Stories about Politics from August, 2018
Russia's largest social network VKontakte is in hot water again for playing fast and loose with their users' privacy — this time allegedly violating the GDPR regulations.
"Dozens of Timorese conducted a candle-light vigil in remembrance of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and his contribution to the Independence process of East Timor."
"Funny how they call young people snowflakes and entitled when they are the most emotional, inconsistent and self-serving lot in this whole country."
The political and emotional challenges of diaspora activism are complex: "Receiving news firsthand also means feeling it firsthand."
"The extent to which violence is escalating in this country is worrying and we should all be concerned. We need to reflect on these matters and find a way forward."
"If people see my work and start noticing that things aren’t fair, I’ve achieved my aim."
"Your censorship is in the closure of concerts...It was always there, you only legalized it. Then you accuse us of politicizing art...Stop already with the repression...."
"In our new Africa, there is no room for brutality, we cherish each other. Let us debate disagreements, not crush opponents."
"The ethnic violence in Myanmar is horrific and we have been too slow to prevent misinformation and hate on Facebook."
"I imagine Venezuela's [next] generation. . . A generation for whom dissent goes against the idea of the nation. A country of indoctrination, without arguments or debate. A silent country."
The government has blamed social media users and activists for trying to create unrest by sharing provocative posts and content on Facebook.
Run by young reporters from the 130-year-old Colombian newspaper El Espectador, La Pulla combines hard analyzes with a raw sense of humor to delve into complex topics.
Brazil's internet has turned an obscure far-right conspiracy theory on its head.
A bold and popular journalist is appealing a 12 year-sentence he received after speaking out against official corruption.
Free Brazil Movement is accusing the platform of censoring right-wing groups.
"A donkey beaten to pulp, punched in the face and abdomen several times, nose broken, kicked all over his body until he collapsed."
"Ms Prosecutor, is somebody on conditional release a fugitive?"
The Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club is under fire for organizing a talk by independence activist Andy Chan.
"So sad! I can’t imagine their grief and pain when leaving the country, especially, Avtar Singh’s family whose wounds are still fresh!"
"We hope to see a genuine departure from the old oppression, and a transition into a Malaysia where all ideas can be discussed peacefully and our constitutional rights exercised maturely."