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Stories about Human Rights

24 June 2017

How Balkan Egyptians Are Asserting Their Identity and Fighting Discrimination in Macedonia

"Our community is just a small part of the Balkan cultural mosaic, but nevertheless it provides important contribution to the overall European diversity."

23 June 2017

Remembering Native American Civil Rights Pioneer, Lehman Brightman

The Bridge

Brightman was a key figure in many important acts of Native American resistance, including the takeover of Alcatraz Island and the occupation of Mount Rushmore.

Netizen Report: Arrest and Web Censorship Spark Online Protests in Palestine

Global Voices Advocacy

Activists expose Mexico's multi-million dollar surveillance market, spy tech threatens Chinese jaywalkers and Twitter suspends Venezuelan state supporters.

21 June 2017

As Deadline to Leave Saudi Arabia Nears, Ethiopian Workers Trapped Between Two Bad Choices

"It is horrifying that most Ethiopians have not shown an interest in returning home despite risk of violence."

20 June 2017

Offshore Asylum Seeker Detainees Win Historic Compensation in Australia

"The majority of the refugees have been seriously damaged physically and mentally and this money is not even enough to cover the medical expenses..."

The ‘Invisible’ Children Who Died in the Care of the Chilean State

"Now we know that hundreds of children died, but no one reported their deaths. They remained there forgotten, because they are children that no one cares about."

Filmed Beating of Somali Woman Highlights the Dangers That Europe-Bound Refugees Face

“I was in complete shock to see her video that I can’t even explain. Not one human being deserves to be treated that way regardless of what they did.”

19 June 2017

Chinese Cities Are Shaming Jaywalkers With Facial Recognition Software

Global Voices Advocacy

"Public interest is greater than individual interest,"a traffic police researcher argues. But legal experts argue that the measure violates people's privacy.

Thailand’s Junta Leader Wants Citizens to Answer Four Leading Questions About Elections

"If in the future, Thailand experiences another coup d’etat, will it be charged as a crime against the state?" wrote an activist in response.

Five Years on, Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi's Family Repeats Call for His Release

Global Voices Advocacy

Miriam was a four-year-old the last time she saw her father: "I try to remember you. Your voice, your hugs, but I can’t."

Chronicles of a Concerned Venezuelan: Scenes to Help You (Try to) Understand Venezuela

The Bridge

"Venezuela is falling to pieces. We’re falling apart and I wonder if any of us are even aware of it."

18 June 2017

Palestinian Authority Once Again Censors Websites of Rivals and Critics

Global Voices Advocacy

The blocked websites have been critical of the Palestinian Authority and its president Mahmoud Abbas.

17 June 2017

Years After Marriage, Indian Women Dare to Say Their Husbands’ Names for the First Time

Community correspondent Rohini Pawar shares how women in Walhe village in Pune district, Maharashtra, are breaking away from patriarchal cultural practices.

Protests Break Out Across Idlib Against Syria's Al Qaeda Branch

"The Syrian revolution ongoing to topple every tyrant"

Japan's Controversial Anticonspiracy Bill Becomes Law

"It's possible that the law, which is intended to deal with organized crime groups, will expand to affect ordinary citizens."

A Cuban Writes to Donald Trump

The Bridge

"What kind of global power believes that allowing its people to travel to an island with 11 million inhabitants and a president named Castro could enrich only that government?"

15 June 2017

One Woman Is Behind the Most Up-to-Date Interactive Map of Femicides in Mexico

She goes by the pseudonym "Princesa." And her motivation is to name every single one of the women so that they are not forgotten.

Netizen Report: China Has a New Cybersecurity Law

Global Voices Advocacy

Online censorship keeps rising in Egypt, Rouhani’s ICT Minister brags of Internet censorship in Iran and Venezuela tests the boundaries of online anonymity.

#FreeNassar: Palestinian Authority Arrests a Student Over a Facebook Post

Global Voices Advocacy

Nassar Jaradat criticized a Palestinian official who stated that the Western Wall should “remain under Israeli sovereignty".

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