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How dissent singles citizens out for harassment and discrimination.
Despite elections, real political change remains as far away as ever.
Everybody will end up losing if hate speech is left unchecked.
Many citizens appear paralyzed in the face of so many confusing choices.
Initial moves towards reform have not convinced observers that the new leader will end a quarter of a century of dictatorial rule.
8 Feb 13
Continuing persecution backed by raft of retrograde laws.
18 Jan 13
One of the world’s most repressive states promises all sorts of freedom.
21 Dec 12
System may be changing, slowly, so that policies become more important than politicians.
14 Dec 12
Authorities repressive and responsive by turn, but the old social contract has been torn up.
8 Dec 12
Reconciliation, remembrance and the admission of crimes are all essential to making peace work, even if a settlement is reached.
19 Oct 12
Once-powerful politician miscalculates by attempting to take over parliament.
11 Oct 12
Agreement to hold talks is important, but fighting continues and there is massive distrust between government and rebel guerrillas.
13 Sep 12
Change of government strengthens position of president and his party by sidelining an up-and-coming politician.
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