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Pope Francis decries global ‘retreat from democracy’

"We cannot avoid noting with concern how today, and not only in Europe, we are witnessing a retreat from democracy”

Democracy languishes 30 years after Cambodia peace deal

Three decades after end of war, Cambodia's ruler has crushed all opposition, shattering hopes for a democratic future

COVID-19 aggravates global decline in freedom, report says

Transparency was one of the hardest-hit aspects of democratic governance, Freedom House says

Mature democracies should shun political personality cults, pope says

Recent years have seen the rise of populist politicians in the United States, Latin America and some European countries

Democracy darkens: Hong Kong activists reel from Beijing moves

Hong Kong is being ‘mainlandized’ with shocking rapidity, democracy advocates say

What good could a Duterte-Duterte tandem do?

Today, the fight to secure people’s rights under a democracy is being challenged by the patronization of dynastic rule

Hong Kong activist Grandma Wong says she was held in mainland...

The 64-year-old had been a familiar face at pro-democracy protests last year, often waving a large British flag

Hong Kong cardinal tells priests to avoid personal political views in...

Cardinal Tong released the instruction in the wake of a reported “crackdown on free expression” in Hong Kong

The ‘F’ word is here and it spells danger for Philippine...

The president's near-total domination of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government runs counter to the principle of checks and balances inherent in a truly democratic system

Democracy in form, dictatorship in substance

If there's one thing that characterizes Duterte's four years in office, it's his determination to concentrate all political power in his hands

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