Stories about Weblog from November, 2018
Former Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos accused of corruption by his successor
João Lourenço said in a interview with a Portuguese newspaper that he found the state's coffers empty when he took office in 2017.
Bushfires and floods have Australians asking: ‘What climate change?’
"While Queensland is burning, the east coast is parched & Sydney is drowning, most pollies [politicians] have their heads in the sand. Not good enough."
How fake news and misinformation are stirring ethnic tensions in Afghanistan
"The truth is that the image circulating is fake. It belongs to Wakil Kohsar and was taken in 2016, two years ago."
Meet the women's rights activists behind bars in Saudi Arabia
On International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, human rights organisations continue to call for the release of jailed Saudi women activists.
Why Cuba has decided to pull 8,000 doctors out of Brazil
Havana announced it will end its agreement with Brazil as a response to president-elect Jair Bolsonaro's public comments about the program, which it deemed "threatening and depreciative".
British national urges UK to ban Chinese state TV over role in forced confession
The complaint was filed mere weeks before's CCTV's opening of its European hub in Chiswick Park in London.
Indonesian school teacher faces jail time for documenting sexual harassment
Public outrage forced the Attorney General's Office to suspend the jailing of the female teacher, who was sexually harassed by her boss.
War knows no gender: Georgia’s female soldiers
"Right then the sky went orange. A wave shook me and I saw soldiers flying through the air."
Despite threats of arrest, rap song criticizing military rule goes viral in Thailand
As a response to the 40-million-view music video, the Thai government launched its own rap song celebrating innovation and progress (it flopped).
After a bloody attack on an opposition leader, critics of the Serbian regime express fears of a descent into fascism
"We will fight to ensure that Serbia doesn't remain a country of bloody shirts, and a country where the blood of those who think differently from the regime is spilled."
Students rally for academic freedom on the eve of the final call for Central European University to stay in Hungary
Students of threatened academic institutions occupied the square in front of the Parliament to defend academic freedom in Hungary.
#QanoonSabKayLiye: A social media campaign promoting legal awareness in Pakistan
#QanoonSabKayLiye campaign is a series of Facebook and Twitter posts that explain the rights and obligations of the citizens under the Constitution of Pakistan.
Made-in-China fake news overwhelms Taiwan
Last year, Taiwan’s National Security Bureau revealed that a significant volume of disinformation that had circulated on Taiwan social media networks came from “content farms” with China's Communist Party.
How Bangladesh's airport authorities are using YouTube to change public behaviour
Thanks to innovative efforts using YouTube and Facebook, airport authorities have begun to decrease crime and help passengers in Bangladesh's biggest airport.
Tokyo Immigration Bureau accidentally highlights the plight of refugees in Japan
To critics, the pinned tweet wasn't about graffiti at all, but was instead a reaction to criticism of how the immigration body treats refugees, undocumented workers and others in detention.
Winning Taiwanese director calls for independence at the Chinese Oscars
"I really hope one day our country will be regarded as an independent entity. This is my biggest wish as a Taiwanese."
Welcome to the ‘New Turkey': Five years after Gezi park, protesters face new threats of arrest
What seemed like a spike in repression against civil society advocates and intellectuals may actually be the new normal.
How negligence helped the Taliban plunge one of Afghanistan's last peaceful regions into chaos
Local sources in Malistan and Jaghori told Global Voices that F-16s flew over the skies for days without intervening.
Netizens reflect on 100th anniversary of Czechoslovakia
Slovakia and the Czech Republic mark 100 years since the establishment of Czechoslovakia.
‘I am prepared to go to jail': Founder of Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement offers hope ahead of trial
"I am prepared to go to jail… So long as we are not crushed by the trial and the prison sentence...then we will come out stronger."
Cultural activist from Guyana's Wapishana tribe tries to revive a near-extinct language
"If we weaken indigenous culture, we weaken an integral part of Guyanese culture."