Category: accountability

Enhancing democratic partnership in the Indo-Pacific

     

  CSIS, in partnership with @NEDemocracy and @SunnylandsNews, outlined 10 points to advance democratic governance in the Indo-Pacific. Read the statement of principles here: https://t.co/Ws4mo8F81H — CSIS (@CSIS) July 14,… Read more »

Autocrats’ attacks a tribute to independent media’s power

     

The ultimate, most severe threats to a free press come from governments, which, to justify their actions, have seized opportunistically on causes ranging from requiring platforms to moderate posts to… Read more »

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 »