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Regulating social media in Sri Lanka: Formal and alternative mechanisms

February 25, 2021

The regulation of hate speech and disinformation on social media has become a global challenge for ...

Briefing paper: Why local governments in Pakistan are so unstable

February 8, 2021

Pakistan’s experience with decentralisation and devolution of fiscal, political, and administrative powers has been marred with ...

Briefing paper: How to conduct free and fair presidential elections in Belarus

January 28, 2021

Since the contested presidential elections last August, Belarus has seen a protest movement that is unprecedented ...

Lebanon: How a securitised state of emergency threatens democratic norms

January 25, 2021

Lebanon is experiencing one of the most crushing challenges in its 100 years of existence. The ...

Facing corruption: The Lebanese challenge

January 19, 2021

Corruption, fueled by dishonest practices and sectarianism rooted in the political-economic system, is not a recent ...

Pakistan: Policy briefs on covid-19 response

January 15, 2021

As part of our work on parliamentary oversight in Pakistan, we monitor the government's covid-19 response ...

Tackling disinformation and online hate speech in the EU

December 29, 2020

With the Digital Services Act and the European Democracy Action Plan, 2020 saw the EU overhauling ...

Tunisia: Six-monthly constitutional observer report

December 22, 2020

Since the Tunisian Constitution was adopted in 2014, DRI has continuously monitored its implementation and reported ...

Deepfakes and elections: A quick guide for electoral stakeholders

December 17, 2020

Elections are times of high risk, when a realistic deepfake could have an immediate impact on ...

From Iceland to Poland: Why the European Court of Human Rights’ latest decision matters to the EU

December 17, 2020

On 1 December, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) handed down a decision against Iceland ...