Scoop: Coming Up on VICE on HBO - Friday, May 18, 2018

Scoop: Coming Up on VICE on HBO - Friday, May 18, 2018"Russian Democracy" hosted by VICE correspondent Ben Ferguson
Russia held its seventh democratic presidential election in March and, as expected, Vladimir Putin secured a comfortable re-election. Another six years was added to his already long tenure as the head of the nation, and he is now Russia's longest-serving leader since Stalin. VICE sent Ben Ferguson to speak with voters, candidates, and opposition figures barred from running in the hopes of discovering how democracy works in Russia.

"Global Gag Rule" hosted by VICE correspondent Gianna Toboni
Just three days after his inauguration, President Trump signed a memorandum reinstating what's known as the Global Gag Rule, a policy that eliminates US development aid funding for any NGO that provides abortion-related services. In the year after Trump's signing, the effects of this policy have rippled across Africa. In this episode, Gianna Toboni investigates the impact this policy has on women's health in Uganda.

VICE's "Russian Democracy & Global Gag Rule" premieres on HBO Friday, May 18 at 7:30/11:00 PM ET.


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