Around the globe, democracy is under siege. Global press freedom has declined to its lowest point, technology continues to diminish people’s trust in institutions, while political rights and civil liberties continue to take a hit globally. Authoritarian governments are getting better at surveillance and censorship, whereas democracies are being eroded by right-wing demagogues. In 2018, countries that suffered democratic setbacks outnumbered those that made gains towards democracy.
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