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Thailand’s draft NGO law threatens to undermine the work of civil society groups

Civil society groups and environment advocates holding a protest action in Thailand. Photo from Facebook page of Prachatai, content partner of Global Voices. The Thai...

Herself a victim of cyberbullying, Lindsey Kukunda fights online violence against women in Uganda

Ugandan activist, Lindsey Kukunda. Image used with her permission. Women journalists, feminists, activists, and human rights defenders around the world are facing virtual harassment. In this...

Nepali migrant worker goes home after spending 40 years in the Indian prison system

Durga Prasad Timsina with his mother. Screenshot from a video uploaded to YouTube by OnlineKhabar. Nepal's Durga Prasad Timsina, also known as Dipak Jaisi, was...

Myanmar crackdown intensifies as air strikes lead to more killings and displacement

Anti-coup protesters hold a banner calling for the restoration of civilian rule in Myanmar. Photo by author. This article originally appeared on Medium and was...

Ten years after Bahrain’s failed ‘Spring’, political detainees are suffering

Screenshot from this tweet showing protests in Bahrain that call for the release of prisoners. Ten years after the Arab Spring-inspired protests erupted in Bahrain...

Slander campaign threatens Serbian civil society and independent media

The team of CRTA (Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability), an independent, non- partisan civil society organization committed to developing democratic culture and civic...

‘Our homeland is where the money is’: pragmatic citizenship in Tajikistan

Builders working on a site. Podolsky district, Moscow region. Photographic mission to Russian Federation, 22-29 September 2006. Image by Marcel Crozet / ILO. CC BY-NC-ND...

Turkish university students ‘can’t breathe’ under police brutality

Screenshot from Cumhuriyet TV video capturing the detentions and police intervention, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejuGDnQHZfc Protests at one of Turkey's most well-known institutions Boğaziçi University, continue well into the fourth...

WATCH/LISTEN: Breaking the taboo on abortion

Last December, the world's eyes were riveted on Argentina as abortion was legalized in that country. But to what extent are girls and...

For stateless and scattered Tibetans, a new online tool helps voters make an informed choice

Screenshot from a SmartVoteTibet channel YouTube video encouraging Tibetans living in exile to participate in the upcoming Tibetan elections. For Tibetans, a nation that remains...

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In Azerbaijan, pandemic restrictions pose unique obstacles for people with disabilities

“COVID-19 and disability in Indonesia” by ILO in Asia and the Pacific is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 In September 2020, Azerbaijan's Ministry of Labor...

Experts warn Turkey’s ambitious Istanbul Kanal will result in environmental destruction—and open a geopolitical can of worms

The proposed Kanal Istanbul project would split Istanbul's European continent by a 45km long shipping canal joining the Black Sea to the Marmara, and...

Crumbling infrastructure and oxygen shortage hit India’s Covid-19 response

Image by Raam Gottimukkala from Pixabay. Used under a Pixabay License. More than 2,000 people have died of Covid-19 in a single day in India. On...

European Court backs Ukrainian journalist’s right to phone data privacy from the state

Natalia Sedletska hosts Schemes, an investigative TV programme jointly produced by RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service and Ukrainian Public Television. Photo courtesy of RFE/RL Pressroom. The European...

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