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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.
Latest case highlights growing dangers to country's media scene.
20 Jan 12
18 Jan 12
Syrian president has shown by his actions that removing him is the only option.
23 Dec 11
Twenty years on, oligarchs control economy and have moved into politics.
23 Dec 11
Despite difficulties of transition, eyewitness to Azerbaijan’s separation from Soviet Union has no regrets.
15 Dec 11
Does end of military mission expose Iraq to new dangers?
29 Nov 11
Army presented itself as saviour of spring revolution, but is proving to be just the opposite.
25 Nov 11
Even state broadcasters are airing criticism, although red lines for free speech remain.
24 Nov 11
Victory for incumbent president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is good news despite election boycott by her chief opponent.
9 Nov 11
Flawed preparations for upcoming ballot means results likely to be disputed, and may even provoke violence.
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