Inside Story

Will Burundi's 2020 elections be free and fair?

Opposition figures accuse the governing party of cracking down on its critics in advance of next year's vote.

Studio B Unscripted

'Core of nationalism is ugly': Elif Shafak & W Soyinka

Two writers discuss the rewriting of history, culture wars, multiple identities and the storyteller's duty to speak up.

Thailand

Court disqualifies popular opposition leader as MP

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit still faces a criminal charge of sedition for allegedly aiding protesters in 2015.

Thai court disqualifies opposition leader Thanathorn as MP

Asia Pacific

Opposition leader and elite's 'worst nightmare' faces Thai court

Panel of judges will decide on Wednesday whether opposition leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit broke election laws.

Opposition leader and elite's 'worst nightmare' faces Thai court

Europe

EU court questions legality of Poland's judicial reforms

Poland's Supreme Court must now decide whether a body overseeing judges is politically independent.

EU court questions legality of Poland's judicial reforms

Latin America

Jeanine Anez declares herself Bolivia interim president

Senator takes control saying Bolivia cannot be left in power vacuum by Evo Morales exit in wake of disputed election.

Jeanine Anez declares herself Bolivia interim president

Malaysia

Malaysia detains Cambodian opposition leader Mu Sochua

Mu Sochua and Sam Rainsy, the main opposition leader, were scheduled to return to Cambodia on Saturday.

Malaysia detains Cambodian opposition leader Mu Sochua

Lebanon

Why thousands continue to protest in Lebanon's Tripoli

Severe economic deprivation in the northern city means locals have little reason to return to normal life.

Why thousands continue to protest in Lebanon's Tripoli

Media Theorised

Noam Chomsky: The mass media machine

According to Chomsky, media operate through 5 filters: ownership, advertising, media elite, flak, and the common enemy.

Media Theorised

Edward Said: The politics of stereotypes in news

Think of 'Orientalism' as a lens. Use it when you read the media: Spot stereotypes. Decode fictions. Unlearn myths.

Media Theorised

Stuart Hall: Race, gender, class in the media

Hall gives us the tools to understand how media representation is always imbued with ideology - and how to resist it.

Asia Pacific

'Evil conduct': Thai king fires four more palace officials

Latest announcement follows the king's shock move last week to strip the royal consort of all her ranks and titles.

'Evil conduct': Thai king fires four more palace officials

UpFront

Will Brexit lead to violence on the island of Ireland?

We ask Sinn Fein's Martina Anderson whether Brexit threatens peace, and if it advances the case for Irish reunification.

Will Brexit lead to violence on the island of Ireland?

Poverty & Development

Can Lebanon's protesters win concrete change?

Demonstrators tired of high prices, unemployment and poor services challenge long-established system dominated by political dynasties.

Can Lebanon's protesters win concrete change?

Opinion

The Kremlin's anger is proof that Navalny is winning

Despite attempts to silence the opposition leader, the trajectory of public opinion is shifting away from Putin.

Leonid Ragozin

by Leonid Ragozin

Leonid Ragozin