Our first ever series of free, online debates, hosted by the UK's leading legal commentator Joshua Rozenberg – open to all and accessible from your own home.

 

 

Join our interactive series of LIVE debates from 21 October to 18 November

 

The rise of populism has been spectacular in the last 10 years, but it is an exaggeration to say that democracies have collapsed into authoritarianism.

 

Prof Daniel Smilov, political scientist and constitutional expert

 

The government has moved from focusing on individual users to targeting news and social media platforms like WeChat and Weibo. 

 

Jufang Wang, former Vice Director of News, CRI Online (China's international broadcaster)

 

How does civil society contain, confine, and control the state, especially if state agencies are in alliance with the private sector? 

 

Prof Denis Galligan, Professor Emeritus of Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

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