How is the Refugee Crisis covered in Turkish media?




JHS is publishing a new report in cooperation with the think-tank Freedom Research Association on how the refugee crisis is covered in Turkish media. Read more

Continued protests in Venezuela




The economic problems are so long gone in Venezuela that debts have become a real threat to the country. The value of the currency decreases rapidly and inflation is going up. Foreign imports have ceased, resulting in empty shelves in stores around the country. Read more

JHS follows the developments in Ukraine




Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation has for many years been active in support of democracy and rule of law in Ukraine. On our site, we publish regular updates on the situation in the country.
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News

Thursday, November 19, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation arranged the conference Russia’s Direction – Putin’s Objectives & the European Response. The conference was well attended and received high rating from the participants.

Stephen Nix, Göran Lennmarker, Olga Shorina and Olof Ehrenkrona

Stephen Nix, Göran Lennmarker, Olga Shorina and Olof Ehrenkrona

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Tbilisi’s city court’s controversial judge Tamaz Urtmelidze dismissed last night the management of Georgia’s largest independent TV-channel Rustavi2. The controversial judicial decision came as a surprise without notice. The new management expects to consist of government proxies and leaders loyal with the ruling party. The ruling party Georgian Dream gains with this action nearly monopoly on the Georgian media landscape and the actions are condemned by numerous of NGO’s in the country. The U.S. Ambassador to Tbilisi, Ian Kelly, issued a “deep concern” and warned of “profound political implications.

Read at joint statement from Transparency International and Atlantic Council among others here.

Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation has the pleasure of welcoming you to the conference Russia’s Direction – Putin’s Objectives & the European Response at Clarion Hotel Sign in Stockholm, Thursday, November 19. Read more about the programme and how to participate below. (more…)

Investigative journalist and author Svetlana Alexievich to receive the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. “They pretend I don’t exist”, “I am not published [in Belarus], and I cannot speak publicly anywhere.” says Alexievich, a vocal critic of totalitarianism.

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UNM Activists Sentenced to Pre-trial Detention as PACE Slams Georgia for Abusing the Practice

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Three UNM activists were sentenced to two-months of pre-trial detention in the western Georgian city of Kutaisi today for “hooliganism” allegedly committed while taking part in a rally in support of Rustavi2, Georgia’s most popular TV channel currently facing an aggressive government-backed takeover.

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Besa Shahini gives her opinion on the recent political developments in the country

Besa Shahini gives her opinion on the recent political developments in the country

Kosovo has faced many challenges after its declaration of independence from Serbia in 2008, and corruption and youth unemployment were and still are crucial elements to establish a strong democracy. Strong democracies are built by democrats and the co-operation between the Democratic League of Kosovo and the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation aims to foster the future politicians of Kosovo in democratic values. (more…)

The former mayor of Tbilisi Gigi Ugulava was released following Georgian Constitutional Court declaring his prolonged pre-trial detention as anti-constitutional and illegal. Less than 24 hours later he was jailed again.

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United National Movement, Georgia’s main opposition party, has published a statement on the Government’s refusal to comply with the ruling of the Constitutional Court to release the former Mayor of Tbilisi Gigi Ugulava.

Read the statement below.

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Lukashenka’s refusal to building a contentious air base on Belarusian territory may have an impact on the upcoming Belarusian election and future.

Read the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty article here

Anders Åslund, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and author of the book “Ukraine: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It.” writes about Ukraines need to privatize failing state-owned enterprises and how it will reduce corruption and save money.

Read the article here.

 

An in-depth article on the Ukrainian gas market, its corruption and the need for de-monopolisation has been published by The Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW).

Read the article here.