Freedoms Under Threat: Why We Need to Tackle the Root Causes of Closing Civic Space

ECNL/ BCSDN Conference: Public Participation at the Forefront of the Corona Crisis in the Balkans July 13, 2020, 14h CET
July 8, 2020
The Western Balkans and the COVID-19: Effects on Good governance, Rule of Law and Civil Society Policy Brief Published
July 14, 2020

Technology provides states the ability to engage in the mass surveillance of civic participation and activism. Unprecedented concentrations of power and wealth, corruption, and vested financial interests deepen inequality and prevent action from addressing global crises. As a result, the climate and ecological crisis may be irreversible by 2030. The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated these trends, but it has also created unprecedented openings for progressive thinkers and activists to advance their missions, as governments and the public look for new ideas and solutions. Mutual aid is flourishing globally, as is public support for values of solidarity and compassion. Read more here.

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