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Frankfurt Forum: Democracy and Human Rights

20 October 2023
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Frankfurt Pavilion

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Democracy and Human Rights in the Face of Growing Authoritarianism. Panels and keynote speeches on the current state of democracy and human rights around the world. Which strategies do authoritarian movements and regimes pursue and what are their effects.

Keynote: Presenting the Democracy Report

  • Prof. Staffan Lindberg - Director of the V-Dem Institute, University of Gothenburg

Presentation in English with German translation
Panel discussion: Authoritarian strategies and democratic resilience

  • Lina Attalah – Co-founder and chief editor of Mada Masr
  • Kristenn Einarsson – Founder and managing director of World Expression Forum
  • Eva Menasse - Author and chair PEN Berlin
  • Moderator: Louis Klamroth – TV presenter (ARD)

Discussion in English with German translation
Panel discussion: Focus on Turkey: Where do we go from here?
Organized by the Freedom of Expression working group of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association

  • Berivan Aymaz – Member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Parliament (Die Grünen)
  • Can Dündar – Journalist and author in exile
  • Oliver Mayer-Rüth – Turkey correspondent (ARD)
  • Moderator: Özlem Sarikaya – TV journalist (Bayrischer Rundfunk)

Discussion in German with English translation
Conclusion: The Future of Human Rights

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Michel Friedman - philosopher and publicist
  • Irina Scherbakowa - historian and human rights activist (tbc)
  • Moderator: Louis