Freedom at Issue:

Insights on the global struggle for democracy

Bridge between Crimea and Russia

© kremlin.ru

Crimeans struggle to exercise their basic human rights amid Russian persecution.

The maps and graphs below illustrate three major patterns that will affect the continent’s future path.

President Nicolás Maduro © Agencia de Noticias ANDES

The world’s autocrats seem more willing to dispense with the appearance of honest elections.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on stage at the City National Civic in San Jose for Facebook's F8 2017 Developers Conference. Credit: Maurizio Pesce. 

Rather than abandoning institutions like the European Union and Facebook, we should push them to act more like democracies.

Recent developments shed light on the phenomenon’s immediate and long-term implications.

Conditions are deteriorating in Tanzania, but Ethiopia shows that this may only be the beginning.

Під тиском влади та праворадикальних сил громадські активісти гуртуються для захисту їхньої життєво важливої роботи.

Under pressure from the government and right-wing thugs, civic activists are banding together to protect their vital work.

© Los Borbones Son Unos Ladrones

Vague bans on glorification of terrorism and insulting the monarchy have ensnared a growing number of artists and social media users.

© Dorin Nicolaescu-Musteață

Democracy is under threat worldwide due to waning information integrity, but civil society can counter media manipulation without violating fundamental freedoms.

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