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...

Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing camp wants to ‘get rid of’ pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily

Pro-Beijing Wen Wei Po's full-page feature calling for an investigation on pro-democracy media outlets for “spreading fake news”. Screen capture via Twitter user Galileo...

A Namibian couple’s battle to bring home twin daughters born via surrogacy

A photo of Phillip Lühl (right) and his husband Guillermo Delgado with their family. Photo sourced from their petition page with permission. A Namibian high...

How Azerbaijan’s government abused Facebook’s loopholes—for years

Photo by Alex Haney, Unsplash. https://unsplash.com/photos/AGqzy-Uj3s4 A series of recent reports by the British newspaper The Guardian revealed that Azerbaijani officials have been persistently abusing loopholes on...

Feminist activist in Russia faces prison term for ‘body-positive’ drawings

“My body is not pornography!” reads the protester's placard. “Is this an Article 242?” wonders the policeman. Article 242 of Russia's Criminal Code criminalizes...

LIVE on April 22—Myanmar: Coup & civil disobedience

Graphic of soldiers and civilians by Badiucao. Used with permission. The Tatmadaw, Myanmar’s military, staged a coup on February 1. Two-plus months later, hundreds have...

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...