The tendency toward digital authoritarianism is intensifying, with Sudan, Syria, Jordan and Jaipur serving as some key examples.
Dictatorships articles on Democracy Chronicles
Here you will find our latest news on dictatorships around the world. These articles attempt to shine a light on the ridiculous, bizarre, and inhumane ramifications that result from organizing human societies without consent of the humans. The worst abuses of dictatorships will be covered here as well as their most outrageous behavior. Also see our section on the Political Dissidents who struggle against dictatorships across the world.
“From the errors of other nations, let us learn wisdom.”
Xi Jinping has continued to firm his grip on power and society in China, his regime vastly expanding the use of house arrests.
China has engaged in “severe human rights violations” against Uyghur Muslims that may constitute crimes against humanity, UN report.
37% of the world’s population today lives under 59 fully authoritarian governments, according to the most recent EUI survey.
Four pro-democracy campaigners were executed by Myanmar’s Tatmadaw military junta despite international calls for restraint.
Three independent publishers have been barred from the annual book fair in Hong Kong, because of their support for democracy.
Belarus has been transformed into a Russian air base by Mr. Lukashenko, who is increasingly looking to Russia for protection.
Some Chinese researchers say they have created a tool that uses facial scans to assess a person’s loyalty to the ruling party.
Vladimir Putin should be referred to as Russia’s “ruler” rather than the country’s “president,” according to a pro-Kremlin party.
Moscow has increased repression and made more arrests in recent weeks as Putin seeks to control the narrative on the war in Ukraine.