Stories about Protest from December, 2023
In 2023, pre-election implications were evident in certain South Asian nations as repressive laws stifled free expression and targeted critics. Opposition leaders faced arrests and judicial harassment, reflecting a concerning trend.
Azerbaijan’s relationship with environmental protesters has been complicated in the past year.
Nepali Artist Suzana Thapa Shris’s recent exhibition focuses on retelling the stories of the famous Gurkha soldiers from the perspective of their wives.
Through the musical project “We Exist” that premieres on December 12, anti-war artists oppose the narrative of Russian war resistance as a marginal point of view.
The December 14 decision comes amid a growing rift between Georgia's ruling government and Western allies, as well as the local civil society groups that insist the government has failed to fulfill 12 priority conditions.
The president has provided eyebrow raising explanations for changing the flag.
"It is the same kind of propaganda: the court’s ruling is justified and reasonable, and look, he himself confessed it. How would the National Security Judge wrong a good person?
In Kashmir, the "policies of the Indian government have proceeded at an extraordinary speed, choking and diminishing any remnants of free space and expression."
Nazarbayev confirmed the long-stading rumors and admitted having an extramarital affair with Asel Isabayeva.
"We support our Palestinian brothers and sisters in their rightful and just cause for peace and self-determination."
Over the last 45 years, the Islamic Republic has weaponized textbooks, religious debates, movies, city walls, and even cemeteries to impose cultural violence, particularly over religious minorities, but it faced resistance.
Activist groups interpret the low turnout as a denunciation of China’s repressive policy in Hong Kong.
"The overwhelming support, protests and political education of the overseas Burmese community for the Spring Revolution has been critical to our victories."
This particular march is not merely a protest of alarm; it is also a gesture of mourning. Many of our people have died this year as victims of violence.
Russian anthropologist Alexandra Arkhipova and her colleagues have been collecting examples of anti-war street-art — stickers, graffiti, leaflets, and complex installations — for 1.5 years, from 48 Russian cities.
Is selective coverage of Israel’s war on Gaza in the Czech Republic following or creating anti-Semitism?
“Selective media coverage among the most-followed outlets polarizes society, fostering an environment conducive to aggression and hate speech.”
LGBTQ+ people in Russia say that they are afraid that anyone identifying as LGBTQ+ could now be announced as "extremist" and criminally punished.
The authorities failed to produce any evidence on the charges leveled against four Abzas Media journalists and in the case of arrested Kanal 13 journalist Aziz Orujov.