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Trinidad & Tobago marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, even as some seniors struggle at vaccine centres
The country's president advocated for the protection of the elderly, saying that their recent treatment at health centres is a "less than subtle form of elder abuse."
Missed the livestream of the June 17 Global Voices Insights webinar featuring media scholar Tanya Lokot on her new book "Beyond the Protest Square"? Here are the video and audio...
These films feature the struggles of various communities across the Asia-Pacific region as they defend their lands, environment and cultural heritage.
A new report details extensive violations by Armenian and Azerbaijani forces of international humanitarian law during the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War, including unlawful bombing, extrajudicial killings, and torture.
Serbian tabloids rushed to denounce the decision as evidence of anti-Serb bias and hailed Mladic as a hero.
"When he called the police, the officer told him, 'If I could, I would burn homosexuals myself'."
Two organizers of the historic 1994 Manila Pride shared their reflections about the legacy of the protest and the continuing struggle to fight for LGBT+ rights
"It's civil society’s business if they want to do it, but it’s wrong [for government] to throw money at this."
"The lack of respect within patriarchal societies has internalized through its media the view that certain lives are not worth living."
More than 100 years after the genocide of Namibia’s Ovaherero and Nama ethnic groups, Germany acknowledges its guilt and will fund projects in Namibia over a period of thirty years.
"The reinforcement of social media platforms’ registration and severe control of online information are another reflection of the digital dictatorship in Laos."
"The creation of a similar registry was attempted in 2009, but the database ended up being leaked and for sale."
Most Belarusians, including many foreign residency permit holders, have been temporarily banned from going abroad, while new EU air space restrictions further narrow travel options to and from Belarus.
Late-night raid at Turkey's Boğaziçi University as students continue resisting interference in campus affairs
Six months later, university students, alumni, and faculty members are still agitating against the government-appointed rector Melih Bulu and his policies, which they claim are eroding the campus' democratic culture.
In Myanmar's history, poets have shown solidarity with the ordinary people and have been at the frontline in every revolution.
Singaporean container ship X-Press Pearl had an accident near the Sri Lankan coast and has since sent waves of microplastics and charred debris along the coast of the country’s capital.
Despite all the legal threats, Hongkongers are finding their own ways to commemorate June 4.
Learn more about the common acronyms used by Myanmar protesters, their meaning, and significance to the coup and the democracy movement.
In the first quarter of 2021, physical attacks, destruction or damage to activists’ property, and attempted intimidation of human rights defenders were the most common, in addition to digital threats.
Twitter expressed concern about the “use of intimidation tactics by the police” and “the potential threat to freedom of expression” for the Indian users.