Stories about Politics from July, 2017
"The only ones benefiting from keeping marijuana illegal are the drug gangs and they will be forced out of business by legitimate dealers..."
Local netizens reported that police officers at check points are randomly searching residents' devices to see if they have installed the surveillance app.
"Warsaw rally for #democracy and #ruleoflaw in #Poland continues... Candles symbolise hope for freedom and a better future."
'Tuuganchylyk' has already jettisoned two Kyrgyz leaders and their kin into lives of exile. The Trumps clearly weren't paying attention.
"What has happened in Turkey is a tragedy, made even worse by the fact that the loudest voices in the chorus said the wrong things at the wrong time."
"Wherever we may be, Venezuelans just want to vote. Even when we have to organize the elections ourselves. To vote and vote, even if the government denies us the right."
"After [Liu Xiaobo's] death, any mention of his name in English and Chinese is enough to get messages blocked."
Juice Media's 'Honest Government Adverts' pose a simple question: Are you ready for this much honesty?
The video, which is still available on YouTube, immediately went viral.
The resistance in Venezuela creates shields with images that do much more than protect from tear gas bombs and National Guard attacks.
In the face of government repression, Afan Oromo musicians have risen as a visible -- and audible -- source of inspiration for the opposition movement.
"@AudleyShaw not a good recommendation for your Ministerial position if you cannot manage the economics of a phone."
"Dear all, Since I have been restrained by the courts I will be tweeting this image daily until such time I am allowed to tweet freely."
Cartoons published by The Irrawaddy over the course of four years— from 2014 to 2017—reflecting the media milestones and hardships experienced in Myanmar.
RuNet pioneer Anton Nossik died in his sleep on June 9 at the age of 51.
Detained Venezuela Opposition Leader Transferred to House Arrest, but Hundreds of Political Prisoners Remain in Jail
Opposition leader Leopoldo López was sent home to finish his 14-year sentence under house arrest, but what will happen to the hundreds of political prisoners still behind bars?
Nine Responses From the International Community to China’s Treatment of Nobel-Winning Dissident Liu Xiaobo
"They must be able to meet and receive visits from whomever they desire, and be able to freely communicate with the outside world."
"We are not saying no to Hindi...[the] question should be why 'only' Hindi."
The defendant did not deign to travel to Paris and was represented by three lawyers there. Their strategy consisted in arguing that he benefits from diplomatic immunity.
“We need to achieve what we couldn't do following Gezi and 16 April. We need to show the decisiveness that would bring the energy of the social opposition to politics.”