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But at the same time, Senator Manny Pacquiao uses democracy to defend his stance against laws banning political dynasties and turncoatism
The crucial signs and their contextualized explanations tell us that the current government has been extensively using fascist politics and tactics which is, ironically, possible to do under democratic rule
We must ensure that more Defenders of Democracy are voted into office this year, and that the elections are free, clean, and peaceful. And that is a fight that is in the hands of the Filipino youth, Filipino parents, and all freedom-loving citizens.
With 2020 polls looming, parliament has voted overwhelmingly to form a cross-party committee to debate reforms of the charter
Macau refuses the entry of Yvonne Leung, describing her as a 'public security' threat. The 25-year-old Leung was a prominent student leader of Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement in 2014.
Guevarra says the legal actions against members of the opposition are not 'undemocratic in any way'
With the ballot scheduled for October but expected as early as March, hostility between the ruling leftist Syriza party and the frontrunning New Democracy conservatives has hit fever pitch
(UPDATED) Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen accuses China of waging a 'deliberate campaign' to undermine the island's democracy by refusing to talk to her government
Thirteen countries said it would not grant recognition to Maduro's hardline socialist government, which has presided over the oil-rich country's economic collapse.
(UPDATED) Concern is growing that rights including freedom of expression and the press are being eroded by an increasingly assertive China ruled by President Xi Jinping
'Don't make war by using what is called democracy and human rights, in which democratic countries used to make the mistake of supporting Lon Nol's coup,' says the country's strongman leader Hun Sen
Attacks against democratic values and unforeseen events situate the Philippines in much lower rankings than the previous year in several areas
12 journalists are honored for their achievement in the cause of press freedom, including Rappler CEO Maria Ressa
Popular lawmaker Eddie Chu is barred from standing in a local election after being accused of supporting independence from China
'Huawei wants to know what you like to eat, where you want to go, to secure your safety,' says an official of the Chinese tech giant
(3rd UPDATE) 'The mounting tax charges against Rappler are a blatant form of legal harassment,' says the Committee to Protect Journalists
Vice President Leni Robredo says it is 'critical' for political parties to restore the people's waning trust in democracy across the world
Chan Kin-man, Benny Tai, and Chu Yiu-ming are among 9 activists all facing 'public nuisance' charges for their participation in the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests
Nations must develop a strong policy agenda to turn the principles of the Declaration on Information and Democracy into a reality
Twelve countries launch a political process aimed at providing democratic guarantees for news and information and freedom of opinion
'On behalf of the government and military, I bow deeply and offer my words of apology for the unspeakable, deep scars and pain inflicted on innocent victims,' says a public apology by defense minister Jeong Kyeong-doo
The Declaration establishes democratic guarantees for global information and communication space
'We urge leaders of good will on all continents to take action to promote democratic models and an open public debate in which citizens can take decisions on the basis of facts,' the group of Nobel laureates say in a statement
While official tallies have not yet been released by the Union Election Commission, preliminary results show the military-aligned Union Solidarity and Development Party has beaten Aung San Suu Kyi's party out on 3 seats
'Democracies are struggling in the digital age, while China is exporting its model of censorship and surveillance to control information both inside and outside its borders,' says Freedom House
'We remind the National Youth Commission that as a government agency you should uphold neutrality and not use any of your programs as a venue for political gain,' says the Parliament of Youth Leaders
Vice President Leni Robredo says in a speech in Washington DC: 'Now, more than ever, we need leaders who will step down from their pedestal and walk with the last, the least, and the lost'
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The September 2018 Social Weather Stations Survey also says 59% of Filipinos believe 'democracy is always preferable to any other kind of government'
The pro-democracy protest comes a week after Hong Kong banned a pro-independence party on the grounds it was a threat to national security
Leloy Claudio talks about the pros and cons of democracy and dictatorship
'If fact-checking and truth-telling [are] to win against the propaganda machine, they need the effort of the communities, the campus journalists, and the citizen journalists from the ground, says Rappler news editor Miriam Grace Go
The handbook gives journalism educators, trainers, and students a framework to help navigate the issues associated with ‘fake news’
The Information and Democracy Commission is a global initiative launched by Reporters Without Borders to build a formal multi-sectoral approach to combating misinformation and disinformation in the digital age
The University of Oxford, in a report from July titled, 'Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation,' aimed to inform about the further growth of misinformation and manipulation campaigns
The Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy's Amina Rasul Bernardo calls on the government to prioritize illiteracy and the lack of infrastructure in Mindanao
'We live today in a world of turmoil and uncertainty. All human institutions are at risk, our democracy, our family, our national sovereignty,' Dee said during his speech at this year's Ramon Magysaysay Foundation awarding ceremony.
UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein urges Facebook to 'be regulated by (international) human rights law'
'We want to prevent them from using our service to further inflame ethnic and religious tensions,' Facebook says in a post
Divisions between the ka-DDS and the dilawan are illusory. Each of them in fact holds a missing piece that, combined with the other, forms a stable liberal democracy.
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The March 2018 Social Weather Stations survey released more than two months later on Independence Day also shows that 60% or 3 out of 5 Filipinos believe 'democracy is always preferable to any other kind of government'
(UPDATED) The groups cite at least 5 'dire challenges' confronting the nation
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Indeed, China is emerging as the Duterte regime’s ultimate patron – as investor, infrastructure builder, labor and material supplier, and money lender – in a modern-day sort of colonial arrangement
In a UNESCO campaign for World Press Freedom Day, renowned journalists talk about the importance of press freedom in a democracy
Reporters Without Borders accuses the world's 3 superpowers – the US, China and Russia – of leading the charge against press freedom
Even if Facebook hired millions of content moderators, they are no match to the vetting capacity and breadth of its very capable and knowledgeable users, who should now engage Facebook more aggressively and intelligently
Of course, we've only had a go at it twice. But with the untold losses we've suffered with each failure, how can we afford another?