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In this issue: How the Communist Party is targeting young Chinese with propaganda, a crackdown on Twitter users escalates, high-tech surveillance reaches prisons, street cleaners, and rental homes, and new threats to free speech emerge in Hong Kong, Australia, Taiwan, and Zambia.

The trend coincides with a global decline in democracy.

Recent arrests and harsh punishments call expectations of free and fair elections into question.

The Kremlin is attempting to rein in Russia’s disillusioned youth, but dissent will grow unless young people are granted an effective outlet to air their grievances to the state.

The junta wrote the rules for the recent elections, but it doesn’t seem to like the results.