Rwanda’s Press Freedom
Friday, 14 November 2014
LONDON—Rwanda's recent decision to ban the BBC from transmitting inside the country has re-opened the debate on the boundaries of free speech in the country.
United States is No Longer Perceived to Be ‘the land of the free’
Monday, 3 November 2014
2014 Legatum Prosperity Index™ reveals US public feel they have less ‘personal freedom’ than in 2011, while Norway is the most prosperous country in the world while the Central African Republic finishes bottom of the rankings.
Countering Russian Propaganda—A New Legatum Institute Initiative
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
LONDON—Vladimir Putin's Russia does not just dominate the media landscape at home—it is also making propaganda inroads in the West. Countering Russian disinformation is the subject of a conference this week at the Legatum Institute, a London-based think-tank. ‘The Menace of Unreality: Combatting Russian Disinformation in the 21st Century’, held in association with the Washington DC-based Atlantic Council, will be attended by high-level government, academic and media figures on 30 October.
Where is Ebola Going—and Why
Friday, 17 October 2014
LONDON—The 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index™ places Sierra Leone, the country worst effected by the Ebola outbreak, at the bottom (142nd) of 142 countries in terms of health. On indicators such as health spending and hospital beds per person, public health statistics in Sierra Leone are dismal.
Boris Johnson On London’s Athenian Legacy—And Why It Is Under Threat
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
LONDON—Boris Johnson says London boasts the same political culture of freedom, tolerance, and intellectual experimentation enjoyed in 5th century Athens. But the capital city’s mayor urges Londoners and Britons to guard against “illiberal democracy” which threatens these Athenian virtues.
Looting Ukraine: How East and West Teamed up to Steal a Country
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
LONDON—Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is making headway in the attempt to restore constitutional rule in the country’s east. But Russian expansionism is only part of the problem: endemic corruption risks turning Ukraine into a failed state—and the West is helping.
Slavery and Abolition: Then and Now
Monday, 7 July 2014
LONDON—The Coalition Government wants to lead a global campaign to tackle modern slavery. Its proposed Modern Slavery Bill receives its second reading on 8 July 2014.
The Legatum Institute Appoints Sian Hansen As Executive Director
Monday, 16 June 2014
LONDON—The Legatum Institute Foundation is delighted to announce its appointment of Sian Hansen as Executive Director with immediate effect. As Executive Director, Hansen will have responsibility for all of the Institute’s programmes and operations.
Democracy Works! The Case From India, Brazil and South Africa
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
There is a "Democratic Alternative from the South" according to a two-year research project conducted by the Centre for Development and Enterprise in South Africa (CDE) and the Legatum Institute in London. Along with contributions from two partner think tanks in India and Brazil, their findings refute the argument that democracy is a hindrance to faster economic growth and inclusion of the poor.