Scholar Sohini Chatterjee says disinformation is not solely a foreign challenge as “democratically-elected leaders are increasingly fuelling [its spread]”.
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Covid-19 Global Monitor is hosting a live web event on July 7, 2020, to discuss the pandemic’s impact on human rights and democracy.
Birgit Schwarz [talked to HWR]…about whether the election of a new government and Nkurunziza’s death could finally lead to democratic change in [Burundi].
Reorganised due to irregularities, Malawi’s election runoff has concluded with the victory of the opposition. Incumbent Peter Mutharika conceded defeat.
Governance should be based on a balanced approach which is why populism is bad but it has been difficult to dismantle. COVID-19 could be the solution.
Malawi’s Electoral Commission said it was confident Tuesday’s presidential rerun will be free of irregularities. But violence has flared ahead of the polls.
PM Morrison did not overtly name China when discussing the Friday morning cyberattack on Australia Friday but said there was a state actor involved.
5million+ became Americans since 2014, the majority post-Trump election in 2016. Rights group is campaigning for these new citizens to vote.
Why is Israel bashing like hockey in Canada, drinking furniture stripper methanol in Russia, or shooting in the US – why is it such a popular pastime?
Ukraine is geopolitically sandwiched between European democracy and Russian kleptocracy. Its civil society remains its best chance to fight-off the latter.