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Across West Africa, several countries’ democratic reputations are under threat.
The next president could strengthen democracy in the country, or drag it back into old patterns of corruption and violence.
Litigation seeking crippling financial damages from media outlets may be unusual in the United States, but such campaigns are all too common in the world’s less free media environments.
More aggressive tactics by authoritarian regimes and an upsurge in terrorist attacks contributed to a disturbing decline in global freedom in 2014.