Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

· June, 2016

Stories about Human Rights from June, 2016

13 June 2016

Indian Court Condemns Film Board for ‘Censoring’ Movie on Drug Abuse

With numerous instances of censorship and bans targeting ‘freedom of expression’, Indian filmmakers are up in arms in an attempt to see this Bollywood film released soon without major cuts.

11 June 2016

Health in Venezuela Remains in the Hands of its Citizens

Medication shortages are at around 85%. Low income and indigenous groups requiring healthcare have been hit the hardest.

Quarry Workers in Myanmar Suffer Health Problems, No Compensation

"Most of the workers are internal migrants who return to their homes for treatment when their health problems become unbearable."

Pakistani Senator Threatens Activist With Rape on Live Television

"[Hamdullah] called me a whore and said, "I will take off your trousers and your mother's!"

10 June 2016

Tanzanian Man Could Face Three Years’ Jailtime for “Insulting” the President on Facebook

Advox

The case falls against a backdrop of Tanzania's Cybercrime Law, passed in 2015, which critics say gives too much power -- without meaningful oversight -- to police.

Hungarian Think Tank Finds Suspicious Device in Office, Raising Fears of State Surveillance

Advox

Ekint had searched their office after the head of the prime minister's office claimed Hungarian-American businessman George Soros is manipulating the country's politics through organizations funded by him.

US Church Members Stage Roadside Vigil Amid Outrage Over Japanese Woman's Murder

"When I left my hotel and started driving down Route 58, there were Americans standing under the torrid sun with their heads bowed. They seem to be in deep pain."

8 June 2016

Surrounded by Rubble, This Flower Seller's Dreams Are on Hold in Syria

"I wish that when the war is over I can return to pursue my dreams."

7 June 2016

India’s Anti-African Racism Is Once Again in the Spotlight After a Congolese Man’s Beating Death

"Say 'India loves you,' then, to Muslims, Dalits, Africans, seculars...and go right back to kicking them in the face?

5 June 2016

India Moves Against Illegal Immigration from Bangladesh, Plans to Seal Border in Assam

India says it wants to seal the border with Bangladesh in Assam. The Bhartiya Janta Party says these measures are a necessary defense against illegal immigration.

4 June 2016

Threats of Criminal Charges Do Not Deter Macedonia's ‘Colorful Revolutionaries’

According to experts, the charges are illegal from several points of view.

2 June 2016

Azerbaijan: Khadija Free, But Other Political Prisoners Await Their Turn

Advox

"Our political system is a model of the European political system," claimed the Twitter feed of Azerbaijan's strongman President Ilham Aliyev.

Islamic Council's Endorsement of ‘Light’ Domestic Violence Doesn't Go Over Well With Pakistani Women

Pakistan's Council of Islamic Ideology is at the center of a national scandal, thanks to controversial legislation it's proposed that would legalize “light” domestic violence.

Cambodia’s ‘Black Monday’ Campaign Seeks Freedom for Detained Human Rights Activists

"The government’s fear of people wearing colors is ludicrous. Authorities targeted us just for wearing a black T-shirt, which is a peaceful expression of dissent."

1 June 2016

Colombia City Combines Gardening and Hip Hop to Revive Community

In one of the poorest areas of Colombia, people sing and cultivate collective memory and community empowerment.

Spain's Archbishop of Valencia and His Crusade Against the ‘Gay Empire’

An LGBT rights advocacy group has filed a formal complaint with the district attorney for hate crimes “for his homophobic and sexist comments that only serve to incite hatred."

Cambodia's Government Mistakes Singapore for Libya in Video Warning Against ‘Excessive Civil Rights’

"The goal of this video is clearly to intimidate ordinary people from the full and peaceful exercise of their human rights."

Ugandan Man Arrested Over T-Shirt Featuring Opposition Leader

"Can we come out and stop calling this a democracy because it isn't. Bloody tshirts. Put us in yellow jumpsuits why don't you."

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site