Stories from 22 February 2021
Greece #metoo: Rape accusations against prominent actor and National Theater director finally lead to arrest
Amidst a #metoo whirlwind in Greece, prominent Greek actor and director Dimitris Lignadis is finally arrested on rape charges.
Despite claims of authoritarianism, President Bukele's popularity continues to be strong in El Salvador
Polls favor Bukele's party to win over the Legislative Assembly in the next elections—good news for those who approve of Bukele, bad news for those who see him as authoritarian.
Algeria releases dozens of pro-democracy prisoners ahead of Hirak anniversary
Rachid Nekkaz and Khalid Drareni are among Hirak-linked prisoners pardoned by the president, who also ordered a cabinet reshuffle and dissolved parliament as protests resumed over unmet demands of 2019 upheaval.
Mozambique’s President pardons young men who insulted him in viral video
One of the men was even arrested, and the case was widely discussed on social media.
Myanmar citizens continue strong opposition to military junta with ‘22222’ general strike
"If we oppose the dictatorship, they might shoot us. But we have to oppose dictatorship. It’s our duty. That’s why so many people are coming out today against them."
Rising Voices’ Activismo Lenguas initiative receives International Mother Language Award
“This award is a testament to the impact that language digital activists are having across Latin America and the great potential of their work."