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Sun, Jul 18, 2021

Ukraine takes a big step towards judicial reform

Ukraine took a big step towards judicial reform on July 13 when MPs adopted laws that establish credible foundations for the reboot of the country’s deeply compromised legal system.

UkraineAlert by Olena Halushka and Tetiana Shevchuk

Civil Society Corruption

Thu, Jul 15, 2021

Is Kazakhstan experiencing the early stages of a democratic awakening?

While it is too early to speak of a democratic awakening in Kazakhstan, current trends suggest that the country may be moving in that direction. This could have major repercussions for the wider region.

UkraineAlert by Rustam Kypshakbayev

Central Asia Civil Society

Wed, Jul 14, 2021

Nooruddin in the Washington Post: Nationalists in Christianity’s clothing

In the News by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Nationalism

Mon, Jul 12, 2021

Event recap: The importance of inclusivity in the Afghan peace process

An event recap for the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and Afghanistan’s Mechanism for Inclusive Peace (AMIP)'s discussion on the importance of inclusivity in the Afghan peace process.

Event Recap by Fahim Ahmad

Afghanistan Civil Society

Fri, Jun 25, 2021

Maria Ressa, Nanjala Nyabola, and Katherine Maher on why social media is—and is not—a global public square

Is social media a global digital public square? The DFRLab's 360/Open Summit gathered Maria Ressa, Nanjala Nyabola, and Katherine Maher to discuss platforms' role in the online world.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Africa Civil Society

Thu, Jun 24, 2021

Hong Kong activist Nathan Law on how virtual communities empower citizen movements

The internet has created a virtual community of democracy activists that supports movements and broadcasts voices around the world. Nathan Law describes why he thinks it shapes citizen movements in Hong Kong.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

China Civil Society

Thu, Jun 24, 2021

Ashish Jha: Doctors must train for the new battlefield of information—social media

This fireside chat between Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health, and Renee DiResta, research manager of the Stanford Internet Observatory, explored the long-lasting effects of the COVID-19 “infodemic” and how the misinformation research community can work with health professionals to restore and protect public trust.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Coronavirus

Thu, Jun 24, 2021

Ukraine offers hope in an increasingly homophobic neighborhood

While Ukrainian attitudes towards the LGBTQI community are still far behind the levels of acceptance encountered elsewhere in the West, Ukraine’s modest progress offers hope in a region where intolerance is on the rise.

UkraineAlert by Adrian Hoefer, Shelby Magid

Civil Society Human Rights

Tue, Jun 22, 2021

Former Wikipedia chief on fighting censorship and potentially paying contributors to address diversity gaps

Katherine Maher appeared at the 360/Open Summit, hosted by the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, to discuss how tech can earn the public's trust.

New Atlanticist by Nick Fouriezos

Civil Society Disinformation

Tue, Jun 22, 2021

Katherine Maher on how big tech can be as trusted as Wikipedia

The former Wikimedia CEO joined 360/Open Summit, hosted by the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensics Research Lab. Here's a transcript of the discussion.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Disinformation


Wed, Jul 28, 2021

Covering atrocities in Xinjiang: A discussion with award-winning journalists

Online Event A panel discussion examining the experiences of two award-winning journalists in covering the atrocities in Xinjiang against the Uyghur population.

1:00pm China Civil Society East Asia Human Rights