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How resisting the security law clampdown brought out Hongkongers’ creativity

A socially distanced protest outside the RTHK broadcasting house. Photo: Candice Chau/HKFP. Use with permission. The following post was published by Hong Kong Free Press on April...

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...

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‘Nothing is braver than a trans woman unafraid to die in order to live’

Photograph by the author, Lucía Jiménez Peñuela, used with permission Once upon a time, a girl was born. But only when she became an adult...

Germany recognizes colonial-era genocide in Namibia, but survivors say it’s not enough

Protesting the Herero and Nama Namibian genocide in Germany. Image by Uwe Hiksch, March 22, 2012, (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)After more than a century of...

Laos social media task force: Will it target ‘fake news’ or censor online criticism?

A computer user in Laos. Flickr photo by jonrawlinson. (CC BY 2.0)Civil society groups in Southeast Asia are pushing back against the Laos government’s...

Mexican registry for cell phone users sparks privacy concerns

Photo by Kristin Hardwick at stocksnap, under public domain.Mexico has approved a plan to register biometric data, names, and addresses of cell phone users in...

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