Stories from June, 2018
The Nepali “sausage vine” evergreen plant is famous in the United Kingdom, yet remains unknown in Nepal
"We plant and eat fruits of foreign origin like avocado and kiwi...However, we don’t even know that foreigners are trading delicious fruits taken from our own jungles."
Netizen Report: Who will be next? Venezuela’s political crisis sees a new wave of censorship, media repression
The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
The signing of 10 presidential decrees is the center of an agitated debate in the press and online.
"With decision makers still jammed in the vicious cycle of coal and nuclear, building a strong climate movement that crosses borders seems more important than ever."
"I had volunteers. Many of them!"
"Seeing them was a moment of joy and healing for mom and me."
"Satya, Helen, and Nicola, through their dream of having the tender happiness of a family, broke barriers of exclusion and established the legitimate presence of the diverse human condition."
What happens in Japan when you experience bad luck? A funeral may be one solution...
Humor has emerged as a potent weapon for incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan's main electoral rivals. He is not amused.
During the week of June 11-17, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 205 countries. Number 17 on the list? Philippines. And number 78? Senegal.
"Today in Mexico one does not attain power with weapons, but controls access to power with weapons."
"The legal possibilities are next to none. The act of making an accusation is a gesture of symbolic justice. It is the first step in facing the trauma."
Can the United States connect Cubans to the internet? A historical review from the Cuban perspective
There is likely no way for the United States to provide internet access to Cuba without authorization by the Cuban government.
#BabaeAko campaign unites women in challenging the sexist behavior of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
"I am a mother, a teacher, a Filipino. I condemn Duterte for being a misogynist and making it 'acceptable' for women to be hated and attacked."
Balkan right-wing populists continue attempts to rehabilitate the legacies of World War II Nazi collaborators
Revision of the history of World War II is an important element of extremist right-wing indoctrination in Europe and recent examples from Serbia and Croatia indicate complacency of ruling elites.
"#Guyana is the only South American country where homosexuality is still illegal. It just held its first LGBT Pride parade. Let's hope decriminalisation is next..."
"Today's agreement betw. Athens and Skopje is a historic and very courageous achievement that will benefit both sides and the entire region."
With the effect of soft power on display for the rest of the world to see, how have Russians been reacting to the influx of large, eager crowds of foreigners?
The Amnesty International report reveals that a network of social media fake accounts are used to infiltrate the activists communities in Pakistan.
"20 years on, 1998 is barely acknowledged. There [are] a lot of things to be done in terms of healing, to obtain some forms of justice."