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
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
Is independence the remedy for Scotland´s grievances?
On the critical importance of the right to peace
Neoliberal systems face the crisis of democracy
What do recent protests reveal about the Russian civil society?
Digital authoritarianism in China undermines democratic values
Russian disinformation campaigns distort everyday life in Ukraine
Brazil, climate change & pandemics
Uniting against authoritarian regimes is vital
Civil society is divided after the Beirut explosion
Congolese presidential elections amid pandemic
The importance of bottom-up demand for sustainable India
Dr Arunabha Ghosh
Can state regulations free our expression?
The world needs to speak out against forced labour in China
Nury A. Turkel
Covid-19 in Zimbabwe
Democracy roots in Togo
Torture cases in Russia are not invisible anymore
Art as a mirror to injustice
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.
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.
The great lesson for the opposition in Latin America.
I have not spoken to my family in 4 years.
The world is shifting.
Business, world trade & corruption amid pandemic.
Authoritarians mastered the elections.
Pro-Maduro regime steps up the propaganda on Twitter.
Maria Virginia Marín
From protests to regime change.
Far-right will take advantage of border closures amid pandemic.
There are 91 political prisoners in Nicaragua.