Interview with Koen Stoop from the World Uyghur Congress – Part 1

Two articles brought my attention to what is happening in the Chinese province of East Turkistan (widely referred to as Xinjiang) in the past few months, although it is not an entirely new issue. The first was published in The…

Interview with Emmanuel Nsobila from Progressive Youth Movement

How long have you been active in politics in general, and in Progressive Youth Movement (PYM) specifically? I started my politics as a student back at the University in 2010, but officially, I joined Progressive Youth Moment (PYM) in 2012.…

Interview with May el Masri from Future Youth

How long have you been active in politics in general, and in Future Youth specifically? I actually started to be active in politics with Future Youth. That was almost eleven years ago, or maybe twelve. I was in university, and…

Should the United Nations Security Council be Reformed?

According to the UN’s Charter, the United Nations Security Council (SC) — one of the organization’s six main organs — bears “primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security”. When looking at the state of the world, it…

Interview with Venkatesh Geriti from Swatantrata Center in India

You are a Founder of Swatantrata Center, which is a policy think tank. Most of your work relates to youth politics and youth NGO work. Could you talk a bit about how Swatantrata Center is structured, and who the people…

Minorities and Climate Change

When talking about the effects of climate change, the notion that minorities are disproportionately affected is often invoked. In most debates, this notion is not explained any further, as though this were something obvious. Challenging this statement seems almost like…

Interview with Former IFLRY President Imke Roebken

In November the Junge Liberale (JuLis), IFLRY’s German member organisation, will celebrate their 40th anniversary. For Libel, this seemed like a good occasion to interview former JuLis member and former IFLRY president Imke Roebken. Imke was president of IFLRY from…

Interview with Lina Nasereddin from Free Thought Forum in Jordan

Lina has been elected as a new board member of Free Thought Forum in February. They are a Jordanian NGO dedicated to promoting citizen participation in political life and enhance the values of a democratic society by spreading culture and…

Interview with Maria José Bernal from Students for Liberty Colombia

We have been doing most of our previous interviews with national organizations, but Students for Liberty is an international organization. Could you talk a bit about how it is structured, how the Colombian chapter fits into this organization and how…

Interview with Valentina Morales from Grupo Joven in Argentina

Can you tell me a little bit about how Grupo Joven Fundación Libertad operates, how you are structured and who the people that are active in the organization are? The Youth Group of Fundación Libertad – that is what Grupo…