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Freedom at Issue:

Insights on the global struggle for democracy

Women pray at a mosque in Samarkand.

Women pray at a mosque in Samarkand. (Flickr/Maureen Barlin)

The president has touted his reform agenda, but religious persecution continues in practice.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev (President.uz)

The online mobilization of public opinion is a potential express lane to democratic change.

UN team navigates through Western Sahara.

UN team navigates through Western Sahara, 2010. (Flickr/United Nations Photo)

The latest peace talks have made little progress so far, but the territory may be running out of time.

Hasan Minhaj at an event in California in November 2018

Hasan Minhaj at an event in California in November 2018 (Jesse Grant/Getty Images)

How should companies like Netflix respond when repressive governments order the removal of critical content?

President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta

President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta. Credit: GCIS

A possible plot to subvert term limits could shape the future of democracy in the country.

China Exporting Technodystopia

Five key trends in the Chinese Communist Party’s global media campaign.

Prisoner of conscience, Eduardo Cardet

Eduardo Cardet, a current Cuban prisoner of conscience. Credit: HazteOir.org

The country was not always an implacable foe of human rights on the international stage. 

Angela Merkel will step down as leader of the CDU. Credit: GlynLowe.com

Angela Merkel will step down as leader of the CDU. Credit: GlynLowe.com

Upcoming EU and state elections could determine the country’s new direction.

Protest in New York against China's reelection to the UN Human Rights Council in 2009

Protest in New York against China's reelection to the UN Human Rights Council in 2009. Credit: Students for a Free Tibet.

The body’s membership will now be even less democratic than the world as a whole.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena swears in new Cabinet of Ministers

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena (right) swears in a new cabinet of ministers led by Mahinda Rajapaksa (left). Credit: President.gov.lk

The president’s moves to replace the government and dissolve Parliament have been denounced as unconstitutional.

 

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