democ. Zentrum Demokratischer Widerspruch advocates a society in which one can be different without fear. Today this means two things: emancipatory achievements must be preserved and defended against all anti-democrats who are fighting for influence not only in the parliaments. For this reason we observe and analyse how anti-democratic forces function, why they become stronger and how they can be countered.


Tuija Wigard has been devoting herself to the observation and analysis of anti-democratic movements for years. As a political scientist, she focuses on current manifestations of antisemitism, right-wing extremism and Islamism. Between 2017 and 2019, she worked for the Jewish Forum for Democracy and Against Antisemitism (JFDA) as an editor in the field of monitoring. Since the beginning of 2020 she is a board member of democ.

Linus Pook works as a video journalist dealing with antisemitism and the far right. Following his philosophy and theater science studies, he is currently studying in an interdisciplinary antisemitism research program in Berlin. From 2017 to 2019 he worked for JFDA as an editor, consultant and in the field of political communication. Currently, he is a board member of democ.

Matthias Schröder

Grischa Stanjek