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Freedom at Issue:

Insights on the global struggle for democracy

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.

China Daily Image

This paid supplement from state-owned China Daily was distributed in a September issue of the Des Moines Register.

The regime’s recent media interventions may have unintended consequences.

Protests in Qatif in May 2015

Protests in Qatif in May 2015. HUSSEIN RADWAN/AFP/Getty Images

The kingdom’s Shia Muslim minority has long suffered discrimination and violence by the state.

Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro

Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro with supporters (credit: Partido Social Liberal)

The right-wing candidate may well win the election, but his ability to govern is far less clear.

Cameroon President Paul Biya and wife cast their votes

From left to right: Chantal Biya and President Paul Biya of Cameroon casting their votes

After a violent election, Paul Biya has extended his 36-year rule at the expense of the country’s stability.

Photos of Daphne Caruana Galizia, Jan Kuciak and Khashoggi

From left to right: Jan Kuciak, Daphne Caruana Galizia, Jamal Khashoggi.

It’s not too late for democratic leaders to establish a credible global deterrent against the murder of journalists.

ⓒ Zselyke Csaky

The largely unreformed media sector has contributed to the new government’s recent difficulties.

Street Protest in Oslo

Street Protest, Oslo, July 2018 © Flickr

China’s oppression of Muslims is cracking its de facto immunity from international criticism on human rights issues.

Montenegrin president Milo Djukanović. Photo credit:  

Journalists face violence from criminal groups and pressure from an entrenched political leadership.