Join us! 26th Forum 2000 Conference in Prague
The 26th annual Forum 2000 Conference, titled “Democracy’s Clear and Present Danger: How Do We Respond?”, will be held in Prague on August 31 – September 2, 2022. The conference will feature a special “Forum for Ukraine” and will also discuss the global resurgence of authoritarianism, search for ways how democratic alliances can be constructed, as well as look for new ideas on how to make democracy more resilient in the current challenging environment. For further updates, subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Cardinal Joseph Zen arrested by the Hong Kong authorities
Cardinal Joseph Zen, 90, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong and Forum 2000 Conference participant, was arrested on May 11, 2022, by the Hong Kong national security police. Cardinal Zen was arrested together with at least three others for “colluding with foreign forces”, based on their involvement in a humanitarian relief fund, and was released on bail on 12 May. Forum 2000 Foundation and Working Group on the Global Influence of China and its Impact on Democracy strongly condemned the arrests of these activists and demanded their immediate release. The Foundation and the working group oppose any intensification of attacks on human rights and freedoms in Hong Kong and call on the international community to pay attention to this case.
Myanmar court gives go-ahead for Suu Kyi corruption trial
According to the Washington Post, a court in Myanmar ruled Tuesday, May 24, 2022, that one of the corruption trials of the country’s ousted leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, member of the Forum 2000 International Advisory Board, and three political colleagues must continue after finding that prosecutors presented sufficient evidence for their indictment. Forum 2000 strongly condems the bogus trial and the politically motivated conviction by the illegitimate military junta.
Join our team for 26th annual conference
Dear democracy supporters, the 26th Forum 2000 Conference which will be held in Prague from August 31 – September 2, 2022 is approaching, and we are looking for people who are interested in democracy and human rights to pull off this amazing annual event with us. You can join us as a rapporteur, hostess, assistant of delegations or volunteer. If you would like to become part of this great event, check our website to see the list of currently open positions. Or help us by sharing this information with your friends and contacts. Thank you!
#Forum2000online: Digital authoritarianism, Ukraine, and more.
In this month’s #Forum2000online chats:
Civil society in Ukraine and the post-war future
Inna Pidluska, Deputy Executive Director at the International Renaissance Foundation (IRF), Ukraine, talked about civil society in Ukraine and the post-war future.
Ukrainian lesson: If you want peace, prepare for war
Dan Schueftan, Head of the International Graduate Program in National Security Studies at the University of Haifa, Israel, talked about the lessons to be learned globally from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the position of Israel, and how is the war perceived in the Middle East.
Countering authoritarianism in the digital space
María Virginia Marín, a Venezuelan political scientist and Executive Director and founder of ProBox, talked about authoritarianism in the digital space and how to counter it.