Is Populism a Problem ? The 2017 World Forum for Democracy will focus on the role of political parties and media in the context of rising populism. A growing disconnect between citizens and political elites and dramatic changes in the media ecosystem are a challenge for democracy as we know it. New political and media actors and practices are emerging, offering opportunities for direct, unmediated engagement of the public, unbound by ethical or institutional safeguards. How can pluralism, freedom of expression, and fair and evidence-based public debate be safeguarded in these new conditions? How to nourish political culture which embraces a long-term perspective and resists the excesses of populism?
We are looking for enthusiastic and driven journalists and media representatives from Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia for the VSPS Meets Russia September Session - Journalism and New Media! The aim of the program is to encourage networking and exchange of experience between the Russian and V4 participants, as well as providing them with knowledge [...]
Catherine Lalumière, the President of the Association of Schools of Political Studies (ASPS), made a statement following the 18 November ruling by Azerbaijan’s Supreme Court on the appeal by Ilgar Mammadov, calling for his release. […]