Stories about Protest from December, 2015
"If the regime thinks it can cut our audience off from receiving OMN news and programs, they are too dumb to understand what we are made of."
"Because it's about me, the decision whether to abort or not must remain my and only my right."
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Sri Lanka's President Says Enrique Iglesias Concert Organisers Should Be ‘Whipped With Toxic Stingray Tails’
President Sirisena didn't like that female fans hugged and kissed the pop star, nor that someone threw her bra onstage. Sri Lankans didn't take to his "moral policing" kindly.
"Iran will one day shine in a way that the Iranian Ambassador will greet Iranian women and journalists without fear and with pride."
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A complacent executive and uncaring judiciary have given a free hand to the Caucasus country's unloved police force.
In a country in the throes of war, celebrating Christmas can be an act of both profound naïvete and staunch resistance.
"We hope as well that the global community does not forget the places around the world affected exactly by this epidemic. Afghanistan is exactly one of those places.”
A Russian court has found activist Darya Polyudova guilty of "public calls to separatism and extremism" on social networks and has sentenced her to two years in a penal colony.
Does ‘Free Entry’ Always Come at a Cost?: Trinidad & Tobago Talks Gender Discrimination After Nightclub Row
"Not all discrimination is created equal, and not all unequal treatment is necessarily discriminatory."
“Dolphins love doing these tricks. If you see how they jump when they are in the sea, they’re just doing the same thing here.”
Judging from the alleged corruption that happened in the Caribbean this year, certain regional territories may not improve their ranking in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index -- or will they?
Nigeria's social media landscape is poised for dramatic changes, if lawmakers get their way with a new bill that would make it possible to sentence Internet bullies to prison time.
As Barnaul's political process slips further from the public, the frustrations of ordinary citizens are beginning to show. For instance, one Internet community is promoting a house cat’s mayoral candidacy.
The theme of justice resonated across Southeast Asia as activist groups highlighted their governments' human rights violations and other abuses.
There are a number of indigenous groups with unique cultures in Bangladesh. However, their lives and languages are rarely highlighted in Bangladeshi films or national broadcasts.
São Paulo students celebrated after scoring a major victory against the governor's "reorganization" policy, then continued their protests, only to be met with police violence.
Ildar Dadin, jailed for three years for single-person pickets, pleaded not guilty and called the case against him a "shameful persecution based on an unconstitutional law."
Protests are now banned at the Phnom Penh freedom park, but Cambodian activists from the provinces continue to march towards the capital in order to celebrate International Human Rights Day.
"Going forward with the current plan, which ends up displacing tens of thousands of poor farmers, destroying their livelihood and depriving their identity, is a tragedy. It deserves attention."