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‘Democracy is in decline’ says Nobel committee chair Berit Reiss-Andersen, as she gives the award to Iranian women’s rights campaigner Narges Mohammadi. Terje Pedersen/NTB

Nobel peace prize 2023: award for Iranian women’s rights protester highlights fight against declining democracy around the world

The Nobel peace prize committee noted that awards in recent years highlight pressure on democracy which they say is in decline around the world.
Supporters of web designer Lorie Smith, the owner of 303 Creative, demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 5, 2022. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

Supreme Court is increasingly putting Christians’ First Amendment rights ahead of others’ dignity and rights to equal protection

Using the rhetoric of the First Amendment, a string of US Supreme Court cases has allowed members of some religious groups to limit the freedoms of other Americans.
People stage a rally to protest the newly-revised Criminal Code in Indonesia. Darryl Ramadhan/Antara Foto

Expert panel: Indonesia’s new Criminal Code crosses private boundaries, is anti-democratic, and can easily jail people

Indonesia’s new Criminal Code carries problematic articles that threaten democracy and freedom of speech, and have the potential to disrupt the private spaces of the citizens.
People wait in line for a free morning meal in Los Angeles in April 2020. High and rising inequality is one reason the U.S. ranks badly on some international measures of development. Frederic J. Brown/ AFP via Getty Images

US is becoming a ‘developing country’ on global rankings that measure democracy, inequality

The United States came in 41st worldwide on the UN’s 2022 sustainable development index, down nine spots from last year. A political historian explains the country’s dismal scores.
Quebec’s bill may be seen as part of on-going ‘culture wars,’ and alongside Ontario and Québec conservative governments’ grandstanding about ‘free speech’ on university campuses. (Shutterstock)

What is Québec’s Bill 32 on academic freedom, and why does it matter?

In addition to undermining universities’ and faculty members’ autonomy, the bill blurs distinctions between free expression and academic freedom, and turns academic freedom into a political weapon.
Seen on the screen of a device in Sausalito, Calif., Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces the company’s new corporate name, Meta, during a virtual event. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

As a global infrastructure giant, Facebook must uphold human rights

In order to effectively regulate data-intensive, privately held global infrastructure like Facebook, human rights needs to be a primary focal point.

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