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· January, 2021

Stories about Protest from January, 2021

WATCH: ‘The Milk Tea Alliance'—Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong's unified fight for democracy’

Missed the live-stream of the Global Voices Insights webinar on the "Milk Tea Alliance"? Here's a replay.

Russian protesters rally in support of jailed opposition leader Alexey Navalny

Unusually large numbers of Russian citizens are protesting against the imprisonment of opposition leader Alexey Navalny - on the street and on TikTok.

Dutch climate activists block Climate Ministry entrance to demand release of “Shell Papers”

The protest was a call for government transparency regarding the use of public funds and the state's connections to Shell

Unmarried women and sexual health: Battling stigma in India

"If you are not married, and having sexual relationships, you are considered impure and the doctor will not treat you."

COVID-19, digital rights and Nigeria's emerging surveillance state

In Nigeria, contact-tracing apps raise valid concerns about the government's attempts to leverage this for future clampdowns on citizens' digital rights — long after the pandemic is long gone. 

In Guinea, President Alpha Condé takes his third term despite long-running controversy

Guinean president Alpha Condé succeeded in getting reelected for a third time by imposing a constitutional reform obtained in poll criticized by opposition and organizations.

Lockdown to shutdown: How COVID-19 stifled digital rights in Zimbabwe

COVID-19 and its subsequent government policies have had far-reaching implications on digital rights and media freedom in Zimbabwe.

A digital artist depicts the lives of Thais and the struggle for democracy

"It’s time for us to rise up for a better future not just for ourselves, but also for the generations to come.”

‘This is the USA?’ The Caribbean reacts to the Capitol protests

As thousands of Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol on January 6, Caribbean netizens couldn't help but notice the term 'shithole country' had now been turned on its head.

2020: The year of feminist struggles and political resistance in Latin America

The year 2020 was marked by the role of feminist and social movements in helping bring about immense political changes in Latin America and the Caribbean despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

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