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Stories about Human Rights

19 March 2019

‘Who ordered the killing of Marielle Franco?,’ Brazil asks a year after the councilwoman's murder

"Who ordered the president's neighbor to kill Marielle?"

Activists speak out against Iraq's cybercrime bill

Advox

The bill prescribes lengthy prisons sentences, including life imprisonment, for speech-related offences.

18 March 2019

#FreeSerikjan and the long shadow of Xinjiang's camps in neighbouring Kazakhstan

Advox

Kazakhstan's government is nervous about what Seikjan Bilash does, as well as what he might do if allowed to grow more popular.

16 March 2019

‘Racism is the shackles holding back our Republic,’ says Brazilian anthropologist Lilia Moritz Schwarcz

The killing of an unarmed black teen inside of a supermarket was the last reminder of racism in Brazil. Global Voices talked to Moritz Schwarcz to understand this context

14 March 2019

Kazakhstan silences the Xinjiang megaphone

Advox

“I have one issue – and that issue is Xinjiang.”

13 March 2019

Scheduled release of Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El Fattah delayed by 10 days

Advox

The #FreeAlaa campaign reassured supporters that the delay is not a cause for concern for now.

Charged with ‘instigating crimes’, journalist Luis Carlos Diaz is released in Venezuela

Advox

The Global Voices community is relieved that our colleague is safe and with his family.

Sudan's youth activists want you to pay attention to deforestation in Darfur

Sudan’s complex political situation and rapidly degrading climate have intensified the daily struggle for Sudanese people.

Why the indigenous Pemón people have closed ranks against the government of Nicolás Maduro

In recent years, the Bolivarian president has authorized mineral extraction projects in Pemón territory without their agreement, as well as regularly deployed military forces to their lands.

12 March 2019

Journalist and human rights defender Luis Carlos Díaz detained by state security in Venezuela

Advox

After hours of silence from the authorities, Díaz was confirmed to be detained by the Bolivarian Intelligence Police (SEBIN).

The challenges of mapping street harassment in Sri Lanka go beyond data collection

Even when women do make police reports, they must battle a victim-blaming culture and a system that is insensitive to the needs of survivors of sexual abuse.

Digital journalist Luis Carlos Diaz is missing in Venezuela

Advox

Luis Carlos is "one of the most visible faces of dissident journalism in Venezuela".

9 March 2019

How social media recounted the story of the latest India-Pakistan conflict

Social media plays a prominent role this time around as both government actors and ordinary citizens on both sides of the border report events online minute by minute.

8 March 2019

One year without internet in Chad: Citizens have been offline since March 2018

Advox

It appears that the government is attempting to muzzle citizens' freedom of expression and to prevent the free circulation of information.

Netizen Report: Activists reject EU plans to pre-censor copyright violations, ‘terrorist’ content

Advox

A weekly dose of news about challenges, victories, and emerging trends in technology and human rights around the world.

Four years on from student's shocking murder, Turkish higher education disavows gender equality

"We need to consider that these meanings are not appropriate for our values or accepted by our society."

7 March 2019

Queer women in Russia’s North Caucasus ‘face sexual violence, forced marriage, and murder’

RuNet Echo

Out of the 21 women interviewed by QWNC, eight knew someone among their friends, relatives, or neighbours killed by their male family members for behaviour that "humiliated the family."

With hundreds of political prisoners still in jail, the Nicaraguan conflict is far from over

While 100 people were reported to be released from prison, the efforts for those who remain behind bars and denounce human rights abuses continue.

6 March 2019

‘We are not bots!’ In Berlin, thousands protest proposed EU regulation on internet upload filters

Advox

Protesters rallied against the proposed "upload filters" in EU Copyright Directive, as part of a movement spanning the continent.

How sports groups rallied for the release of a Bahraini footballer detained in Thailand

"We think that this campaign showed what sport can be, and our job as former players or athletes is to ensure that all sport becomes the vanguard for human rights."

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