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· December, 2018

Stories about Politics from December, 2018

Anti-violence protests continue in Belgrade, after journalist survives assassination attempt

Protests are estimated to have doubled in size after Serbian president vows "never" to meet demonstrators' demands.

Russian reporter who faked his own murder named a ‘person of the year’ by TIME magazine

TIME ignored the murder of three journalists while including a staged one. Why couldn’t both be included?

In Madagascar, costly presidential campaigns don't add up to a better life for citizens

"One cannot expect clean politics which have been financed by corrupt money." The combination of secret financing and corruption is a real threat to the legitimacy of Madagascar's elections. 

Serbian internet users ridicule disinformation broadcast by pro-government media

Local media misinformed the public about the scale and scope of the protest, sparking a cascade of online criticism.

Singapore government threatens critics and independent media with defamation claims

"How can a prime minister be offended by someone sharing a Facebook post?"

Massive farmers’ march highlights India’s stark inequality

In 2018, Indian farmers staged two big protests to draw the Central Government's attention to the deepening agrarian crisis and resulting farmer suicides. Will these really change their future?

Major drug bust highlights the no-nonsense style of Trinidad & Tobago's top cop

"As much as we may wish it to be otherwise, Gary Griffith is not the answer to our prayers but the symptom of our failure."

Sri Lankan Court temporarily bars disputed Prime Minister Rajapaksa from office

The battle over who will get to be the official Sri Lankan Prime Minister continues with the latest decision temporarily barring disputed PM Rajapaksa from office.

AMLO, Mexico's new pacifist president, will create a militarised police force to fight street crime

As Mexico enters the twelfth year of its armed conflict, the president-elect sparks controversy proposing to militarize the police.

Macedonia's former ruling party organized a trolling apparatus for spreading hate speech, threats

In a TV interview, a former Macedonian government official revealed that the former party created and is still actively running online "troll farms".

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