democracy

  • July 30, 2012  

    After the military dictatorship fell in the 1980s, Fernando Henrique Cardoso led efforts to combat high inflation and build Brazil’s economy into one of the fastest growing in the world. Jeffrey Brown talks to former Brazilian president Cardoso about his presidency and scholarship. Continue reading

  • July 16, 2012  

    What techniques do modern-day dictators use to control protestors? Hari Sreenivasan and Slate editor William Dobson discuss Dobson’s new book, “The Dictator’s Learning Curve,” a portrait of how today’s dictators are confronting and controlling democracy activists. Continue reading

  • June 4, 2012  

    Demonstrators protested for a third consecutive day Monday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square after former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison over the weekend. Gwen Ifill reports on the uprising, just weeks after the country’s first democratic presidential election. Continue reading

  • June 4, 2012  

    On Saturday, longtime Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for his role in not stopping the killing of protesters during the Arab Spring. Also, his associates and sons were found not guilty. Gwen Ifill speaks with McClatchy Newspapers’ Nancy Youssef about the intense demonstrations in Tahrir Square. Continue reading

  • April 3, 2012  

    Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood had initially pledged not to field a candidate for president. But last Saturday, the country’s oldest Islamic movement nominated Deputy Chairman Khairat el-Shater to run in the May 23-24 election. Margaret Warner reports on the announcement’s subsequent unease. Continue reading

  • March 30, 2012  

    Ahead of a landmark election in Myanmar, special correspondent Kira Kay and producer Jason Maloney report on the notoriously repressive country’s first steps toward greater freedoms for the press and political activism with a look at the inner workings and goals of the Eleven Media Group’s newsroom. Continue reading

  • March 29, 2012  

    Special correspondent Kira Kay and producer Jason Maloney preview Sunday’s election in the once-secretive nation of Myanmar, a country long under military dictatorship where longtime prisoner and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi now runs for a vacant seat in Parliament with more — but not complete — political freedom. Continue reading

  • March 7, 2012  

    While protesters in post-Mubarak Egypt demanded immediate reform and an early end to the interim government installed by the military, the regime targeted foreign groups that observe elections and promote democracy in Egypt. A court charged 43 foreigners, including 16 Americans, for fueling unrest. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading

  • March 7, 2012  

    Sam LaHood, Egypt resident country director for the International Republican Institute, was one of 16 Americans charged in Egypt and temporarily barred from leaving for observing elections. Ray Suarez spoke with LaHood about what happened. Continue reading

  • March 5, 2012  

    With a 64 percent landslide, Vladimir Putin claimed his third term as Russia’s president Sunday, prompting celebrations, protests and accusations of voting fraud. Protesters vowed to continue demonstrating until their demands for democracy are met. Margaret Warner reports from Moscow on Russia’s varying reactions to the vote. Continue reading