Stories about Protest from April, 2019
Will Kyrgyzstan call time on uranium mining?
The government says it has revoked the license of a company planning to mine in the Issyk-Kul region that is a beloved tourism spot.
Benin sees internet blackout on election day
A nationwide internet shutdown that lasted well into the night, leaving voters in the dark about their election day choices.
#MySkirtMyRight: Women in Madagascar fight sexism and victim-shaming by the government
This incident is merely the catalyst that opens our eyes to the reality: In Malagasy society, violence against women is only the tip of the iceberg.
Netizen Report: Saudi Arabian authorities arrest three bloggers and execute 37 prisoners, several of them protesters
Saudi Arabia's assault on free speech continues, Careem might be sharing your number with drivers, and the internet is still shutdown in Chad.
Cultural heritage and stray dogs under siege in Baku's Formula 1 rerun
"Every year, we invest in Formula 1 but not in our education system? Why?"
Bangladeshi paint company advert draws criticism from lovers of traditional Alpana art
"Berger is offering their synthetic paints to the Alpona artists of Tikoil village. The artists will no longer need to paint every season, colors will last forever. What a horror!
Sex abuse and harassment cases prompt protests at Turkey's university campuses
"He forced himself on me...He hit my head three or four times on the floor. I passed out. When I opened my eyes, it was 1.30 AM."
After a year of protests Nicaraguans don't want just Ortega's departure — they want a new beginning
"[We need to] eradicate authoritarianism, sexism, personal autocracy and other ills that have penetrated the political culture of the country"
Indian voters undeterred by missing names from electoral lists and violent clashes
Barring a few incidents, the voting on the first day of the election went on peacefully and voter turnout was high. The next phase of election starts on April 18.
The scent of revolution: The story behind Sudan's legendary perfume label remix
Artist Amado Alfadni transforms Sudan's iconic Bint El Sudan perfume label into a revolutionary message.
Inside the Lebanese campaign to stop a World Bank-funded dam project
An anti-dam project campaign is trying to "contest the World Bank's ill-advised and destructive water policies in Lebanon."
Women are leading the protests in Sudan
“Women are front, left and center of the revolution. When people started protesting, they were like, ‘Women should stay at home.’ But we were like — no.”
Angola's president said there was no starvation in the country in interview, sparking indignation
"Today there is a supply of food in Angola, one cannot say that today there is [serious] hunger in Angola, it is a question of some malnutrition," remarked Angola's president.
Iran faces backlash from its Azeri citizens over Armenia and the Karabakh question
Far more Azeris live in Iran than in Azerbaijan. When Armenia's PM visited Tehran earlier this year, they made their voices heard.
Will Albania's political crisis delay negotiations for accession to the European Union?
A wave of protests has gripped Albania only months before the European Council is due to announce whether or not it'll open accession talks.
Philippine military and police execute 14 labor advocates and farmers in crackdown
More than 200 peasant leaders have been killed since Duterte came to power in 2016.
Hungarian state media are attacking a high school student who criticized government
Nagy has endured criticism of her intellect and even sexual harassment, with one pro-government media outlet calling her a "whore".
In France, police violence escalates to quell yellow vests protests
How is it possible to lose your eye or the use of your hand by joining a demonstration? The use of LBD's by French police are to blame.
Animated film explains how Myanmar's Telecommunications Law undermines free speech
"The law is frequently used by the powerful to silence dissent, and with more than 100 cases filed, its chilling effect on free expression is widespread."
How pro-government media in Morocco use “fake news” to target and silence Rif activists
While the internet can provide a platform for marginalized voices, it can also facilitate their victimization.
Hashtag battle in India as candidates go head to head in 2019 summer elections
The fiercely contested political campaigns embrace slogans, counter-slogans and a lot of drama as the world's largest democracy goes into election from the 11th April to 19th May 2019.