Welcome the world democracy news section where you will find coverage on the quest for democracy worldwide. Be sure to also see our political dissidents section and our series of articles on worldwide democracy
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time for world democracy?
The world democracy movement is being driven forward by the relentless advances technologythat have defined our era. The internet is the modern version of the printing press on steroids. With each new shipment of devices and each price reduction, the power of the underlying technological revolution is feeding calls for democracy and openness in government. Once online, anyone today has more information at their disposal than the majority of history’s most influential thinkers.
The ongoing protests in Brazil, China, Egypt, India, and Russia (to name a few) have been deeply connected to each other through technology that didn’t exist a few years ago. We are living in an era of world democracy protest that rivals the largest political eruptions of people power in history, while the number of individuals taking part and the connection between political movements is on an unrivaled historical scale. The same pressures that brought down Egypt’s Mubarak and Libya’s Qaddafi will bring down more dictators until there is none of their kind left.
Yet the time is now for critical support for these fledgling democracy movements. This will be a definitive time in history that is more accurately covered by media that understands how the daily headlines relate to this global expansion of democracy. Which side are the large media companies on today?
freedom house for world democracy
There are also many great non-profit organizations and charities for international democracy that are wonderful places to support. One that is very important to Democracy Chronicles is Freedom House. Freedom House’s Freedom in the World annual reports, its international democracy advocacy and many other heroics represent the best that America has to offer. There is no better illustration of world democracy than the “Map of Freedom in the World” published annually since 1972 by Freedom House. According to Freedom House, in 2013 the world had 43% of its population living in democratic countries and only 35% in non-democratic countries.