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a luxury in the e.u. for example. there's a growing number of people who don't consider democratic rights to be that important who want security does that mean the voice of democracy is talking at cross purposes for more and more people. no i don't think so. i believe the important thing for us in countries where democracy is in danger and there is a real lack of freedom is to be there for those who do believe in democracy history has shown us whether in poland during times of dictatorship. standing role as the voice of freedom. perhaps we only accessible for a limited time and only for a minority simply because not everyone can services. but we want to offer that minority support so that people in countries where democracy is at risk can see that people on the outside who care about them. are not really there yet in poland
and other parts of europe it's important to us that we don't point a warning finger at them continue to demonstrate the merits of democracy. right wing populism is on the rise in germany as well the f.t. party is entering parliament what can journalists do to bring these angry citizens back to the fold. i don't believe that it's de w.'s job to confront the germans in germany with topic matter in any way. main task is clearly to address overseas audiences. but we do believe it makes sense for our programming in english arabic and spanish to be made available in germany as well in order to build a bridge between different nations and languages. and.
i think it will be unrest in germany and the rise of right wing populism is something that's happening across europe. where no exception. it is nevertheless dangerous when these political parties try to chip away at democracy. when they don't just express themselves in a so-called nationalist manner. but when they stray from the basic principles of democracy it becomes dangerous and the job of the media is to identify that and to make every instance of it public and not to capitulate or stay silent or accept the fact that someone is attacking a democracy. there also applies to the us where right wing populism is in charge. of the price for defending press freedom to the white house correspondents association in washington and. do you believe press
freedom is in more danger in the u.s. than in russia or china for example. certainly not the u.s. is a great democracy which has shown that it can overcome many challenges and naturally we hope that it will overcome the current ones. but it seldom occurs that the head of state in an established democracy questions democratic rights and that includes freedom of the press which is a pretty. for democracy and that is extraordinary. when we say we have to highlight events as well and show that we don't just focus all our attention on the southern hemisphere. whether we focus on everywhere where press freedom is threatened. the us that is partly the case right now. donald trump takes issue with you for
that prize send you an angry tweet. he did not and he doesn't have to. i think donald trump's tweet speak for themselves. and we need no further exchange than. the fact that donald trump also governs by tweeting is a sign i think of a turning point in communication generally. social media is becoming increasingly important for journalists as well as being able to reach people through the existing channels in a competitive market do you think it's to your advantage that your first director general with a commercial t.v. background. commercial t.v. background perhaps gives me a broader overview of the market and target audiences. does that mean a better eye for the ratings that rule commercial t.v. . yes that means that the issue of reaching a wide audience is more of
a focal point now although reach isn't everything. we have to be able to make an impact we need quality journalism. that means we don't do things just for the ratings. but on a new entertainment show to appeal to more people show funny cat videos we focus on producing high quality journalistic content that will connect more to people but of course without reach that is irrelevant. you came under criticism because you made cuts to the news coverage of the german channel. can you imagine france twenty four france's international broadcaster only broadcasting the news in english. no but they do broadcast in english and our beginning in spanish but also in french. of course france twenty four continues to grow cost in french.
but you have to take into account that we have a german language t.v. channel which is received a world wind and unlike the french we don't have such a large community of german speakers. we continue to broadcast in germany and we are glad to do that and we still have a new show and show new shows but it's true that we have made adjustments and are focusing more on cultural programs than in the past. strengthening the english language programming and cutting back the german one is part of the aim to try to bring d.w. on par with b.b.c. and c.n.n. isn't that a somewhat daredevil not to say hopeless. broadcasters have twice the budget and only broadcast in english. the b.b.c. broadcasts in other languages of course and i think that benchmark that's why i think it is worthwhile to aim high and that goal isn't impossible to reach. we will
reach this goal in many countries and in many languages of being one of the top three foreign broadcasters and that's why i think it was right to set ourselves those targets and we're well on the way to achieving that. round off our interview we always like to put forward three unfinished sentences and ask our guest to finish them so from my father the diplomat limburg senior i learned. you need an open view of the world without prejudice and to. the fact that channel my reporting on the election of a new pope in two thousand and thirteen before the new pope appeared was. inappropriate. decision by my former employer who i otherwise have a lot to thank for and holding great esteem it. probably wouldn't happen. as
its director general i am not obliged to like music my favorite would be. german music. thanks for talking to me you're welcome. thanks todd the stadium was so loud it was a really special event to remember it all my life everybody of the dream. and you don't need to sell your dreams out when you say do what you will no things are going well but we can still win it. right not the man i always believe returned fire in munich into an international brand new.
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