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Hungary

George Soros foundation to close office in 'repressive' Hungary

Open Society Foundations will move its office from Budapest to Berlin amid Hungarian government interference.

George Soros foundation to close office in 'repressive' Hungary

Hungary

Hungary poll outcome sparks civil society concern

EU politicians want some of country's membership rights to be suspended for 'undermining' democratic norms.

Hungary: Groups fear being 'shut down' after Orban win

People & Power

Singapore: The House That Lee Built

We investigate Lee Kuan Yew's complex legacy and the reasons behind a family dispute dividing Singapore's ruling elite.

UpFront

Russia elections: President Putin for life?

Before the March election, we debate Putin's Russia with Yevgenia Albats, Vladimir Kara-Murza and Vladimir Pozner.

Russia elections: President Putin for life?

UpFront

Russia and the US: Who is undermining democracy?

Former top CIA agent John Sipher talks election meddling, and we debate Russia's upcoming presidential election.

Russia and the US: Who is undermining democracy?

UpFront

DRC minister: Police 'didn't kill any protester'

We ask Lambert Mende, the DR Congo's communications minister, about recent protests against postponed elections.

UpFront

Is Angela Merkel's era of dominance over?

We debate whether German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to blame for the rise in far-right populism across Europe.

UpFront

Is DR Congo still a democracy?

We speak to DRC's communications minister about postponed elections and debate the future of Germany's Angela Merkel.

Reporter's Notebook

Facebook, Russian trolls and the new era of information warfare

The use of social media to influence the 2016 US presidential race and other recent elections has revealed new threats these platforms pose for democracy.

Hong Kong

Outrage in Hong Kong as activist is barred from polls

Agnes Chow, 21, was seeking to become Hong Kong's youngest council member for a pro-democracy party.

Outrage in Hong Kong as activist is barred from polls

Opinion

Will the 2010s be the 'wasted decade' of Arab hopes?

Between the "Arab Spring", "Islamist Winter" and "Zionist conspiracy", Arabs may seem in despair, but all is not lost.

Youssef Cherif

by Youssef Cherif

Youssef Cherif

Zimbabwe

UK Zimbabweans extend 15-year rally after Mugabe ouster

Zimbabwe Vigil Coalition accuses ruling ZANU-PF party of only being interested in 'power and control'.

Zimbabwe diaspora extends protest after Mugabe ouster

UpFront

Is Europe's far right a threat to democracy?

We debate whether the rise of far-right movements is overblown, or if they mainstream neo-Nazis, racism and violence.

Talk to Al Jazeera

Akufo-Addo: Africa's march of democracy hard to reverse

The president of Ghana talks to Al Jazeera about his country's democratic success and his hopes for the continent.

UpFront

Is Rwanda becoming a dictatorship?

We debate the prospect of Rwandan President Paul Kagame remaining in power through 2034.