‘More mice than Mussolinis’: Year of elections to test Latin America’s democracies

     

  When Ecuadoreans choose a new president and legislature on February 7th, they will begin a busy political year across Latin America. Chile, Haiti, Honduras, Peru and Nicaragua are due… Read more »

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‘A World Safe for the Party’? CGTN ban a major blow to China’s sharp power

     

Britain’s media regulator on Thursday revoked a Chinese TV licence after it concluded that the Chinese Communist Party had ultimate editorial responsibility for the channel while Beijing lodged an official… Read more »

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‘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 »

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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 »

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‘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 »

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