Stories about COVID-19
COVID-19 and its subsequent government policies have had far-reaching implications on digital rights and media freedom in Zimbabwe.
Namibia's tech-driven effort to bring more Namibians online during the pandemic seems brilliant. But most of Namibia’s historically marginalized native populations have been excluded.
In Uganda, increased criminalization of misinformation during the pandemic infringed on citizens’ rights to freedom of expression and access to information, especially targeting journalists and human rights activists.
The videos discuss the role of young internet users in combatting disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic swamped our coverage in the past 12 months as we highlighted the challenges people faced and the fight against the coronavirus across the region.
For our world and the faiths we have, hasn't this Christmas been like all others—painful, often sordid, sometimes deadly?
The Czech government has launched a new communication campaign aimed at overcoming the population's fear or suspicion of vaccination.
Months after the implementation of the lockdown order, the Rwandan government has been mute over citizens' demand for food relief support. Is it time to reconsider its governance model?
The year 2020 began with the outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan. Throughout the year, COVID-19 was the most discussed topic on the Chinese social media.
COVID-19 was at the top of the news cycle this year. In the Caribbean, the pandemic exacerbated already existing issues, but also allowed regional netizens to reimagine their collective future.
Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing camp is revolting against Chief Executive Carrie Lam, using the city’s failure to contain the COVID-19 outbreak as the pretext.
密 (mitsu), in some cases, means "close, crowded, or confined."
Amid a second wave of the coronavirus in Sudan, a pharmaceutical shortage and doctors' strike demanding better working conditions is compounding the crisis.
Nepal's Sapana Roka Magar, who provides Hindu funeral rites for unclaimed bodies, listed in BBC's 100 Women of 2020
With COVID-19 disproportionally affecting homeless people in Nepalese cities, Sapana's work became vital to this vulnerable population, who are so often deprived of dignified funerals.
If the lesson from the pandemic is that we will survive thanks to internet connectivity and technology, then we are lost.
Threatened livelihoods, disruption in supply chains, and changes in health care delivery are all challenges which people living with HIV/AIDS in the region have had to grapple with under COVID-19.
"What seems clear is that global exemplars do not have to look the same in terms of political structures, incomes, or economic ideology."
Are some citizens being targeted more than others when it comes to Trinidad & Tobago's COVID-19 legislation?
Many fear that inconsistencies regarding who is brought before the law for breach of COVID-19 protocols is adding to public confusion, which could result in further flouting of the legislation.
Global Voices spoke with Zuairijah Mou, the co-founder of Bangladeshi filmmaking collective Tong-Ghor Talkies, who have recently released a series of short films set in the context of the pandemic.