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July, 2018

Stories from July, 2018

Yet another vaccine scandal hits China's big pharma, sparking fear, rage — and censorship

For over a decade, a series of similar scandals have plagued China's emerging pharmaceutical industry, and people seem to have lost faith.

Cambodia’s ‘clean finger’ campaign urges voters to boycott ‘sham’ election

"No #CNRP, no real #election! No voting, no dirty finger!"

In the run-up to Mali's 2018 presidential elections, will President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta survive his scandals?

"Malians have the right to question where the hundreds of billions are really going, which were approved for the army to be able to tackle the jihadist threat."

‘They can’t duck the question of decolonisation and transformation anymore’

"That's partly why I’m here in Trinidad. It’s really important for us to have spaces and places where [such] concerns are central, in really deep, rigorous, creative, investigative, explorative ways."

Why Bamyan province brings out the best of Afghanistan

"These pictures give us a clear message: security, awareness and gender equality. I wish to have such gatherings in all provinces."

In Hong Kong's Gig Economy, Freedom Remains Elusive for Most ‘Slashies’

The 'slashie', according to Hong Kong's media, is the worker who embraces the gig economy by choice rather than necessity. But is that an accurate portrait of all outsourced work?

A guide to Pakistan's 2018 general elections

A handy guide to the parties, the issues and what's at stake in Pakistan's upcoming general elections.

Jordanians lend a hand to displaced Syrians despite the government's insistence on closed borders

Over 250 doctors and nurses are camping out at the border to help anyone who seeks medical attention among the estimated 40,000 displaced Syrians at the border with Jordan.

“Because we're here. Because we exist”: Nofi ‘Black and Proud’ challenges representation in French media

"I want us to be unavoidable. So we can offer an answer to this question of representation." Global Voices interviews the founder of Nofi, the first French black media channel.

Media censorship rises as the general elections draw near in Pakistan

Election speeches have been banned with the objective of preventing broadcast media from airing "derogatory" and "defamatory" content.

Ugandan women say #HarassmentIsNotLove as cyber harassment ruling draws backlash

"Even after the ruling, people lashed out at me ... I am stronger and this is not the first time I have suffered this kind of media framing."

Access denied: How Uganda’s social media tax is turning news and information into luxury goods

For Uganda’s poorest residents, the new tax raises internet connection costs by 10%.

Netizen Report: Israeli legislators look at new laws that would stifle speech and surveil the public

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

Activist Naïm Touré sentenced to prison over Facebook post in Burkina Faso

"Freedom of expression is a constitutional right in our country; free NAÏM TOURÉ"

What will it take to #savetheinternet in Europe? The view from Romania

Copyright proposals being pushed by European governance bodies must take into account the nature and potential uses of networked digital technology.

Michel Gonzalez Nuñez: “I imagine it is shocking to approve a ‘homosexual’ law in a ‘revolution’ so pumped with testosterone.”

"If only partially granting rights and liberties makes a society "revolutionary", then someone needs to explain to me what "revolutionary" means. To me, this is a contradiction."

‘If it isn’t recorded, it didn’t happen': Israel moves to restrict photo documentation of military activity

Israeli legislators are pushing two bills that would further restrict speech by activists and journalists critical of its policies in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory.

Bombings in Pakistan ahead of elections kill 170, thwarting hopes of a peaceful vote

One bombing alone, in Balochistan, killed 129 and injured dozens -- the deadliest attack in Pakistan since Taliban shooters killed 141 in an army-run school in Peshawar, in December 2014.

Parkour for peace: Kabul youth turns war-pocked landscape into a playground for dare devils

"When we tried to attend parkour events in Europe our visa applications were refused just because we hold Afghan passports."

Are the people from the former Yugoslavia pleased with Croatia's success in the World Cup? Yes.

Croatia's success in the 2018 World Cup inspired numerous fans from all across the Balkans -- defying the historic ethnic-hatred between neighboring nations.

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