Governments around the world have exploited the coronavirus pandemic in order to centralize power, curtail individual freedoms, restrict journalism, stifle civil society and political opposition, and further marginalize minority populations. On Thursday, June 18, POMED and seven other human rights and democracy organizations will hold an event to shine a light on these concerning developments.


Thursday, June 18, 2020
9:30 am EDT
Via Zoom


Note: The event will be limited to 100 viewers.


Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA)
Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA)
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian (moderator), Axios
Bahey eldin Hassan, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies
Victoria Ibezim Ohaeri, Spaces for Change, Nigeria
Feliciano Reyna Ganteaume, Acción Solidaria, Venezuela
Máté Szabó, Hungarian Civil Liberties Union


Sponsored by

Amnesty International USA
Committee to Protect Journalists
Freedom House
Human Rights First
International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Project on Middle East Democracy
The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy
Washington Office on Latin America