Stories from September, 2017
Investigators of the organization Earthsight revealed that the largest exporter of Paraguayan charcoal, a company associated with Paraguay's public works minister, deforests about 10 football fields of land per day.
Irma and Maria's passing and aftermath have once again brought to light Puerto Rico’s primordial conundrum: colonialism.
"It was quite a sight to behold. 1,000 people does not sound like a lot, but in Malaysia...protesting is not looked upon kindly..."
Did Italy give up on the quest for Giulio Regeni's killers so Egypt would help Italy block migration to Europe?
"Aung San Suu Kyi today demonstrated that she and her government are still burying their heads in the sand over the horrors unfolding in Rakhine State."
While Georgia still scores respectably in international rule of law rankings, public confidence in the justice system is dipping.
Since 2013, the Saudi government has partially or fully blocked chat and call applications including WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook Messenger and FaceTime.
"Questions and criticism, although they may be badly formed and cause us some irritation at first, are better than compliments, because they oblige us to reflect."
Criticism of Trinidad & Tobago's State Enterprise System Follows Fraud Allegation Against Oil Supplier
"The State enterprise system is the vehicle by which the unholy facilitations are carried out [...] It has been destructive of honesty, accountability and transparency."
"A people's greatness is out there, in the streets. Face to face. Hands holding hands. Heartbeats that don't give up, and ask that others don't fade."
"All of this discovery was restorative for my troubled conscience. It no longer hurts to recognize that I am black. I am and I say it bursting with pride."
The movement of underground contaminants into buildings is attracting increased scrutiny from health experts, advocates and agencies.
"One of a few with unconditional love and adoration for Afghanistan."
"20 or even 30 years from now, President Museveni will be asking for more terms...At that time, you will look back and wish you did something today."
Human Rights Group Prevented by Police and Anti-Communist Mob From Commemorating 1965 Massacre in Indonesia
"The complete inaction of the police to stop this violence, contributes to the erosion of democracy and violations of the rights to freedom of expression and assembly in Indonesia."
People who lived through the September 2017 earthquakes in Oaxaca and Mexico City tell us their experience.
Data shows that while infection and transmission rates for hepatitis are growing, HIV/AIDS causes more deaths overall.
"Any country that considers an attack on North Korea must confront the question of who turned the DPRK into such a defiant rogue nation."
Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
Several journalists have been arrested by Moroccan authorities over their coverage of the unrest in the Rif region.