Stories about Politics from December, 2018
Elections, migration, community support and social struggle. Another turn of the screw for Latin America and its people.
From blocked websites to revoked media licenses to account shutdowns, censorship comes in many forms. Here are a few we saw in 2018.
"Violence against women is real, it really is. It is not something in the heads of feminists, it is not an invention or empty speech: IT IS REAL!"
Among the difficulties faced by voters are a ban on all unauthorized motorized public and private transportation and a complete shutdown of mobile Internet service.
After a surprising "no-confidence" vote, Guyana's president and members of the cabinet must resign, according to the constitution — a first for the country's politics.
From long-time leaders stepping down to citizens rising up, a cautious hope surges alongside the continuous struggle. Here are our favorite stories from across Africa in 2018.
On December 30, Bangladesh will hold its 11th parliamentary election to determine the 299 elected members of Jatiya Sangsad who will lead the country for the next five years.
The Reuters report that revealed the role of Chinese company ZTE in Venezuela shook the networks but surprised just a few.
Macedonian sex workers took to the streets to demand fair and humane labor practices on the International Day to Stop Violence Against Sex Workers.
Community correspondent Amit reported fearlessly on issues affecting indigenous communities across Jharkhand, India. Two weeks since he was shot dead, his murderers are still at-large.
Economic pressures and isolation have left one of Lernagyugh's two remaining families on the verge of leaving.
The software was allegedly developed with help from Russia's security services.
Bangladesh is blocking websites, Sudanese telcos are blocking WhatsApp and Slack is kicking Iranians off the platform, even when they're not in Iran.
"...now I get scared sometimes. I don’t want to go to jail for something I haven’t done. That’s not really my plan for the new year."
The state made a promise to compensate families whose sacrifices are lauded in official rhetoric. Then it let them down.
The meeting appears to signal a pivot from his predecessor José Eduardo dos Santos, whose administration was notorious for the ill-treatment of activists, journalists, and international NGOs.
In Hungary, protests continue at the public broadcast building where opposition MPs were removed by force
Protests continued in the Hungarian capital in front of the public broadcasting service building with opposition MP's ejected for demanding an end to the so-called "slavery law".
This article is based on the story “Hungarians protest against the government in front of Parliament every night” written by Anita Kőműves, with photos by Márk Tremmel and Áron Halász for Atlatszo.hu, Hungary’s first investigative journalism non-profit. It is republished here in edited form through a partnership with Global Voices....
Internet users remain divided over whether or not Google's supposed return to China is a good thing -- or not.
" We will have to wait and see if the key players in the drama can rise above their personal and political agenda..."
Protests are estimated to have doubled in size after Serbian president vows "never" to meet demonstrators' demands.