Stories about Politics from January, 2019
As Venezuelans continue to face internet censorship, Turkmenistan is blocking Google Play, Lebanon is blocking Grindr and Brazil is chipping away at is FOI law.
How did a magazine that enjoyed a cult status all over Yugoslavia seems to have betrayed its progressive values.
Maduro reportedly told members of the diplomatic corps that he had spoken to CARICOM leaders and was "open to mediation talks in 'Trinidad and Tobago or wherever'. . .
"It's not the fuel price increases, it's not the looming hunger. The most scary thing is that these guys in government are convinced that they are doing a good job."
"The question of political succession is a question of sovereignty. And sovereignty belongs to the people. It is not part of an ambassador's role to dictate Guinea's fate."
Olusegun Obasanjo, former military head of state and later Nigeria’s democratically elected president, has consistently criticized successive governments in Nigeria.
"Propaganda may help you win elections but [it] can’t help you govern," said former Nigerian President Jonathan Goodluck about recent campaign tactics.
Internet access is being blocked intermittently and radio stations are being censored as Venezuela's political crisis intensifies.
'Companies say they don't have profit, govt says it doesn't have money, ministers make so many promises[...] workers want only Rs. 1000 daily basic wage for the work they do'.
"If the regional powers break Venezuela, guess who picks up the pieces? Neighbouring countries, that's who."
Amid the cacophony of Nigeria's electoral campaigns — both online and offline — here are the key issues that may get lost in the noise in this year's elections.
"In 2014, having the security services pull the plug on the Maduro regime was a fantasy. In 2017, it was a hope. In 2019, it’s the plan"
Activists cheered the concession as a victory of people power.
Many feel that an ill-informed public swayed the results of Taiwan's recent referendums.
Talks broke down on a major deal for a Sandals resort in Tobago. Environmentalists see it as a win, but tourism has to swallow its disappointment and press on.
This is only the most recent episode in which Trukhanov or his subordinates have attacked journalists.
"...the tide will turn, and the nameless, faceless people will rise. They will rise against the entire state machinery."
Right-wing groups are in an uproar after the Indian Supreme Court allows women of menstruating age to enter the Sabarimala temple in Kerala.
Taiwan just finished its location election and ten referendums on Nov 24, but there are still some misunderstandings about the results in mainstream media.
"If you don't touch us, we won't touch you."
Under Peña Nieto, Mexican journalists endured threats, killings — and digital surveillance, say researchers
"If they killed Javier Valdez [the] most protected member in the field, what can the rest of us expect? It is as if we all have a target on our backs.""Si matan a Javier Valdez, [...] el más protegido del gremio: ¿qué puede esperar el resto? Es como si a todos nos hubieran puesto un blanco en el pecho."