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English soccer authorities suspend foreign star for a ‘racist’ remark, but it was nothing of the kind

Edinson Cavani, Uruguay and Manchester United striker. Photo by Ben Sutherland/Flickr under CC BY 2.0 This article was originally published on Persuasion and is edited by Global Voices. Edinson...

Algerian activist Rachid Nekkaz’s failing health raises calls for his release

Image showing Rachid Nekkaz in one of the protests. Permission to use by Mouvement de Jeune et Changement (MJC), founded by Nekkaz. The health of...

Saudi women’s activist Loujain al-Hathloul released and tweeting

Image shared by Loujain al-Hathloul in her first tweet since her release from prison. Loujain al-Hathloul, the prominent Saudi activist and campaigner who had been...

In unrecognized Transnistria, a retiree faces criminal charges for ‘anti-Russian’ rhetoric

Screenshot from video interview with the defendant, published on “Zona de Securitate” human rights monitoring website. A 70-year-old retiree from Tiraspol stands accused of offending the...

Flights carrying ‘seafood’ between China and Myanmar fuel speculation about Beijing’s support for the military coup

Screenshot from HK Citizen News’ video news report on Myanmar protests against military coup. The term “seafood” went viral on social media this week in...

Arrest of Indian climate activist Disha Ravi over protest ‘toolkit’ draws backlash

Disha Ravi in a protest. Screenshot from YouTube Video by Mojo Story. The arrest of 22-year-old Indian climate activist Disha Ravi in Delhi over her alleged...

Freedom of expression in a downward spiral in Southern Africa, says new study

Youth pose for a photo at a conference in Namibia. Image credit: Yusuf Kalyango Jnr. (CC BY-SA 2.0) A recent study by the coalition of the African...

Nigerian protesters arrested for resisting reopening of the Lagos Lekki toll gate

Screenshot of arrested protester from a video by the CableNg online newspaper Nigerian police today arrested several people who were protesting the reopening of the...

Chinese-Australian journalist Cheng Lei formally arrested for alleged spying in China

Screenshot from ABC TV 7.30 video: Cheng Lei's family speaks out for the first time since her detention in China on February 9, 2021 Australian...

Security concerns and legal ambiguities threaten the future of Ukraine’s ‘State in a Smartphone’

The “state in a smartphone” project is one of the most ambitious developments of the current Ukrainian government. Photo by JESHOOTS-com on Pixabay. One year...

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Nigerian politician arrested for condemning the kidnap of schoolchildren

Families displaced by Boko Haram attacks in Adamawa and Borno states, Nigeria. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the kidnap of 300 school boys in...

Activists demand action over slow pace of online sexual predators case in North Macedonia

Jana Kocevska from the Gender Equality Platform. Photo by Vančo Džambaski, CC BY-NC-SA. This story was originally published by Meta.mk. An edited version is republished here via a...

Could Trinidad & Tobago’s COVID-19 travel exemption process be compromising citizens’ rights?

Invalid Trinidad and Tobago passport. Photo by Janine Mendes-Franco, used with permission. This is the second instalment of a two-part post. The first can be...

Trinidad & Tobago’s COVID-19 travel exemption process is demoralising its citizens abroad

Invalid Trinidad and Tobago passport. Photo by Janine Mendes-Franco, used with permission. This is the first instalment of a two-part post. The second can be...

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