In newsletter no. 5/2012 you can read about a number of important elections that will take place during the fall of 2012: In Belarus, Ukraine, Venezuela and Georgia.

Hopes run high that the elections in Georgia will be entirely up to international standards. Expectations are also raised that the (almost) united opposition in Ukraine will breathe fresh life into the country’s dwindling democracy and that Henrique Capriles win the presidential elections in Venezuela. Though, the hopes are low for the elections in Belarus, where President Lukashenko is further cementing his authoritarian regime.

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Democracy vs. Dictatorship

May 30th, 2012   Newsletters |

In newsletter no 5/2012 you can read about a number of important elections that will take place during the fall of 2012: in Belarus, Ukraine, Venezuela and Georgia. Hopes run high that the elections in Georgia will be entirely up to international standards. Expectations are also raised that the (almost) united opposition in Ukraine will breathe fresh life into the country’s dwindling democracy and that Henrique Capriles win the presidential elections in Venezuela. Though, the hopes are low for the elections in Belarus, where President Lukashenko is further cementing his authoritarian regime.

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In Newsletter No 3/2012 you can read

  • a report about Azerbaijan,  including a number of interviews. JHS is launching the report prior to the Eurovision Song Contest that will be held in Baku in late May: “Azerbaijan – in the shadow of a dictatorship.”
  • you can also learn about the presentation of Krister Wahlbäcks new book about the liberation of the Baltic countries.
  • an interview with two young politicians from Ghana is also included. They were part of a group that visited Sweden for a week in March.

 

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Newsletter No. 2/2012

February 20th, 2012   Newsletters

In newsletter no. 2/2012 you can read about the upcoming elections in Russia. The Russian people have had enough of Vladimir Putin, and today’s corrupt regime, says David Kramer, President of Freedom House and specialist on Russia. He believes that the never-ending corruption has new groups of Russians to protest. Still, it is problematic that people vote AGAINST a political party, but not FOR anything else.

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Newsletter no 1/2012

January 10th, 2012   Newsletters |
  • Gunnar Hökmark depicts two scenarios for the future of democracy in the Arab World.
  • Since 2003 JHS works in Azerbaijan where the Eurovision Song Contest will be held.
  • A new Homepage has been launched. Visit www.hjalmarsonfoundation.se.
  • Don’t forget Ukraine!

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Newsletter 10/2011

December 1st, 2011   Newsletters

“Choosing Without a Choice”

  • Elections to the Russian State Duma will be held on December 4. Only seven parties are running.
  • Israeli security expert about the Arab Spring and the situation in the region.
  • Christofer Fjellner on reforming the EU aid for trade.
  • Breakfast on December 8: What happened in the Russian elections?

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Newsletter 9/2011

November 1st, 2011   Newsletters

New Foreign Policy Platform Adopted

  • Foreign policy debate on closing down the Nordic Council as well as Nato membership.
  • A new foreign policy program for a free world and a stronger Europe.
  • Some 20 guests from abroad participated in the party congress in Örebro.
  • Coming: Report on the Russian December 4, elections.

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Newsletter 8/2011

October 1st, 2011   Newsletters

Prominent Politicians met in Visby

  • High level meeting about the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood.
  • The Baltic states have done the impossible, said Professor Anders Åslund at a seminar arranged by the Hjalmarson Foundation.
  • Success for JHS at the annual Book Fair in Göteborg, September 22-25.
  • November 16: Hirsh Goodman, national security expert, Tel Aviv, will speak at a luncheon.

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Newsletter 7/2011

September 1st, 2011   Newsletters

Numerous activities at this year’s Gothenburg Book Fair

  • Can Social Media overthrow a Dictator? JHS at the Book Fair in Gothenburg.
  • Plenty of JHS trainings this autumn!
  • Azerbaijan: The Internet is more free than the press.
  • Election results in Guatemala.

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Newsletter 6/2011

June 1st, 2011   Newsletters

The Threat in Cyberspace

  • New routes of information but also new threats evolve as we link up.
  • Mats Johansson, MP, about freedom in the media and on the Internet.
  • Belarus opposition to celebrate Independence Day on August 25.
  • For the first time JHS and IWDU gather female politicians on the Balkans.

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