Indonesia is battling a wave of fake news and online hate speech ahead of presidential elections in 2019
Journalism and Free Speech articles on Democracy Chronicles
A basic necessity in a democratic society, is 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.
A prominent Iranian political analyst said he had been sentenced to prison for propaganda against the regime
China’s censors are scrambling after social media frenzy unleashed by a journalist’s reaction to a softball question
Private media outlets in Cameroon are defying a ban on political programs imposed by the country’s government
The case in question, Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, argues that the Minnesotan law prohibiting voters from wearing clothing that supports particular candidates or bears political statements in polling places is unconstitutional.
Students have a right to political dissent and the entitlement to an education that nurtures their ability to do so
Tens of thousands of protesters take streets of cities in Slovakia, following the murder of a journalist
Rights activists marched through Yangon City to oppose amendments to a bill that regulates peaceful protesting
Throughout history, people have recorded what happened during the course of their lives in various ways. Yet, have you ever found yourself skeptical about a written record of things past?
A former YouTube engineer is speaking out against the company’s recommendation algorithm