Is the coronavirus a threat to democracy? | Inside Story

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    The coronavirus pandemic is causing a world-wide crisis for democracy. That’s the conclusion of Freedom House, the U.S. based research group. It highlights five areas that researchers say have been weakened during the pandemic: checks against abuses of power, protection of vulnerable groups, government transparency, media freedom and credible elections. It accuses more than 80 countries of backsliding on rights since the virus appeared late last year. Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom Guests: Amy Slipowitz – Freedom House research group Kavita Krishna – All India Progressive Women’s Association Ivar Dale – Norwegian Helsinki Committee –

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