HBO’s ‘VICE’ Tonight Features A Look At ‘Russian Democracy’ And ‘Global Gag Rule’

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“Russian Democracy”: Russia held its seventh democratic presidential election in March and, as expected, Vladimir Putin added another six years to his already long tenure. With Putin now Russia’s longest-serving leader since Stalin, VICE sent Ben Ferguson to speak with voters, candidates and opposition figures barred from running in hopes of discovering how democracy works in Russia.275cfb654a24e3db0840ca9a7183d8dcbca1226aee68ea7d24af091a670ca728-1

 

“Global Gag Rule”: Just three days after his inauguration, President Trump signed a memorandum reinstating what’s known as the Global Gag Rule, which eliminates U.S. funding for any NGO providing abortion-related services. In the year since, the effects of this policy have rippled across Africa. Gianna Toboni investigates the impact on women’s health in Uganda.

 

 

The show is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.

 

VICE is executive produced by Bill Maher, Shane Smith, Eddy Moretti and Josh Tyrangiel; executive producers, Tim Clancy and Jonah Kaplan; consulting producer, Fareed Zakaria.

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