By limiting access to social media and the internet, the government hurts the right to free speech of not only Papuan residents but also all Indonesians.
An analysis of pre-polling figures shows a surge in early voting, particularly in regional areas. But questions remain about how it affects the relationship between voters and parties.
The state in Ghana still justifies taking steps that amount to suppression of the media.
Deportees and other migrants return home wealthier, more educated and with more work experience than people who never left. This 'brain gain' benefits the whole community, financially and politically.
A significant change in political mentality is required to shore up one of Africa's leading lights.
Turkey's authoritarian leader, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was handed a big defeat recently when his party's candidate lost a crucial election contest. Is this the beginning of Erdogan's demise?
The referendum was an exercise in ends, not means. But the way Britain deals with the result is crucial.
Conflict made its way to the Supreme Court this past session with two cases – one about the census, the other about gerrymandering. A court scholar says the two cases are intimately connected.
It worked in Ireland – now Nicola Sturgeon is asking selected citizens to examine the big constitutional issues facing the country.
Labor is proposing establishing a new parliamentary committee to look into press freedom; one that will deal with whistle blowers and have crossbench representation.
A government-imposed internet blackout in Sudan is the latest in a series of internet shutdowns as a means to quell dissent.
We know that social media platforms have an incentive to promote whatever gets the most attention, regardless of its authenticity. We're more reluctant to admit that the same is true of people.
The more candidates that there are, the likelier it is that voters cannot come to a consensus on the best candidate.
Political scientists concern themselves with ideas of democracy. Now that Canada's PM has accepted the finding of genocide, this changes how and what political scientists need to discuss.
A controversial extradition law has been suspended in Hong Kong after more than a week of mass public resistance. Hong Kong's legal system is one of its few remaining areas of autonomy from China.
Though the effects were less this time, voters across the globe should remain vigilant against disinformation campaigns and election system hacking.
Those who want President Trump out of office should forget about the 25th Amendment; it won’t work as they hope or believe. The amendment is a complex law that – by design – is very hard to use.
An American media scholar studying in Australia looks at the protections offered by the two countries for investigative reporting, raising crucial questions about journalism's role in democracy.
Providing the first empirical analysis of the court's performance in high-profile cases between 2004 and 2016, our research indicates that its independence from the government remains intact.
This week's raids on media show our democracy at its darkest.