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Stories about COVID-19

22 May 2020

From counterterrorism to counter-COVID-19, governments use crises to impose continuous states of emergency in the Middle East

Advox

Fighting terrorism used to be the umbrella under which states of emergency were justified in the Middle East. Now, COVID-19 serves as a new justification for sweeping powers. 

Support networks essential to safely leave violent partners during Ecuador's lockdown

"It is imperative to break the culture of silence."

Labour, migrant rights under spotlight as Thailand wrestles with COVID-19 impact

Fearing instability, the Thai government is failing to protect the labor rights of both Thai nationals and migrant workers.

21 May 2020

Nepal’s first 360 degree virtual contemporary art exhibition

Artwork by 19 renowned Nepali artists showcased in an online virtual exhibition named ‘Tangential Stress’ by the Museum of Nepali Art (MoNA).

20 May 2020

Breaking the cycle of domestic violence made more difficult during Ecuador's quarantine

"I’ve tried to leave my partner a few times, but he became the centre of my universe. That’s why, despite everything, I stay with him".

COVID-19-themed Global Voices story stars in Czech translation competition

GV Community Blog

Moderator Jan Faber spoke with GV about record-breaking participation in this year's edition, the future of translation and common errors that foreigners make when writing in Czech.

Stranded Nepali migrant workers protest to return home, Nepali government drags its feet

Nepal's government tries to stall repatriating migrant workers stranded abroad.

18 May 2020

Journalists in Russia's regions catalogue the ‘unseen victims’ of COVID-19

RuNet Echo

The wider social and economic consequences of COVID-19 have destroyed livelihoods and sometimes ended lives. Coronavictims.ru exists to catalogue what its founders call the "unseen" victims of the pandemic.

Nepali Muslims eye India's growing Islamophobia with fear

The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the status of already vulnerable minority Muslims in Nepal.

17 May 2020

‘We're staying home today’: The unexpected anthem of Russia's COVID-19 lockdown

RuNet Echo

"We're staying home today," a 2017 song by Moscow band Hadn Dadn, has captivated a country cautiously emerging from lockdown.

16 May 2020

Photo contest asks Rohingya community to document their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic

A photography competition for Rohingya people is being held from April 23 – August 23, 2020, featuring two broad categories – “Rohingya life” and “Response to Coronavirus” and entries can...

15 May 2020

Nigerian pastor spreads COVID-19 conspiracies and disinformation

Som Nigerian evangelical pastors act as purveyors of disinformation, half-truths and total falsehood about the coronavirus — with divine conviction.

13 May 2020

‘If a dirt, a dirt': COVID-19 and the reopening of the Jamaican economy

The Bridge

"Once things have “opened up” it will be back to normal. I don’t believe it will be a “new normal” – just normal."

COVID-19 in the Caribbean: ‘Looking out, not going out’

Though regional citizens are still laying low as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, many have been recording their thoughts in various ways, while in relative isolation.

‘Corona Ciao': Parody of old revolutionary song goes viral in the Balkans

Insult to revolutionary heritage, paean to middle-aged tavern-going privilege or just a bit of fun?

12 May 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: ‘People cannot grieve freely for their relatives. How repressive!’

"After the storm, we will need to rebuild our lives like those blown-down buildings."

Honduran congresswoman claims she was blocked from virtual plenary session

In times of COVID-19 and confinement, the use of technology that replaces in-person meetings could undermine democratic processes, through sheer inefficiency or by malice.

Amid COVID-19 pandemic in Niger, government violates whistleblowers’ freedom of speech

Today in Niger, freedom of demonstration, assembly and speech are endangered, flouted by the unelected administrative authorities of various municipalities in the country.

Venezuelans come together to provide food for the elderly of Caracas

"We can't put an end to poverty, but we can do our bit to help those who need it most."

11 May 2020

Across the Middle East, many women face a double threat: Abuser inside, virus outside

The coronavirus pandemic has once again exposed the dire state of women’s rights in the Middle East and North Africa and exacerbated the silent but deadly pandemic of domestic violence.

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