Illiberal discourse in Romania: the year of exception 2020 (report)

The coronavirus pandemic strongly affected the Romanian society and the illiberal discourse became a tool often used by politicians in achieving their goals. Vulnerable groups became scapegoats overnight, accused of introducing and transmitting the virus. The rights and political representation of women and gender or ethnic minorities are constantly questioned by the political class, without …

Regional Report: The Charlie Hebdo Effect in the Balkans

The attacks against the French journalists stirred vivid emotions and considerable reactions, without, however, increasing the Islamophobia in the region. The debates failed to critically tackle the role and limits of the freedom of expression in relation to the freedom of religion. Apparently, the freedom of expression has fewer and fewer supporters even  among the …