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26 March 2021

Stories from 26 March 2021

Cancellation of conference on 50th anniversary of the Bangladesh War of Liberation sparks criticism

The organisers gave no reason for the cancellation, but some see it as a worrying sign of the erosion of intellectual freedom.

My truth: The pain of being silenced in Cuba

"The '1984' book by George Orwell provides an understanding of the existing analogies with the oppressive Cuban society."

COVID-19: Spanish town hopes to overcome the economic crisis with its own virtual currency

The "elio" was launched at the end of 2020 and more than 600 families have already used the app.

Turkey withdraws from Istanbul Convention, citing ‘normalization of homosexuality’

The convention pledges to eliminate domestic violence and promote gender equality.

Is Bolsonaro's anti-China rhetoric fueling anti-Asian hate in Brazil?

Global Voices talked to five people of Chinese descent in Brazil. All said intolerance increased with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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