In the Field

Chris Patten: Hong Kong's freedoms under threat

Twenty years after the handover, Hong Kong's last British governor discusses Hong Kong-mainland China relations.

In the Field

What is driving Hong Kong-China tensions?

We look at Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement and ask if China can be trusted to run the world's freest economy.


Joshua Wong: The teenager who defied China

Joshua Wong was one of the faces of Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution and now he has drawn a roadmap for democracy.


Wukan: The end of a democratic uprising in China

Two filmmakers flee a Chinese village which staged historic elections in 2011 after police crack down on new protests.


EU Parliament concerned over Hungary rule of law

Resolution urges inquiry into the state of democracy and the 'serious deterioration' in Hungary's human rights.

101 East

Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar

One year since the government of Aung San Suu Kyi took power, we explore why high hopes for Myanmar have been dashed.


Congo: A dictator's dilemma

Why has Joseph Kabila chosen to cling to power in Congo?

Vava Tampa

by Vava Tampa

Vava Tampa

Special series

Wukan: China's Democracy Experiment

A six-part series on Wukan, the Chinese fishing village which in 2012 held its first democratic elections in decades.

People & Power

Hong Kong's Localist Revolutionaries

Why a new group of radical activists in Hong Kong are calling for greater autonomy - and even independence - from China.


The Palestinian leadership that doesn't represent us

The extension of Mahmoud Abbas' rule following Fatah's latest congress hinders Palestinian democracy.

Diana Buttu

by Diana Buttu

Diana Buttu


Reality Check: Yes, Islam is compatible with democracy

Mehdi Hasan debunks the myth that Muslims have a problem with democracy.

Middle East

On the Arab world's republics of fear

Is the Arab world back to square one after all the sacrifices it has made since 2011?

The Arab world needs a new social contract

Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s self-determination is 'core of my job': Law

Nathan Law Kwun-chung, a 23-year-old pro-independence candidate has just been elected to Hong Kong's legislature.

Q&A with Hong Kong's youngest legislator Nathan Law


Hong Kong's Rooftop Rebels

Three friends sneak up the city's towering skyscrapers in an act of rebellion against the establishment.

Head to Head

Kenya: Democracy on trial?

Former Prime Minister Odinga on Kenya's "tribal" democracy, political violence, corruption and the rise of al-Shabab.