Episode 1: Ivan Djuric, Program Director of YIHR Serbia
Ivan shares his reflections on the uphill challenge of changing Serbia’s youths mindsets about the war in the 90s, and creating an environment in which human rights defenders are respected, not harassed.
Episode 2: Osman Isci, General Secretary of Human Rights Association (Turkey)
With thousands of activists, journalists, academics and dissidents prosecuted in recent years, Osman sheds lights on the extremely precarious position for human rights defenders in Turkey and his own personal motivations to commit his life to the cause.
Episode 3: Dr. Biljana Kotevska, Research coordinator, European Policy Institute (EPI) – Skopje
Biljana tells us about the success of HRDs in uncovering a captured state that violated human rights and abused power, the disproportional challenges WHRDs and LGBTI+ still face in North Macedonia, as well as the importance of human rights research for ensuring accountability.
Episode 4: Lorin Kadiu, Executive Director, Citizens Channel (Albania)
As Albania’s civil society grips with restrictive measures introduced to tackle the pandemic, Lorin tells about the challenge for independent media to report freely in the midst of a full-blown communications crisis.