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the me ah, ah ah, this is the w news. why from berlin? the numbers rise by the hour, catastrophic flooding kills at least 130 people in western germany. rescuers are searching for another 1000 people missing in towns devastated by the waters. also neighboring countries are affected by the flood. belgium declares tuesday as a day of mourning, for the victims of the worst floods the country has ever seen. 24 people are known to have died there. also to show the security situation in afghanistan worsens. as taliban fighters,
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capitalize on the us to football people caught up in the fighting are desperately looking for a way out. ah welcome to our viewers around the world and michael look who record breaking floods have killed at least 150 people in western europe. most of the deaths are in germany, west, where the disaster area stretches between the districts of hines berg air start and all by live near the border with the netherlands and belgium. more than 130 people have been confirmed dead and more than a 1000 are still missing. president frank volter stein meyer has promised support for victims, families, and to the damage towns. this torrent filmed on wednesday used to be a stream. it's a site you would have thought possible western germany the what comes
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next. it's even harder to take in how adrift in many places the waters are starting to recede and clean up operations have begun, but the floods of left a trail of devastation and residence in shock. because i said that was my apartment. i'm trying to think about it, but it's, it's really dreadful. sting is if you have another sort of speculation and it's not just property that has been destroyed, emergency work as a warning that as they come through the wreckage, more bodies could be discovered. many people are still stunned at the speed at which the water suddenly rose king half inch so fast. we watched the water rise and insane current. i knew it was in english toys. more
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minutes we saw 2 people clinging to those columns over there. we shouted from above the hold on because it took 3 hours for them to be rescued with some spoke of the trauma of having to escape before the water rushed into the houses. we're going to miss for lunch and we weren't given any warning here. i had between 10 and 15 minutes as much money as i left my apartment, the water was up to here. seen many communities are still without power and water. it for the damage could run into billions of euro. people say they have no choice other than to start picking up the pieces. but it's obvious that it will take a long time before anything can get back to normal. here. the w reported julia south delhi is on the ground for us in val. portside, julia. what's happening where you are and in the region in general,
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that's where we're standing right now is right by the river on which is the river that cause so much damage in this region in the viola. it went over the edge here along the entire course of the river, where all these villages are in the, in the valley. it destroyed the bridge you see behind me, but so many more that is also cause disruption to traffic in the area. it is very hard to reach many towns here, and the police have said that up to 90 people have been confirmed dead in the vital region that is a higher number than they had declared earlier in the expect the fatalities to rise . it's a, it's a very tragic situation here at the moment. julia, as if residents weren't facing enough problems. now we're also hearing about sink holes. what do you know about that? yes, north from here, close to the city of cologne. gravel quarry collapse on
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itself. basically it filled and filled and filled with water until it sunk and it brought with it some homes. and also, some cars authorities feared that a nearby road where cars were, would have been severely affected, that people would have not had, have enough time to escape. it seems like most people manage to get away, but it is really a difficult situation there too. we've had floods in germany before and yet this is a literally risen to another level. was the country unprepared for this we spoke of people here invalid port simon. what they told us was that they saw that there was a lot of rain and they expected it maybe to reach the water to reach the levels of the 2016 flooding which reached around the meter, a meter and a half here. so they were prepared for that. they had 10 bags by the river, and that's what they were expecting. but then what happened was this huge wave of
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water reaching 56 meters. and that really took them by surprise. and there are a lot of, there is a lot of criticism being level that authorities and at the fire department for not warning people in time. hear people have told me the fire department said to leave, but it was probably too late, but it is hard to really assess whether more could have been done to prevent such a disaster, at least for people here on the grounds. we keep going this catastrophic and it's certainly seems to be appropriate word. that's a d w report. julius our daily invalid for time much thanks, julia. in belgium, at least 20 people have died in the flooding. 24 people. the government has declared tuesday, a national day of mourning. the city of cities of b, as in belgium and ben low in the netherlands, have been hit hard, invent low 10000 people were told to evacuate, as well as 200 patients from
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a hospital in the area. those swollen moos river burst its banks. communities throughout the region describe the worst flooding they have ever experienced. with the river still menacing the residence of pippins to begin the long hard task of cleaning up the floods have wrecked home, destroyed cars and ruined lives. in this small belgian town, everyone is shocked. everyone is crying. everyone is only now seeing the real damage. most people have had enough love to talk to what it is. it's distressing you were all your life to build something and then even with the water levels receding. the danger remains during an interview with
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the towns mayor, a tv cru captured the moment a house partially collapsed. that is, that is just a music eclipse with its residence still inside. the such scenes of devastation have unfolded across the country and are set to continue to new de la gale. and the extension of the weather related disaster left a national state of emergency with triggered yesterday afternoon. let's address your situation is changing minute by minute. who's on the right and in many places, if it remains streamline, critical as the sift through the wreckage pincers. residents can only hope that the worst is behind them. the w corresponded barber. basal is there and pump on staff. barbara pep on stairs. it's right on the confluence of 2 rivers that ultimately inundated the town. what are you seeing there on the ground where you
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are? we had to climb up on a hill, michael, in order to talk to you because down there in the town you see behind us here in the valley, there is no mobile network. there is no gas, no electricity, no, nothing to tell was really inundating. it looks like a war zone, car is overturned, how is this broken down? and it's just delivery everywhere. sick tests are for catastrophic images, and people are now on this day because the weather is turned. as you can see, the sun has come out. i know, trying to start in slowly clean up the buildings, bought a lot of having machinery down they work in and pushing a broken down cars, trees and everything together in order to at least clear the streets. because from where we are, there's only one way down into the valley and everything else is blocked off. it's a broken record from town or town and country country in the west. the belgian king
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and, and queen were there yesterday to when their support to flood victims. i understand there will be more visitors today. yeah. at this moment the president of the european commissioners, lafond line is there was the belgium prime minister to throw. and they're trying to talk to the citizens and, and give some consolation in some sense of hope, emergency services. i would of course, now things are slowly getting back to functioning. but the european commission just this week has offered and published their big report on the environment that big report on what we have to do to survive the next 1020 years with regard to climate change on this earth. so it seems so fitting that she has come here to see the immediate aftermath of one of these catastrophes. 1000 scientists say that this is clearly related to climate change. belgium has never in living memory, seen
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a catastrophe like this. this is peaceful. there's not very much water around here and it has risen within a few hours for several meters, washing everything in its way away. the w corresponded barbara diesel in pennsville, belgium. much thanks. let's take a look now at some of the other stories making headlines around the world at this hour. the funeral for a hey t slain president, the juvenile maurice will take place on july 23rd. but we was assassinated in his home 10 days ago. his widow was injured in the attack. she's expected to return from treatment in the us to attend. the funeral thailand has tighten corona virus restrictions as it struggles for rain in the surgeon cases, fueled by the delta vary, the government has banned all public gatherings with bangkok and other cities already under a nighttime curfew. it comes as authorities reported over $10000.00 new infections
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. muslin pilgrims are beginning to arrive in the saudi city of mecca for a downsized osh. only $60000.00 fully vaccinated residents of the kingdom will be able to take part drastically lower than the millions normally attend. the annual is one that told me afghan forces have clash with taliban fighters and an operation to retake a key border crossing with pakistan. the unrest at spin bolduc follows weeks of growing violent sense. the taliban filled the void left by us troops. the security situation is stretching government forces to their limits and forcing many people to try to leave the country. desperate and looking for way out. hundreds, gather at this close border crossing between afghanistan and pakistan with whatever they can carry. claire the hood, there's
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a war going on between the government and the taliban. on the other side, the boarders closed. they have to stop fighting and let us go through. so we can go home, that's the best battles between afghan forces and television fighters have escalated across the country in recent weeks. there really challenges to cover this kind of story on friday award winning photo journalist denise should iq was killed, new spin bull dogs crossing. he was embedded with special forces when the military attempted to regain control of the crossing. it's an economic lifeline for southern afghanistan. a crucial artery for exporting firm goods. controlling it would be an economic windfall for the taliban. insurgents, recent attack seem tactical, taking advantage of nato and us troop withdrawal. us president joe biden has made it clear nation building was not part of the war on terror launch 20 years ago. he
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says it's time to leave afghanistan future to with people. rush us, foreign minister took a swipe it by calling the mission of failure. we faced the truth as president biden had confirmed americans left because they considered their mission accomplished. obviously he tried to present the situation in the best way possible, but everyone understand their mission failed. even as districts topple to the taliban afghan leader look with optimism towards piece talks, and they say piece will only come from negotiating table and not the battlefield in formula one defending world champion lewis hamilton will be in pull position for the sports the very 1st saturday race at the british grand prix. hamilton had a fast slab timing practice, which qualified him to lead saturdays shorten sprint. the winner of the 17 lap dash round the silver stone circuit. we'll take your facial pull position for sundays.
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main event fans will be there. sell out crowd of more than $100.00. $40000.00 is expected. the 1st one account that you're watching d. w. news line from berlin. coming up next series reporter investigates you kidnapped the syrian human rights activists. michael luke, who in berlin will be back with more news in 25 minutes. the candidates in the n d to meet you. i'm not allowed to see you anymore. we will send you back. are you familiar with these lions? what's your story? wasn't i was especially on the sign and take part and send us your story
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chain. always understand this new culture. so you are not a visitor now the guess you want to become a citizen into migrants, your platform for reliable information. the ah, me, her dream was for a democratic and just syria. my name is he on right? oh, as a lawyer, she documented the atrocities of the syrian war that made her enemy on all sides happening. i just want the truth. i want to know what happened to resign and my friend on me in 2013 was on site unit with kidnapped along with 3 colleagues,
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my unidentified assailant. induction was turning point in this resolution for weeks d, w investigated unit delta deep into the case. we spoke with dozens of witnesses in a live satellite imagery and comes through interrogation records to show them not only did the assad regime target activists, but a rebel group did to me. in our search begins in paris. we meet nadeem hoody who led to terrorism program and human rights watch. when the uprising against the assad regime began in 2011 created involved, she was in close contact with verizon,
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who was organizing protest across syria. she became a key source. she had the sort of softness, almost frailty to her when you met her at the beginning and you're like how she's doing this very dangerous job. and then as soon as you spoke to her, you immediately discovered the sort of steely courage and principles. the assad regime launched in brutal cracked against protesters and arrested scores of opposition. figures was on forced into hiding, but she continued to speak out while underground, not even over 100000. for harsh speech or debate of the international energy can ever defeat the people who has a dream and say, in the future. in 2013 resign fled aside tight grip and damascus for
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neighboring duma. the town was under the control of various arms opposition groups . together they fought assad, but often each other to the hardly malicious group jayce islam increasingly had the upper hand. the duma was the last place resigned with the allies. the search for clues brings us to turkey. and is temple we meet with a close friend and colleague of resign. he fled with her to duma. osama, the sar tells us it was pure luck that he was not kidnapped with her. he had just left their office only a few minutes before the abduction. to this day, he wondered whether he could have done more to find his friends. the arrival in duma, he said, was not easy, particularly due to the armed opposition group,
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jayce lam, shadows that they felt threatened by him. we were in the fields of human rights and we documented human rights abuses. we wanted promote democracy and human rights. now women change, i'll move on to dance. they told them i read it, but the activists were not deterred. they continued to push for a flourishing civil society. the resign also began investigating harrowing claims against the hard line militia that at the pained and tortured civilians in its prison. i remember that she insisted on visiting the detention facilities that were run by station. and she would go, i mean, if anyone who knew or that she could be insistent, you know, she, she just really knew no fear. after rezani life was threatened,
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armed men shot me or outside her office and left a threatening letter on her doorstep. leave duma in 3 days or i will kill you. the phrase was repeated 5 times during the investigation is always through our sources and syria. we identify the author of the threat letter to be in a statement we obtained exclusively. he speaks about how a j, islam associate instructed him to threaten was on. and what one to me told me that this girl, as an agent, could have protest court on charges. i told him if she was an agent and working against the country, why don't you do something? why don't you kidnap her? are you afraid of her? he said, no, we are not afraid of her. we will bring her down. but now we want to threaten her. you know, when the dean hoodie learned about the threats he urged resigned to leave duma. he
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was worried for her safety. i mean, there's just she responded the next day saying i am not going to move. we did not do a revolution lose thousands of solve so that such monsters can come and repeat the same in just history. nice people need to be held to account just like the regime. on december 9th, 2013 armed men stormed her office late at night. they kidnapped was on, along with her husband, her muddy human rights activist, severe and lawyer museum her muddy. the latter was on the phone with his brother when the kidnappers arrived. because a man of non, while they were talking about his brother, heard loud noise. and someone shouted in to the classical arabic and mulatto, be enemies of god called or nauseum replied, i will go down, colonel graham,
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this is not going yes above my head, then the line went dead by the pass. oh some a show, those photos from the crime scene drawers are ransacked, and files and computers taken. this will soon lead us to the 1st clue. one of the stolen computers can be traced to an ip address used by jason alice lam, back forever. the latest there were other leads. he tells us, but no one would earnestly perceive them. and none of the other armed rebel groups would come to aid the activists. going mad, they didn't do anything. ok, was scared, scared of a confrontation with jason, alice lam. the kidnapping of who has from me, announced the moment where the higher the arm of the sort of armed uprising dominated to this day. the hard line rebel group denies that they couldn't after resign. we searched for former members of jason sloane,
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who now live in turkey. in the process, we establish contact with a man who investigated the kidnapping on their behalf. he is willing to meet with us, but would only do on condition of anonymity. if i investigated the kidnapping on behalf of jason august law, i think they wanted to clear themselves. but as i gathered more and more evidence that implicated them, they suddenly started threatening me. and so i had to flee. he said that many witnesses were threatened and even murdered by the group, and that jesus other slum, helped the main suspect flea after he was detained. he is convinced they are guilty . i'm 100 percent sure that j hollis lawn is responsible for the kidnapping. but the most important clue, the testimony of a young woman she had met resign in a prison run by the rebel group only a few months after the kidnapping minnow regions. we had heard the name of sunday
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to know what they once brought her to an interrogation. i do want to know she refused, so they beat her and she fainted. they asked us to bring her back into her cell and when she woke up with no, i saw her green eyes and she was tall and slim. we'd have like him in the family, a couple of them back in berlin. we find another witness who also saw resign in j salami the prison on the 2nd to him, i think that the him we investigate both accounts easing satellite imagery show that resign was held on the premises of a repurposed agricultural facility in the center of duma. the so called l talbert. prison is controlled by only one group chase. so i really think that if we had to syria to confront the islamic militia with our findings, spokesman,
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hands about actor is willing to speak to us without conditions. he denies any involvement in the kidnapping, and instead blames the assad regime and other g hottest group. we meet him in northern syria where islam remains active. in his office, we confront him with the testimony of our witnesses, who saw rezani my tunic in their prison. his answer is short, they are all liars. he claims that they never had any of the activists in their custody. couldn't money a day, an additional lamp, a little lever claim. jason, all this law is responsible on june 8th, this appearance is not being in marshall. rather, they're taking a political dana to accuse this. is martha jani lucidly. people who makes the claim to be do not want to reveal the truth more unveiled perpetrator. and the head of it
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is a political client, the accused of his mom of kidnapping, and active and civilian. and then he will not sure when i went out there. meanwhile, french authorities are also investigating j. islam for alleged war crimes and have even arrested the senior member of the group. in paris, we meet with theory and human rights lawyer. marvin darwin, together with lawyer came on back tack. they have filed criminal charges for their findings implicate the rebel group. the only problem is proving it in a court of law in regime. and they said the slam still have a lot of power or an influence and capacity to intimidate and threaten the victims and the witnesses. so this really is a major concern for us because any prosecution, successful prosecution will also have to rely on this kind of testimonial evidence, day and night. the work to track down other witnesses include,
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the hope at the court will soon issue an indictment in a case that is no longer fully about resistance. i tune as disappearance, but also about torture. summary executions and the use of child soldiers. it is time to, to say out loud that the syrian population has also been victims of other groups who pretended to be fighting for the revolution, but to who also turned against the buttress ation. this was what was alerting about . and this was why maybe she died and we think that it's also was a heritage to her and to the many others who had the courage to say this, that it's very important to continue the ah, the politics because she had an interview with monica
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federal commission that the culture and the media she handled the challenges posed by the time demick was to hit him. i've always had to fight for the creative sector and would also get attention to how does she evaluate her 2nd term in office? as muscle, i'm very passionate about what i do aren't 21. what does daily life in europe like beyond the framework of political debate? how much to anti semitism in the conflict in the middle east? live film producer, alice brown, in public eve cooler. examined what it's like being jewish. ah,
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the double used crime fighters are back africa. most successful radio drama theories continues to spend. all of the soda are available online. course you can share and discuss on d. w, africa's facebook page, and other social media platforms. crime fighters tune in now the me and now we're meeting the women who champions culture and the german government. we simply had to communicate this in all the cove debates. thought there must we really scream at the top of our lungs. the me to call on you, of course, in this context, debates about colonialism are bound to arise. but i think it was about
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the form into what it was meant. ultimately, i hope and wish that visitors to the forum will leave the building with an enriched experience. there is more than unites us than what devices and the me to come out to welcome to the german chancellor in berlin. yet the star. this is where the federal commissioner for culture and the media. monica caught us holds office and of course miss cloud tested years german cultural policy took were to put it for us is miss cut us. you've been in office for over 7 years now and your 2nd term is at the end in the fall committee. you once said it's the best job in the world. is that still how you feel? wonderful. yeah, i'm fin the human also know today. certainly. yes, i still feel that way and that's my own subject of view. but given my background,
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this is in fact, the nicest job i could imagine. because i'm, i'm grateful to anglo merkel that i could serve a 2nd time as her minister state of culture and media here in the chancery where i can help shape federal cultural policy compared on an international level. i think this is quite unique. not only because i believe i am currently the longest serving minister of culture in europe, but also because in my view, germany does quite a lot for its culture compared to other countries being able to play a key role in shaping policy is a huge value to me both on a personal level as well as on a greater political level. and i do my job with great enthusiasm and passion. and whoever's on the muscle does make one of the guys so good line soft as he couldn't . so you can share policies as you deem best. we've prepared to look back at your time in office. it love watching the
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monica group is, has been the federal commissioner for kosher since 2013 music literature, theater, opera, and cinema. our bread and butter on her passion. during her term, she has a greater significance to germany's culture department. this budget has grown by 2 thirds, reaching over 2000000000 euros. these resources are also used to fund dodge of ela . another focus is the funding of german film production that over $450000000.00 euros are spent each year to increase germany share of the world's phil market and strengthen its foothold as a filming location. this group is a member of the central right christian democratic party faced stiff resistance from the art world. when passing the cultural property protection act, her aim is to prevent the illegal trading of antiquities and thus take responsibility for other countries. cultural heritage. now germany strictly
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regulates the import, an export of art. in 2013, the good case, a spectacular find of 1500 pieces of art. the light of the dark issue of not the looted artwork, monica brutus thought for a more thorough research and providence, and raised awareness of the need to restitution looted art from colonial times. the humbled 4 lives another huge project. the exhibition space is housed inside the reconstruct. the city palace were not only difficult to construct. they also had a difficult questions such as to deal with stolen art. the museum of the 20th century is still taking shape in berlin. and its will host major works of modern art. the the one of the monica group is dearest projects, is the beethoven jubilee. even though many concerts are to be cancelled due to the
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covert, the pandemic, the then your article went up and looking back at the cover pandemic, it must have been one of the greatest challenges of your term and office. what impacted you personally? the most often in these are tut 1st michelle mice, but i felt most taken back by the genuine, visible and absolutely palpable hardship periods by artists just like the rest of us. they made personal sacrifices. every one of us did across many different groups that includes children, young adults who couldn't get on with their lives, and the many elderly who suffered loneliness. it's also applies to the entire economy and it is many fun rubel sectors. finance, leasing, boston about in korea even met wouldn't really shook me was how much creative struggle to be seen and heard. they felt they had to draw attention to their predicament, to fear that the social significance might be overlooked or not appreciated. but
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they were always saying that we have a professional association. do we need to be hungry? we cultural policymakers, myself included, see ourselves as the strongest lobby. and i successfully managed to raise a very, very large amount of funding. i knew i couldn't, and the german government showed great support and the hardship that artist faced not being able to fulfill that in a most dr. to create was already bad enough. something that was really disheartening me was to see how the cultural scene felt that society was largely indifferent to the damage they suffered under the covert pandemic. nicole and i found a child that was a nickel was seen as important. one is s i c o you're saying it wasn't due to lack of financial support. you thought of that?
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but artists objective experience played a key role. thus basel learned us inside know, yeah, it was too much. i kept having to fight, saying, please consider the creative sector, not there's a local economy that has an industry. it's the 2nd biggest sector of the economy. the contribution the creative sector makes to germany's gross social product is only 2nd to the automotive industry and exceeds the finance sector. but the main thing was for artists and their significance to be recognized by society. we place a great burden on them. cultural establishment were the 1st to close and i pleaded for them not to be the last to reopen, but in the end, that's what happened in the end, what counted most was if we close the schools, we can't justify why a theater should be allowed to stay open that makes sense from society perspective as a whole. i guess it, those are the priorities that society is set and they should be respected as such.
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about we could go shopping and small or big stories that was always possible. move please. yes, of course. in grocery stores, that was the satisfy a vital basic need. and i consistently pleaded for us to open up museums if we were going to open up clothing stores. for instance, if that works out in the end. but we really have to scream at the top of our lungs . hey, we're here to the couldn't to court, but beyond the interest of the artist well being society is a whole, has been missing out as an audience. have a social relevance beyond private interest. it was so important to keep emphasizing that during the pandemic. i personally felt like i was in with school and i think many other people felt the same. they were missing the opportunity to exchange thoughts and, of course, confront difficult subjects on stage. for instance, the creative sector is not just about entertainment. it also plays the role of
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a critical corrective in our democracy. we've all seen the topics that have arisen in our isolated society, tv space. and i think that shows how much culture was missing is a platform for dealing with rather than topics we constantly had to communicate this in all the codes, the debates. don't forget the they're not just important in their own right, but they're important to all of us isn't national for the samsung phones elevators . they put together a little overview to show how culture fared and panoramic what it achieves and where it's struggle with. let's take a look at the, aka kim dot info and wanted silverman germany, the country of poets and thinkers. the site of the world's largest book for both 6800 museums. germany is the country with the most professional orchestra's $130.00
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in total, and it's clubs, or world famous whatever the coffee pandemic brought kosher to a crow. ah, and this gave really is to a fundamental debate how the value distribution in our society federal commission or foreclosure. monica goods is responded with a 1000000000 euro funding program to prop up. the coastal seems artist from all fields applies for support. but the 1st lockdown was followed by a 2nd. the cultural sector grew increasingly desperate to flight pension fund. that protests became increasingly loud, both in the streets and online.
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when the computer has injected a little 1000000000 euros into culture, solar work groups and companies received emergency a special funding unabridged. now and finally went over the culture scene was definitely 50 actors, made their frustration known a new tube. provocative and civic away danco. and thanks to covered 90, you know, to keep if you don't want to be afraid, again, feel free to despair, but don't have doubts. the end of the pandemic is in sight. and there is a euphoric feeling of optimism. for what damage has been done. that only be revealed later, a difficult trial for germany as a cultural heart the hum, the const la, you've supported artists financially. but as we said,
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money is not enough. it is nice when, when you look back on the pandemic, would you say you could have done something different? maybe better. you found to say, i didn't impressive that we took the culture scene and it's hardships into consideration so early on in the pen demik. and we responded to what was happening if i may add, i think we did more than any other country in the world. $2100000000.00 euros per year. my culture budget practically doubled. and i secured an additional 2000000000 euros just to help those in the creative industry through the pandemic. this helps keep the infrastructure in place and to damp the financial impact on artist personal lives. we've created a wide reaching grant program with thousands of individual grounds. and was found a man as if there was in less than half a year, we spent $900000000.00 of the 1st 1000000000. so we then received an additional 1000000000 euros because we were stuck in the middle of the 2nd lockdown. and this
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money is slowly being used up. we used it to make it possible for artistic productions to continue despite the coven 19 crisis and locked down. for example, we had a default fund, the 50000000 euros for film production. we also have a big grant program, and we have been helping out places such as museums, private theaters and cinemas requiring conversions due to the pandemic with ventilation systems. and above all, we have helped make productions possible. again, they will be performed once the stages opened up again when we succeeded in doing this with huge sums of money, the likes of which i think have not been seen in germany or anywhere in the world. but only so this was not enough to reassure the artists. i believe it is also very important that they feel valued and i'll give them the opportunity to rediscover the autistic voice. and that is where i, like many others,
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became very impatient. that to is understandable. in the middle of the pandemic, the discussion surrounding colonial looted art also came into focus by one example is the benign bronzes, which are in many different museums in germany. hut you have taken a very strong position on this. what is your opinion regarding this looted article? don't get another most funded. the sort of one word form is club of 2. in general, i must say that the humble forum and i think the migration of refugees which europe experienced in the past years made the topic of colonialism and today's aftermath of our colonial history got a huge momentum. as a result, the general population is now more sensitized to the issue. this has been a blind spot in our remembrance culture for a long time, beginning of so we started to come to terms with our recent history by looking at
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the 1st and 2nd world was the period before that when europe had colonized africa is only now coming into view, and that's good for us. of course, some very visible issues have come into focus. the humble forum with the non european art it displays has in part a colonial context. and then you have to determine what was acquired unfairly and should thus be returned. and this issue is particularly visible with the mean bronze. we have research the history that we are familiar with it. and we know that germany has purchased over 500 beneath bronzes from the market, but they were quite unfairly so we are prepared to return them. we would like to return a substantial amount of them from 2022 onwards. 20 nice. yeah. you have what we've also prepared a short film on the homework for which will now take a look at it.


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