Bangladesh authorities made a series of new arrests in their crackdown on the right to free speech, Human Rights Watch said today.
Social Media and Democracy articles on Democracy Chronicles
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A Vietnamese court has jailed two activists on charges of publishing damaging anti-state propaganda about the communist-run country.
An anti-fake news law passed by Singapore’s parliament could stunt innovation, a quality the city-state wants to expand its tech industry.
Cambodian authorities should immediately cease harassing former opposition party members in the courts, Human Rights Watch said today.
Twitter may have been the dominant platform mastered by then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016 but it likely will not be the way most voters learn about .
Facebook bills itself as an organization designed to serve democracy, but Penn State’s Matt Jordan argues that the company’s motivations really much different. Hear more on the Democracy Works podcast.
Press freedom has long been an elusive aspiration in China, and the outlook has become increasingly dire under the tight rule of Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
Activists are launching an organization that aims to harness political power of women to influence elections and shape local and national policy priorities.
In the wake of the terrible Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, that government shut down access to Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, and other social media.
As Notre Dame Cathedral burned, posting on Facebook circulated – a grainy video of what appeared to be man in traditional Muslim garb up in cathedral.