advertisement advertisement advertisement Amid the upheaval wrought by the coronavirus pandemic and political clashes occurring in dictatorships across the globe, 2020 saw a record decline in global democracy and freedom, according to an extensive new report. advertisement advertisement Washington, D.C., think tank Freedom House recently published research showing that world freedoms have continuously fallen since 2005 , and the tally of nations that experienced democratic losses reached a 15-year peak last year. Seventy-three countries saw their freedoms retreat, whereas just 28 countries made strides toward a more democratic society: Of those countries, some saw a deeper retreat than others , including Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Tanzania, India, and the United States. India, the world's most populous democracy, was downgraded from "free" to "partly free" after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his allies cracked down on media dissent, and a heavy-handed COVID-19 lockdown forced the displacement of millions of internal migrant workers. Meanwhile, the United States, the world's most visible democracy, shed several points on the freedom index in the aftermath of its presidential election, when defeated candidate Donald Trump refused to concede. The campaign culminated in early 2021 when an insurrectionist mob, goaded by lame-duck president Trump, stormed the U.S. Capitol with the intent… Read full this story
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