About the project

Where is democracy heading? Is our freedom in danger? Inspired by the global COVID-19 lockdown, the #Forum2000online Chats offer interviews with politicians, experts, human rights defenders, journalists and diplomats – relevant and interesting people from the Forum 2000 network - discussing the most significant current developments and looking at how they impact the future of democracy and freedom. Governments tend to accumulate power in times of crisis - and we need to make sure they renounce it, once normalcy returns!
You can listen to our #Forum2000online Chats on Spotify and Apple podcasts:

All interviews are also available on our YouTube channel:


Cuban armed forces wear civilian clothes
Tania Bruguera

Democracy in Central Europe: Under pressure?
Martin Ehl & Vesna Pusić & Adam Bodnar

Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
Didi Kirsten Tatlow & Ulises Mejias & Xiao Qiang

The changing media landscape in Ecuador
Ana Karina López 

Elections change nothing in Russia
Konstantin von Eggert

On China's global tech dominance
Didi Kirsten Tatlow

Youth engagement is vital for democracy
Jelena Milutinović

Is independence the remedy for Scotland´s grievances?
Helena Kennedy

On the critical importance of the right to peace
Gulnara Shahinian

Neoliberal systems face the crisis of democracy
Chantal Mouffe

What do recent protests reveal about the Russian civil society?
Leonid Drabkin

Digital authoritarianism in China undermines democratic values
Xiao Qiang

Russian disinformation campaigns distort everyday life in Ukraine
Vitaliy Moroz

Brazil, climate change & pandemics
Eduardo Viola 

Uniting against authoritarian regimes is vital
Nicolas Tenzer

Civil society is divided after the Beirut explosion
Shirine Jurdi

Congolese presidential elections amid pandemic
Andréa Ngombet

The importance of bottom-up demand for sustainable India
Dr Arunabha Ghosh

Can state regulations free our expression? 
Eduardo Bertoni 

The world needs to speak out against forced labour in China
Nury A. Turkel

Covid-19 in Zimbabwe
Nyaradzo Mashayamombe

Democracy roots in Togo 
Farida Nabourema

Torture cases in Russia are not invisible anymore
Olga Sadovskaya

Art as a mirror to injustice
Loretta Lau

Change of American administration: return to normalcy? 
Charles A. Kupchan

Approval of abortion bill in Argentina 
Tamara Taraciuk Broner

There is no government in Nicaragua.
Cristiana Chamorro

Human tragedy inside Maduro’s Venezuela.
María Corina Machado

The future of US-Taiwan relations.
William Galston & Ketty W. Chen

The recession in Belarus might break the Lukashenko’s regime.
Aleś Alachnovič

The great lesson for the opposition in Latin America.
Patricio Navia

I have not spoken to my family in 4 years.
Rahima Mahmut

The world is shifting.
Benedetta Berti

Business, world trade & corruption amid pandemic.
Andrew Wilson

Authoritarians mastered the elections.
Vesna Pusić

Pro-Maduro regime steps up the propaganda on Twitter.
Maria Virginia Marín

From protests to regime change.
Anna Lührmann

Far-right will take advantage of border closures amid pandemic.
Cas Mudde

There are 91 political prisoners in Nicaragua.
Amaya Coppens

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