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Members of the dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party inside a police vehicle in Phnom Penh.

Prime Minister Hun Sen has dissolved newspapers and the opposition. Becky and Simon Kenton-Lake...

Laura Basu on how media ownership is getting more concentrated – and what to do about it.

A screenshot from Lush’s spycops campaign

Lush’s exposure of spycop wrongs will improve policing, Jenny Jones argues.

The Committees for the Defence of the Revolution blocked roads over Easter 2018

How the Committees for the Defence of the Republic are fighting for democracy in Catalonia. Luke Stobart...

Public Ownership

After decades of neglect, the mood is turning. Dinyar Godrej on the fightback against privatization.

Liz McDaid and Makoma Lekalakaka in front of the country’s only nuclear power station – Koeberg.

Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid won the Goldman Environmental Prize for stopping a secret nuclear deal...

A global social movement is rising. It is open, participatory and public, writes Jamie Kelsey-Fry.

The leaders of Russia and Hungary, Vladimir Putin and Viktor Orbán

Has Putin exported ‘managed democracy’ to Hungary? Madeline Roache examines Orbán’s...

Opposition candidate Fabricio Alvarado from the National Restoration Party. Photo: Gustavo Fuchs

Right-wing Fabricio Alvarado may have lost, but his party’s rise remains worrying, writes Gustavo Fuchs.

A Rohingya refugee takes a moment’s pause, shortly after arriving in a makeshift camp at Teknaf, Bangladesh, last September. She is one of over 670,000 people to have fled over the border from Myanmar since August 2017.

Parsa Sanjana Sajid speaks to Rohingya refugees trapped on the Bangladeshi border.

Russian president Vladimir Putin during a meeting with Russia Today’s leadership.

This will give Putin another excuse for a media crackdown, argues Madeline Roache.

Paraguay

Paraguay’s land activists are under attack. Toby Hill profiles the...

To wipe out mass starvation we must engage with the politics that drive it, argues Alex de Waal...

‘Zuma must fall’ protesters with a banner depicting Atul Gupta, implicated in recent scandals. Pic: Discott, CC-BY-SA4.0

How corruption in South Africa continues to cost taxpayers billions of rand, by Neil Thompson.

Independence: a 2010 protest outside Gaudi’s La Pedrera in Barcelona after the Spanish Constitutional court struck down Catalonia’s autonomy statute.

Brutally quashing the Catalan vote hasn’t stopped the separatists. Marc Almodóvar writes.

Antonythasan Jesuthasan

Cindy Sasha interviews former Tamil Tiger-turned-actor, Antonythasan Jesuthasan.

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