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20 March 2018

Anti-Islam TV Spot in the Netherlands Has Dutch Calling for More Love, Less Hate

"Everyday we need to tell each other that their hatred will be defeated by the intrinsic need for peace; to live together; not to hate each other; but to love."

Trinidad and Tobago’s First Female President Claims Her Role as ‘Humble First Servant’

"It finally feels like the narrow vision of the past has broadened to include people on their merits, yet what a heavy burden of expectations the first one [...] carries."

18 March 2018

Despite Resignation of Slovakian Prime Minister, Thousands of Protesters Continue to Demand Justice for Murdered Journalist

An estimated 65,000 protesters demanding early elections gathered in the capital city of Bratislava while thousands more rallied in the streets of other cities.

16 March 2018

Iranian Detainees Face Privacy Violations, Public Smear Campaigns


Two cases in Iran highlight new signs of violations of due process and in how personal electronic devices are seized and the right to privacy is violated.

15 March 2018

Ugandans Call for the Resignation of Parliamentarian Who Made Pro-Domestic Violence Comments

“As a man, you need to discipline your wife," said parliamentarian Onesimus Twinamasiko during a TV interview.

13 March 2018

From Graffiti to Politics, Anti-Semitic and Neo-Nazi Speech Is Becoming More Visible in Eastern Europe

Activists in the region have been sounding the alarm about increasingly emboldened hate speech against Jewish people and apology for perpetrators of the Holocaust.

Millions of People Take to the Streets in the Largest Show of Support for the Feminist Struggle in Spain's History

Almost six million people joined the international strike on March 8, and hundreds of thousands took to the streets to demand firm measures against gender discrimination and sexist violence.

12 March 2018

Why Isn't Mexico's Government Surveillance Investigation Moving Forward?


"Most likely, the politicians who used this software are slowing down the investigation [In Mexico] it is still better to pray to the Virgin Mary for justice than it is...

10 March 2018

Law, Entertainment and Politics in Korea Feel the Wrath of #MeToo

The Bridge

Koreans witnessed the power of the people with the ousting of the president last March. Now they're seeing it again in the form of #MeToo and #WithYou.

8 March 2018

How Greek Anti-Nationalist Satire Was Misunderstood as Hate Speech in Macedonian Media

"...the problem is we are so alienated from each other as peoples and as individuals that we are prepared to expect the worst in each other..."

Evidence Says Iran Throttled Telegram Connections After January Protests


User reports and various data suggests even after the Iranian government removed censorship on the popular messaging and social media platform, they were still slowing down speeds.

Sand Mining in Uganda Poses a Serious Threat to the Environment

"Where there any hydrological as well as geology survey before sand mining to ascertain any risk on the highway?"

Thousands Protest on the Streets of Kashmir After Indian Army Kills Four Civilians

"#Kashmir is a place of a billion or more coverups...India had never been interested in human rights or accountability. They are interested in controlling Kashmir by fear."

A Struggle for Dignity: Women's Rights in Afghanistan

Empowerment on paper has not led to empowerment in practice.

7 March 2018

Slovak Bloggers and European Leaders Demand Justice for Slain Journalist Ján Kuciak


"Supranational law enforcement tools must be established urgently to punish the killers. Strong words won't deliver justice."

Ulises Padrón: “In [Cuban] Society, LGBTQI People and Groups are Becoming More Visible”

"...[A]lthough the country important set of rights (health, education, culture, employment), there are others that fall to the wayside in the current national and regional situation."

Sri Lanka Declares a State of Emergency Following Anti-Muslim Violence

"For 30 years, Sri Lanka, you witnessed the streets running red with the blood of your children. Have you forgotten the loss? The fear? The pain? Have you learned nothing?"

6 March 2018

Murder of Investigative Journalist Ján Kuciak Shakes Slovak Society


"Judging by the past affairs in Slovakia, as well as experience with similar events in the world, it is very unlikely that we have will see justice. However, in order...

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Honors the First Pride March Marred by Police Violence 40 Years Ago

"Shoutout to the #78ers. Shoutout also to the ’70s LGBT activists who weren’t at the first #MardiGras for whatever reason....We all stand on the shoulders of giants."

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