Newsbreak Yearender | 2017: The year of declines

Rappler Investigative Team
The year 2017 has been a period of decline in many ways – we saw the decline of peace, human rights and respect for human life, check and balance, democracy, independence and sovereignty


The year 2017 has no doubt been tiring and frustrating – it seems to have brought out the worst in some among us.

Criticisms, threats, and ad hominem attacks polluted the already toxic air of 2017, with some of the attacks even initiated and led by appointees to government posts. At the receiving end were independent institutions and media, along with democracy and human rights advocates.

The year 2017 has been a period of decline in many ways – we saw the decline of peace, human rights and respect for human life, check and balance, democracy, independence and sovereignty.

These are the stories that Newsbreak pursued in 2017 – the same stories (and more!) we hope to continue pursuing and tracking in 2018.

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THE DECLINE OF PEACE


THE DECLINE OF HUMAN RIGHTS


THE DECLINE OF CHECKS & BALANCES


THE DECLINE OF DEMOCRACY


THE DECLINE OF INDEPENDENCE & SOVEREIGNTY

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