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2020 HUMAN RIGHTS PRESS AWARDS Open for Entries on January 1, 2020 (Scroll down for Chinese version) As the world marks Human Rights Day, Asia’s most prestigious awards honouring outstanding human rights reporting is announcing that it will be open for entries from January 1, 2020 to February 1, 2020. The Human Rights Press Awards, now in their 24th year, are organised by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong, Amnesty International Hong Kong and …
What does it take to become a dictator these days? Creating the illusion of democracy helps, as does surrounding yourself with sycophants.
Former Hong Kong Chief Executive C.Y. Leung warned that the consequences of the recent district council election results, which saw pro-democracy candidates take more than 80% of seats, “may be far greater than we imagine”.
Democracy has been in decline globally in recent years, exacerbated by the arrival of digital technology, the emergence of demagogues, the rise of assertive autocratic states, and a failure in too many places of democracy to deliver tangible results.