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Citizens protest against impunity for online sexual predators in North Macedonia

“Public Room is a Crime” banner on the February 3 protest against impunity for sexual predators. Photo by Vančo Džambaski, CC BY-NC-SA. Hundreds took to...

WATCH: A conversation with Jillian C. York on her upcoming book “Silicon Values”

Who has the power to decide what should or shouldn't appear on the internet? As our public sphere becomes a privatized platform, who...

Saudi court reduces sentence of prominent doctor held since 2017

Image of prominent TV presenter and physician Dr. Walid Fitaihi, from his own Facebook account. After three years of incarceration, travel bans, and torture, prominent U.S.-Saudi...

Some Western observers share Central Asia’s misgivings about Alexey Navalny

Screenshot from YouTube channel in which the influential vlogger Yury Dud interviews Alexey Navalny about his views on nationalism. Today, the view among most members...

Alexey Navalny’s views on migrants run counter to his pro-democracy discourse

Alexey Navalny on the campaign trail in Irkutsk in 2017 in Central Russia. Credit: Evgeny Feldman for navalny.feldman.photo, used under CC-BY-NC license. While Alexey Navalny...

China blocks Clubhouse after netizens discuss Xinjiang and Tiananmen

Image by the Stand News. Used with permission. China blocked on February 8 Clubhouse, the United States-based, audio-only social network that mainland netizens have been...

‘You messed with the wrong generation’: Daily protests pose strong challenge to Myanmar coup

‘You messed with the wrong generation’, one of the protest visuals posted on walls in various cities across Myanmar. Photo supplied to Global Voices...

Indian farmers’ protests: Twitter withholds, then restores, prominent accounts by government order

Indian farmers’ protest in December 2020. Image via Wikimedia Commons by Randeep Maddoke. CC0 Public Domain. On February 1, Twitter temporarily blocked people in India from...

Nearly a hundred Kurdish activists detained by Iran’s security forces in 2021

A collage by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network showing some of the arrested Kurdish activists. Global Voices given permission to use it. With the turn of...

Citizens launch civil disobedience campaign on second day of Myanmar coup

Doctors at Yangon General Hospital’s Emergency Department staged a Red Ribbon Campaign at the hospital to show their solidarity with the ousted National League...

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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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