Democracy

民主(希臘語:δημοκρατία,轉寫:dìmokratía)(又稱民主制、民主主義,舊譯為德謨克拉西、德先生),原意指人民的權力,是政體的一種形式,當中人民擁有平等參與公共政策的參與權。 --來自 維基百科


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2018/06/04 | New Mandala

Indonesian Democracy on Tenterhooks amid Global Backslide toward Despotism

In the decades since Suharto fell, has Indonesia truly transformed into a stable democracy?

2018/05/25 | The Interpreter

Confronting Coldstore: Why Singapore Must Face Its Past

There is still time for those who took part in epoch-making events in Singapore's history to give their personal testimony.

2018/05/23 | Netusha Naidu

OPINION: 'Critical Optimism' Lights Malaysia's Way Forward

A personal narrative of how GE14 flew in the face of expectations of a global democratic decline.

2018/05/18 | Chee Soon Juan

OPINION: Singapore Must Accept Protest to Emulate Malaysian Tsunami

It has taken Malaysia decades of civil and political struggle to achieve democratic regime change.

2018/05/01 | TNL Staff

SINGAPORE: Open Letter on PJ Thum and Academic Freedom in Singapore

The controversy over hearings investigating fake news in Singapore have attracted international condemnation.

2018/03/27 | New Mandala

The World's Neglect Continues to Haunt Cambodia

The world’s feeble response to the bloody events of 1997 directly influences the situation we see today in Cambodia.

2018/03/20 | Suzanne Pepper

OPINION: Hong Kong's Occupy Fervor Finally Evaporates at Polls

Hong Kong's democracy movement is pondering its next move as voters lose hope at the ballot box.

2018/02/05 | Astrid Norén-Nilsson

Has Cambodia's Democracy Come to an End?

Cambodia may be transitioning to a new Chinese-inspired model of government.

2018/01/22 | David Green

Why Even Digital Publishers Should 'Like' Facebook’s News Feed Change

Changes to Facebook's news feed will likely benefit users, advertisers and maybe even journalism.

2018/01/19 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Taiwan's Glorious Balancing Act

Taiwan is spinning pirouettes while the rest of the region plods towards authoritarianism, according to a Freedom House report.

2017/12/01 | Damien Spry

Social Media has Become a Powerful Tool to Undermine Democracy

Social media has transformed from a pro-democracy beacon to a powerful tool for meddling in elections.

2017/12/01 | Adam Hatch

OPINION: Taiwan Must Come to its Own Defense

If Taiwan is so outclassed militarily, why should Taipei bother with military expenditures at all?

2017/11/29 | David Green

Lee Ming-che's Sentence Chills Taiwan NGOs

Lee Ming-che's sentencing to five years in prison in China for the crime of 'subversion' has had a marked chilling effect on the actions and communications of Taiwan's NGOs. The case also suggests Taiwan's wider population faces an insidious dilemma: whether or not to self-censor. 

2017/11/08 | Erica Frantz

Here’s How Xi’s Consolidation of Power Could Shape China’s Political Future

As Xi Jinping uses his personality to centralize power, he may be more willing to take risks.

2017/10/29 | Dan Slater

Dictatorship versus Democracy in Southeast Asia

For civil society to help save Southeast Asian democracy, its educational mission will need to loom as large as its organizational one.

2017/10/10 | Mong Palatino

Is Free Speech an ‘Empty Promise’ in Singapore?

An artist and political activist was standing alone before the Parliament House, holding a mirror as an act of performance art. He was led away by the police and detained until he posted bail the next day.

2017/09/25 | Brian Hioe

Attacks on Pro-independence Demonstrators Protesting China Singing Competition

The protest saw violence against students from members of the Chinese Unification Promotion Party and the Concentric Patriotic Association, pro-unification groups with a history of political violence against pro-independence demonstrators, members of the Falun Gong and others.