Stories about Politics from July, 2019
Pro-China forum members quickly halted their plan to troll Hong Kong anti-extradition protesters after their personal information, including identity card number and bank record was exposed online.
Disappointment with the West is crucial for growth of pro-Russian narratives in the Balkans, says researcher
"Although all countries in the region have been targets of pro-Russia disinformation efforts recently, there has been no recognition of this trend as a security issue at the political level"
"But as many of the contributors noted, while the space for expression did open up, the threats against journalists and activists did not reduce."
In Tirana, an ongoing protest against the planned demolition of the National Theatre reveals deep social and political divisions that polarize the Albanian society.
In Pakistan, a small number of companies dominate the country's media landscape in terms of both ownership and audience share.
"Democracy must be created from the people, mustn’t it? Democracy cannot come from only one person."
Public opinion continues to plummet as the Haitian government focuses on polishing its image rather than tackling real issues.
Secretary of Justice Wanda Vázquez will be Puerto Rico's second female governor.
According to the government, the idea behind the series of tweets was not to ridicule but to ‘educate’ the media. However, the activists feel otherwise amidst troll attacks.
Ukraine’s political life is increasingly lived online. But with political ads and data security poorly regulated, networked politics is open to manipulation.
A local newspaper exposé shows how government contracts have contributed to the flourishing of gang culture in Trinidad and Tobago.
As China strengthens its already robust trade and infrastructural ties with Africa, Chinese-government funded Confucius Institutes to teach Chinese Mandarin are on the rise.
The Saudis supply Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces with money and arms. When the US does arms deals with Saudi Arabia they’re essentially supporting RSF.
It's not just President Jair Bolsonaro who defends child labor—wealthy Brazilians think it's fine too
"If you think the struggle against child labor is meant to stop you from selling chocolate at school to pay for your tennis lessons, you didn’t understand anything."
"At least 45 people were hospitalized and one was left in critical condition as a result of the mob attack."
With no end in sight, Hong Kong's anti-extradition protests have evolved into a series of demonstrations in local districts.
"The charges are meant to silence and persecute human rights lawyers, opposition leaders, and the church, and to send a message to anyone who dares to criticize this administration."
Government officials have repeatedly described access to social media as a potential threat, hinting that more disruptions would not be ruled out in the future.
Professor Francis Li shared insights into protesters' organization strategies and discussed the future of the movement during a public salon at the Hong Kong cafe Brew Note.
State-appointed “handwriting experts” stepped in and discovered palpably absurd reasons to invalidate hundreds of signatures collected in support of independent candidates.
"We believe that punitivism should not be the way for regulation, but since we live in a society tha only reorganizes itself with laws, it is an important decision."