governance

Voice of defiance: the Mexican radio journalist who refused to be silenced

Voice of defiance: the Mexican radio journalist who refused to be silenced

Carmen Arestegui’s battle to stay on the airwaves is the subject of a film highlighting the risks of exposing corruption and crimeWhen Mexican news anchor Carmen Aristegui was fired from a popular
Ethiopia's security forces accused of torture, evictions and killings – report

Ethiopia's security forces accused of torture, evictions and killings – report

Prime minister Abiy Ahmed has been lauded for his democratic reforms. But Amnesty International are now urging him to investigate allegations of serious human rights abusesEthiopia’s Nobel peace

Compound’s Approach to DeFi Governance Starts With Giving Away COMP Tokens

Users of the Compound lending platform will begin earning COMP governance tokens in mid-June.
Halt plan to withdraw Sudan peacekeepers, UN urged

Halt plan to withdraw Sudan peacekeepers, UN urged

Civil groups fear replacing 26,000 troops with a ‘political mission’ will threaten fragile security situation in Darfur Activists in Sudan are urging the UN and African Union not to go ahead with
'Where are the women?' Outcry over all-male government meeting in Afghanistan

'Where are the women?' Outcry over all-male government meeting in Afghanistan

Tweet showed 12 male political leaders after Ghani promised women would be involved in high-level decision-making People in Afghanistan protested on social media that no women were present at a

Block.one Will Now Vote for EOS Candidates, but Wants Their Locations First

Block.one has issued its own set of criteria to use when voting for EOS block producers, perhaps controversially including where they are based.

Sustainable finance is performing well in the pandemic—but why?

ESG-minded companies are arguably better prepared for a post Covid-19 world.

India’s suffering because it chose theatrics over governance in dealing with coronavirus

Emotions and grand political statements draw diminishing returns.

University College London Joins Hedera Hashgraph as Council Member, Research Partner

UCL will be the first university and 13th member of the Hedera Hashgraph governing council, whose members run nodes and vote on software updates.
Where India’s government has failed in the pandemic, its people have stepped in

Where India’s government has failed in the pandemic, its people have stepped in

Civil society has outperformed the state in helping to feed India’s poorest. It should be seen as ally not enemyThe highways connecting India’s overcrowded cities to the villages had not seen anything
Soap and solace scarce as Sri Lanka's tea pickers toil on amid lockdown

Soap and solace scarce as Sri Lanka's tea pickers toil on amid lockdown

Workers in a sector with a history of exploitation face hazards including a lack of masks and overcrowded accommodationIn Sri Lanka, police have been enforcing tough lockdown measures and a strict
Namibia's youngest MP enters the crucible as Africa's youth lead the way

Namibia's youngest MP enters the crucible as Africa's youth lead the way

Her ascent to a cabinet position at the age of 23 took her by surprise. Yet across southern Africa, young leaders like Emma Theofelus are on the riseOne of Africa’s youngest cabinet members to date is

To combat coronavirus, states are relearning lessons from the climate fight

When the federal government is missing in action, states are the best line of defense.

MakerDAO Foundation Plots Its Own Demise

The MakerDAO Foundation is getting serious about its planned obsolescence. A governance call Thursday laid out founder Rune Christensen's three pillars of full decentralization.
Protests, postponements and the last stand of an African strongman

Protests, postponements and the last stand of an African strongman

Once hailed as a champion of democracy, Alpha Condé is threatening to outstay his welcome as Guinea’s president Even before the pandemic there were postponements. Before that, there were protests.
Uganda's crackdown on public gatherings ruled unconstitutional

Uganda's crackdown on public gatherings ruled unconstitutional

Swipe at lawmakers as judge says only ‘undemocratic and authoritarian regimes’ seek to ban peaceful protests Government opponents and human rights activists have welcomed a decision by Uganda’s
List of world's worst 'digital predators' stretches from India and Brazil to US

List of world's worst 'digital predators' stretches from India and Brazil to US

Freedom of expression group names and shames alleged offenders on online censorship and orchestrated repressionA freedom of expression group has launched a list of “digital predators”, ranking what it

Ethereum’s ProgPoW Debate Is About Much More Than Mining

The debate over ProgPoW has become a flashpoint for how Ethereum makes big decisions.
Sudan accused of masterminding lethal attacks on Khartoum protesters

Sudan accused of masterminding lethal attacks on Khartoum protesters

Inquiry finds that authorities armed and orchestrated security forces that killed more than 200 pro-democracy protestersSudanese security forces systematically planned and coordinated a series of

Steem Community Mobilizes Popular Vote in Battle With Justin Sun

The Steem community is striking back after an attempted end-around by Tron founder Justin Sun.