Stories about Politics from March, 2019
Is the Haitian parliament's revocation of Prime Minister Céant another feat of zero-sum game politics?
The no-confidence vote and resulting reshuffle are impacting the government's capacity to provide a timely and effective response to Haiti's socio-economic crisis.
What changed for the Macedonian people after the country changed its name to Republic of North Macedonia
However, that didn't just transform the Balkan country's international relations: it also introduced many changes that affect the everyday lives of its people.
Experts have found that many of India's most insidious disinformation campaigns arise from political parties themselves.
"To be honest, I don't feel much regret. I feel it's a matter of freedom of speech, and that we have a right to voice such opinions."
Pro-EU candidate Zuzana Čaputová won the first round following an eventful race that was wittily captured by the Slovakian internet on memes.
With elections just days away, Ukraine faces disinformation, cyber attacks and further Russian interference
Ukraine may be home to “the most globally advanced case of computational propaganda.” How will this affect the presidential election?
“If democracies do not resist, ‘Chinese-style’ propaganda will gradually invade the world’s media, competing with journalism as we know it.”
The term “rice bunny”, which sounds similar to “me too” when spoken in Chinese, was used as a replacement hashtag to get around the censors.
Crossfire, improvised explosive devices, assassinations, bombings, nighttime raids on homes of suspected insurgents and airstrikes have been blamed for high civilian casualty numbers.
“They tell us to go back to Vietnam. They say we fish everything and leave nothing for them. They tell us to go home. They don’t want us here.”
Yeah, I'm angry. And scared. About racism. Our future. The Netherlands.
"The government must not take the side of the bullies. Denying a group of marginalised groups their right to participate in democracy is truly an abuse of democracy."
Keeping it in the family: Kazakhstani president Nazarbayev resigns, but leaves little hope for real reform
Despite the surprise transition, all signs suggest that the new regime will look very much like the old one.
"Who ordered the president's neighbor to kill Marielle?"
Journalist Maria Karpenko says her editor confronted her about co-running a Telegram channel critical of St. Petersburg authorities.
‘Blood feud’ against Chechen blogger is the culmination of a months-long, unusually frank conversation about a buried past
Heated exchanges provide a rare glimpse into painful and conflicted issues that are burning hot in today’s Chechnya, ten years after the official conclusion of the Second Chechen War.
Sergei Samsonenko's fortune seems to have waned since the Russia-backed political party VMRO-DPMNE lost the 2016 elections after ruling for a decade.
"This is a significant step, and a rare one in murders of journalists. We hope authorities keep their promise to bring all perpetrators to justice."
Kazakhstan's government is nervous about what Seikjan Bilash does, as well as what he might do if allowed to grow more popular.
‘Racism is the shackles holding back our Republic,’ says Brazilian anthropologist Lilia Moritz Schwarcz
The killing of an unarmed black teen inside of a supermarket was the last reminder of racism in Brazil. Global Voices talked to Moritz Schwarcz to understand this context