Turkey

EU says Turkey 'backsliding' on democracy, Ankara disagrees

EU Commission report finds Ankara moving 'further away' from European Union, but Turkey says it is 'a part of Europe'.

EU says Turkey 'backsliding' on democracy, Ankara disagrees

UpFront

Istanbul's election rerun: A blow to democracy in Turkey?

Senior AK Party member Harun Armagan and Mustafa Akyol debate whether an upcoming election rerun is democratic.

Istanbul's election rerun: A blow to democracy in Turkey?

UpFront

Did Ellen Johnson Sirleaf do enough for Liberia?

Africa's first female president discusses corruption, nepotism and her handling of war-crime prosecutions.

Did Ellen Johnson Sirleaf do enough for Liberia?

People & Power

India: Fake News and Agitprop

We investigate the threat posed to democracy in India by those who use fake news to advance extreme nationalism.

UpFront

Abdullah Abdullah: The Taliban is 'the obstacle'

Afghan chief executive says the Taliban is to blame for prolonging the war in his country.

Abdullah Abdullah: The Taliban is 'the obstacle'

India elections 2019

Don't back politics that divides: Indian scientists urge voters

Prominent scientists, artistes and intellectuals ask people to vote rationally as the country goes to polls on Thursday.

Don't back politics that divides: Indian scientists urge voters

UpFront

Brexit: Was the 2016 referendum on leaving the EU a mistake?

Femi Oluwole and Claire Fox debate Britain's shambolic attempt to leave the European Union.

Brexit: Was the 2016 referendum on leaving the EU a mistake?

The Listening Post

Between hope and fear: Press and politics in Ethiopia one year on

Has Abiy kept his promises? A look at the Ethiopian media, one year into the Abiy Ahmed era.

UpFront

Trump, Russia and the Mueller report: Is it really case closed?

Russiagate skeptic Aaron Mate and Trump biographer David Cay Johnston debate the conclusions of the Mueller report.

Trump, Russia and the Mueller report: Is it really case closed?

Thailand

Thailand: PM Prayuth tries to charm his way to vote win

But a victory that was once expected to be a walk in the park for the general now does not seem so certain.

Smile and wiggle: Thai PM Prayuth tries to charm his way to a win

Witness

The Belarus Dilemma: Fighting Europe's Last Dictatorship

A group of human rights defenders raise their voices against Europe's last dictatorship.

Music

'Scream for human rights': Punks, monks and politics in Myanmar

Kyaw Kyaw and the Rebel Riot Band use music to stand up against oppression and anti-Muslim hate speech in Myanmar.

'Scream for human rights': Punks, monks and politics in Myanmar

Head to Head

Transcript: Gowher Rizvi on the state of politics in Bangladesh

Read the full transcript of our discussion with Gowher Rizvi on democracy, Rohingya refugees and freedom of the press.

Internet

World wide web turns 30: Designer laments its dark side

World wide web's designer Tim Berners-Lee says online users had found the internet 'not so pretty' recently.

The Listening Post

The colonial-era laws that still govern African journalism

Exploring how colonial-era and apartheid laws still determine what can and cannot be reported in sub-Saharan Africa.