Taiwan urged to create global civil society network for democracy

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/06/28
By: Shih Hsiu-chuan

Taipei, June 28 (CNA) A Tunisian activist suggested in Taipei on Thursday that

Photo courtesy of the Presidential Office

Taiwan build a global network of civil society organizations that would aid their growth and help build vulnerable young democracies.

A great nation like Taiwan should take the lead in creating such a network, which would strengthen opinion leaders in civil society all over the world in their work against democratic backsliding and authoritarianism, Najet Zammouri, vice president of the Tunisian Human Rights League (LTDH), told CNA.

“It would be a very good step to find solutions (to challenges facing democracies),” said Zammouri, who visited Taiwan to attend two international forums hosted earlier this week by the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy.

Zammouri, along with other attendees of the forums from more than 10 countries, met with President Tsai Tsai-ing (蔡英文) Tuesday.    [FULL  STORY]

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