The participants in the West Balkans conference pose for the group photo at the chancellery in Berlin on April 29, 2019.
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What can be the road ahead for Kosovo and Serbia under the EU patronage?
On Wednesday, the AFP raided the ABCs Sydney headquarters in relation to the 2017 “Afghan files” report.
This week's raids on journalists and media outlets show not just the risk to those doing work in the public interest, but the potentially chilling effect it will have on more such journalism being brought to light.
Edward Lekganyane, the election winner, enjoying life with his top lieutenants Ikabode Mothepe and Moses Mamabolo at Zion City Moriah.
Naledi ya Batswana
On June 1 1949, black South African church members voted to choose their leaders in an unusual poll.
Rwandan reporters are using journalism to promote peace, recover and reunite.
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Reporters and editors in Rwanda saw themselves as unifiers, and that meant working to promote unity and reconciliation.
Companies use data to make a portrait of their users.
Big tech companies compete over who can gather the most intelligence on their users. Countries like Russia and China turn this information against their citizens.
Caucasus mountains in Svaneti, northwest Georgia.
How does reporting on the environment promote democracy? A US journalism professor describes conditions in the republic of Georgia, where the media isn't equipped to cover issues like pollution.
Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke at his presidential campaign kickoff rally in Houston, March 30, 2019.
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Charisma may be a necessary trait for getting elected – but it also discourages voters from independent moral deliberation about a potential leader's qualifications to govern.
Pfc Elias Friedensohn in June 1945 at the Special Services Distributing Point, Seine Section, Paris, France.
An unprecedented survey of US GIs that began in 1941, preserved on microfilm, provides a raw and uncensored story of average Americans grappling with both national ideals and practical necessities.
New research reveals that many 19- to 24-year-olds are highly concerned about how organisations collect and use their data. This could be the beginning of a significant push back.
Indian activists hold candles and portraits of 20th century Indian social reformer B. R. Ambedkar as they take part in a protest against a Supreme Court order that allegedly diluted the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act in Kolkata on April 4, 2018.
Anti-caste and Dalit movements have emerged as a voice to count on as India's 2019 legislative elections unfold.
Can a country move ahead when its citizens hold dueling facts?
How can a community decide the direction it should go, if its members cannot even agree on where they are? Two political scientists say the growing phenomenon of dueling facts threatens democracy.
Democracy can still perform in Indonesia despite the absence of tolerance. Fifteen years after the Acehnese tsunami, various religious people visited mass graves built by Muslims in 2018.
Let's rethink the way we understand democracy and tolerance.
Soldiers stand guard near coffins containing the bodies of victims of an explosion that took place inside a catholic cathedral, in southern island of Mindanao on January 28, 2019.
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After a civil conflict, within five years the majority of modern peace agreements fail. What is causing these negotiated settlements to fall apart?
No place for young people.
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Parish council elections are a vital part of democracy – so why are people put off getting involved?
A line outside a polling place in Guwahati, India, April 23, 2019.
Explaining the equipment and the process by which hundreds of millions of ballots are collected and counted in India.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces the election at a press conference on April 11. The election campaign so far has thrown up many challenges for those covering it.
In this election, it's not just two parties and candidates that need closer scrutiny – it's the media landscape itself.
Early voting is convenient for voters, but is three weeks of it too long?
Australians now have effectively 17 election days. This means parties change how they campaign – and many people cast their votes without being fully informed.
Technology can significantly improve governments’ surveillance abilities.
Even governments in democracies with strong traditions of rule of law find themselves tempted to abuse these new abilities.
Anti-junta demonstrators shout slogans during a rally in Bangkok, Thailand. March 31, 2019.
Get your thinking cap on – you'll need it.
By obsessing over labels, we avoid having to confront more difficult questions.