Indonesia's Legal Aid Institute (LBH) has become an icon of Indonesian civil society and a staunch defender of the public interest.
After a year of unrest Chileans voted decisively on Oct. 25 to replace their constitution, a relic of the military dictator Pinochet. Civilians, half of them women, will write the new constitution.
Experts explain five big threats to this year's election, from Russian interference to voter intimidation at the polls – plus some tips to make sure every vote is counted.
On Oct. 25 Chile will decide whether to replace its dictatorship-era constitution with a new one written wholly by the Chilean people. The vote shows how protests can change the course of a nation.
With more votes cast before election day than on it, late strategic voting could make all the difference.
The seemingly different debate styles of President Trump and Vice President Pence are examples of the same thing, what a political communication scholar calls 'authoritarian white masculinity.'
The government's decision not to delay the elections is driven mostly by economic reasons, though political factors also come into play.
An open candidate selection process would provide less incentive for the issuance of material benefits to only a few delegates while the constituency is neglected.
Functional political debates, like healthy democracies, require participants who respect the process and follow mutually agreed-upon rules.
His populist style made Winston Peters the kingmaker in New Zealand politics, but a new kind of populism may dethrone him in 2020.
'I don't like the candidates,' 'I don't know enough to make a decision,' 'I don't want to give this election legitimacy' – an ethicist takes on nonvoters.
During the MMP era, the average vote share of the highest-polling party has been steadily climbing — with big implications for New Zealand democracy.
Some presidents have lied for honorable reasons, while for others the lies have been simply self-serving.
It's easy to edit video of public figures to make them appear asleep, confused, drunk or cognitively impaired when they are not. The technique is being used to undermine Joe Biden's campaign.
No, it's not the TV news networks. The American election certification process is a lot more complicated than that.
Many political issues in the 2020 US election are domestic. But black resistance to white supremacy has long had global repercussions.
International observation will not insulate controversial polls – such as Tanzania's in October – from malpractices, but will make them less likely and allow them to be exposed.
About half of environmental scientists working for government had been prohibited from communicating scientific information.
Fighting populism requires us to recognise its embeddedness in business elites. Viktor Orbán's regime is a case in point.
Politicians and law enforcement engage in uncivil behaviour that undermines democratic society. Civility is a pre-requisite for empathy, and is essential for difficult conversations.