Stories about Breaking News from April, 2020
Russians launch mass virtual protests using satnav application
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"
From Brazil to Kosovo to the Philippines, confined citizens protest from their windows
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.
Azerbaijanis required to send SMS notification before leaving their homes
The Azerbaijani government has tightened its quarantine restrictions, and now enlists mobile networks to manage public movement.
Kyrgyzstan's civil society mobilises to fight 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
Helpline calls have increased by 60 percent since mandatory quarantine began on March 20.
As Russia goes into lockdown, feminists fear an epidemic of domestic violence
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.