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Early election results from South Africa and the ‘Hong Kong 47’ trial

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30 May 2024

Episode 3308

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We get an update from South Africa’s elections and head to Hong Kong for the conviction of more than a dozen pro-democracy protesters. We also get the latest business news and visit Italy for our latest European Parliament elections instalment. Plus: ‘The Global Countdown’ heads to Mongolia. 

30 May 2024

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‘Hong Kong 47’: the future of democracy in the city-state

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In Hong Kong, 14 activists – part of the so-called “Hong Kong 47” – have been found guilty of subverting the state, including journalists and former lawmakers. We ask journalist and author Shibani Mahtani about the future of democracy in the city-state.

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