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25 August 2016
RuNet Echo looks back at the most memorable political advertisements in Russia over the past two decades, highlighting some of the strangest, silliest, and scariest videos put out by politicians.
24 August 2016
"Zambia is slowly becoming a court room. We all must be careful when we speak out on issues of national interest."
16 August 2016
Baronova has refused to comment publicly about the leaked pictures, but she did say she'll be happy to “take up the discussion about her chest” after the elections are over.
2 August 2016
"...if Beijing appoints a high official in Hong Kong, it can’t have some other body come along and prosecute the guy. Who’s in charge here? This is China."
Politically engaged Russian social media users are making their opinions on Donald Trump known. Mostly, they seem to be quite taken with the man—for some very different reasons.
30 July 2016
RuNet Echo asked more than a dozen leading RuNet voices to offer their interpretations of why most RuNet users seem not to care about allegations that Moscow hacked the DNC.
27 July 2016
The news that the owners of a number of pro-Trump websites are Macedonians from the little town of Veles came as a surprise to many.
24 July 2016
Harsh prison sentences for opposition leaders and activists makes netizens concerned about the deteriorating human rights situation in The Gambia.
22 July 2016
17 July 2016
9 July 2016
The Russian government blocked four websites on July 8 that published calls to boycott parliamentary elections this September, along with broader plans for protests to disrupt the voting.
6 July 2016
3 July 2016
It's election time in Japan again and for many Japanese people, that means the return of a particularly Japanese annoyance: 'sound cars' that repeat pointless and uninformative messages.
30 June 2016
The Macedonian ruling political party canceled its plan to hold an election that only they were going to participate in, fulfilling one of the eight demands of the Colorful Revolution.
This article is by Corey Wallace and was originally published in East Asia Forum. The article is republished on Global Voices under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 license. On 10 July, Japan...
‘I'll Stay as Long as the Queen Allows Me to Stay’ and Other Brexit Reactions From the Portuguese-Speaking World
"Brexit...whatever happens from now on, no one can erase these results from citizens' memories."
26 June 2016
On the heels of Brexit, Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, says that Delhi will soon have a referendum on full statehood -- but is a referendum even constitutional?
24 June 2016
10 June 2016
"When I left my hotel and started driving down Route 58, there were Americans standing under the torrid sun with their heads bowed. They seem to be in deep pain."
2 June 2016
"I insisted I wanted to know my rights and whether it was legal for them to do what they were doing. They would not let me speak to [my lawyer]."