Stories about Human Rights from December, 2018
Elections, migration, community support and social struggle. Another turn of the screw for Latin America and its people.
Indonesian military suspected of using chemical weapons against West Papuan separatists, reports Australian newspaper
"Villagers are traumatised and very scared. They have fled into the jungle. Christmas should be a time of peace but not a time of fear."
Among the difficulties faced by voters are a ban on all unauthorized motorized public and private transportation and a complete shutdown of mobile Internet service.
Before the project began, one-fifth of the school's students had been absent. Now they're all back in the classroom.
From long-time leaders stepping down to citizens rising up, a cautious hope surges alongside the continuous struggle. Here are our favorite stories from across Africa in 2018.
On December 30, Bangladesh will hold its 11th parliamentary election to determine the 299 elected members of Jatiya Sangsad who will lead the country for the next five years.
Macedonian sex workers took to the streets to demand fair and humane labor practices on the International Day to Stop Violence Against Sex Workers.
Community correspondent Amit reported fearlessly on issues affecting indigenous communities across Jharkhand, India. Two weeks since he was shot dead, his murderers are still at-large.
"It is crucial that these communities know that they are not alone in their fight and that other citizens support their cause."
"Great nations ... never try to erase a dark episode out of their history, but instead, show it to the world for everyone to remember and say 'NEVER AGAIN'."
Bangladesh is blocking websites, Sudanese telcos are blocking WhatsApp and Slack is kicking Iranians off the platform, even when they're not in Iran.
João de Deus attracted hundreds of people to his spiritual center every day and once counseled North American TV host Oprah Winfrey.
In Hungary, protests continue at the public broadcast building where opposition MPs were removed by force
Protests continued in the Hungarian capital in front of the public broadcasting service building with opposition MP's ejected for demanding an end to the so-called "slavery law".
This article is based on the story “Hungarians protest against the government in front of Parliament every night” written by Anita Kőműves, with photos by Márk Tremmel and Áron Halász for Atlatszo.hu, Hungary’s first investigative journalism non-profit. It is republished here in edited form through a partnership with Global Voices....
Internet users remain divided over whether or not Google's supposed return to China is a good thing -- or not.
Alaa has been jailed or investigated under every Egyptian head of state who has served during his lifetime.
Protests are estimated to have doubled in size after Serbian president vows "never" to meet demonstrators' demands.
"Suddenly, on Monday, we saw youths from the Chokwe community with Angolan policemen starting to burn the homes of those perceived to be foreigners."
"...I get negative comments on social media, even by women, but I think these comments given to me have helped me grow from a better person to a better designer"
Local media misinformed the public about the scale and scope of the protest, sparking a cascade of online criticism.
Lebanon's Cybercrimes Bureau also asked him to sign a pledge to not speak about the case again, but he refused.