Stories about Weblog from July, 2019
Pro-China forum members quickly halted their plan to troll Hong Kong anti-extradition protesters after their personal information, including identity card number and bank record was exposed online.
"But as many of the contributors noted, while the space for expression did open up, the threats against journalists and activists did not reduce."
In Tirana, an ongoing protest against the planned demolition of the National Theatre reveals deep social and political divisions that polarize the Albanian society.
The Seediq tribe, one of the aboriginal tribes of Taiwan, has a history of fighting for their rights against the Japanese colonial power.
In Pakistan, a small number of companies dominate the country's media landscape in terms of both ownership and audience share.
"Democracy must be created from the people, mustn’t it? Democracy cannot come from only one person."
Public opinion continues to plummet as the Haitian government focuses on polishing its image rather than tackling real issues.
"The president assured me that Leah would come back and that the government was working hard on it...After that, it was silence because we haven’t seen Leah."
Poland's artistic and architectural contributions remembered in 2019 commemoration of the 1963 Skopje earthquake
This year's annual commemorations of the earthquake include an exhibition in Poland of artworks sent to the city of Skopje by Polish artists in a show of solidarity.
With the lack of initiative and awareness campaign from the government, people are resorting to social media to educate and spread awareness about Dengue fever
According to the government, the idea behind the series of tweets was not to ridicule but to ‘educate’ the media. However, the activists feel otherwise amidst troll attacks.
Ukraine’s political life is increasingly lived online. But with political ads and data security poorly regulated, networked politics is open to manipulation.
A local newspaper exposé shows how government contracts have contributed to the flourishing of gang culture in Trinidad and Tobago.
Despite its location on the Myanmar side of the border, on a stroll around the town, you may believe you’re in China.
The lives of 9 million people are affected in southern India, as Chennai, one of the six fastest-growing cities in the world, faces the worst water crisis in its history.
It's not just President Jair Bolsonaro who defends child labor—wealthy Brazilians think it's fine too
"If you think the struggle against child labor is meant to stop you from selling chocolate at school to pay for your tennis lessons, you didn’t understand anything."
"At least 45 people were hospitalized and one was left in critical condition as a result of the mob attack."
"The charges are meant to silence and persecute human rights lawyers, opposition leaders, and the church, and to send a message to anyone who dares to criticize this administration."
"As a Hong Konger, I am touched....Thank you for giving us strength to carry on."
Eight people have been detained across Bangladesh for spreading ‘Human heads and blood will be sacrificed for Padma Bridge pillars’ rumors on Facebook.