Stories from 3 September 2020
‘Khon Kaen has had enough': Pro-democracy activists protest in northeast Thailand
The youth-led protest actions in Thailand are not just happening in the capital Bangkok. Here's a report of a major rally in the country's northeast region.
Colombian and Chilean psychiatrists plead to care for mental health by avoiding COVID-19 overexposure of (fake) news
In Chile, there has been an increase in drug, alcohol, and tobacco consumption during quarantine.
Netizens across former Yugoslavia celebrate 75 years of women's suffrage
"And women managed to win that right -- be careful not to faint -- under communism."
Detention of Chinese-Australian TV presenter Cheng Lei by China called out as ‘hostage diplomacy’
"Canberra should be doing all it can to ensure she [Cheng Lei] is released from “residential surveillance” as soon as possible"
The path to the square: The role of digital technologies in Belarus’ protests
Today, state violence against protests is becoming less effective in suppressing them. As the situation in Belarus shows, violence provides a new motivation for people to take to the streets.
COVID-19 has put medicine out of reach for many in Georgia
The economic crisis resulting from COVID-19 has left many in Georgia jobless and unable to afford medication. Closed borders have also made getting cheaper drugs from abroad all but impossible.
Child rape victim doxxed by anti-abortion protesters in Brazil
Brazil registers around six abortions per day among girls aged from 10 to 14 years old who become pregnant after being raped.
Hong Kong artists burn protest gear, Winnie the Pooh, and ballot boxes on Ghost Day
"In the real world, no one answers our demands, so we have to seek other channels, such as communicating with the ghost realms."