Category: accountability

Democratic innovation key to strategy for shaping post-COVID world

     

While a recent global initiative cautioned that autocrats are exploiting the pandemic to erode democratic values and institutions, COVID-19 may yet allow the “re-imagining and strengthening of democracy” through innovative… Read more »

Defending against the weaponization of corruption

     

  Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is facing one of the worst coronavirus epidemics in the world, an ongoing corruption investigation, and a procession of ministers deserting his cabinet. To top… Read more »

Coronavirus exploited to undermine democracies, world figures warn

     

The outbreak of Covid-19 and subsequent pandemic has led to an alarming uptick in authoritarian behavior by governments across the globe, who are using the crisis to silence critics, an open letter signed by… Read more »

Time to abandon muddled thinking about China’s ‘Mussolini model’

     

  Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne has criticized China for creating “disinformation” during the coronavirus pandemic, saying it “will cost lives,” Bloomberg reports. “It is troubling that some countries are… Read more »

Philippines’ ‘lie machine’ at work: Maria Ressa found guilty of cyber libel

     

High-profile journalist Maria Ressa has been found guilty of libel in the Philippines’ in a case seen as a test of the country’s media freedom, the BBC reports. The former… Read more »