Stories about Censorship from July, 2023
While Taipei continues to support Ukraine by sending humanitarian aid, including to refugees across Europe, official Kyiv sides with Beijing and fails to acknowledge Taiwan's overall support.
Taiwan is rated as one of the freest societies in Asia, but are the Taiwanese authorities ready to turn the island into a welcoming and safe haven for journalists fleeing authoritarianism in their home countries in Asia?
"If you are not providing your young teen with sex education then you’re relying on what they learn from porn or from chatting with other students."
To understand the nuances of censorship, state violence, resilience and journalistic courage in China, Global Voices interviewed Cédric Alviani, head of the Taiwan-based office of RSF for East and Southeast Asia.
A new website was launched by the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) amid the forced closure of independent media outlets and the dismantling of civic spaces in Cambodia.
Presenting the art of improvised theatre within the Arab world continues to be a challenge, as it contends with censorship and restrictions that may cause fear of unresolved narratives.
Divisions between between Turkey's conservatives and secularists are worsening. The latest showdown occurred after conservatives attacked a queer volleyball player after her team brought home a gold medal.
For a year and a half, the authorities have not released a complete list of the victims, along with the circumstances of their death.
Arkadag’s future remains unclear given the government’s authoritarian and bizarre rules for its potential residents.
The number of political prisoners in Belarus continues to rise; by the end of June, there were 1,496 individuals languishing behind bars on politically-motivated charges.
"Our human rights work in Belarus involves direct action. We engage in activities such as collecting resources, learning to purchase necessary items and communicating with the families of political prisoners."
‘Please hate the terrorist state’: Trans people and allies speak up against a transphobic law in Russia
A group of anonymous activists who call themselves The Ural Queer Republic, from the Russian city of Ekaterinburg, announced an action and launched Twitter and Telegram channels before the approval of the law.
Women and girls' resistance traps the regime in a catch-22 situation; They are unable to compromise on gender apartheid while facing persistent demands for women's rights.
There is a visible divide between what the Georgian Dream wants, and what people of Georgia dream for.
From Australia to United States, some conservatives are blocking the inclusion of gay penguin stories in schools and libraries.
Their cases are meant to be a lesson for other bloggers who influence public opinion.