civil society

Democracy Digest: Slovakia’s Infectious ‘Infodemic’

In a country where polls show more than half of people believe conspiracy theories and two-thirds do not trust state institutions, hoaxes and fake news have an infectious power.

Live: Coronavirus Updates

Why Populists Love the Pandemic

Roma: Europe's Neglected Coronavirus Victims

Hungary 'No Longer a Democracy' After Coronavirus Law

Korean Sect Leader Facing Coronavirus Backlash Had Balkan Operations

The 88-year-old leader of the church, Lee Man-hee, who claims he is the second coming of Jesus Christ, is also chairman of an organisation called Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light, HWPL, and which has been active in North Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo. 

X Them Out | Thessaloniki | To March 22

"X Them Out," a group exhibition of sketches depicting racist incidents, is currently on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki (MOMus). The exhibition is a joint initiative by the Athens-based civil society organization HumanRights360 and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and a part of the campaign bearing the same name.

Calling On ‘The People’ to Rekindle Democracy’s Promise

Aspiring authoritarian leaders and populist politicians are encouraged by divisive politics within mainstream political parties. They feel emboldened by blatant attacks on civil liberties by seasoned autocrats such as Russian President Vladimir Putin or Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.