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This blog offers you comments on recent events written by members of D+C’s editorial team. You’ll find one or two posts per week. The guiding question is whether something is good or bad for global development.

by Hans Dembowski

France is leading the free world, but cannot fill void

According to Human Rights Watch’s new World Report, authoritarian governments, especially those of Russia and China, are taking advantage of democratic governments no longer promoting human rights as forcefully as they used to do. At the same time, the international non-governmental organisation emphasises that authoritarian populism can be resisted successfully.
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by Hans Dembowski

Tunisia’s young democracy deserves western support

For several days, Tunisia was rocked by protests last week. Seven years after Jasmine Revolution toppled Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, the country’s strongman, the socio-economic situation remains bleak. The government first cracked down and some 300 people have been arrested. On the weekend, however, it pledged to increase social spending by $ 70 million. It is quite obvious that people – and especially the members of the young generation – are frustrated because of poverty, unemployment and the lack of prospects.
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by Hans Dembowski

Reasons for trusting D+C in the era of “fake news”

In many countries, politics and policymaking are increasingly affected by “fake news”. The term stands for information that looks like serious news, but actually consists of outright lies, unproven rumours or – at best – distorted facts. Fake news is geared to scoring ideological points, rallying supporters and intimidating political opponents. The internet is the global forum for fake news, and as we operate a website ourselves, I think it makes sense to spell out why you can have faith in our work.
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