“We have entered the era of digital authoritarianism”

Maria Ressa, co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, in Taguig (Philippines), October 9, 2021. ELOISA LOPEZ / REUTERS Filipino journalist Maria Ressa, former CNN correspondent in Southeast Asia, launched the independent news site Rappler, on the front line to investigate the violent drift of President Rodrigo Duterte, whose war on drugs has claimed thousands … Read more

In loss of legitimacy, Mahmoud Abbas sinks into authoritarianism

Protesters hold up photos of Nizar Banat, a vocal critic of the Palestinian Authority, and a banner reading “Abbas, go” at a rally following Mr. Banat’s death in Ramallah on July 3, 2021. NASSER NASSER / AP « Irhal ya Abbas ! » (“Abbas get out!”), Shouted the crowd in Ramallah, Saturday evening July 3, … Read more