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All Posts Tagged With: "democracy"

Week in Review: Iraq prepares for Sunday’s elections

Week in Review

Week in Review: Iraq prepares for Sunday’s elections

Worldfocus looks at this Sunday's Iraqi parliamentary elections, which could exacerbate sectarian divisions. We also examine what has changed in the seven years since the Iraq invasion. Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Gideon Rose, managing editor of Foreign Affairs, and Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University.

Posted: March 5, 2010 17:48   Comments: 15
U.S. Congress bill threatens to crackdown on terror TV

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U.S. Congress bill threatens to crackdown on terror TV

Cari Machet, who has worked as a multimedia producer throughout the Middle East, writes about a new House bill that could sanction satellite operators if they contract their services to TV stations classified as terrorist entities by Congress. She argues it may prove to be a counterproductive crackdown on Arab press freedom.

Posted: February 8, 2010 13:10   Comments: 4
Maldives leaders seize democracy to save their country

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Maldives leaders seize democracy to save their country

In the Maldives, the country's new president has initiated a series of high-profile events to publicize the potentially devastating effects of climate change. But as producer Megan Thompson writes, behind the public relations lies a serious -- and hopeful -- story of a remarkable political transformation.

Posted: October 26, 2009 15:06   Comments: 0
Afghanistan commanders warn U.S. force is insufficient

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Afghanistan commanders warn U.S. force is insufficient

Even though U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered 21,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, American military commanders say that may not be enough to fight the Taliban. Eric Bjornlund of Democracy International discusses the recent election and reports of fraud.

Posted: August 24, 2009 14:10   Comments: 73
Thousands mourn Philippine “mother of democracy”

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Thousands mourn Philippine “mother of democracy”

Tens of thousand of Filipinos turned out in Manila on Wednesday for the funeral of the woman they called the mother of democracy -- Corazon Aquino. Aquino led the pro-democracy People Power revolution in the 1980s and was president of the Philippines for six years.

Posted: August 5, 2009 16:34   Comments: 0
In Pakistan, all politics — and change — may be local

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In Pakistan, all politics — and change — may be local

Pakistan's nazims -- whose role is roughly equivalent to that of mayors in the U.S. -- will soon be replaced, leading some to worry that power will become too centralized. A Worldfocus contributing blogger describes the controversy over Pakistan's system of local politics.

Posted: July 23, 2009 10:40   Comments: 0
Indonesia heads to polls, clinging to newfound stability

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Indonesia heads to polls, clinging to newfound stability

On Wednesday, Indonesia -- the world’s third-largest democracy -- went to the polls in its second direct election. Indonesia had long suffered at the hands of dictators, but is now setting an example of stability in an otherwise chaotic region. A Worldfocus contributing blogger in Indonesia describes the mood on election day.

Posted: July 8, 2009 11:30   Comments: 1
Poverty, corruption play into power struggle in Honduras

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Poverty, corruption play into power struggle in Honduras

Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner traces America's long and troubled history in Honduras and wonders if democratic elections are enough in a country plagued by corruption and poverty.

Posted: July 1, 2009 13:54   Comments: 6
Beirut’s American University preaches tolerance, democracy

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Beirut’s American University preaches tolerance, democracy

The American University of Beirut is an oasis in the Middle East, a place where diversity of opinion and freedom of thought is not only tolerated, but encouraged.

Posted: April 28, 2009 16:16   Comments: 3
Opposition leader wins Ghana’s runoff election

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Opposition leader wins Ghana’s runoff election

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the significance of Ghana's elections for Africa as a whole after Ghanaian opposition candidate John Atta Mills emerged victorious in a runoff vote.

Posted: January 5, 2009 19:01   Comments: 2

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