In several countries, the police and military brutally beat down people who violate the curfew. Photo: Gerd Altmann / Pixabay
Of: Anna Stenvinkel
Increased police violence, censorship and attacks on the opposition. These are some of the effects of more and more authoritarian regimes around the world using the corona crisis to gain more power. The aid organization Forum Syd is now calling on the government to use the democracy initiative to protect democracy and human rights from the coronavirus.
April 27, 2020, Debate
China's ambassador to Sweden has created a debate following his threats and pressure on journalists.
Of: Rebecka Rönnegård
What consequences will there be for China's ambassador to Sweden after a series of undemocratic initiatives? This is a question that several editorial boards have asked themselves in the past week. In addition, the World Economic Forum is considered to be characterized by the climate crisis for the first time.
January 22, 2020, Current debate
Since President Alexander Lukashenko came to power in 1994, no elections in the country have been considered free and fair by the outside world, writes Goran Miletic. Photo: Russian Presidential Office (CC BY 4.0)
Of: Goran Miletic
The Belarusian parliamentary elections two weeks ago confirmed what many of us already knew - the country has a very long way to go in terms of democracy. This year's election results - where no one from the opposition was elected to parliament - give the outside world further reasons to monitor developments in the country ahead of next year's presidential election. The general human rights situation in Belarus (formerly Belarus) […]
December 3, 2019, Guest chronicle
Although many parents are opposed to demonstrations, the young people in Climate Strike Myanmar continue to struggle with climate strikes and demonstrations.
Of: Veronica Sällemark
The climate strike that Greta Thunberg started last year has spread all over the world. FUF's correspondent met two climate activists in Myanmar - a country that is hard hit by climate change.
August 26, 2019, FUF-correspondents
Many journalists around the world are threatened because of their work. According to Reporters Without Borders, hostility to free media is increasing globally. Photo: Art Comments / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
Of: Marika Ploman
The situation for journalists around the world is getting tougher. Political leaders oppress, persecute and prevent reporters in their work and freedom of expression and democracy are threatened in many places. Rowa Alkhatib is one of the many vulnerable journalists who fled their country to save their lives.
July 3, 2019, Report
Is nuclear power a solution for sustaining growth and reducing emissions? It was discussed this week between M and MP. Pixabay photo
Of: Erica Fahlström
How can the EU lead the global climate and environmental work forward? Over the past week, there has been a discussion on, among other things, growth policy versus sustainability, the relationship of climate change to public health, the loss of biodiversity and freedom of the press - and debaters have particularly emphasized the importance of prioritizing these issues in the EU.
May 8, 2019, Current debate
Of: Annie Matundu Mbambi, Annika Skogar, Ayo Ayoola-Amale, Edwick Madzimure, Micheline Muzaneza, Pascasie Barampama and Sylvie Ndongmo
Democratic space is shrinking and voices are being silenced. Around the world, freedom of expression has become increasingly threatened. Now Sweden must take its responsibility and stop exporting weapons to countries that imprison human rights activists and restrict freedom of assembly, writes the International Women's Union for Peace and Freedom.
June 20, 2017, Debate
Of: Nils Resare
Swedish foreign journalism has been dismantled in recent years. The articles are becoming shorter, the reviews fewer and the foreign newsrooms are increasingly relying on material from foreign news agencies. Not even the great Swedish development assistance is today significantly examined by journalists. That is why we are now starting the Blank Spot Project to monitor the world's white spots, writes journalist Nils Resare.
February 25, 2015, Debate