Local and international pressure forced President Paul Biya of Cameroon to order the reinstatement of the internet in BSC on April 20th after shutting it down for 93 days.
Journalism and Free Speech articles on Democracy Chronicles
In a democratic society, journalism and free speech play a central role in creating a system of checks and balance, and in distributing power equally between governments, businesses, individuals, and other social entities. Access to verifiable information gathered by independent media sources, which adhere to journalistic standards, can also be of service to ordinary citizens, by empowering them with the tools they need in order to participate in the political process. Also see our articles on Civil Rights.
Turks vote by a slim margin to expand their president’s powers, and dissent erupts on social media
What’s going to be problematic is getting the youth to come back into politics following the 2016 election. Many people will turn to apathy based on the results. However, no fight truly ends after a defeat.
Techniques of 19th-century fake news reporter teach us why we fall for it today
To write about what is going on, musicians have been producing tracks about recent political events
Questions are arising over how political Twitter bots tactics could be used against an enterprise
People exposed to entertainment tv are more likely to vote for populist politicians according to study
On the political spectrum, more and more people are choosing to identify as conservative or liberal, and the amount of moderates to fill in that gap has been tremendously reduced year after year after year.
Amnesty International has called on the Turkish government to stop its crackdown on the media
In Africa, the holding of regular elections has in most cases failed to translate to democracy and peacebuilding. For instance since 2000 Zimbabweans have experienced five national elections.