Stories about Digital Activism from May, 2016
"The Curuguaty massacre can be seen as an event orchestrated to feed the trial and the parliamentary coup against Fernando Lugo’s government."
Hindu Religious Leader Tells Child Marriage Critics in Trinidad & Tobago to ‘Mind Your Own Damn Business’
"That’s exactly the sort of idea that, if you let bounce around in your head for a bit, leads to an aneurysm."
"I think respect for women is vital and it starts with everyday interactions."
"Then they are surprised, when people go to join ISIS."
"This kind of thinking is unacceptable."
"This reveals a society that is criminal and violent against women, which sees that a woman’s body as made for man's consumption."
An independent filmmaker interviewed a young woman from Fukushima Prefecture, ground zero of the March 2011 nuclear disaster, who has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
Russian censors have blocked dozens of communities on social network VKontakte after an ethically murky media investigation accused these communities of pressuring teenage users to take their own lives.
"We hear little of those who resist, construct and reconstruct, in an increasingly difficult context," says activist, journalist, and Global Voices author Leila Nachawati Rego about her new novel.
"By creating our own media, we, the indigenous peoples, are protagonists of our own history..."
"Methinks the telcos need to smell the coffee because the traditional 'voice game' is over, and with it, the monopoly profits they used to make."
Soldiers' Mothers of Saint Petersburg, a non-profit providing legal aid and advice to army draftees in Russia, has launched a mobile app to help draftees protect their rights.
"If the government doesn't get mad and stays quiet, it's the Japanese people who will have the last laugh."
The Committee for the Defense of Democracy accuses the Polish government of destroying the country's democratic foundations. So what now? Global Voices talks to three of the movement's figures.
Chile, a mining country, has a large number of mine tailing deposits that are potential contamination risks.
"We must not make anyone feel marginalised because they have little or no understanding of the French language."
Trinidad and Tobago is a society of contradictions: the legal age of sexual consent was recently raised from 16 to 18, even as another law on marriage differs significantly.
"Thank you #EnfantsDuPays for making sure Burundians do not die 'twice.'"
"We do not simply want the Police to 'defuse' the incident, we want them to arrest those who are whipping up hatred and plotting sectarian violence."