Category: Civil Society

‘Out of Sight, Not Out of Reach’: transnational repression exposed

     

Authoritarian countries are silencing exiles and diasporas with tactics of fear and repression which violate exiles’ fundamental rights and undermine the rule of law in host countries, according to a new analysis. In a new report, “Out of Sight, Not Out of Reach,” Freedom House compiled and catalogued 608 incidents of such direct cross-border… Read more »

Romania’s kleptocratic ‘Long Shadow’ targets anti-corruption advocate

     

It’s an “explosive observational documentary,” a “brilliant….COVID-era must see,” a “full on masterpiece” that’s “as thrilling as All the President’s Men” – just a few of the plaudits critics have… Read more »

‘On the precipice of the misinformation age’: Civil society responds

     

The feats of Bellingcat – the ‘people’s intelligence agency’ – are remarkable, the FT’s Henry Mance writes: They proved that Syria’s regime used chemical weapons against its citizens. They unmasked the… Read more »

‘China’s COVID Secrets’: How to curb Beijing’s authoritarian agenda

     

President Joe Biden’s nominee for United Nations ambassador will pledge to restore American leadership, warning that its absence in recent years has allowed China to fill the void, Bloomberg reports…. Read more »

Strategic patience: Why China’s advance in Latin America matters

     

  When Joe Biden left the White House in early 2017, democracy faced challenges in Latin America, especially in the countries that embraced 21st century socialism (Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, and… Read more »

Arab Spring: Unfinished business or tragic legacy?

     

The uprisings of the Arab Spring seemed to represent a dramatic turning point in history, the sudden collapse of regimes and political systems few expected to be so fragile. But… Read more »

Hong Kong: ‘An existential crisis is looming’

     

Realistically, the chances of Hong Kong returning to the freedom and openness that it enjoyed for 23 years after the handover are minimal, writes Oxford University’s Rana Mitter, the author of… Read more »