Stories about Weblog from May, 2018
"The Last Gaze of the Free Man!"
During the week of May 21-27, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 206 countries. Number 19 on the list? Lebanon. And number 198? Faroe Islands.
"The concept of 'normal' or 'natural' is as relative as humanity itself."
"When the actors and actresses have spent some time working you realise that they have an interior defiance which makes them face things head on."
"It has become quite obvious that the government of Fiji has continued to charge people with sedition to suppress freedom of speech and also political dissent."
Human rights advocates say security forces are extrajudicially killing those suspected of drug crimes.
"My Constitution...ensures my right to protest. It ensures my right to life,livelihood,safe and healthy environment. #Thoothukkudi exposes the barbaric assault on these rights."
Although most citizens of the Republic of Macedonia consider the naming dispute with Greece a serious matter, some have dealt with it through humor and satire.
Sabika Sheikh, the Pakistani student slain in US school shooting, had wanted to bridge the two countries
"...she said...'I want to learn the American culture and I want America to learn the Pakistan culture and I want us to come together and unite,'" her host mother recalled.
The Mexican chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation warned that the approved changes "criminalize the act of publishing" and "legalize acts of violating the fundamental and constitutional rights..."
"These are the principles that have now evolved after much pain and argument in most modern democracies and Malaysia would do well to join them."
Impunity for abuses committed by security forces and police unions "is almost becoming a norm," according to the syndicate of Tunisian journalists.
During the week of May 14-20, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 211 countries. Number 109 on the list? Gabon. And number 13? Germany.
"This is the first time I've entered a communal bath in 13 years. It made me so happy!”
"Citizenship is all I need to heal the scar of not belonging."
The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in internet rights around the world.
"They do not want us here. They want an alternative Asunción, one where those in need are not in sight."
"I rather lose my position than to bow my head."
From blue balloon scares to arrests in neighbouring countries, the chase gets more farcical as it gets more serious.
"Who were those self-proclaimed “citizens” and why did the police officers present turn a blind eye when they attacked?"