The Turkish government is pushing a bill that will allow it control of social media. HRW published an article which urged parliament and social media firms to oppose it.
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US Sec. of State Mike Pompeo met with UK PM Boris Johnson in what spells a joint approach by the world’s leading democracies to growing Chinese aggression.
From VOA: The British government is set to end the participation of Chinese telecom giant Huawei in
Worldwide “Black Lives Matter” protests following police murder of George Floyd in the US has seen statues of historical figures accused of racism, slavery attacked by British protestors.
Ukraine is geopolitically sandwiched between European democracy and Russian kleptocracy. Its civil society remains its best chance to fight-off the latter.
Over the years, Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been strangling democracy, “‘tightening the vice’ on what’s left of Turkey’s pluralism”.
George Floyd’s murder by police sparked a fresh round of “black lives matter” globally. Thousands gathered outside the U.S Embassy in London in protest.
Budapest’s response to coronavirus… has been to suspend parliament and give [Premier] Viktor Orbán open-ended powers to rule by decree, Democracy Digest.
A U.S. senator…accused China of “garbage propaganda” about the coronavirus…[EU] says claims… it is “disintegrating [due to the pandemic] are trending.
The Chair of the EED says pro-democracy protests in countries like Algeria, Lebanon are a powerful message to Europe in a time of moral crisis.