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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 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 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 04, 2019
Globally, women are making strides towards greater political participation. However, in many countries, women are vastly underrepresented in politics, specifically in local government. Only 20 percent of mayors... Read More
May 15, 2019
After Slovak media reported on February 26, 2018, that the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancé Martina Kušnírová might be connected to top government officials... Read More
May 02, 2019
In 2012, Burma’s democratic reforms opened the door for competitive multiparty elections after many years of military rule and dictatorship. Ushered in by... Read More
April 26, 2019
After the local elections on March 24, 2019, Ecuador faces a fractured political environment. Although there are many potential avenues for analysis for how these recent elections reflect Ecuador’s return to a robust democracy, two stand above the rest. First, questions about the performance of... Read More
April 18, 2019
In 2010, Kenya adopted a highly ambitious constitution which included progressive reforms aimed at achieving greater gender equality in government. One of the reforms was the two-thirds gender rule. The rule states that no more than two-... Read More
April 15, 2019
Kenya’s ambitious Constitution mandates the active participation of citizens toward achieving democratic governance. Participation, accountability and transparency are principles at the heart of the Constitution of Kenya and its laws. Kenya’s transition to a devolved system of government seeks to... Read More
April 08, 2019
Tunisia’s 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections will either continue the country’s success story in the region or lead to democratic backsliding. As Tunisians prepare to go to the polls in October to elect their members of parliament and in November to elect their next president,... Read More

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