Stories about Governance from September, 2019
Censorship and online threats against the press spell trouble for the future of Pakistani journalism
The Committee to Protect Journalists says as many as 61 journalists have been killed in Pakistan since 1992; in most cases, the perpetrators could not be identified.
The protest actions in Southeast Asia highlighted various issues such as the impact of large-scale mining, haze pollution, and continuing dependence on fossil fuels.
Serbian journalists expose a ruling party bot application used to manipulate readers’ comments on media websites
Investigative journalists discovered that a mobile application linked to their country's ruling party IP address was used for automatic voting on user comments on websites of popular media outlets.
Progressive Baku residents see "morality police" as immoral, and experts say the move will ultimately be ineffective.
"If we cannot make space and listen to the person that says no, then democracy dies. It’s that fundamental."
"[The] government ought to arrest those ruined the Temple and school, no one has the right to harm other religious places."
Cameroon's national dialogues were announced amidst ongoing violence and a new surge of refugees fleeing insecurity — including intimidation, lockdowns and school closures — in the Anglophone northwest and southwest...
Kanga sellers in Stone Town, Zanzibar, were told their street-side stalls are "unauthorized informal businesses" that clutter passageways, impinge on Stone Town's original charm and reduces its value.
The spokesperson of the main opposition party wrote a Facebook post about the new minster's appointment that was filled with misogynistic language.
It's been more than a month since the Indian government placed the state of Kashmir on lockdown. A Bangladeshi traveller shares her experience of visiting the region during that period.
HIV-positive Cameroonians fear a shortage of free ARV drugs as the Global Fund threatens to pull supplies due to Cameroon's growing $47 million dollar debt.
In Cameroon, separatists have used school boycotts as a bargaining chip. Fighters have killed and kidnapped teachers in English regions to keep schools from opening again until demands are met.
An agreement could see Burundian refugees soon forced to return from Tanzania, despite dangers ahead of Burundi's 2020 elections.
The legislation is being called into question following the arrest of a prominent trade union leader, over fears it infringes on freedom of speech rights.
The prime minister is suing The Online Citizen over an article that tackled the leader’s public feud with his siblings.
Want to really understand the Kashmir conflict from an insider's perspective? Global Voices presents a list of essential reading by Kashmiris and authors with first-hand knowledge of the region.
A leader in the liberation struggle, Mugabe’s final years in office were characterized by a catastrophic economic collapse, violent land seizures, abductions, intimidation and a vicious power struggle.
The verdict came after a five-year-long legal battle and has been hailed a landmark victory for the equal rights campaigners.
Approximately 1.9 million people are in the risk of becoming stateless in the northeastern Indian state of Assam after they were excluded from the updated National Register of Citizens (NRC).
The Bangladeshi government has ordered telecommunications companies to block cell phone access at Rohingya camps, on the pretext of protecting ‘national security.’