Stories about Politics from February, 2020
"Just cancel it!" (#中止だ中止), a line from the 1988 animated film Akira about the cancellation of the fictional Olympics, accompanied by a screenshot of the movie, trended on Japan Twitter.
The smear campaign against Folha de S. Paulo journalist Patrícia Campos Mello is one of several cases of harassment against reporters that have taken place recently in Brazil.
"...a majority of the rumors were aimed at dividing the Taiwanese society. They provoke people’s emotions and split the community into two political camps."
Morales was allegedly the kingmaker behind the candidacy of Luis Arce, the former Minister of Economy who will represent MAS in the upcoming presidential elections.
In North East Delhi, violent clashes between pro and anti-citizenship law protesters have resulted in the death of at least 17 civilians. Over 150 people have been injured.
Tanzanian freelance journalist Erick Kabendera was released from prison but faces hefty fines on charges of money laundering and tax evasion.
The Spanish political party Vox is demanding the right to prevent their children from being educated about feminism, equality or sexual diversity.
"...when journalists are silenced, the whole of society is attacked.”
"I wanted to create a human conversation about the pain that we endure, that ostracization, and unpack that for people to see into."
For the first time, the Taiwan Fact Check Center fact-checked the live, televised 2020 presidential debates on December 29, 2019.
Pro-Beijing media outlet announced it would leave the Taiwanese market in protest over the anti-infiltration law in Taiwan.
While the outcome of the Taiwan 2020 presidential election is settled, generational conflicts continue.
"If we can sacrifice so much for this protest, can’t people tolerate a slight inconvenience?"
A massive number of groups and user accounts were removed by platforms following the death of Dr. Li Wenliang, which set social media on fire.
“Hundreds of protestors were killed in a matter of three days and most of the world was not aware of what happened.’’
The patriarch's proposal to mention God in the preamble of the new constitution has divided Russian commentators. Their debate is less about belief in the Almighty — and more about faith in the state.
Azerbaijan's latest parliamentary elections were called well ahead of schedule. Otherwise, they were quite normal: with allegations of ballot stuffing and a huge majority for pro-government candidates.
The new rules require social media companies to hand over user information and remove content deemed unlawful when requested by the authorities.
Notorious Russian pranksters posing as Greta Thunberg and her father claim that they have called up Bernie Sanders to offer an endorsement. Then their conversation went downhill, fast.
As of February 15, there are 66,577 infections and 1,524 deaths as a result of 2019-nCoV -- which has not stopped Chinese social media from being flooded with positive energy.
"If this episode destroyed so many lives, what kind of chaos, let alone wholesale injustice, can we expect with citizenship laws and tests applied much more widely than in 1962?"