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18 February 2017
"No one in political history has released a [campaign ad] showing he's ready to take citizens to their deaths if they don't do his bidding."
17 February 2017
13 February 2017
Distinguishing between real and fabricated news will be challenge during the french election campaign.
"The extension of the time limit to indefinite is a way to privatize services, rights and functions, which society guarantees to its citizens and therefore they are not for sale!"
8 February 2017
7 February 2017
With Russia's next presidential election now just a year away, expect lots of strange, staged viral videos depicting a nation desperate to squeeze another term out of Vladmir Putin.
31 January 2017
30 January 2017
Energized by Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's ouster, Africans are now criticizing many of the region's international groups for failing to remove other “dictators.”
23 January 2017
Hardliners Pressuring Iran's President Rouhani to Ban Popular Telegram App, This Time for 2017 Election
“This (the internet) isn’t freedom. It’s the worst kind of bondage. Polluted anti-religious networks are functioning in this country because the organizations in charge are not doing their jobs.”
13 January 2017
The organization SocialTIC reviews 2016's most inspirational info-activist projects in Latin America.
12 January 2017
Kenya would be not the first country in Africa to shut down its Internet during elections -- Uganda and The Gambia have already gone this far.
11 January 2017
After 37 years in office is President José Eduardo dos Santos really going to step back from power, as he seemed to announce?
After a cultural project proceeds without public consultation and the government spends even more money on a television series to promote it, Hong Kongers stage acts of protest through selfies.
28 December 2016
To the tune of Twelve Days of Christmas: "Causeway Bay’s boss bought a banned book. He was then arrested, convicted, forced to apologize and escorted to the Shenzhen police station."
23 December 2016
Political oppositionists and prominent members of the country's civil society say the government's crackdown on social media harmed Montenegro's freedom of expression at a time when it was most needed.
22 December 2016
"The xenophobia has terrible consequences, doesn't it? Therefore, please stop spreading it!"
Look to civil society's innovations in 1990s Peru, and activists around the world today could learn some vital lessons in resisting autocracy.
21 December 2016
Flyers naming civil society members (so-called “traitors”) were distributed in the mailboxes and under windshield wipers throughout the capital, Skopje. Others were targeted on social media.