in
a really wide range of fields but i want to focus on one advance in particular that experts say will change health care in fundamental ways and that's messenger r.n.a. technology in cells m r n a is the molecule that allows information from the archive of the genome to be turned into into the physical metabolic reality of proteins and controlling and tailoring proteins is a tool of incredible power the scientists have been trying for decades to harness the m.r. in a information system to fight a huge range of diseases then the pandemic heads and all that hard work ended up turbocharging the development and the launch of the m r n a vaccines now in use the 1st ever to be approved that's released the
floodgates i think and we can expect more vaccines based on the platform to hit the market in the next couple of years including highly individualized vaccines that help your immune system for example 0 in on cancer mastering m.r. and they will allow us to shift treatments for many diseases away from today's approach which is to mitigate symptoms with medications and towards addressing the real roots of diseases and that's huge. and that's it for today's peak in the future. check back with us tomorrow thanks for watching stay safe so you get.
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