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what's your story. up with numbers of women especially are victims of violence in rooms would take part and send us your story we are trying in all ways to understand this new culture. for your another visit to another guests you want to become citizens. in for migrants your platform. you're watching news asia coming up today the fight for free speech once again turns deadly month a dash mushtaq ahmed was sent to prison for his facebook posts and died awaiting trial after this demand an investigation into these death and the repeal of the law that put him behind bars. plus is all quiet on the kashmir front india and pakistan ease into and i'm easy ceasefire while residents in the region try to
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rebuild from the damage. i'm melissa chan welcome to news asia activists in bangladesh have been hitting the streets to protest the death of mushtaq ahmed a writer who died in prison and who was sent there in the 1st place for what he said on facebook he had criticized the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic those demonstrating demand the withdrawal of the expansive and fairly new digital security act under which it was charged and they want an independent investigation not a government one into how he died. there and aim was to march to bangladeshis interior ministry arm in arm hundreds of mostly. students joined in the protest in their way though this police barricade
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and for a 4th day what began as a peaceful march turned into something more ugly. the protesters anger is twofold it's about the death of a right mushtaq ahmed in jail and it's about a security law that they see is trampling on their freedom of speech i. think. we have succeeded in our program to lay siege to the interior ministry he accommodates we demand it the elements of the digital security act we protest the way he writes and mushtaq ahmed died in prison under the secure custody of the state. or 30 say ahmed died of a heart attack while detained in a high security prison he'd been charged under the law for criticizing the country's coronavirus response on social media protesters allege that it was
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tortured while in jail where his cousin a doctor was present at the autopsy the political question at the moment it's very difficult to accept this a 5354 year old man would die of a single heart attack you could say it's an abnormal death but we can point out any other symptoms or causes that will result in this death. from our part bangladesh's prime minister has shrugged off criticism of the law and death. what can we do if someone dies after falling sick in jail no death is desired it's also not desire that unrest will be created. such words will do nothing to quell the anger of these protesters who now have a martyr for their course was. joining us is sad how mahdi of amnesty he joins us from colombo side un human rights chief michel
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bash lay has called for an immediate independent investigation into which took meds death what do we know about his time in jail and what's his death avoidable. when you have a person in detention for 9 months in fact to see trial detention for 9 months. or can you expect of the state of mind of that person and that to he has been detained soley for exercising his right to freedom of expression of cherry polls of facebook how much of this is a crime in the constitution of the human rights law is something that has to be investigated it's also important to analyze and explain why this person had to be detained for such a long time is a 53 year old man who's been in detention away from his family simply for exercising his right to freedom of expression simply for posting on facebook or
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whatever he has although it could be critical of the government which is that which is what legal documents say that he has been critical of the government in latest polls on the government's response to the court 90 lb of it but does that really require a person to be detained and kept in jail for such a long time without trial and this digital security act seems to be a trend we're seeing in many countries i'm thinking of pakistan and also india where the governments have taken action against what they decide is misinformation on social media but which effectively becomes a tool to go to to go after critics is that what we're seeing here as well. so this is a situation that we're seeing across the region where they call it the electronic transactions act the unlawful activities prevention act of the digital security act in bangladesh is seeing that government something very sensitive about
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public perception people have been critical of actions and responses of the government and that has led to taking this trust actions of a resting people and profiting laws that legitimize criminalization of free speech you must also note that the human rights comment he has observed that the threshold of each of them of expression is spite high and this is certainly not one of them where if you're criticizing the government of political theory as a public figure yes you're not supposed to be detained and arrested for those for those actions and going back to bangladesh how likely is it that the government will drop or change the digital security act as a result of international and public pressure i'm afraid we don't know but this is this is really a time of sense where the government response to the calls of the international community and not just in plastic community it's
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a call of the people of that country who are being subject to this persecution by authorities we not get to those who don't necessarily have to go to the head of the state for ever for every action but when you have a law that is so vague it overbroad which can stipulate punishment up to 10 years imprisonment for just saying something on facebook or twitter or whatever social media or online it's really challenging it goes out of hand at one point whereby country a 10 point one percent of the government itself remains responsible for the actions that are and the persecution that people have to go through sad how much thank you so much. india and pakistan is agreement to cease fire last week along what's called the line of control in the kashmir region has been cautiously welcomed by residents in the region a cease fire agreement had been in place for nearly 2 decades but it has often been
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ignored the last couple of years saw a significant increase in ceasefire violations and casualties took a toll among villagers living close to the defacto border on both sides for now the shelling has stopped. not for the 1st time as easier raman is having to rebuild his home he lives on the pakistani side of the line of control like so many on the border he's long had to deal with the consequences of unrelenting cross border shelling. and reconstructing a portion of my house with a year's worth of savings and borrowing some money i don't know when it will be destroyed again. and then ounce of a ceasefire along the line of control could finally provide some rest.
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relations with pakistan. in a peaceful. signs of the tensions between the 2 countries ever present this bridge used to connect pakistani kashmir with india and kashmir it was a salvation for families separated by the conflict but it's been shut since 2018 this is the view from the indian side pakistani snipers stand guard at their end of the bridge everyone here knows what can happen. with my sons came and woke me up said firing has started wake up our entire neighborhood was in a panic like situation i said the only way to survive is to pick up our blankets and to rush to the cowsheds we spent our nights until the morning that came out after firing stopped at 6 am. despite the cease fire the
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situation in kashmir remains volatile with those closest to it paying the highest price. joining us is shots have jelani shots at how likely will this ceasefire hold i mean what are the motivations for both governments to maintain the peace melissa we have to bear in mind that the current ceasefire was agreed nearly 18 years ago in 2003 but there have been repeated violations on the line of control by both sides and there was a. major escalation in august breaking 19 when the indian prime minister narendra modi decided to effectively annex the indian side of. this the border as we know is one of the heavily militarized border in the world which is
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a flashpoint for possible nuclear conflict between the 2 countries and it's being the ultimate price of the jelling and fighting on the line of control and they live in fear so this is a welcome development for them but we have to be cautious this is not a peace agreement and the situation is still volatile and for gyal and frankly it can break down any time you talk about volatility so what might be the villain motivations for either government not to maintain the peace. so you look at the history of india focused on they have had 3 wars this perpetual tension on the line of control in kashmir and i would say both governments have used to question you sure every now and then to divert attention from their domestic political economic challenges we have a government in india which is a hardline hindu nationalists going to have a government in pakistan that is effectively backed and drawn by the military and
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both governments have used to fish new tissue for their own reasons now india has an issue with the border on china and it really cannot afford to open up too many fronts so they made want to kind of calm the situation on the question evolved and focused on effectively have so many internal economic challenges that they would welcome any breakthrough any calming all situation on the border in kashmir going along with india shots at jelani thank you. we leave you today with some adorable androids in japan sales for a little companion is like being our booming tech firms have found people are seeking more human or pet like robots to keep their spirits up while stuck in coronavirus isolation we'll be back tomorrow see you then and good bye.
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in the. climate change. to suit. the future. for. sure. greetings from berlin where the city's international film festival the bambi nonna is underway in its 1st ever hybrid pandemic edition competition films are screening all this week mostly online and we'll look into some of the nuggets from day 2 also coming up. in a new series will feature female artists who use their art to champion women's
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rights and we'll kick off with turkish singer. but 1st as these signature cultural events on berlin's calendar the valley nala typically brings glamour and of course revenue to the city to things an online festival can't achieve in the same way but it's also an unparalleled platform for german cinema this year more than ever and 2 productions stand out for their troubled take on the future of our human species. yes. the film who we were opens with those words how will humanity be remembered in the future. director mark bowden meet 6 thinkers with special expertise like astronaut alexander. they each share their
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perspectives from the bottom of the ocean from outer space africa or a buddhist monastery. we lived too long in isolation and disappear taishan of our problems we all sought orders as you were european context as an african context but to understand that everything going on right now is connected to other questions out of people out of settings i think this is an important angle. can the earth be saved the film showcases potential solutions a complete change of direction would be sensible continued over exploitation and unmitigated growth would certainly spell our and. to meet these people in the film. it was such a mind opener to see you you don't have to wait until something changes you can do
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it by yourself and then you meet r.s. and then you meet again others and does this like an internal movement. who we were uses powerful imagery to show what's at stake for humanity especially well done is the combination of different viewpoints on one central issue but there are also moments of hopefulness with a combined effort done right now humans would be able to preserve our habitat. the science fiction movie tide is less optimistic warfare pandemics and climate change have turned the blue planet into a flooded grey swamp contact with the ground is only possible during the daily low tide space colony astronauts are searching for a new life they find it in the form of members of a creepiest mission. they crossed.
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we had a malfunction after entering the stratosphere. suppose address q. turns out to be a betrayal told in a visually striking style 2 completely different films with the same message the earth doesn't need humans but humans need the earth. humans need the earth and they also need movies to remind them of this fact and scott roxboro our movie guru joins me from boston to talk some more about german films that this year is barely not hi scott different views of the future there from these german directors we just saw an excerpt from tides which is looking pretty pessimistic. yeah i mean when we were the documentary at least give some hope showing how humanity could change and avert climate catastrophe tides give us gives us the nightmare scenario what could happen if we do nothing and of course that's not really feel good cinema absolutely not. some of the other films that are
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in the running you know instead of looking to the future i'm looking specifically back to the past tell us something about fabio which i think is taken from a. novel starring tom selling that looks interesting. yeah this film is set in the weimar republic so the period just before hitler comes to power in the early thirty's and tom schilling plays a character who's a a would be novelist and when we meet him he gets fired from his job as an ad man at a cigarette company in berlin and from that point on his life begins to sort of just fall apart in some ways reflecting the collapse of the society german society around him the director dominic crop this very interesting things stylistically here he uses sort of old filming techniques and sort of old movie editing styles to give sort of a retro album garde feel to the whole film which is really interesting i had the opportunity to talk to the star told schilling just earlier today and he told me
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that what interested him about this story wasn't the history per se of the weimar republic but what he thinks the by more republican tell us about society today because in his opinion what's happening right now the sort of rise of political extremism and the extreme political polarization is very similar to that period in the early 1930 s. in germany before everything collapsed and something and something of a fatalistic view it looks like now now germany's biggest star of course danielle goodbye lenin fame is back and he's even directing his 1st feature film this time tell us about that. yeah the film is called next door and directs he also stars as a character that's a lot like daniel boulud he plays a guy called daniel he plays a guy a guy called daniel who's a famous german actor who lives in berlin and in the beginning the movie he goes into his local bar and he meets a neighbor who he never knew he had but the neighbor knows everything about daniel
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and slowly he starts to pick his life apart it's almost like a western duel they're dealing with words and it's the film itself i mean it feels more like a theater play in the way it's structured staged than a movie but it's very very funny and very very sharp. larry i think if he's playing himself that we actually get any real insights into the real daniel. yeah it's funny you say that because i interviewed daniel pearl last week about this movie and he said that a lot of the dialogue and in fact a lot of the scenes are taken directly from his life as a carriage with fans as people and other people in the in the film industry but what i really love about this movie is the you know this is germany's biggest star but he really makes fun of himself in this in this movie i mean this is the opposite of a vanity project he makes himself look horrible in this movie and i think it takes a lot of a lot of confidence of yourself as an actor and a person to make fun of your own fame in this way. certainly looking forward to seeing don you know. taking the mickey out of himself and of course all these other
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films and films by german directors see it tomorrow scott and thanks very much for all those back stories scott roxboro. well in the lead up to international women's day on march the 8th we reached out to our different correspondents around the world to tell us about some women artists who are actively speaking out for women's rights through their work. is a turkish pop singer with a message and my colleague junia han has this report from istanbul. a mini bus ride through a parallel universe and a woman who actual is in the driver's seat. she loves to bring together traditions and modernity that sound she revived psychedelic rock a sound that was lost truly popular in turkey in the 1970 s. .
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guy who lives in petticoat on the asian side of the stumble. it's a district known for its many bars and clubs at least when there is no pandemic. this is where she grew up. some of them. most of my childhood memories are about music and when i dreamt about my future the music was always there. today the 36 year old writes composes and co produces most of her songs herself. the fans love the unique mix of turkish music rock and post-punk. and many search gaius abstract lyrics for messages about the situation in techie.
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the whole country is a shisha cafe and with suffocating in its smoke she sings and bottom is that tosh. of us all work and used it's really become more and more difficult to breathe in this country because there's a lack of justice and rule of law leave. that is deeply wounded the society. i feel very injured to. it's time for us to stand up for and support each other here in turkey and elsewhere in the world to him the. guy is most concerned about the situation of women in turkey rights groups warn that domestic violence is on the rise and that the number of women murdered has dramatically increased in recent years. activists regularly organize protests
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although the turkish government bans most of them but dahlia is proud that women still dare to be loud and demand their rights. when we talk about women in turkey the word oppression automatically comes to mind . it's an uphill battle for every woman who wants to live according to her own ideas. but we won't be afraid we will stick together draw attention to ourselves and organize organize awls our lord. for the sands guy is a role model in terms of self-determination and when it comes to speaking one's mind. she. said i don't ask for anyone's permission i am who i always wanted to be she sings on her latest record the song is called is
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young money festool saw rebellion money festival. and gal you can't wait to play her music life again after the pandemic in one of the clubs in her home city. music hall so if my music were a city it would definitely be istanbul the city has many sounds and forces it's a melting pot where everyone and everything comes together. so. i really like to be compared to the city. a fascinating encounter with god. sure to look up her music and that's all for today but we will leave you with some images from milan fashion week where the italian designer duo. in visions a brighter future by revamping some of their most outlandish 9000 for the tick tock
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tribes of today's and do enjoy that hope to see you next time and all the best from us here in berlin.
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music listener life and tried to sing are. kids using it to try and fight back against state repression clearly are very strong and when we come together there's nothing we can not change. one. more self-determination marmora. hard. to do on arts and culture on d.w.m. . the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. has the rate of infection been developing. what measures are being taken. what does the latest research say. information and context.
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