The cornerstone of democracy remains threatened in Tanzania

Experts believe that an authoritarian regime will continue in Tanzania so that Samia Suluhu Hassan, the country's first female president, can gain respect within her own party ahead of the next election. Photo: AFP / Lehtikuva. Source: Flickr.

Of: Ulrika Granlund

In March this year, Samia Suluhu Hassan took office as President of Tanzania. A hope for democracy where freedom of expression would once again be given space was born, but an authoritarian government seems to be advancing - and the expectations of the population are being shattered.

October 22, 2021, News

Debate on freedom of expression after the terrorist attack in France

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Of: Linda Zetterström

When teacher Samuel Paty was assassinated in Paris after showing Muhammad characters, the discussion about freedom of speech and Islamist extremism flared up in the media. French President Macron faces harsh criticism from Turkish President Erdogan for his statements in connection with the terrorist attack, reports Sydsvenskan.

November 5, 2020, Current debate

China's ambitions for great power could change the view of human rights

China has gained increasing power in the world and has ambitions to become a superpower. This is where Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump will meet in November 2017. Photo: Andrea Hanks (CC BY 3.0)

Of: Isabell Carlsson

China is gaining more and more influence around the world. In May, a conference on human rights was canceled in Stockholm - at the request of the Chinese Embassy. Human rights expert Man-Yan Ng and People and Defense Andrea Wahlberg explain that an influential China can even lead to new definitions of human rights.

July 1, 2019, News