Special Reports

Strengthening participation of young people in South Africa's electoral and democratic processes

The political parties vary in impressions as to the specificity (or not) of issues that concern the youth. The issues are both substantive (concerning aspects of public policy and government action) and procedural (relevant to participation in elections and politics). Parties strive to expand their use of social media. However, the diverse demographic backgrounds of their supporters dictate that they will use a mix of traditional media (pamphlets, newsletters, speeches, door-to-door grassroots visits), intermediary electronic media (SMS and email), and social or new media (Twitter, Facebook, Mxit, WhatsApp, Google broadcasts, podcasts).

A New Multilateralism for Atrocities Prevention

International human rights and humanitarian institutions that combat and prevent atrocities are under unprecedented strain with the weight of a handful of concurrent, severe global crises.

Human Rights Abuses in Russian-Occupied Crimea

In March 2014, Russia forcefully and illegally annexed the Crimean peninsula from the territory of Ukraine. Crimea’s residents have since faced increasingly grave civic, political, and human rights violations.

China Report: The Politburo's Predicament

The Politburo’s Predicament examines the evolution of the censorship and internal security apparatus under the leadership of Xi Jinping and the overall degree of repression that has increased since Xi rose to power.

Supporting Democracy Abroad

This project analyzes support by 11 democratic powers for democracy and human rights during the period June 2012-May 2014.

Politics of Judicial Independence in Malawi

Over the last twenty years political conflicts substantial and minor have arrived at the doorstep of the Malawian judiciary. The Parliament has been dysfunctional and unstable; the Executive has pushed the democratic limits of their power, whereas in contrast, the judiciary has represented a core stabilizing institution for Malawi’s fledgling democracy.

The Struggle for Turkey's Internet

Turkey is a battleground state for Internet regulation, according to a Freedom House report released in advance of the Internet Governance Forum.

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