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· April, 2020

Stories about Breaking News from April, 2020

20 April 2020

Russians launch mass virtual protests using satnav application

RuNet EchoCOVID-19

People across Russia are logging onto a popular satnav to launch virtual protests. Within hours, the Yandex.Navigator app was showing empty squares and streets of cities in lockdown as "congested"

14 April 2020

From Brazil to Kosovo to the Philippines, confined citizens protest from their windows

COVID-19

People all over the world have been banging pots and pans to attract the attention of politicians and decision-makers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

10 April 2020

Azerbaijanis required to send SMS notification before leaving their homes

COVID-19

The Azerbaijani government has tightened its quarantine restrictions, and now enlists mobile networks to manage public movement.

9 April 2020

Kyrgyzstan's civil society mobilises to fight COVID-19

COVID-19

As Kyrgyzstan struggles with the economic fallout of the coronavirus, ordinary citizens are organising on an impressive scale — delivering food to the poor and surgical masks to doctors.

Quarantined Argentine women protest spike in femicides from their windows

COVID-19

Helpline calls have increased by 60 percent since mandatory quarantine began on March 20.

3 April 2020

As Russia goes into lockdown, feminists fear an epidemic of domestic violence

RuNet Echo

Russia is seized by fear of the coronavirus epidemic. But for some Russian women under lockdown, the priority is to survive the epidemic of domestic violence.

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