Global Voices5 min readSociety
Brazil's Top Court Criminalizes Homophobia And Transphobia
"We believe that punitivism should not be the way for regulation, but since we live in a society tha only reorganizes itself with laws, it is an important decision."
Global Voices4 min readPolitics
Is Trinidad And Tobago Ready For A Liberal Political Party?
The Progressive Party is the latest addition to Trinidad and Tobago's 2020 elections race, but can they perform well against the solidly entrenched two-party system?
Global Voices4 min readTech
In Bangladesh, A Rickshaw Ban For Major Dhaka City Roads Spurs Protests And Debate
A rickshaw ban on three major roads in Dhaka city saw a huge protest from the rickshaw-pullers and some netizens who use this convenient mean of transport.
Global Voices4 min read
Cambodian Activists Arrested For Commemorating The Anniversary Of Political Analyst Kem Ley's Death
"The accusation that a peaceful gathering merits a prison sentence is a serious and systematic threat to the little remaining space left for freedom of expression in the country."
Global Voices5 min readSociety
How Nigeria Uses The Law To Repress Free Speech: The Case Of Journalist Jones Abiri
Draconian legislation often used to arbitrarily detain journalists and dissenting voices exemplifies the precarious state of press freedom and free speech in Nigeria.
Global Voices4 min readPolitics
Could Polygraph Testing For Trinidad & Tobago Police Help Create More Public Trust?
With an increasing crime rate, the idea is to help make officers more accountable and rekindle public faith in the police service.
Global Voices4 min read
‘No VAT On Pad’ Protests Prompt Bangladesh Government To Remove Proposed Tax
Amidst protests, the Bangladesh government decided to scrap the proposed increase of VAT and supplementary duty on the manufacturing materials for locally made sanitary pads.
Global Voices5 min readPolitics
Kremlin's New Law Against ‘Online Disrespect’ Proves Hard To Implement
The law allows courts to fine or jail people found guilty of making “insulting statements” towards the authorities online.
Global Voices5 min read
A Look At Indigenous Women In Mexican Cinema
Indigenous Mexican women in film, like Yalitza Aparicio ("Roma", 2018), Carmen Martínez ("At' Anni'", 2019), and Ángeles Cruz ("Arcángel", 2018), are drawing the attention of audiences worldwide.
Global Voices3 min readPolitics
Chinese-Australian Writer Yang Hengjun Still Detained By Beijing After Six Months
There have been concerns that he has not received adequate support from the Australian government.
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A Prolific Theatre Producer Is One Of The Latest Victims In Trinidad And Tobago's Homicide Spiral
Tributes are pouring in across social media channels following the death of this local theatrical icon.
Global Voices3 min readSociety
#MeToo In Myanmar: Two Documentaries On How The Global Movement Has Inspired Women To Speak Out
A major challenge in advancing women’s welfare is resisting feudal thinking like the concept of hpon which promotes the supposed superiority and positive spiritually of men over women.
Global Voices6 min readPolitics
The Fight Against Disinformation In Bulgaria Is Almost Nonexistent, Says Journalist Ivan Georgiev
"Bulgaria is a border state between the West and the East and it is seen as a weak spot on the European map by the Russian propaganda."
Global Voices5 min readScience
Jamaican Women Tackle The Climate Crisis On All Sides
Women in Small Island Developing States are most at risk when it comes to the climate crisis. Luckily, different groups of Jamaican women are tackling the problem from every angle.
Global Voices5 min readPolitics
Puerto Ricans Demand That Governor Rosselló Resign Amid Corruption And #Telegramgate Scandals
A corruption probe by the FBI and and an 889-page Telegram chat leak reveal an ugly side of the governor and his cabinet.
Global Voices4 min read
Why Are People Debating The Proposed Car-free Day In Colombo?
A car-free-day in Colombo sounds like a good idea from an environmental point of view, but there are other concerns -- and exposure to street harassment tops the list.
Global Voices3 min read
Beloved Hill Is A ‘Painkiller’ For Afghans Seeking Refuge From Conflict-torn Kabul
"I had this normal life, free of stress. There were no suicide bombings, no killings. Today our lives are full of uncertainty."
Global Voices6 min read
Moldova's Journalists Cautiously Optimistic After ‘Silent Revolution’
Following inconclusive parliamentary elections, the pro-Russian and pro-EU opposition put their differences aside and formed a government, ousting the ruling party lead by the country's most powerful oligarch.
Global Voices2 min read
Victoria Espinosa: Farewell To A Tireless Activist For Puerto Rican Theater
Victoria Espinosa: March 26, 1922 – July 6, 2019. Image taken from YouTube video. On July 6, 2019, Puerto Ricans mourned the passing of actress, director, playwright, teacher, and theater producer Victoria Espinosa, a key figure in twentieth-century
Global Voices5 min read
Macedonian PM Publicly Apologizes After He Was Deceived By Pro-Kremlin Russian Pranksters
In the video, the Russian pranksters pretend to be the former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
Global Voices4 min read
Nigerian Students Face Cybercrime Charges For Criticising Their University Online
A graduation ceremony at a Nigerian university. Photo by Rajmund Dabrowski/ANN, via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, June 7, 2009. A group of students and alumni linked to the privately-owned Madonna University in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, risk up to seven y
Global Voices3 min readTech
The ‘Water Attack’ Of Chinese Tech Exec Opens A Flood Gate Of Complaints Against The Company
"The whole country knows what the problem is and only Robin Li and his PR team pretend that they don’t know."
Global Voices5 min read
This Is How Hungarian Villages Fought Back Against Planned Nuclear Waste Repositories In The 1980s
Town hall meeting in Hungarian village of Ófalu in 1990. Photo by, CC BY-NC-SA 2.5. This story was published in Hungarian and English by the Hungarian investigative journalism non-profit, Atlatszo. An edited version is published below her
Global Voices9 min readPolitics
Russia's North Still Up In Arms Over Moscow's Trash Exports
Resistance to a remote landfill has grown into a nationwide environmental protest movement.
Global Voices5 min read
China’s Censored Histories: The Struggle To Carry Memories Of The Tiananmen Massacre Into The Future
Chinese internet users circumvent censorship on 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre with artworks, music and memes.
Global Voices3 min readPolitics
Should Trinidad And Tobago Repatriate The Families Of ISIS Recruits?
Trinidad and Tobago is the highest per capita recruiting source for ISIS fighters in the Western hemisphere. The nation must now decide whether or not to repatriate their dependents.
Global Voices4 min read
As Tanzania Bans Plastic Bags, Activists Launch 300 Youth Environmental Clubs In Dar Es Salaam
These environmental activists teach young people in Dar es Salaam about the importance of nature conservation and the threat of single-use plastic on the environment.
Global Voices4 min read
Azerbaijani Artists Win Fight To Save A Prayer House-turned-cinema From Demolition
In a city increasingly overtaken by skyscrapers, the Salaam Cinema has become a symbol of resistance.
Global Voices4 min readTech
‘A Dangerous Trend': Pakistani Journalists Critical Of The Government And Military Targeted In Twitter Campaign
As if threats from the authorities against press freedom in Pakistan were not  enough, online nationalist vigilantes are also on the pry against journalists.
Global Voices5 min read
‘No Visa Mix': Tanzanian Singeli Stars Denied Visas To US Music Festival
"For those of you who still think of artists escaping to America, think about it again. It doesn’t make sense and you’ll lose the chance to see amazing performances."
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