Stories about Politics from June, 2022
The Sitakunda fire tragedy and the surge of humanitarian acts in Bangladesh
The recent deadly Sitakunda fire and explosion in Chittagong saw unprecedented casualties and damages and ordinary people came forward to help the victims of the tragedy.
Please don't call the Myanmar military ‘Tatmadaw’
"I humbly ask international readers to make an effort to understand the current situation. And the first step in doing that is to use the correct terms for the military."
The fall of the House of Arslan: How a Lebanese political newcomer ousted a dynasty
In May's polls, the Druze minority elected Marc Daou, a reform-minded political newcomer, over long-term politician Prince Talal Arslan, representing a shakeup to Lebanon's political stagnation ushered in by the October 17 protests.
Timor-Leste journalists challenge restrictions and assert their right to question China’s foreign minister
"The youngest independent nation and the most fledgling press in the Asia-Pacific, has finally shown how it’s done. Tackle the Chinese media gatekeepers and creeping authoritarianism. . . "
Cameroonian activists win 2022 RFK Human Rights Awards
The two activists from Cameroon’s Anglophone and Francophone regions were honored for their long-standing work in defending the civic space and democracy, across Cameroon and Central Africa.
Undertones: How India’s far-right spreads Islamophobia
Three narratives to help understand how India's hyper-nationalist Hindus are trying to wipe off all traces of Muslim existence.
Baku residents brace for higher costs, annoyances, and logistical issues ahead of Formula 1 race
As Baku is once again hosting the Formula 1 race between June 10–12, residents are in disagreement about whether the race is worth the cost, annoyances, and logistical issues.
Colombia, divided and facing profound change in upcoming presidential elections
On June 19, there is a real possibility that left-wing running mates will secure the highest office for the first time in recent Colombian history
The failed regional integration of the Summit of the Americas
"Just when it needs it most, the continent's integration collapses"
With spokesperson's suspension, BJP supporters in India are losing faith in the party
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India removed two of its spokespeople under pressure over their alleged remarks on Prophet Muhammad, which have made headlines in India and abroad.
Analysis of comments on popular Serbian news portals shows the reach of pro-Russian narratives
News reproduced "several narratives that coincided with the Russian interpretation of events, but the ratio of positively and negatively assessed comments was strongly in favour of those who supported Russia."
Azerbaijan rocked by a new wave of politically motivated arrests
Civil society and rights advocates and state critics have for years faced targeted harassment, intimidation, and arrests. The most recent wave of crackdowns attests to the standing tradition.
Kenya's controversial Expressway speeds past budget while displacing thousands
In a city where walking is the default means of transport for many who cannot afford public transport, the majority of Kenyans can’t afford to use the new road.
Australia changes government as climate action takes centre stage
There may have been lots of swirling currents but the results of the federal election overwhelmingly showed that 2022 was, finally, the year of climate politics.
Trinidad & Tobago's opposition leader gets into hot water over ‘slave master’ rebuttal
"To disrespect a group of people who were forcibly taken [...], stripped of their humanity and identity, brutalized and subjected to hundreds of years of enslavement shows your true intent."
Tiananmen Massacre vigils are banned in Hong Kong, though memorials persist across the world
Hongkongers were warned not to test the law and the authorities’ determination in enforcing the law.
The Gezi protests were led by riffraff and sluts, according to president Erdoğan
On the ninth anniversary of Gezi Park protest, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan slamed the protest and its participants, calling them corrupt, rotten, and sluts.
Sri Lanka: ‘We want the power of equality, justice and love — not love for power’
Women's groups from the north and east of Sri Lanka marched into the GotaGoGama protest site in Galle Face, Colombo, to express their concerns about the current crisis.
Journalists in Turkey could face three years in prison for disseminating ‘false information’ online
A statement issued by seven international and local media freedom and journalism organizations said the new draft bill "will boost systematic censorship and self-censorship in Turkey instead of fighting disinformation."
Central Asia celebrates Victory Day amid Russian pressure
In Putin's Russia, the victory over Nazi Germany became instrumental in legitimizing the regime, suppressing political dissent, and pursuing an aggressive foreign policy, including the war in Ukraine.
US-Cuba immigration talks, explained
Answers to questions to understand the changes made in the last month in U.S. policy toward Cuba.