Tomorrow begins the 18th Forum 2000 Conference in Prague which coincides with the 25th anniversary of the end of Communism in Eastern Europe and the brutal crackdown in China that killed scores of nonviolent demonstrators. Therefore it should come as no surprise that the title of this conference is "Democracy and Its Discontents A Quarter-Century After the Iron Curtain and Tiananmen."
|Delegates meet Forum 2000 co-founders Oldřich Černý and Václav Havel in 2009|
|Forum 2000 delegates in Prague in 2013 at H.H. Dalai Lama event|
Below is the video program for 2014 of Forum 2000 reproduced from their web page.
Watch the Forum 2000 Conference, “Democracy and Its Discontents,” Live Online
|Venezuelan prisoner of conscience Leopoldo Lopez at Forum 2000|
On Monday, October 13 and Tuesday, October 14 you can follow the live broadcast of the sessions held in the main hall of Žofín Palace (Forum Hall). Speakers include Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Belarusian writer and activist Ales Bialiatski, Sikyong of the Central Tibetan Administration Lobsang Sangay, Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq Falah Mustafa Bakir, Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez, and former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar.
You can watch these proceedings in the Video section of our website. Recordings of these discussions as well as other events will be posted there shortly after the conference. The live broadcast will be held in English.
More information about the conference and its program can be found here.