The Post Pandemic Glocal Democracy;
Impact, Challenges, and Opportunities

May 19

Session Title 3.3. Democracy under Restrictive Environment (ANFREL)
Key Organizer Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL)
Date / Time  19 May 2021 / 10:00-12:00 KST (GMT+9)
Modality / Language Virtual / English
Objectives To raise international awareness on the shrinking democratic space in countries under restrictive environment
Main Topics & Issues to be addressed  The session will discuss the state of democracy, challenges and threats in the Asian countries that saw democratic regression, including Hong Kong, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar.
Background Democracy in Asia is facing a hard time in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic further tightened restraints on civil liberties and thus led to regression of democracy. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index finds more than half of the countries in the Asia and Australasia region recorded a fall in their democracy score. Hong Kong, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar were among those that saw the drop in 2020.
Speakers
  • Moderator
  • Panelists
    • Aileen Calverley, Hong Kong Watch
    • Koul Panha, Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (COMFREL), Cambodia
    • Mya Nandar Thin, Myanmar
    • Yingcheep Atchanont, Internet Law Reform Dialogue (iLaw), Thailand


Lee Chung Lun
Role in the Session Moderator
Position and Organizational Affiliation ANFREL
Nationality
Aileen Calverley
Role in the Session Panel
Position and Organizational Affiliation Hong Kong Watch
Nationality
Koul Panha
Role in the Session Panel
Position and Organizational Affiliation Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (COMFREL)
Nationality Cambodia
Mya Nandar Thin
Role in the Session Panel
Position and Organizational Affiliation
Nationality Myanmar
Yingcheep Atchanont
Role in the Session Panel
Position and Organizational Affiliation Internet Law Reform Dialogue (iLaw)
Nationality Thailand

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