Anders Sjögren föreläser på Mänskliga rättighetsdagarna

2018-11-08

Anders Sjögren, forskare vid statsvetenskapliga institutionen, deltar i seminariet "Is development possible in a shrinking democratic space?" fredag 16 november 14.30–15.30, Stockholmsmässan i Älvsjö.

Anders Sjögren

There are many signs of democratic progress in several African countries – but parallel to this we also see increasing threats to the freedom and rights of journalists, academic researchers and civil society. New laws, threats and violence reduce the space where these groups, which play a central role in safeguarding and strengthening democracy, can work and act. 

With East Africa as a starting point and Kenya as the example, the seminar will highlight the global issue of Shrinking Space. In Kenya the trend is obvious: NGOs, human rights defenders and journalists are subjected to attacks and harassment. The government’s language towards NGOs is gradually getting harsher and in the beginning of the year three TV stations were closed during a politically sensitive period. What are the short-term and long-term consequences? Can a country continue to develop while the freedom of expression is being reduced? What can the targeted groups do to counteract this trend and how do they find new ways to work?

Guests from Sweden and Kenya will describe general developments in the region, give examples of specific incidents and discuss what can be done to counteract the negative developments.

Övriga föreläsare är:

  • Carin Jämtin, Sida
  • George Gachara, The NEST
  • Svein-Erik Helle, CMI

Moderator är Marika Griehsel 

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Mänskliga Rättighetsdagarna 2018, 15-17 november, Stockholmsmässan

Mänskliga Rättighetsdagarna, MR-dagarna, har funnits sedan år 2000 och är Nordens viktigaste samlade mötesplats för praktiker, forskare, myndigheter, politiker och ideellt engagerade som arbetar med eller vill lära mer om mänskliga rättigheter. Mänskliga Rättighetsdagarna samlar årligen cirka 3 000 – 5 000 besökare.

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Anders Sjögren föreläser på Mänskliga rättighetsdagarna

2018-11-08

Anders Sjögren, forskare vid statsvetenskapliga institutionen, deltar i seminariet "Is development possible in a shrinking democratic space?" fredag 16 november 14.30–15.30, Stockholmsmässan i Älvsjö.

Anders Sjögren

There are many signs of democratic progress in several African countries – but parallel to this we also see increasing threats to the freedom and rights of journalists, academic researchers and civil society. New laws, threats and violence reduce the space where these groups, which play a central role in safeguarding and strengthening democracy, can work and act. 

With East Africa as a starting point and Kenya as the example, the seminar will highlight the global issue of Shrinking Space. In Kenya the trend is obvious: NGOs, human rights defenders and journalists are subjected to attacks and harassment. The government’s language towards NGOs is gradually getting harsher and in the beginning of the year three TV stations were closed during a politically sensitive period. What are the short-term and long-term consequences? Can a country continue to develop while the freedom of expression is being reduced? What can the targeted groups do to counteract this trend and how do they find new ways to work?

Guests from Sweden and Kenya will describe general developments in the region, give examples of specific incidents and discuss what can be done to counteract the negative developments.

Övriga föreläsare är:

  • Carin Jämtin, Sida
  • George Gachara, The NEST
  • Svein-Erik Helle, CMI

Moderator är Marika Griehsel 

Läs mer om seminariet på Mänskliga rättighetsdagarna


Mänskliga Rättighetsdagarna 2018, 15-17 november, Stockholmsmässan

Mänskliga Rättighetsdagarna, MR-dagarna, har funnits sedan år 2000 och är Nordens viktigaste samlade mötesplats för praktiker, forskare, myndigheter, politiker och ideellt engagerade som arbetar med eller vill lära mer om mänskliga rättigheter. Mänskliga Rättighetsdagarna samlar årligen cirka 3 000 – 5 000 besökare.

Mänskliga rättighetsdagarna