Stories from 20 May 2021
Tunisians left to themselves to fight COVID-19
Once the pride of Tunisia, the public health system has deteriorated since the 1990s because of corruption and deregulation in favour of the private sector.
‘Support your local beekeeper': Caribbean concerns on World Bee Day
This year's event aims to increase awareness of the threat to bees in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and food insecurity, and find ways to protect these vital pollinators.
France, Turkey, Poland: The reality of the new COVID-19 spike crisis
“The figures serve to discount the Western implication that Indian democracy and civil society have failed in the last analysis to match the achievements of the richer nations.”
WATCH/LISTEN: What Eurovision tells us about Europe
Missed the live stream of the May 20 Global Voices Insights webinar on the Eurovision Song Contest? Here's a replay.
Instances of online gender-based violence pile up in Kenya
In Kenya's male-dominated online space, women are often targets of verbal abuse.
Australian government ‘mute’ on more ambitious plan to address climate crisis
"Australia stands on its own as being particularly out of step. Alone among more than a hundred nations, Australia has no target for reaching net zero emissions"
Hong Kong to toughen up privacy law against doxxing
If the law passes, will the Privacy Commissioner implement the law fairly, taking against doxxing regardless of the victims' (real or perceived) political affiliations?