Myanmar detailed two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, for alleged violation of the Official Secrets Act.

People gather to protest over high cost of living in Tehran, Iran on December 30, 2017. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

 

Citizens have long been excluded from policymaking, and they don’t like the results.

The government of Ethiopia announced that it will release all political prisoners and close the notorious Central Crime Investigation Center.

The world’s democracies should together call on Iranian authorities to respect the rights of the country’s citizens, including their rights to assemble and express themselves peacefully.

Allowing members of parliament to reopen cases and establishing a new judicial body that will also oversee elections is an invitation to abuse of the system. 

To avoid further violence in Honduras, the Organization of American States and the European Union should oversee a recount and verification of all ballots. 

A Chinese court sentenced visiting Taiwanese democracy activist Lee Ming-che, to five years imprisonment for discussing democracy on social media.

By allowing Pachamama to be re-incorporated, President Moreno sent an encouraging signal to Ecuador’s civil society organizations.  

Repealing net neutrality would allow internet service providers to become an arbiter of what types of content consumers can access and at what speeds and price.

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