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Dezinformatsiya: West’s media recycle Ukraine myths, Putin refines totalitarian tactic

Journalists like The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson are witlessly recycling Kremlin propaganda, notes analyst George Weigel. “While Putin’s Anschluss strategy for Crimea — and perhaps for more of Ukraine — has been just as brazen in its deployment of the Big Lie and the diplomatic stonewall, the Russian neo-czar has added a few refinements to […] The post Dezinformatsiya: West’s media recycle Ukraine myths, Putin refines totalitarian tactic appeared first on Democracy Digest .

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How secrecy impedes effective governance

Over the past decade, my foundation has attempted to do exactly this through the Ibrahim Index of African

Tadeusz Mazowiecki: first leader of democratic Poland

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED):   The world remembers the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 as the symbol of

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowships – deadline extended

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): The deadline for the annual Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program has been extended to November 8, 2013 for

Uighurs fear fresh crackdown following Tiananmen ‘premeditated attack’

Chinese authorities declared Wednesday that the fiery vehicle crash in Tiananmen Square this week was a deliberate terrorist attack and said five men have been arrested for

From Velvet Underground to Velvet Revolution

After Soviet tanks crushed Czechoslovakia’s Prague Spring in 1968, all performing musicians were vetted for loyalty to the new regime, The Economist notes . The criteria included:

Vote of the living dead

Authoritarian regimes have come to place an increasingly high premium on the veneer and perceptions of elections, rather than on their substance, Christopher Walker and Alexander Cooley write

A More Pluralist Approach to European Democracy Support

Democracy assistance is at a crucial juncture. It could either be reinvented or begin to lose both credibility and traction, an important new analysis suggests...

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New network advancing ‘inclusive democratization’ in Asia

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Asia Foundation “As civil society in Asia has made significant progress over the past several decades, the

Briefing with Belarusian Civil Society and Human Rights Activists

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Despite upcoming major international and domestic events that will draw attention to Belarus, in particular the 2014

Free Press – The Cornerstone of Democracy

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): “Today marks two decades since the United Nations General Assembly designated May 3 as World Press Freedom

New NGO rules ‘open new front’ in Kremlin crackdown – NED

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Is a new authoritarian axis emerging? – NED

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Who really speaks for China? Wei Jingsheng, Yu Jie, Fang Lizhi, Chen Guangcheng…

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): When dissident lawyer Chen Guang­cheng escaped ­extra-legal house arrest to make his way to the U.S. Embassy,

Guangcheng case highlights ‘clash of ideas’ in US-China relations

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng’s audacious escape from detention is likely to have as big an impact on

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