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Stories about Politics

11 February 2019

Mozambicans demand justice on government debt scandal

"The illegal debts burden our people and push our youth to unemployment and marginality."

Bulgaria's parliament and an educational institute named top privacy violators in ‘Big Brother Awards’

Advox

The Bulgarian edition of the Big Brother Awards is back as a means of shaming the worst violators of citizens’ privacy.

Censored on WeChat: A year of content removals on China's most powerful social media platform

Advox

Our team tracked censored posts from more than 4,000 public accounts covering daily news on WeChat. Here is what we found.

10 February 2019

‘Serene and committed.’ This legendary Afghan educator's legacy will burn brightly through generations

"This is a huge loss for Afghanistan, a country too poor when it comes to such figures."

9 February 2019

Why Bahrain's ‘torture prince’ can still visit the U.K. despite calls for his arrest

Despite allegations that Bahrain's Nasser Bin Hamad personally took part in torturing protesters, he has repeatedly traveled to the UK where he faces calls for his arrest.

Nigerian governor warns foreign governments: Interfere in our elections and ‘go back in body bags’

"Time after time, El-Rufai continues to betray a dangerous mindset. This vile and abhorrent language should be condemned by all."

7 February 2019

Foreign Policy's Venezuela “Global Scorecard” map wrongly lumps Caribbean nations with Russia and China

This might be flattering geopolitically, but it doesn't reflect the reality.

Is there political interference in the public television network of Timor-Leste?

"There have been several attempts at political interference on me and directly on journalists to try to influence editorial content."

For the first time, transgender candidates will run for seats in Bangladesh's National Parliament

"There is no one from our community who can understand and raise our concerns. That is why we are running for the seats."

6 February 2019

‘No-confidence’ vote upheld by Guyana's courts

On January 31, 2019, Guyana's acting chief justice ruled in favor of the opposition coalition's 'no confidence' vote. New presidential elections will be called in March.

#FreeAmade: Journalist arrested and tortured after reporting on violence in northern Mozambique

Advox

The journalist was detained by Mozambican police while reporting a story in Cabo Delgado.

Victory predicted for Nigeria's top presidential opposition candidate amidst corruption allegations

A poll yielded a twelve percent positive vote differential for opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar over the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16 Nigerian presidential election.

Caribbean nations determined to have a say on Venezuela

"But what happens in Venezuela is of extreme geopolitical importance to the Caribbean region, and CARICOM has been flexing its muscles lately."

5 February 2019

The complicated narratives of the Venezuelan conflict

"This is is not a left-wing, right-wing conflict"

European Parliament approves EU-Moroccan trade deal, ignoring Western Sahara Indigenous protections

By ignoring the European Court of Justice's verdict and the concerns of Sahrawis whose lands are occupied by Morocco, the European parliament is "pushing for a war in Western Sahara".

An owl refuses to leave Tanzanian parliament. What does it all mean?

The owl appeared while legislators were signing a controversial amendment limiting opposition voices in Tanzania. Could the owl be an omen signaling the death of democracy in Tanzania?

3 February 2019

Russian ‘anti-fake news’ bill rushed through parliament despite vocal opposition

RuNet EchoAdvox

Both the "anti-fake news" bill and its twin initiative against offending the authorities use Germany and other Western countries' laws as inspiration.

1 February 2019

With tensions rising ahead of 2019 presidential elections, Nigerians fear internet shutdown

Advox

The use of social media to call attention to the government's violations and illegal actions have led to fears that of online censorship in upcoming elections.

31 January 2019

Netizen Report: How Venezuela’s political crisis is playing out online

Advox

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.

29 January 2019

Once-beloved youth magazine is accused of whitewashing legacy of Serbian Nazis

How did a magazine that enjoyed a cult status all over Yugoslavia seems to have betrayed its progressive values.

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