Elections

8.2.19

This Tool Lets You See Facebook’s Targeted Political Ads All Over the World

Facebook has failed to be fully transparent with data concerning political advertising, so two researchers collected the data themselves.

5.17.19

Inside the Lives of Workers Who Thrive on India’s Election Economy

From the taxi drivers and sound guys to the ones who print posters and compose political jingles, these unsung heroes are the most vital part of the world's biggest democratic exercise.

5.16.19

'Pink Booths' in India Got More Women To Come Out To Vote

In the 'Crime Capital' of India, these "Nari Shakti" polling stations bridged a deep gender gap with an all-female staff and cops, teddy bears and roses.

5.14.19

Political Rallies in the Indian Heartland Are Often Just a Family’s Day Out

We tag along with an 80-member family to know why a collective show of support for their politician of choice is important.

5.10.19

This Political Party Is Offering Free Gold, Half-Price Alcohol and Goats on Eid If it Wins

“70 percent of people drink liquor only when they’re sad, and want to lift up their night after a hard day. Robbing these sad people is cruel.”

4.23.19

Inside the Struggles of an African-Origin Community Living in India’s Forests to Keep Its Homes

“Maybe the worry is that one day, we’ll be as popular and powerful as Obama if we are given our rights to a piece of land.”

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4.22.19

'Ban Alcohol or We Won't Vote': Rural Women in South India Warn Political Leaders

Reeling from the consequences of rampant alcoholism among men in rural areas, many women in the south Indian state of Karnataka are protesting using their vote.

4.19.19

Question of the Day: Which Political Party Is Most Likely to Legalise Weed in India?

“My friend recently showed me a pamphlet that BJP apparently released which said that Modi supports marijuana legalisation.”

4.12.19

This Is What Young Muslim Voters Are Thinking About This Election

“I keep fearing something like the holocaust can happen here.”

4.11.19

Here’s Why Some Indians Have Decided to Boycott the Elections

From exasperation over their issues not being heard to fearing for their lives while stepping out to vote to feeling the pointlessness of it all.​

4.11.19

We Answer the Most Googled Questions About the Indian Election

“Will Indian elections be hacked?”

4.9.19

Israelis Head to the Polls With a Choice: Right or Righter

The left has been conspicuously absent from the conversation.

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