New Democracy

Latest stories

2d
iol.co.za
Magona’s words pay tribute to rural womenthat, while it did happen politically, there was little social change; most Sou
Magona’s words pay tribute to rural women
iol.co.za / Posted 2 days ago
that, while it did happen politically, there was little social change; most South Africans have not yet benefited from this new democracy. As a young woman, she could not sign a contract in her own name, so that when her father died, she had to rent... Read more
4d
Rappler
Greek PM proposes constitutional change for 'direct democracy'has waned after he was forced last year to accept an unpopular EU bailout to ke
Greek PM proposes constitutional change for 'direct democracy'
Rappler / Posted 4 days ago
has waned after he was forced last year to accept an unpopular EU bailout to keep Greece in the eurozone. Polls show he could actually lose the next election to Kyriakos Mitsotakis, leader of the conservative New Democracy party. – R... Read more
4 related stories
5d
Reuters
Thai students use social media to stoke opposition to draft chartercampaigning. "We have a safe space that people can access, and that is the web
Thai students use social media to stoke opposition to draft charter
Reuters / Posted 5 days ago
campaigning. "We have a safe space that people can access, and that is the web," said Rangsiman Rome, 24, a member of the New Democracy Movement (NDM), who was detained briefly this month for handing out leaflets urging rejection of the... Read more
5d
AllAfrica.com
We Can Win in Tshwane!He promised to do justice to all. And he promised to promote and protect the ri
We Can Win in Tshwane!
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
He promised to do justice to all. And he promised to promote and protect the rights of all South Africans. Ours was a new democracy filled with hope and opportunity. We had a brand new flag, we had a brand new anthem, and we had a brand new... Read more
19 related stories
5d
Reuters
Thai students use social media to stoke opposition to draft chartercampaigning. "We have a safe space that people can access, and that is the web
Thai students use social media to stoke opposition to draft charter
Reuters / Posted 5 days ago
campaigning. "We have a safe space that people can access, and that is the web," said Rangsiman Rome, 24, a member of the New Democracy Movement (NDM), who was detained briefly this month for handing out leaflets urging rejection of the... Read more
5d
iol.co.za
You'd be stupid not to voteimpressive by international standards. This is true of both our national and ou
You'd be stupid not to vote
iol.co.za / Posted 5 days ago
impressive by international standards. This is true of both our national and our local elections. But as the romance of a new democracy wears off and disillusionment comes knocking, it might be tempting to fall out of love with the business of... Read more
5d
iol.co.za
You’d be stupid not to voteimpressive by international standards. This is true of both our national and ou
You’d be stupid not to vote
iol.co.za / Posted 5 days ago
impressive by international standards. This is true of both our national and our local elections. But as the romance of a new democracy wears off and disillusionment comes knocking, it might be tempting to fall out of love with the business of... Read more
7d
iol.co.za
DA can take Tshwane: Maimanethey have started to turn on themselves. “This wonderful city – the Tshwane th
DA can take Tshwane: Maimane
iol.co.za / Posted 7 days ago
they have started to turn on themselves. “This wonderful city – the Tshwane that once celebrated our new president and our new democracy – has been turned into a war zone by fighting ANC factions. The scenes of violence and destruction that we saw... Read more
7d
News 24 South Africa
Greece lowers voting age to 17his four-year term. Tsipras' popularity has waned after he was forced last year
Greece lowers voting age to 17
News 24 South Africa / Posted 7 days ago
his four-year term. Tsipras' popularity has waned after he was forced last year to accept an unpopular EU bailout to keep Greece in the eurozone. He now lags behind in the polls to Kyriakos Mitsotakis, leader of the conservative New Democracy pa... Read more
9d
Reuters
Greek MPs approve end to bonus seats, lower voting ageleft-led coalition of 153 got the backing of the Union of Centrists party, whic
Greek MPs approve end to bonus seats, lower voting age
Reuters / Posted 9 days ago
left-led coalition of 153 got the backing of the Union of Centrists party, which has 9 seats. The conservative New Democracy party rejected the bill. Young Greeks have been hit especially hard by the debt crisis, with more than half of... Read more
9d
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Government gives green light to TV debatesNational Reform Steering Assembly member Kamnoon Sidhisamarn and peace academic
Government gives green light to TV debates
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 9 days ago
National Reform Steering Assembly member Kamnoon Sidhisamarn and peace academic Gothom Arya. Mr Somchai had said representatives of civil society group, the Internet Law Reform Dialogue, and anti-coup group, New Democracy Movement, are... Read more
9d
Channel NewsAsia
Greek MPs set to lower voting age, abolish bonus seatsleft-led coalition of 153 has secured the support of the Union of Centrists par
Greek MPs set to lower voting age, abolish bonus seats
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 days ago
left-led coalition of 153 has secured the support of the Union of Centrists party, which has 9 seats. The conservative New Democracy party said it would reject the bill. Young Greeks have been hit especially hard by the debt crisis, with more... Read more
11d
iol.co.za
'Things have changed, but much has stayed the same'of the National Agency for the Control of Aids, which was still a committee at
'Things have changed, but much has stayed the same'
iol.co.za / Posted 11 days ago
of the National Agency for the Control of Aids, which was still a committee at the time. Nigeria was one year into its new democracy, with an HIV prevalence that had just crossed the 5% mark, and Nigerians were enthusiastic about defining the... Read more
116 related stories
12d
Eye Witness News
SA’s journey out of dark decade of Aids denialismtraumatic story. This article first appeared on The Conversation. HIV changed
SA’s journey out of dark decade of Aids denialism
Eye Witness News / Posted 12 days ago
traumatic story. This article first appeared on The Conversation. HIV changed the nature of health in South Africa as the new democracy emerged. It slashed life expectancy and wiped out a generation of economically active adults in their prime... Read more
116 related stories
13d
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Mind the generation gaphave also faced pressure from the regime and official warnings for their campai
Mind the generation gap
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 13 days ago
have also faced pressure from the regime and official warnings for their campaigning. On June 23, 13 activists from the New Democracy Movement and labour groups were arrested for distributing leaflets about the charter referendum in Samut Prakan... Read more
13d
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
University warned over constitution documentheld. Mr Somchai also listed three documents that he said were clearly in viol
University warned over constitution document
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 13 days ago
held. Mr Somchai also listed three documents that he said were clearly in violation of the referendum law. They are the New Democracy Movement's "Seven Reasons to Reject the Charter" leaflet; several thousands of letters mailed to residents in... Read more
14d
DW
Mitsotakis' mission: Saving Greece from Tsipras |If Greece were to hold elections tomorrow, the pro-European conservatives Nea D
Mitsotakis' mission: Saving Greece from Tsipras |
DW / Posted 14 days ago
If Greece were to hold elections tomorrow, the pro-European conservatives Nea Dimokratia (New Democracy, ND) would clearly win. According to polls, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who has headed his party since January, has gained popularity. Many believe he... Read more
16d
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Ambassadors urge open talks over charter-- in which five people including a Prachatai reporter were arrested -- was not
Ambassadors urge open talks over charter
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 16 days ago
-- in which five people including a Prachatai reporter were arrested -- was not illegal. He also showed to the media the New Democracy Movement's booklet titled "Arguments and Summaries of Draft Constitution", saying it was not illegal and could... Read more
17d
Asian Correspondent
Journalist groups call on authorities to withdraw charges against Thai reporteron the draft charter, calling it an infringement on press freedom. Taweesak, a
Journalist groups call on authorities to withdraw charges against Thai reporter
Asian Correspondent / Posted 17 days ago
on the draft charter, calling it an infringement on press freedom. Taweesak, along with four other activists with the New Democracy Movement (NDM), were arrested on Sunday after police searched their car and found booklets and other material... Read more
8 related stories
17d
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
A year after bailout, Greece struggles for brighter futuregovernment is applying solutions dictated by its ideology," lamented lawmaker T
A year after bailout, Greece struggles for brighter future
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 17 days ago
government is applying solutions dictated by its ideology," lamented lawmaker Theodore Fortsakis, of the opposition New Democracy (ND) party. Fortsakis takes Tsipras to task for favouring tax hikes over budget cuts to meet the bailout... Read more
17d
The Economic Times
A year after bailout, Greece struggles for brighter futuregovernment is applying solutions dictated by its ideology," lamented lawmaker T
A year after bailout, Greece struggles for brighter future
The Economic Times / Posted 17 days ago
government is applying solutions dictated by its ideology," lamented lawmaker Theodore Fortsakis, of the opposition New Democracy (ND) party. Fortsakis takes Tsipras to task for favouring tax hikes over budget cuts to meet the bailout... Read more
18d
Daily Maverick
Laws, orders and recommendations: The SABC gets it wrong, againand there is nothing in the Broadcasting Act or the licences that permits this…
Laws, orders and recommendations: The SABC gets it wrong, again
Daily Maverick / Posted 18 days ago
and there is nothing in the Broadcasting Act or the licences that permits this…. Such absolutism is totally foreign to our new democracy based on freedom of expression and especially, for this case, the right to receive information which is in the... Read more
86 related stories
18d
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Police raid Prachatai for 'Vote No' materialCommission, which is responsible for enforcing the referendum law, will decide
Police raid Prachatai for 'Vote No' material
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 18 days ago
Commission, which is responsible for enforcing the referendum law, will decide whether to pursue legal action against the New Democracy Movement (NDM) for distributing the document which outlines seven reasons why the movement will reject the... Read more
18d
AllAfrica.com
The DA Will Create Jobs and Opportunities for All in TshwaneIn 1994, we gave birth to a new democracy with a promise of a better life for t
The DA Will Create Jobs and Opportunities for All in Tshwane
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 days ago
In 1994, we gave birth to a new democracy with a promise of a better life for the people of South Africa. A life with "work, bread, water and salt for all." Over 20 years later, this City, and South Africa at large, has not lived up to this promise.... Read more
18d
Asian Correspondent
Police, military officers raid Thai newsroom after reporter’s arreston Sunday. Prachathai reporter Taweesak Kerdpoka was arrested along with three
Police, military officers raid Thai newsroom after reporter’s arrest
Asian Correspondent / Posted 18 days ago
on Sunday. Prachathai reporter Taweesak Kerdpoka was arrested along with three activists from the anti-junta group New Democracy Movement (NDM), Pakorn Areekul, Anucha Rungmorakot and Anan Loked. The journalist was detained by police in... Read more
8 related stories
19d
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
CDC slams 'seven reasons to vote no'they needed 12 days to interrogate the five in detention. (Photo by Saichol Sri
CDC slams 'seven reasons to vote no'
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 19 days ago
they needed 12 days to interrogate the five in detention. (Photo by Saichol Srinuanchan) The seven reasons outlined by the New Democracy Movement (NDM) as a basis for voting No in the upcoming charter referendum are intended to distort the draft... Read more
19d
Rappler
Thai journalist charged under draconian charter lawKerdpoka, a reporter with the news outlet Prachatai, was arrested on Sunday mor
Thai journalist charged under draconian charter law
Rappler / Posted 19 days ago
Kerdpoka, a reporter with the news outlet Prachatai, was arrested on Sunday morning, July 10, alongside 4 members of the New Democracy Movement, one of the few activist groups that dare to challenge the military since generals seized power two... Read more
19d
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Students, reporter released on bailto their supporters after being granted bail in front of the Ratchaburi Court o
Students, reporter released on bail
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 19 days ago
to their supporters after being granted bail in front of the Ratchaburi Court on Monday (Photo from ขบวนการประชาธิปไตยใหม่ New Democracy Movement - NDM Facebook) The Ratchaburi court has granted unconditional bail for the four student activists... Read more
19d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Thai reporter, activists detained over constitution bookletsreferendum. Police captain Poom Klaklaew said Taweesak Kerdpoka, from news out
Thai reporter, activists detained over constitution booklets
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 19 days ago
referendum. Police captain Poom Klaklaew said Taweesak Kerdpoka, from news outlet Prachatai, and three members of the New Democracy Movement had violated the Referendum Act. The offence carries a penalty of 10 years' imprisonment. "Police... Read more
8 related stories
19d
Asian Correspondent
Thai journalist detained while covering referendum campaigngovernment. Prachathai reporter Taweesak Kerdpoka, was arrested along with thr
Thai journalist detained while covering referendum campaign
Asian Correspondent / Posted 19 days ago
government. Prachathai reporter Taweesak Kerdpoka, was arrested along with three activists from the anti-junta group New Democracy Movement (NDM), Pakorn Areekul, Anucha Rungmorakot and Anan Loked. The three were detained at the Ban Pong... Read more
8 related stories
20d
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Police detain 4 over charter documentsA leader of the New Democracy Movement, Pakorn Areekul, seen here presenting hi
Police detain 4 over charter documents
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 20 days ago
A leader of the New Democracy Movement, Pakorn Areekul, seen here presenting his 'Vote No' booklets to constitution drafting chief Meechai Ruchupan on May 17, has been re-arrested with three companions including a Prachatai reporter for possession of... Read more
20d
Manila Bulletin
Thai news website says its reporter detained while reportingdetained. Prachatai said in a report on its website that journalist Taweesak K
Thai news website says its reporter detained while reporting
Manila Bulletin / Posted 20 days ago
detained. Prachatai said in a report on its website that journalist Taweesak Kerdpoka was arrested while reporting on the New Democracy Movement in Ratchaburi province. It said the four were detained after police searched the activists’ car and... Read more
8 related stories
20d
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Prachatai reporter arrested along with activistsRATCHABURI — Police have arrested a reporter from Prachatai news website along
Prachatai reporter arrested along with activists
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 20 days ago
RATCHABURI — Police have arrested a reporter from Prachatai news website along with three members of the anti-coup New Democracy Movement for violating the referendum law. NDM leader Pakorn Areekul, two colleagues and journalist Taweesak Kerdpoka... Read more
20d
Salon.com
Thai news website says its reporter detained while reportingsaid in a report on its website that journalist Taweesak Kerdpoka was arrested
Thai news website says its reporter detained while reporting
Salon.com / Posted 20 days ago
said in a report on its website that journalist Taweesak Kerdpoka was arrested Sunday while reporting on the New Democracy Movement in Ratchaburi province. It said the four were detained after police searched the activists’ car and... Read more
8 related stories
20d
The Seattle Times
Thai news website says its reporter detained while reportingdetained. Prachatai said in a report on its website that journalist Taweesak K
Thai news website says its reporter detained while reporting
The Seattle Times / Posted 20 days ago
detained. Prachatai said in a report on its website that journalist Taweesak Kerdpoka was arrested while reporting on the New Democracy Movement in Ratchaburi province. It said the four were detained after police searched the activists’ car and... Read more
8 related stories
20d
San Antonio Express-News
Thai news website says its reporter detained while reportingbecause they had participated in a political assembly, which is deemed illegal
Thai news website says its reporter detained while reporting
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 20 days ago
because they had participated in a political assembly, which is deemed illegal under the junta. It said that the three New Democracy Movement activists separately came to the police station to give moral support to the 18 activists, and that... Read more
8 related stories
20d
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Five more years? Concern as military gets out the votedraft charter. "Campaigning is a right, it's not illegal!" chanted the crowd,
Five more years? Concern as military gets out the vote
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 20 days ago
draft charter. "Campaigning is a right, it's not illegal!" chanted the crowd, estimated at around 700, according to the New Democracy Movement, which organised the event. The gathering quickly turned into a political protest reminiscent of... Read more
20d
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
NDM denies handing out fake charter copies99, as she has her photograph taken for an ID smart card, which the elderly can
NDM denies handing out fake charter copies
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 20 days ago
99, as she has her photograph taken for an ID smart card, which the elderly can use in the Aug 7 referendum. The New Democracy Movement on Saturday denied claims it distributed fake copies of the draft charter to the public. Prime... Read more
21d
Boston Herald
South End march, vigil mourns lives lost in past weekfor black people only to come and mourn,” Delgado said. “We’re here to talk abo
South End march, vigil mourns lives lost in past week
Boston Herald / Posted 21 days ago
for black people only to come and mourn,” Delgado said. “We’re here to talk about our grief.” Kevin Peterson, of the New Democracy Coalition, said this week’s bloodshed has been hard to fathom. “I am shocked like most Americans are around... Read more
23d
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Meechai claims opponents 'distorted' charter summarybut their contents are different, Mr Meechai said. The documents are similar t
Meechai claims opponents 'distorted' charter summary
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 23 days ago
but their contents are different, Mr Meechai said. The documents are similar to those distributed by students from the New Democracy Movement group during a previous CDC session to explain the draft charter at the government complex on Chaeng... Read more
24d
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Six student activists released from prisonand Order (NCPO) order against public assembly. The seven were among a group o
Six student activists released from prison
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 24 days ago
and Order (NCPO) order against public assembly. The seven were among a group of 13 activists, including students of the New Democracy Movement and labourers, arrested on June 23 for distributing leaflets on the charter referendum in Samut... Read more
25d
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Court frees 13 anti-referendum activists(NCPO) ban on political gatherings of more than five people, and sedition. The
Court frees 13 anti-referendum activists
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 25 days ago
(NCPO) ban on political gatherings of more than five people, and sedition. The group included university students from the New Democracy Movement and labourers. Six of them sought bail which was granted while seven, all students, engaged in civil... Read more
25d
Beaumont Enterprise
Thai court frees student constitution protestersStudent activist Rangsiman Rome, center, and other members of the New Democracy
Thai court frees student constitution protesters
Beaumont Enterprise / Posted 25 days ago
Student activist Rangsiman Rome, center, and other members of the New Democracy Movement (NDM) group arrive at the military court in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Human rights groups expressed their concerns that the students were... Read more
26d
iol.co.za
SABC board members’ plea to Zumaand the manner in which it was governed. Equally so these values were central t
SABC board members’ plea to Zuma
iol.co.za / Posted 26 days ago
and the manner in which it was governed. Equally so these values were central to the character of South Africa's new democracy that was being shaped. We write to express our grave concern at the extent to which the SABC has deviated from... Read more
7 related stories
26d
AllAfrica.com
A Betrayal of Democracy - Letter From Former Board Members of the SABChard to produce a public broadcaster to rival the best in the world. That objec
A Betrayal of Democracy - Letter From Former Board Members of the SABC
AllAfrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
hard to produce a public broadcaster to rival the best in the world. That objective was achieved alongside the dawn of our new democracy. By DAILY MAVERICK STAFF REPORTER. [Apart from minor stylistic and grammatical changes, the below letter... Read more
7 related stories
26d
Eye Witness News
Full letter from former SABC heavyweights on censorshipand the manner in which it was governed. Equally so these values were central t
Full letter from former SABC heavyweights on censorship
Eye Witness News / Posted 26 days ago
and the manner in which it was governed. Equally so these values were central to the character of South Africa’s new democracy that was being shaped. We write to express our grave concern at the extent to which the SABC has deviated from... Read more
7 related stories
26d
iafrica.com
End censorship- Former SABC board membersand the manner in which it was governed. Equally so these values were central t
End censorship- Former SABC board members
iafrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
and the manner in which it was governed. Equally so these values were central to the character of South Africa’s new democracy that was being shaped. We write to express our grave concern at the extent to which the SABC has deviated from... Read more
7 related stories
26d
News 24 South Africa
An African Generation Abridgedwho still have fresh memory of apartheid as they lived almost half of their liv
An African Generation Abridged
News 24 South Africa / Posted 26 days ago
who still have fresh memory of apartheid as they lived almost half of their lives in it and they have a full handle of the new democracy as they also spent another half of their lives in it. The determining factors on the outcome of the current... Read more
26d
Daily Maverick
A betrayal of democracy: Letter from former board members of the SABCand the manner in which it was governed. Equally so these values were central t
A betrayal of democracy: Letter from former board members of the SABC
Daily Maverick / Posted 26 days ago
and the manner in which it was governed. Equally so these values were central to the character of South Africa’s new democracy that was being shaped. We write to express our grave concern at the extent to which the SABC has deviated from... Read more
7 related stories
26d
The Times & The Sunday Times
Former board members call for task team to investigate trouble at SABCand the manner in which it was governed.” They said these values were central
Former board members call for task team to investigate trouble at SABC
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 26 days ago
and the manner in which it was governed.” They said these values were central to the character of South Africa’s new democracy that was being shaped. “The enforcement of news censorship and the summary dismissal of journalists who... Read more
118 related stories
More

People in this news