Stories about Politics from December, 2017
2017 was a bit like a rollercoaster for the Caribbean archipelago, complete with incredible highs and stomach-churning lows.
Here is a look at what is happening in Iran, how it differs from 2009's protests, and why there is a lot more to this situation than meets the eye.
As women's movements continue to gain ground, 2018 is expected to be a year that sees the growth of many more projects that push for fundamental changes to society.
"We are very concerned that these types of suppression against citizens by the police will expand. The whole purpose of [conspiracy law] is to repress citizen movement and the press."
"Simultaneously, the lights went out. There was no electricity. It was dark, people started screaming. Smoke was starting to cover us. I maintained composure..."
Injustice abounds, but the human spirit is alive, kicking, and as beautiful as ever. Take a look at these highlights of Global Voices' coverage in 2017.
The many protest effigies during President Rodrigo Duterte's first two years in power reflected the evolving position of left-leaning activists and rights advocates towards the new administration.
From Internet Blackouts to Violent Attacks, South Asia Saw New Threats to Free Expression Online in 2017
In 2017, South Asian countries faced growing challenges in the field of internet freedom, censorship, and freedom of expression.
Despite Regime Change, Macedonian Civil Society Is Still Reeling from Political Persecution and ‘De-Sorosization’
Will Macedonia's new government keep its promise to respect the role of civil society?
2017 was a honeymoon year for Uzbekistan and new President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, but challenges loom in the distance.
"The case mirrors a repeated pattern which tends to dissect a sexual abuse victim's language and dress while giving the accused a pass under the 'Boys will be boys' mentality."
Macedonia's Former Government Tried to Cover Up Its Own Wiretapping Operation, With Help from a Foreign Company
New revelations show the depths of manipulation perpetrated by the populist propaganda machine of Macedonia's former government.
References to comic characters and underhanded dealings during Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski failed impeachment process that ended up in ex-President Alberto Fujimori being pardoned has marked recently Peruvian politics.
Christmas frenzy ground to a halt in Nigeria as Nigerians were unable to power their vehicles and businesses.
#TogoDebout: Demonstrations Against President Gnassingbé Continue Despite International Indifference
A popular joke has been shared in Togo following the fall of Zimbabwe's President Mugabe: "We pray for Togo, and God answers in Zimbabwe".
"We are alive, we will keep going, and the dream will be realized"
The Chinese Communist Party Forbids Members From Celebrating Christmas, Calling It a Festival of Humiliation
This year, the anti-Christmas campaign has been marked by the circulation of an article that recites the history of Western military invasions in China, arguing that Christmas represents Chinese humiliation.
"It’s delusional to think this is enough to alleviate the people’s sorrow and disappointment with the military in the real world."
"When we were displaced, this blazer and four sarees were all I had in a bag. This is all I have of his possessions."
Africa's Richest Woman Dismissed From Angola’s National Oil Company — Is This the End of Dos Santos’ Power?
Is this the beginning of Africa's richest woman -- and the Dos Santos clans downfall?
With Legislative Changes, Some Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists Fear ‘Article 23 Is Coming to Town’
Article 23 refers to a controversial part of Hong Kong's mini-constitution that compels it to pass national security legislation against treason, secession, sedition or subversion against the mainland Chinese government.