The watchdog's "freedom on the net" report showed that online freedom declined in 33 of the 65 countries assessed, while improvements were measured in 16 countries.
Online forums used by the largely leaderless movement had called for a "stress test" of the airport on Sunday, code for disrupting travel links or occupying buildings.
The British prime minister's move to suspend parliament is profoundly undemocratic but is being treated with kid gloves.
A proven economist with an impressive resume, Hamdok will oversee the country’s interim cabinet for three years. TRT World traces his political journey.
Democracy is falling out of favour with a large number of people around the world, while Western Europeans are growing increasingly pessimistic, finding democracy no longer democratic enough, a German study argues.
Autocrats have often used the facade of democracy to give their hold on power a veneer of legitimacy.
As May 8 general elections approach, South Africans accuse the ruling African National Congress (ANC) of reneging on Nelson Mandela's 1994 promise of "a better life for all."
A complex political configuration and the scars of civil war helped Algeria avoid the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings. But eight years later, the country faces political turmoil as the President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika seeks a fifth term in office.
Tendai Biti, a former finance minister and newly elected member of parliament for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, is wanted in Zimbabwe for allegedly inciting violence after urging opposition supporters to defend their votes.
Women who had been previously barred from voting in several regions, including Dir, Kohistan, North and South Waziristan, made a beeline to the polling stations on Wednesday, making the day of elections a historic one.
Former US President Barack Obama was paying tribute to Nelson Mandela when he warned the world had plunged into "strange and uncertain times." His comments were widely seen as a barely veiled reference to his successor, Donald Trump.
When Pakistanis go to vote in parliamentary elections, there will be more women at the polls than ever before, but the level of participation will still be low as obstacles continue to hinder women's participation.
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