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:
Kleptocracy: An invincible (and invisible) enemy?
Viktor Orbán - An international model for “authoritarian populism”?
Rebuilding Ukraine: What money can’t buy
The Chinese threat: Is Taiwan in real danger?
J. Michael Cole
Transnational Repression: Authoritarian tactics to silence dissent across borders
How Bachelet and the United Nations have failed the Uyghurs in China and the Human Rights
Democracy in Chile: Is the rewrite of the Constitution failing?
Are the Iranians ready for democracy?
Civil society in Ukraine and the post-war future
Ukrainian lesson: If you want peace, prepare for war
Countering authoritarianism in the digital space
María Virginia Marín
China-India-Russia: A complicated relationship
War in Ukraine: Brazilian perceptions
Ukraine won't accept a "puppet regime"
Putting Transatlantic Relations to the Test
The Summit for Democracy, between controversy and hope
The need for democratic coordination of foreign policy on human rights
Tinatin Khidasheli & Tomáš Petříček & Yevgeniy Zhovtis
Tackling fake news in the online sphere
Prospects and challenges of democratization in Africa
American withdrawal from Afghanistan is a challenge for Europe
Germany after elections
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?