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· July, 2018

Stories about Protest from July, 2018

One of Europe's last primeval forests crumbles in the hands of the Polish government

Watchdog environmental organizations say at least 160,000-180,000 trees were felled since 2016, after the Polish government tripled the amount of wood to be harvested from Białowieża.

Southern Iraq rages over dire living conditions

With frequent power cuts intensifying the effects of a brutal heatwave, people have taken to the streets to demand better public services, jobs and an end to corruption.

Social media users are trying to combat harassment in Pakistan — but will state institutions do their part?

Aimal Khan's arrest following public outcry on social media is a good sign. But will justice prevail?

Cambodia’s ‘clean finger’ campaign urges voters to boycott ‘sham’ election

"No #CNRP, no real #election! No voting, no dirty finger!"

A guide to Pakistan's 2018 general elections

A handy guide to the parties, the issues and what's at stake in Pakistan's upcoming general elections.

Media censorship rises as the general elections draw near in Pakistan

Election speeches have been banned with the objective of preventing broadcast media from airing "derogatory" and "defamatory" content.

Ugandan women say #HarassmentIsNotLove as cyber harassment ruling draws backlash

"Even after the ruling, people lashed out at me ... I am stronger and this is not the first time I have suffered this kind of media framing."

Access denied: How Uganda’s social media tax is turning news and information into luxury goods

For Uganda’s poorest residents, the new tax raises internet connection costs by 10%.

Bombings in Pakistan ahead of elections kill 170, thwarting hopes of a peaceful vote

One bombing alone, in Balochistan, killed 129 and injured dozens -- the deadliest attack in Pakistan since Taliban shooters killed 141 in an army-run school in Peshawar, in December 2014.

World Cup out, pension reform protests in: Russia's economic woes take the front seat again

"Football is just a ball, a game. Pensions and taxes are our life. While you're playing with the ball, the thief is emptying your pockets… Keep playing the ball."

Iranian authorities arrest ‘Instagram celebrities’, in effort to assert control over social media

Iranian authorities announce plans to filter Instagram because of the evils of "Instagram celebrities". A few days later, the state broadcaster reveals the arrest of several "Instagram celebrities."

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter set to return to Pakistan to appeal corruption convictions

"This judgment is a major development in the war against corruption, and every corrupt must be brought to the book who has robbed the country."

Kashmiris are once again in mourning after Indian army fires on protesters, killing three

A 16-year-old girl named Andleeb Jan was among the dead.

In the face of nation-wide violent deaths, Nigerians seek a better deal

"We are gravely concerned about the rising spate of killings across the country, especially the communal clashes between farmers and herders and attacks by bandits across at least 17 states."

Tired of murders targeting women, Ugandans take to the streets in peaceful protest

"And so I march. To remember them, they were not given any justice and no one was held accountable for their gruesome deaths. But I recognize them."

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