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Income, age and obesity: South Asia’s advantages in the COVID-19 pandemic

Since the beginning of the pandemic of COVID-19, all major media, but especially those of the Western nations, have postulated accelerating disaster for South...

China’s support for Xinjiang-made cotton unleashes fierce patriotism and questions the moral position of Western brands

Illustration describing the boycott of Xinjiang cotton by political cartoonist Badiucao, used with permission. In recent years, China has witnessed waves of patriotism that have...

Jamaicans agonise, politicians seek solutions after another young woman is killed

Jamaica's ‘Clothesline Project’ was part of 2016's 16 Days of Activism, symbolising the hanging of ‘dirty laundry’ in public to advocate for an end...

Thierry Henry quits social media and calls for platforms to act against racist online attacks

On March 26, French football legend and recently retired coach of CF Montreal, Thierry Henry, quit all social media platforms in a bold statement...

Israeli phone hacking firm stops sales to Belarus and Russia

Digital rights activists claim Cellebrite tools were used by repressive states to crack down on opposition and protesters. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Cellebrite,...

‘Aurat March’ organizers face intimidation and threats of prosecution in Pakistan

Aurat March 2021 in Islamabad. Image via Facebook group Aurat Azadi March, used with permission. The Aurat March (Women's March) in Pakistan has faced severe...

Artists ‘raise three fingers’ in support of Myanmar protesters

A collage of artworks featuring the three fingers icon for democracy. Photo from the Raise Three Fingers website. A campaign named “Raise Three Fingers” has...

Can the Eurovision Song Contest change Russia’s views on migrants from Central Asia?

Screenshot for Manizha's song “Russian Woman” on Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel. Russia has nominated Manizha, a female singer of Tajik origin as its representative...

Latina organizer: The word we need is ‘Thrive’ not ‘Survive’

Cropped book cover of ‘Thriving in the Fight: a survival manual for Latinas on the front lines of change.’ Activist and author Denise Padín Collazo, of...

Beijing has rewritten Hong Kong’s electoral rules. What will change?

Committee for Safeguarding National Security of Hong Kong. HK Gov photo via HKFP. The Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress published the details of...

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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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