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Freedom at Issue:

Insights on the global struggle for democracy

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.

 
Atiku Abubakar, Muhammadu Buhari

From left to right: Former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar, current Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. Image Credit: Flickr/Creative Commons. 

The candidates will have to explain how they plan to tackle corruption and security threats.

Filipino Internet Freedom Activists

Maria Ressa, the CEO and editor of online portal Rappler, speaks during a protest on press freedom along with fellow journalists in Manila on January 19, 2018. Credit: TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images.

The region is a driving force behind annual declines at the global level.

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