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Britain’s Prince Charles and his Sons to Attend World Premiere of Netflix ‘Our Planet’ TV Series

"If we damage the natural world, we damage ourselves. We are one coherent ecosystem," he added. "It's not just a question of beauty, of interest, or wonder"

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FILE - Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge interviews naturalist Sir David Attenborough during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2019. VOA

Britain’s Prince Charles and his two sons William and Harry were due to attend the world premiere of the Netflix television series “Our Planet” on Thursday to underline the royal family’s support for action against climate change.

British naturalist David Attenborough, 92, who narrates the series, was hosting the event at London’s Natural History Museum.

Charles made his first speech on the environment in 1968 and has long warned of the dangers of climate change. He has been president of the WWF UK conservation organiaation since 2011.

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The eight-part series, which showcases the planet’s most endangered species and fragile habitats, starts on April 5, 2019. Pixabay

“There has never been a time where more people have been more out of touch with the natural world than as now,” Attenborough told Prince William in an interview in January.

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“If we damage the natural world, we damage ourselves. We are one coherent ecosystem,” he added. “It’s not just a question of beauty, of interest, or wonder.”

The eight-part series, which showcases the planet’s most endangered species and fragile habitats, starts on Friday. (VOA)

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Nearly Half Of Government Takedown Demands on Netflix Comes From Singapore

Facebook, Apple, Twitter, YouTube, and even Wikipedia often receive and comply with requests from government bodies to remove content from its platforms in those countries

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The media streaming behemoth Netflix revealed the details in its first report, named "Environmental Social Governance", which it said would provide more transparency on the impact of its platform on society and its governance structures. Pixabay

Netflix has removed movies and TV shows from its global platform at the demand of foreign governments and the majority — five of such requests — came from the Singapore government.

The media streaming behemoth revealed the details in its first report, named “Environmental Social Governance”, which it said would provide more transparency on the impact of its platform on society and its governance structures, ZDNet reported on Sunday.

The takedowns all occurred between 2015 and 2020.

The streaming giant said in its report: “We offer creators the ability to reach audiences all around the world. However, our catalog varies from country to country, including for [broadcasting] rights reasons [and] in some cases, we’ve been forced to remove specific titles or episodes of titles in specific countries due to government takedown demands.”

It is pertinent to note that government takedowns aren’t a new phenomena for online media platforms.

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Netflix has removed movies and TV shows from its global platform at the demand of foreign governments and the majority — five of such requests — came from the Singapore government. Pixabay

Facebook, Apple, Twitter, YouTube, and even Wikipedia often receive and comply with requests from government bodies to remove content from its platforms in those countries.

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The reasons for such requests often range from local laws banning certain kinds of content to the publishing of unauthorised material to straight up attempts of censorship, according to Mashable. (IANS)