Are off-the-shelf AI tools a good idea?

Pre-built algorithms and off-the-shelf tools are increasing access to artificial intelligence solutions, but experts warn democratising AI in this way can be a dangerous game

Digital democracy: threat or an opportunity?

Digital technologies have had an earth-shaking impact on democracy from opening up debate and protest to spreading fake news and extreme views

How electronic voting could boost democracy

Voting online can increase turnout and, with adequate cybersecurity, defend democracy

Protecting the rule of law from populist threats

Protest in Philippines

Threats to the rule of law are a major problem that should not be underestimated in risk areas, including the UK

Honduras: Free speech in murder city

A Honduran peasant demonstrates outside the Public Ministry against the fatal shooting of a rural leader

2016 saw Honduras catapulted into the headlines after indigenous and land rights activist Berta Cáceres was killed in her home by unknown assassins; hers was just one of many cases of brutality and oppression