Stories from 4 October 2021
Georgia holds local election, with ruling Georgia Dream Party securing the majority of votes
Amid political tensions and polarization, Georgia held a local election on October 2, in what was widely seen as a crucial test for the ruling Georgian Dream party.
FIBA Women's Afrobasketball tournament continues in Cameroon amidst sexual abuse scandal
Reports allege that coaches and Malian Basketball Federation (FMBB) officials for Mali's under-18 and under-19 national teams sexually harassed, abused, and assaulted dozens of teenage players since 1999.
Global internet freedom trends in Turkey and South Caucasus, new report
While Georgia and Armenia were ranked "free" in this year's report, Turkey and Azerbaijan ranked "not free" as a result of the challenging atmosphere around digital rights and freedoms.
An interview with Myanmar's UN Ambassador who defied the junta
"We need international support to increase that momentum. We can end the suffering if the military faces domestic and international pressure."
Chinese citizen journalist held incommunicado after COVID reporting reappears
Chinese citizen journalist Chen Qiushi has returned. But other citizen journalists covering the COVID-19 outbreak in China are still missing. Among them Zhang Zhan has been sentenced to four years imprisonment.