Stories about Weblog from April, 2022
Regional social media users cringe after the British Virgin Islands’ premier is arrested on drug charges
'Why has there been no statement from the ruling party regarding the removal or suspension of Andrew Fahie's title of premier?'
Incumbent Commonwealth secretary-general fires a shot across the bow of a rival Caribbean candidate, and the region is taking note
In an April 27 interview on Antigua and Barbuda's national television station, Patricia Scotland said she would be "incredibly pleased" if Jamaica's Kamina Johnson Smith stood down.
In Turkey a journalist is arrested for covering an alleged hacking of a government database
The arrest comes after Haskoloğlu reported on an alleged hacking of a government database.
Twitter and Facebook won't counter disinformation in the upcoming Kenyan elections
Regardless of the rapid growth of social media users in Kenya, Facebook and Twitter continue to provide ineffective measures and invest less in combating election-related disinformation.
How Myanmar's military supporters are using Facebook to justify violence
Mainstream media outside Myanmar have failed to report on pro-Junta narratives.
Inflation, youth, and protests in Mongolia
In a movement soon known as the "Do Your Job!" protests, youth urged the government to do their job, as they protested against corruption, injustice, debt burden and inflation.
Decoding the role of mainstream and social media in the recent anti-Muslim violence in India
“Hindus are under threat,” “Muslims should be treated as second class citizens,” and “Secularism marginalizes India's Hindus” were the top narrative frames present in media items in the CMO research.
The life sentence handed to Turkish philanthropist Osman Kavala is a dark day for the civil society in Turkey
Turkey's renowned philanthropist Osman Kavala was sentenced to life in prison after having spent four and a half years behind bars for baseless crimes.
Hong Kong’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club cancels Human Rights Awards for fear of legal risks
Launched in 1995, the Awards is one of the most important platforms to celebrate and honour human rights journalism from around Asia.
The censorship of Shanghai citizens in lockdown sparks an uproar on Chinese social media
A six-minute video on the lockdown in Shanghai had gone viral and sparked large-scale online protests after the Chinese censor handed down a comprehensive content removal order on April 22, 2022.
On Timor-Leste's 20th independence anniversary, former president Ramos-Horta makes a comeback
Ramos-Horta, a leader in the independence process, received 62 percent of the votes, securing a victory over current president Francisco "Lu-Olo" Guterres, who received 38 percent in the second round of elections on April 19.
Myanmar activists launch ‘Blue Shirt’ campaign to show solidarity with political prisoners
"These activists bravely stood up against the military coup, but the world seems to have forgotten about them."
Rising anti-Muslim sentiment across India instigated by ultra-right Hindu groups
Communal clashes between right-wing Hindu supremacist groups and the minority Muslim community have been reported across India on two recent Hindu festivals within a span of a week.
Digitizing a language with two scripts: Satdeep Gill on growing Punjabi online
Satdeep Gill is a free knowledge enthusiast based out of Patiala, Punjab in India. Rising Voices interviewed Gill to learn about his contribution to advancing the Punjabi language online.
Nepal’s journey to electric public transport
The three buses out of a fleet of 40 battery-powered buses imported by the Sajha Yatayat cooperative public transport service from China have arrived in Nepal and will start operation.
Abuse, arrests, and harassment: How environmental activists fare in Vietnam
"Harassment, intimidation, and imprisonment are just some of the tactics Vietnam uses to silence environmental activists."
Japanese fast food exec fired after talk of “hooking young women on meth”
The former Yoshinoya executive's remarks are just one example of the deeper problem of misogyny that plagues Japanese society.
What Earth Day means to the Global Voices Caribbean team
'On Earth Day, we pause to think about the planet we live on and share with other beings. But that’s just one part of it.'
Who is John Lee? A look into the incoming Hong Kong chief executive's political positions
John Lee is on track to be elected the next chief executive by the 1,462 Election Committee members.
Despite what we think, the press does not live in a free paradise in Ecuador
It is necessary to question the notion that the media have full and free space to act, without threats, in Ecuador.
Russian and Belarusian oppositionists in Munich come together to support Ukraine
In South Germany, Russians and Belarusians opposing their governments and Moscow's invasion of Ukraine join Ukrainians in street demonstrations to show solidarity and provide support to Ukrainians.