Freedom at Issue:

Insights on the global struggle for democracy

Credit. Kremlin.ru

An erosion of democratic standards around the world is now affecting the most basic element of democracy.

Iksander Yerimbetov

Iksander Yerimbetov. Credit: Forbes.kz

The state’s abusive tactics in the case of an exiled oligarch can also be used against politicians, activists, and journalists.

Vučić’s ruling SNS party didn't need dirty tricks to win Belgrade's elections — but, perhaps they thought it better to be safe than sorry.

The events of the past month suggest several ways to counter antidemocratic pressure from China’s government.

boris nemstov killed bridge

The Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge where Nemstov was killed in central Moscow. 

On Sunday, thousands of people turned out across Russia to commemorate the third anniversary of Boris Nemtsov’s assassination.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. © Dept. of Defense photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro/Released.

Weakening internet users’ privacy to aid law enforcement would likely do more harm than good.

Mobile repair and recharging shop in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh. 

 

Thousands of Rohingya refugees are denied internet access because Bangladesh requires mobile users to register with their national identity documents.

Anti-corruption activist Vitaliy Shabunin, August 2017. © Hromadske Radio.

Два законопроекти, підтримані Президентом Петром Порошенком, становлять собою лише частину більш широкого наступу на групи громадянського суспільства, які ведуть боротьбу з корупцією.

Anti-corruption activist Vitaliy Shabunin.

Anti-corruption activist Vitaliy Shabunin, August 2017. © Hromadske Radio

Two bills backed by President Poroshenko are part of a broader attack on civil society groups dedicated to fighting corruption.

The following countries are among those that may be approaching important turning points in their democratic trajectory, according to the latest Freedom in the World report.

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