In an inglorious list of dictatorships and authoritarian regimes, three Asian countries lead the way for the number of journalists languishing in prison.
But the 69-year-old Southeast Asian leader has plans to stay in power for several years yet.
Thai schools play host to a toxic mix of authoritarianism and patriarchy, with the sexual and physical abuse of students often going unchallenged.
Dissidents were arrested and harassed when they called for protests this week.
A 16-year-old with autism has been jailed for criticizing the government in a Telegram group, in a case highlighting the rapid deterioration of free speech in Cambodia.
A new poll shows a higher percentage of people in the U.S. qualify as "highly right-wing authoritarian" compared to other Western countries.
One political scientist, the co-author of a book called “How Democracies Die,” put it bluntly: “I think we are headed for a crisis.”
A VICE News podcast about power and control.
From Yangon to Phnom Penh and Manila, democracy is falling apart in the region.
“This is a repressive, totalitarian regime that doesn’t care about what the United Nations or the rest of the world may think of it.”
The non-profit Freedom House says democracy and human rights have suffered amid the fight against COVID.
In his nearly two-hour State of the Nation Address riddled with contradictions and ironies, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte laid future plans to continue to exert his power against those he considers enemies.