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

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

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

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to today’s decision of the Tagansky District Court in Moscow to block the popular instant messaging app Telegram. 

The United States Congress will vote on U.S. House of Representatives vote on H.Res.128, an important tool to encourage the Government of Ethiopia to make good on recent promises of reforms.

His many ribbon-cutting appearances boost his image ahead of an April 11 election. Sort of.

Authoritarian powers that are fundamentally hostile to democracy cannot be ignored or appeased.

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Credit: The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa / Flickr. 

The administration’s first moves have raised hopes that the corruption and neglect of the Zuma era are truly coming to an end.

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The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front elected Dr. Abiy Ahmed as chairman and prime minister-designate. 

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Photo by Julia Berezovska/Press office NB.

Denying the problem’s existence will only help perpetuate it.

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