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· March, 2017

Stories about Elections from March, 2017

28 March 2017

Iranians See Arrests and Intimidation of Telegram Administrators and Journalists Ahead of the Elections

Advox

Revolutionary Guards have previously attempted to limit Telegram's free flow of information with arrests for immoral or obscene content. This is the first time crackdowns have focused on political affiliation.

27 March 2017

Beijing's Favorite Carrie Lam Becomes Hong Kong's First Woman Leader With 777 Votes

She promised to "heal the divide" in her victory speech, but her win was met with protests by pro-democracy activists.

23 March 2017

Netizen Report: Why Did YouTube Censor Your Videos? You May Never Know.

Advox

A Brazilian blogger is forced to identify his sources, Iran cracks down on speech pre-election, and Tunisia's Truth and Dignity Commission hears testimony from bloggers persecuted under Ben Ali.

Is Kazakhstan's President a Dictator? You Decide.

The Bridge

In a recent discussion with a hand-picked selection of journalists, Nazarbayev took pains to explain why Asian societies aren't always suited to democracy.

Here's Why This Election Year in France Is Completely Unprecedented

People feel that the future is bleak and that the old recipes of established parties are not working.

16 March 2017

St. Petersburg Investigators Agree to Review Ballot Stuffing Allegations

RuNet Echo

It doesn't happen often in Russia, but police have agreed to investigate a case of potential voter fraud from last September's elections in St. Petersburg.

1 March 2017

Russian Ex-Mayor Campaigns to Create ‘Putin–Superhero’ Art Show

RuNet Echo

An ex-mayor ousted by one of Vladimir Putin’s close allies is now looking to crowdfund the creation of a museum called “Putin-Superhero.”

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