Stories about Protest from October, 2015
Belarus Catches Up to Russia With Its Own Pro-government ‘Troll Factory’
Leaked emails published on ElectBy suggest pro-government Belarusian Republican Youth Union directs its local chapters to leave negative comments on articles about recent opposition rallies.
Angolan Activist's Health in Danger After Nearly Three Weeks of Hunger Strike in Prison
Luaty Beirao, reportedly in critical condition, was arrested in June with 14 others on accusations of plotting a coup. He and the others maintain they were merely discussing peaceful protest.
Cambodian Monks Are Protesting Against Destruction of the Prey Lang Forest
"Monks cannot remain silent on the issue given the alarming rate of deforestation."
Chinese Women Spend Their Holiday Protesting Botched Cosmetic Surgery in South Korea
The majority of Chinese netizens weren't sympathetic to the women's protest. "Why have people in this land become so vain?" one commenter wrote.
Belarusians Protest Against Russian Military Bases Inside Their Borders
With a 500-strong rally in the capital Minsk and more action on social media, Belarusians spoke out against the planned Russian military aviation base on Belarusian soil.
Murder and Abortion Cases Highlight Continuing Injustices Against Women in Colombia
A female journalist's brazen murder and the news of an actress facing criminal charges for an abortion reminds Colombians that justice is not carried out equally when it involves women.
Musicians Protest Over Hong Kong Metro's ‘Tone Deaf’ Enforcement of Luggage Rules
"Hong Kong people should protect children’s right to learn music. In the past it was allowed to carry musical instruments into stations. Why not now?"
Uncovering Attempts to Hide Oil's Footprints in Peru (Part II)
Convoca, an investigative reporting outlet in Peru, has gained access to hydrocarbons environmental monitoring reports, which were not made public and were ignored by the last three administrations.
#StopLumadKillings Campaign Demands Protection for Anti-Mining Tribes in Southern Philippines
"They are the bearers of our unique artistic traditions. Their murder is the murder of our peoples’ soul."
Kidnapped, But Sameera Is Ever-Present in the Memories of Syrians
Yasin Al Hajj Saleh is a teacher of hope. If he was able to smile in the face of hope, what is your excuse?
Thai Netizens Stage ‘Virtual Sit-in’ Against Single Internet Gateway Plan
"The single benefit is to the government and security agencies. They will be able to secretly wiretap, filter, and censor everything that is sent and received by every Internet user."
A Quake-Ravaged Nation Now Faces Indian Blockade. Welcome to Nepal.
Officials in Nepal have accused India of imposing an “unofficial economic blockade,” as it is preventing Indian trucks carrying supplies from entering Nepal near the Madhes border zone.