Criticism not welcome? Civil society under pressure
Are critical civil actors silenced?
Civil society isn’t just increasingly under pressure in Central and Eastern Europe; here in Germany the legitimacy and mandate of civil-society organisations is also being criticised. What must – and can – these organisations do? Who defines the scope of their power and responsibility? Can a legal framework help to shore up free speech?
Bundesgeschäftsführer der Deutschen Umwelthilfe / executive director of Environmental Action Germany
journalist and book author
József Péter Martin
Geschäftsführer von Transparency International Hungary / executive director of Transparency International Hungary
Vorsitzender von Transparency International Deutschland e.V. / chair of Transparency International Germany