So, what do we mean by DEMOCRACY?

Untelevised: The Podcast

24-03-2021 • 1 hr 46 mins

Politics shouldn't be separate from everyday life. The decisions that are made by an elite group in Central London. Because politics inform everything we do and we feel the impact of political decisions constantly.

Democracy is promoted globally as the answer to this. The 'ordinary' persons opportunity to contribute to the conversations that govern our societies. But what does participating in democracy actually mean? Have we taken it so for granted that we seldom stop to reflect and assess how it is working?

This episode we are doing exactly that. Exploring what democracy should ideally look like, what it currently does looks like and why there is a gap between the two.

Learn - what is democracy? (7 mins)

Discuss - Oliver Sidorczuk, Social Justice Campaigner (14 mins 25 secs) find him on Linkedin/ Twitter; Anjan Sundaram, Journalist (48 mins) find him on Wikipedia/ Facebook/ Twitter/ Website/ TED Talk

Share - what can we all do? (1 hr 22 mins)

Things we mentioned:

Register to vote in the UK; Upcoming elections in the UK; Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill; Full Fact Fact Checker.

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Untelevised: The Podcast is produced by Untelevised, a joint platform between Filmanthropy and May Project Gardens.