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27 March 2017
"Sina's grandfather was a martyr of the eight-year war. Sina himself served two years. Sina has more rights to this country than most of these authorities."
She promised to "heal the divide" in her victory speech, but her win was met with protests by pro-democracy activists.
26 March 2017
24 March 2017
In the early twentieth century, the German Empire committed a holocaust against 65,000 Herero and 10,000 Nama. A century later, Namibia is fighting for justice.
23 March 2017
When China's Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong opened an official Facebook page, it was quickly flooded with angry comments.
As the Lebanese protest proposed increase in taxes, Global Voices asks a number of activists to explain what's at stake.
"Brilliant green" is becoming the unofficial color of Russia’s opposition movement.
People feel that the future is bleak and that the old recipes of established parties are not working.
Citing his group's past success, Alexey Navalny implies that coming out to demonstrate against corruption could net as much as 10,000 euros for each person wrongly detained and fined.
22 March 2017
Hong Kong's increase in fake news prompted media activists to create the Facebook page Kau Yim to verify important information and identify fake news.
The level of pollution in Kathmandu has surpassed the minimum acceptable level and the residents are reacting by putting masks over their faces, just like the city's iconic statues.
21 March 2017
"Readers will find stories written in colloquial language that will inform them about the problem of corruption and of how the National Anticorruption System works."
A crisis in Brazil's prisons has raised alarms about systemic violence, and also highlighted a vocal segment of Brazilian society apparently cheering on the bloodshed.
What started out as a playful response to an attack on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny quickly turned into an online protest.
Leaked audiotape reveals how a Russian school principal insulted her students, saying they lack patriotism, after they challenged her criticisms of opposition leader Alexey Navalny.
20 March 2017
This year, roughly 12 million slaves in India couldn't celebrate My Freedom Day. That number could rise to 18 million, if more isn't done to help India's most vulnerable.
18 March 2017
The administrator was prosecuted not for defamation, but rather for violating Brazil's anonymity laws.
"State crimes in our country remain unpunished since the same system that committed them covers them up. Without justice they remain as open sores."
16 March 2017
It doesn't happen often in Russia, but police have agreed to investigate a case of potential voter fraud from last September's elections in St. Petersburg.