‘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...

Belarus bans foreign travel for citizens, EU closes airspace to Belarusian flights

A map of Belarus border crossings. Screen shot from Google Maps, public domain.The Belarusian government of Aliaksandr Lukashenka has put in place temporary restrictions...

Late-night raid at Turkey’s Boğaziçi University as students continue resisting interference in campus affairs

Peace01234 at en.wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia CommonsThis story was originally published on Dokuz8Haber website. A lightly edited version is republished here under a content-sharing...

Myanmar’s long history of revolutionary poets

Poets who were killed by Myanmar's military regime since the February 1 coup. Left to right: K Za Win, Kyi Lin Aye, Khet Thi....

Accident on a chemical-laden ship triggers one of the biggest environmental disasters in Sri Lanka

The pristine sandy beaches in Negombo, Sri Lanka are threatened by plastic and burnt debris from the sinking container ship X-Press Pearl off the...

Remembering Tiananmen in Hong Kong: An increasingly risky act of resistance

A Hongkonger's t-shirt on June 4, 2021. The slogan reads: People won't forget. Image by Oiwan LamHong Kong police on June 4 deployed 7,000...

CDM, NUG, EAO and other acronyms of Myanmar’s anti-coup resistance

An anti-coup protest in Myanmar. Photo shared by a citizen journalist, used with permission.Myanmar’s defiant anti-coup protesters have been consistent in using creative tactics...

Australian government ‘mute’ on more ambitious plan to address climate crisis

School climate rally Brisbane March 2019 – Photo courtesy Flickr user School Strike 4 Climate Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)The Australian government continues...

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...