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· June, 2020

Below are posts about citizen media in English. Don't miss Global Voices, where Global Voices posts are translated into English! Read about our Lingua project to learn more about how Global Voices content is being translated into other languages.

Stories about English from June, 2020

Police killings spark protests in Trinidad's capital

Following the killing of three men by police on June 27, residents of communities in Trinidad on blocked roads, burned debris and processed through the streets chanting "Don't shoot!"

Beijing's national security law to enter force in Hong Kong

July 1 is a day of destiny for a city that China is determined to bring under its full control.

Rift over Solomon Islands’ new ‘One China’ policy makes chaos of COVID-19 response

"I call on the government to stop dancing to Beijing’s tune and prioritise our people’s health and safety."

What is it like to be a mainland Chinese living in Hong Kong and supporting the protests?

Pro-protest mainlanders get doxxed by hostile internet users at home and sometimes face discrimination in their adopted city.

Activists demand end to year-long internet disruption in Myanmar's Rakhine and Chin States

In the middle of a global pandemic, access to information is even more critical than usual.

From prison to exile: An interview with Vietnamese activist Tran Thi Nga

A former prisoner of conscience talks about her experience after she was arrested and the impact her incarceration had on her family.

History repeats itself: Chinese state terror and the dismantling of Uyghur neo-Jadidism

One of the many casualties of the Chinese state's assault on Uyghurs is the climate of progressive and education and culture fostered and funded by Uyghur entrepreneurs.

Harrowing tales from African domestic workers in Lebanon 

African domestic workers are essentially slaves in the Gulf and Arab countries, under the Kafala sponsorship system that allows this exploitation and abuse to continue. 

Nationalists in North Macedonia use border closures to sow confusion and mistrust

Local media and politicians have distorted reopening policies in neighbouring countries for political gain.

Thailand's ‘youthquake': Activism in the time of COVID-19

Pro-democracy flash mob protests rocked Thailand in January and February. COVID-19 has shifted acts of resistance to cyberspace.

WHO urges Pakistan to reimpose lockdown after surge in cases

Pakistan has implemented new lockdown restrictions after a letter from the WHO urged the country to improve testing and control outbreak numbers.

Old statues, new maps

"It's not an action that Columbus' local devotees ever imagined enacting: for them, the old map not only rules, but should always rule, no matter how much blood drenches it."

Beach destinations in Albania face an unusual summer tourist season

Last month Global Voices looked at preparations for an unusual tourist season in Albania. Now it is underway, with mixed results.

New law forces Hungarian transgender people to choose exile

Transgender people told Global Voices that Brussels has failed to stand up to Budapest on the issue.

Sri Lanka prepares for twice-delayed poll amid militarized COVID-19 response

"The government will not hesitate to arrest opposition activists and voters for violating this or that anti-virus rule while giving a free pass to its own supporters."

Timor-Leste plans to restore criminal defamation law amid concerns about its free speech impact

"This draft law threatens everyone, particularly vulnerable people without political connections or financial resources. "

Who are the ‘rioters’ facing jail time after the anti-China extradition protests in Hong Kong?

Around a third of the 612 rioters currently awaiting trial are younger than 20, while at least 14 are under 16-years-old.

The Kano COVID-19 deaths: Forced relocations and disinformation creates widespread confusion (Part II)

Forced relocations of children contributed to the possible spread of COVID-19 and online disinformation along ethnoreligious lines added to the general confusion surrounding mass deaths in Kano State, Nigeria.

The Kano COVID-19 deaths: Stories untold (Part I)

Our research reconstructed the failure of authorities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Kano, which resulted in hundreds of deaths despite persistent mass media and social media documentation.

As election looms, Serbia's leading party wants to defend citizens from dinosaurs

"When you can't pay the rent, the only thing left for you to do is build a time machine, go back in time and vote."

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