Stories from 31 July 2017
The country is tilting toward authoritarianism as growing accusations mount against President Yameen for silencing dissent and imprisoning political opponents including former President Nasheed, under allegedly made up charges.
"At a minimum, the numerous problems with rights and freedoms in Russia suck up a lot of time...which doesn’t leave energy for problems taking place far from Russia."
"In Taiwan, it is very easy...to chant the slogan of independence...but in China, the price is that the dozen people in the office would disappear the next day.”
"We are tired of officials’ spouses and kids who get into managing positions.”
The first "rainbow crosswalk" in Central America hopes to guide steps towards a fairer world for LGBTQ communities.
The legislation also represents a shift in strategy for the Tajik government, which has historically opted to censor controversial websites and services.