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Stories about Protest

2 March 2020

In Pakistan, petition to ban prominent women's march stifles feminist voices

Aurat March has encouraged women to rally across Pakistan to raise awareness of women's issues. This year, the initiative faces a petition to ban the march for being "anti-Islamic."

Philippine media groups celebrate as tech companies accused of cyber attacks pledge to promote press freedom

Advox

"This is a small victory in our fight for press freedom. We call on all tech companies not to allow their infrastructure to be used by enemies of the truth."

Georgia's youth protesters lead 2020's political showdown

Georgia’s capital Tbilisi braces itself for renewed anti-government protests next month, and youth protesters are at the forefront.

26 February 2020

‘Delhi is burning': 17 dead and hundreds injured in clashes over anti-citizenship law protests

In North East Delhi, violent clashes between pro and anti-citizenship law protesters have resulted in the death of at least 17 civilians. Over 150 people have been injured.

25 February 2020

Fiji poet and activist Peter Sipeli promotes storytelling for LGBTQ+ rights in the Pacific

"I wanted to create a human conversation about the pain that we endure, that ostracization, and unpack that for people to see into."

21 February 2020

Despite calls to move, a women-led protest in India challenges the Citizenship Amendment Act

"If we can sacrifice so much for this protest, can’t people tolerate a slight inconvenience?"

20 February 2020

Two Iranian rights activists revisit the November 2019 internet shutdown

Advox

“Hundreds of protestors were killed in a matter of three days and most of the world was not aware of what happened.’’

17 February 2020

Azerbaijan's snap parliamentary election produces the normal results

Azerbaijan's latest parliamentary elections were called well ahead of schedule. Otherwise, they were quite normal: with allegations of ballot stuffing and a huge majority for pro-government candidates.

16 February 2020

India's forgotten persecution of Chinese migrants

"If this episode destroyed so many lives, what kind of chaos, let alone wholesale injustice, can we expect with citizenship laws and tests applied much more widely than in 1962?"

15 February 2020

Russians rally against torture after verdict against ‘terrorist cell’

RuNet Echo

Following a verdict against seven antifascist and anarchist activists, Russia's opposition discovers that whatever their political differences, they could all face the threat of torture.

14 February 2020

In Lebanon, journalists and activists who cover protests face threats

Advox

Media professionals have raised their voices against the use of excessive force against them while they are trying to cover the mass protests.

13 February 2020

#OustDuterte trends as Filipinos criticize government's response to the coronavirus

"How to prevent Corona Virus? 1. Proper hygiene 2. Stay indoors as much as possible 3. Use face masks daily 4. #OustDuterte"

12 February 2020

Semi-quarantined: Living with the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong

The Bridge

"The park is half-empty, but we have decided to let our daughter enjoy a few hours of daily sunshine. We are determined not to let ourselves be overwhelmed by fear."

10 February 2020

What do we know about the ‘Great Firewall of India’?

Advox

After a six-month-long internet shutdown, access to only 301 white-listed websites has been granted in Jammu and Kashmir, whereas social media, VPNs and many other sites remain banned.

Jordan's online censorship decisions: Non-transparent and — at times — arbitrary

Advox

The Jordanian government should take steps to ensure that its citizens’ right to online freedom of expression and information are protected.

6 February 2020

What happened during the deadly land dispute clash in Dong Tam, Vietnam?

For years residents resisted relinquishing their land for the construction of a military airport. Tensions peaked this year after two civilians and three officers were killed during a police raid.

Will Venezuela exclude Haiti from the PetroCaribe relaunch?

The regional energy programme was intended to provide petroleum products to member states under preferential terms; instead, the Haitian government frittered away the gains.

Bengali, Pakistani, and Amazon indigenous women perform ‘The rapist is you’ song

The flashmob by Chilean collective Las Tesis is still making waves around the world.

1 February 2020

Pakistani students under lockdown in Wuhan are appealing for assistance

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, nearly 500 Pakistani students studying in China's Hubei province are under lockdown; their government has not yet decided to bring them back home.

To apply for a national ID card in Iran, members of ‘unrecognized’ religious minorities now need to deny their faith

The removal of the "other religions" option from the national ID card application form essentially bars members of certain religious minorities from full citizenship.