Since the public revelation of NCOVID19 in January 2020, there has been a steep rise in cases of phobia induced racism all around the world. While it’s normal for people to fear the unknown, what makes things worse is the spread of fake news and wild conspiracy theories. I came back to Pakistan (my home…

Nikolay Artemenko is the Federal Coordinator of Vremya, a Russian youth movement that started in St Petersburg, and now has local branches in 19 different russian cities. He has been active in both youth and regular politics for a number of years, has run for various political offices, and coordinated Kseniya Sobchak’s presidential campaign in…

Besides the European Union, there is another, less well-known regional international organisation called the Council of Europe (CoE). Its stated aim is to uphold human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe. The organisation has a narrower focus and a lot power than the EU, but it has more member states, including Turkey,…

Latin America is a paradox. It is the only region in which democratic governments and high poverty levels go together. Right behind North America and Western Europe, the Economist Intelligence Unit Democracy Index claims Latin America to be the third most democratic region. In fact, out of all the developing regions, Latin America is considered…

Every year Freedom House carries out an assessment of political rights and civil liberties around the world. Its latest report suggests that a ’13-year decline’ can be observed in global freedom. See below for some of the most important developments. The report points out that democracy is undergoing an alarming decline all around the world….

The People’s Republic of China is the second largest single economy in the world. Not just its GDP is impressive, but also Chinese growth rates outnumber almost every other economy in the world. There are Chinese cities – most of which you probably have never heard of – that are bigger than whole countries or…

Meet Laura Fagerlund. Laura is a Vice President of IFLRY and a Council member of the Swedish Youth of Finland. She is currently living in South Africa, where she is doing an internship with the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance. In her blog, Laura gives you a first-person account of what it’s like for…

Read the latest article in our interview series with Young Liberal Politicians and meet Grunde Kreken Almeland, a young Norwegian politician for Venstre (the Liberal Party of Norway). Grunde was the deputy leader of the Young Liberals of Norway until he became a deputy representative of the Parliament of Norway in 2017, and then moved…

Oh, how wonderful it is to be back in London! Don’t get me wrong, it was absolutely amazing to spend a whole week in Morocco, but it always feels good to come “home”. As we would say in Swedish: “Borta bra men hemma bäst” (There is no place like home.) So, why did I spend…

On October 21st 2019, newspapers from across Australia and spanning the ideological divide, ran front-pages featuring blacked out stories and the sentence “When the government keeps the truth from you, what are they covering up?”. Part of a broader campaign called ‘Your Right to Know’, this represented a united front in the fight for press…