Category: Freedom of Expression

How the Chinese Communist Party’s ‘Hidden Hand’ is reshaping the world

     

If the past century has shown us anything, it is that dangerous ideologies backed by powerful states rarely confine their malign conduct within their own borders, argues national security adviser… Read more »

Preserving liberty in the time of corona: Democratic governance the best antidote

     

The Indian¬†economist Amartya Sen insisted on democracy as a universal value (in a Journal of Democracy reader, left). He also observed that democratic governance is the best antidote to the… Read more »

‘Too soon, too loud’: China’s Wolf Warrior diplomacy is backfiring

     

Leading Chinese scholars and foreign policy advisers have taken aim at the country‚Äôs ‚ÄúWolf Warrior‚ÄĚ diplomats and state media, saying their efforts to defend Beijing‚Äôs handling of¬†the coronavirus pandemic¬†are backfiring…. Read more »

‘Facing the Fight’: Journalism without Fear or Favor

     

Amid a worldwide fight against the novel coronavirus, the National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute are joining people around the globe in commemorating¬†World Press Freedom Day… Read more »

A ‘red flag for democracy’ as media freedom takes a hit

     

With charges filed against a news editor and a plea for censorship to India’s Supreme Court, activists say the Indian government is using the coronavirus crisis to interfere with press… Read more »

You don’t defeat the virus by bleeding democracy

     

The Covid-19 pandemic is unlikely to alleviate demands for more democratic governance, respect for human rights, equality, an end to austerity, and meaningful steps to combat climate change and corruption,… Read more »

Democratic adaptability vs autocratic ruthlessness: Coronavirus impacts great power competition

     

The major dividing line in effective crisis response will not place autocracies on one side and democracies on the other, argues Stanford’s Francis Fukuyama. Rather, there will be some high-performing… Read more »

From cover-up to global donor: China’s Covid-19 sharp power play

     

China is sending doctors and medical supplies to Italy and other countries that have been hit hard by the coronavirus. WSJ‚Äôs Eric Sylvers in Milan explains how China is using… Read more »

Global struggle for democracy ‘lacking leadership’

     

The past twelve months registered the 14th consecutive year of decline in global freedom, according to Freedom in the World 2020, the latest survey of political rights and civil liberties… Read more »