Stories about Human Rights from July, 2018
"Remember my story. My name is Safa. I was born thirty years ago. Today, I'm forcibly displaced from my home with my three children. I'm now alone, sad and tired."
Barbados’ LGBT+ community is here, queer and making history with the country's first public Pride Parade
"‘I’m Coming Out’ played and down a side street comes Didi wearing a pride dress, hoisting a flag. She’s running hard in heels. The crowd explodes. It was our party."
The message from Australia's human rights law conference: We cannot just “support human rights until it gets hard”.
On the heels of recent legislation in Malaysia, Philippines, Brazil and France, the latest draft laws on “fake news” come from Sudan and Russia.
Maryam Palzigir's experience fought against both state censorship of artistic expression in Iran and now Western stereotypes of Iranians in the U.S.
"It’s sad to know that cow protection is more sacred than saving a human life...Are minorities in the country really being marginalized and treated as second-grade citizens?"
With frequent power cuts intensifying the effects of a brutal heatwave, people have taken to the streets to demand better public services, jobs and an end to corruption.
Municipal Guards for the city of Odessa attacked a group of journalists with teargas and rubber batons.
Petitioners say the system will monitor more than just revenues, warning that it will allow for easy government snooping on calls and messages.
Social media users are trying to combat harassment in Pakistan — but will state institutions do their part?
Aimal Khan's arrest following public outcry on social media is a good sign. But will justice prevail?
A handy guide to the parties, the issues and what's at stake in Pakistan's upcoming general elections.
Election speeches have been banned with the objective of preventing broadcast media from airing "derogatory" and "defamatory" content.
For Uganda’s poorest residents, the new tax raises internet connection costs by 10%.
Netizen Report: Israeli legislators look at new laws that would stifle speech and surveil the public
The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
Copyright proposals being pushed by European governance bodies must take into account the nature and potential uses of networked digital technology.
Michel Gonzalez Nuñez: “I imagine it is shocking to approve a ‘homosexual’ law in a ‘revolution’ so pumped with testosterone.”
"If only partially granting rights and liberties makes a society "revolutionary", then someone needs to explain to me what "revolutionary" means. To me, this is a contradiction."
‘If it isn’t recorded, it didn’t happen': Israel moves to restrict photo documentation of military activity
Israeli legislators are pushing two bills that would further restrict speech by activists and journalists critical of its policies in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory.
One bombing alone, in Balochistan, killed 129 and injured dozens -- the deadliest attack in Pakistan since Taliban shooters killed 141 in an army-run school in Peshawar, in December 2014.
In 2017, the Supreme Court of India ruled that privacy of Indian citizens is a fundamental right -- how will that affect the country's national ID system?
Iranian authorities announce plans to filter Instagram because of the evils of "Instagram celebrities". A few days later, the state broadcaster reveals the arrest of several "Instagram celebrities."