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July 12, 2019
This is the second of three articles on how IRI’s Beacon Project combats disinformation in Europe. The first article on coalition building can be found here. Disinformation is most effective when it... Read More
July 10, 2019
Forty years of corrupt, ineffective centralized authority under the regime of Muammar Qaddafi, and a failed transition in the aftermath of the 2011 revolution have left Libya marred by instability and conflict.  The most recent outbreak of civil war following the Libyan National... Read More
July 09, 2019
Boarding my plane after two years of service in post-war Democratic Republic of Congo, I thought that working in Colombia’s peacebuilding would be easy. This turned out to be naive. Almost three years after the signing of a peace... Read More
July 08, 2019
Last summer, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, protests erupted throughout Jordan in response to proposed income tax increases and other austerity measures. The protesters countered that the measures would disproportionately impact poor and middle-class residents. The protests spread and... Read More
July 03, 2019
As Libya’s latest civil war enters its third month, women throughout the country are claiming their seats in local government and making their voices heard. IRI is working to support these women along the way. While women constitute half of Libya’s population, they... Read More
July 02, 2019
El pasado 16 de junio los guatemaltecos llevaron a cabo su novena elección en el marco de su joven democracia. Los cargos a elegir en estas elecciones generales eran para presidente y vicepresidente, con la participación de 19 binomios; 160 diputados para el Congreso de la República; 340... Read More
July 01, 2019
2019 may be dubbed as another “Year of the Woman.” In Sudan, women led the charge in anti-government demonstrations against the oppressive al-Bashir government,... Read More
June 28, 2019
Disinformation. Propaganda. Fake news. In the United States, these terms came into the public consciousness during and immediately after the 2016 presidential election and were used to describe the Russian government’s attempt to influence the election result. As U.S. government and media... Read More
June 27, 2019
“Elections” are often the first thing people think of when they think about democracy. And while elections are a key component, there is much more to democracy than that. For example, effective democracy requires the rule of law, the separation of powers, functioning political parties, an... Read More
June 26, 2019
On July 21, Ukrainians will go to the polls for the third time in five months to vote in snap parliamentary elections – set to be another critical moment for the young democracy. Throughout June, Ukrainians awaited Constitutional Court’s ruling on the timing of the country’s parliamentary... Read More

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