Allie Funk of Freedom House Assesses Global Internet Freedom

Allie Funk is the Research Director for Technology and Democracy at Freedom House. She was deeply involved in this year's Freedom on the Net report and coauthored the executive summary "Countering an Authoritarian Overhaul of the Internet" along with Adrian Shahbaz and Kian Vesteinsson.   Become a Patron! Make a one-time Donation to Democracy Paradox.... Continue Reading →

Sarah Cook on China’s Expanding Global Media Influence

Sarah Cook is the Research Director for China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan at Freedom House. She also directs their China Media Bulletin and authored the executive summary of this latest report, "Beijing's Global Media Influence 2022: Authoritarian Expansion and the Power of Democratic Resilience."   Become a Patron! Preorder the new book Trafficking Data: How... Continue Reading →

How Sharp is Chinese Sharp Power?

Become a Patron! Order Dan Slater and Joseph Wong's From Development to Democracy: The Transformations of Modern Asia. Available for sale this week. Make a one-time Donation to Democracy Paradox. How Sharp is Chinese Sharp Power? The latest report from Freedom House exposes efforts from China to shape international media narratives through political and economic clout.... Continue Reading →

Freedom in the World: An Update

Become a Patron! Freedom in the World The Russian invasion of Ukraine is not an isolated event. Their aggression has broadened in recent years from incursions into Georgia, the annexation of Crimea, and support of separatists in the Donbas region. Yet this historical moment is not simply about Russia and Ukraine. It symbolizes a shift... Continue Reading →

Freedom House: Sarah Repucci Assesses Freedom in the World

Sarah Repucci from Freedom House joins the podcast to offer an assessment of democracy worldwide. Sarah coauthored (along with Amy Slipowitz) the most recent volume of Freedom in the World: Democracy Under Siege. We discuss the global decline of democracy, the impact of the pandemic, and highlight developments in India, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan, and the US.  ... Continue Reading →

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