Stories about Politics
After World War II, Latin America had authoritarian, US-backed anti-communist governments. Facing repression at home, writers found refuge in communist Prague, in a story little-known in today's Czech Republic.
"Do not go into public life and make laws and decisions for your own good or for your own protection as is seen with the banning of Facebook."
"I feel that I have to come out to demand my rights. My friends, my younger siblings, or my children in the future should have a better life than this."
Many Chinese netizens are wondering how political was the decision to halt Ant Group's IPO, and have dig through the internet to find clues.
#NasaanAngPangulo (#WhereIsThePresident) and #OustDuterteNow trended on Twitter as Filipinos criticized the absence of President Rodrigo Duterte amid the successive typhoons that hit the Philippines this month.
Pakistan recently adopted new rules imposing fines and bans on services that fail to take down and restrict content within short time frames.
Opposition candidate Bobi Wine was arrested in Uganda at a political rally, with police citing his massive rallies violated guidelines given by the electoral commission to curb the spread of COVID-19.
"The point is not the destruction of ‘the past’, as if there was one monolithic uncontested past, but the renegotiation of which past the present holds up to its face."
In Japan, Trump is not always regarded with the dismissiveness or loathing that is so common in the United States or even in Canada.
Maia Sandu has beaten incumbent Igor Dodon to become Moldova's first female president. She promises reform of the judicial system, rapprochement with the EU, and a crackdown on corruption.
Mobile phones are a reliable way for families to exchange information during disasters in the Philippines when power and communication services break down by strong winds and flooding.
In Bangkok, LGBTQ activists join ranks with democracy protestors join to demand gender and marriage equality as well as political reforms of the monarchy.
As Moldova prepares for the second round of presidential elections, an investigation reveals that the incumbent and his staff have been closely collaborating with political consultants from the Kremlin.
The city's public broadcaster faces tremendous political pressure from all directions: censorship, internal investigations, warnings from regulators and, recently, a producer was arrested in connection with her reporting.
Observers acknowledged the “success” of the election while noting reforms that still need to be enacted to make the voting process more credible and inclusive in the future.
Israeli-produced weaponry gave Azerbaijan a key advantage over Armenia in the latest war over Nagorno-Karabakh. But for some human rights activists in Israel, that's not a matter of pride.
While not a comprehensive polling of people's sentiments, these memes offer a glimpse into local political narratives, humor, and commentary.
"What we are facing now is not just the survival of Apple Daily but the whole independent media sector."
The new directive allows the Hong Kong government to unseat elected lawmakers deemed unpatriotic.
Malaysian students face sedition probe over Facebook post urging the king not to interfere in politics
"Academic scholarship and promotion of human rights cannot flourish in an atmosphere of censorship and disproportionate restriction of speech and expression."