Webinar: Is COVID 19 pandemic strengthening authoritarianism in the Arab States? - Part1
Date: Saturday, 4th July 2020
Time: 3PM MYT | 10AM TRT |
Organized by: Islamic Renaissance Front Around the world, governments have taken great strides to tackle the crisis of COVID-19 pandemic. However, there have been worrying signs that this pandemic is increasing authoritarianism and weakening the rule of law in some countries. We have witnessed that when democratic institutions like the free press and independent judiciary were undermined, and the rights of the people to protest or to engage in monitoring the government is limited; corruption thrived. Somehow or rather, this pandemic has offered the corrupt and authoritarian leaders the power of distracting the people and reducing the oversight.