Stories about Media & Journalism from April, 2019
Tanzanian authorities detain and deport Ugandan human rights leader
Human Rights Watch says Tanzania has witnessed "a marked decline in respect for free expression, association and assembly" under the current government.
CEO of carpooling service disinvited from interview on Russian state media after producer found out she was a woman
Russia still has a long way to go in terms of gender equality.
A conversation with the creator of FindyourB, a podcast for soul-searching Kazakh millennials
A podcast that examines identity and value systems is attracting young people in Kazakhstan.
As a comedian wins Ukraine's presidency by a landslide, Russians watch with awe and envy
Russians have been glued to their screens as they watched a rare show: unpredictable elections where an incumbent can hold debates with an outsider, lose the vote, and concede peacefully.
A Global Voices story helps translation competition winners express their passion for the Czech language
An international competition of translation into Czech using a GV story presents awards to global winners.
How alternative health magazines advance Russia's soft power in the Balkans
Mundane health advice such as doing exercise and eating vegetables becomes "Russian advice" in magazines such as Russian Doctor, Russian Herbalist, Russian Encyclopedia of Health.
Russian state media scolds independent outlets for ‘neutral’ word choice in counter-terror operation reports
RT’s Russian-language website attacked other media outlets for using the word “killed” instead of “liquidated” or “neutralized.”
Free by day, jailed by night: Egyptian activists speak out against conditional release
Activists, who have recently been released from prison, only enjoy freedom from 6am to 6pm.
Censored on WeChat: How a fatal bus accident in Chongqing symbolized China's ‘left turn’
Many people saw the bus accident, the result of a fight onboard, as an allegory of China's political turn in recent years.
Rumors of Russia's first ‘fake news’ case against a media outlet might just be fake news
Media were quick to suggest that a bogus yoga ban story could be the first victim of the Russia's 'fake news' law.
Hungarian state media are attacking a high school student who criticized government
Nagy has endured criticism of her intellect and even sexual harassment, with one pro-government media outlet calling her a "whore".
Morocco’s Hirak movement has gone quiet, but the crackdown on independent media continues
The movement triggered a backlash for independent journalists and people who wanted to document the protests and ensuing crackdown.
Luis Carlos and Global Voices, 12 years and counting
"Luis Carlos represents certain characteristics and qualities: strength, resilience in the face of obstacles, solidarity and commitment to human rights and a rather brilliant and idiosyncratic sense of humour."
Animated film explains how Myanmar's Telecommunications Law undermines free speech
"The law is frequently used by the powerful to silence dissent, and with more than 100 cases filed, its chilling effect on free expression is widespread."
How pro-government media in Morocco use “fake news” to target and silence Rif activists
While the internet can provide a platform for marginalized voices, it can also facilitate their victimization.
When Algeria makes headlines, French and English media report differently
French- and English-language media sources take different approaches to reporting on the Algerian political crisis.
Hashtag battle in India as candidates go head to head in 2019 summer elections
The fiercely contested political campaigns embrace slogans, counter-slogans and a lot of drama as the world's largest democracy goes into election from the 11th April to 19th May 2019.