Pakistan elections 2018: All the latest updates — Al Jazeera com |Some 106 million registered voters will elect a new government

Polls have opened in Pakistan for the country’s parliamentary elections that will see the second civilian-to-civilian handover of power in its history. People began voting on Wednesday at 8am local time (03:00GMT) to send 272 representatives to the National Assembly. Polls will close at 6pm (13:00GMT) across 85,000 polling stations manned by up to 800,000…

Video: Around the the Reichstag in Berlin | DW English

Every year, around three million people visit the Reichstag in Berlin. Check-in presenter Nicole Frölich joins them for a look at the seat of Germany’s parliament. She’s also arranged a photo op with the chancellor. Source: DW English Published on 26 Sep 2017 ->>>>><<<<<-

FM Steinmeier: “We stand for democracy, freedom and an open society” |“We must not allow ourselves to be shaken by earthquakes”–FM| Videos

Syria, Ukraine, Brexit, developments in Turkey, the election in the United States – the world is in turmoil. In his speech to the German Bundestag today (23 November), Foreign Minister Steinmeier explained how he sees the future of German foreign policy in a time of great challenges. Foreign Minister Steinmeier during the budget debate in…

IDF (The Israel Defense Forces) Censor redacts 1 in 5 articles it reviews for publication—- by Haggai Matar on 972 Mag com

The Israeli military censor has redacted, in full or in part, over 17,000 articles since 2011. While fewer articles have been censored in 2015 and 2016, the new IDF Censor is attempting to redact already-published information with alarming frequency. The Israeli Military Censor has outright banned the publication of 1,936 articles and redacted some information…

The Origin of Democracy — PressTV Documentaries

PressTV Documentaries Published on 19 Oct 2014 Aristocracy or the rule of the elite is in term the antonym of democracy. But while theoretically these definitions are in opposition, in practice the distinction has been blurred historically. Ancient Greece is perhaps viewed as the epithet of the origin of democracy; a form of governance where…

Tunisia Nobel Peace Prize resonates across Middle East — Al Monitor com

Democracy activists across the Middle East are taking solace in the Nobel recognition for Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution while their own Arab Spring dreams remain unfulfilled. Protesters from Tunisia’s poor rural heartlands chant slogans during a demonstration by the prime minister’s office in Tunis, Jan. 23, 2011. (photo by REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra) Political reformers from Morocco to…

Civil society groups recognised: Will Tunisia’s Nobel Prize be an inspiration?

Al Jazeera English Published on 9 Oct 2015 Civil society groups have been recognised for steering the country towards democracy.Presenter: Martine Dennis Guests: Amina Zena, journalist, Tunisia National Radio Christopher Thornton, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue Nicholas Noe, Editor-in-Chief of Mideastwire.com Subscribe to our channel ***** Related posts on PBSJ Blog: His Highness the Aga Khan…

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the International New York Times Athens Democracy Forum / video — Amaana org

September 15, 2015 Video: Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim Former Prime Ministers Ms Alkistis Protopsalti, Minister of Tourism Your Worship, Giorgos Kaminis, Mayor of Athens The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Former Governor General of Canada Ms Annika Savill, Executive Head of the UN Democracy Fund Mr Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, President, International, The New York Times Company Excellencies Distinguished Guests I…