Stories from October, 2022
"[T]here are serious things to say about Queen Elizabeth II and her passing, but most of this will not be said, or will not be readily debated within the routine cultures of civil society."
The Kukur (dog) Tihar festival inspires compassion towards all animals, including dogs, but animal rights groups are advocating for better treatment of stray dogs in Nepal.
Dolma Diaries is a short web series produced by a team from Germany, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia.
In Azerbaijan, feminist activists endure pressure from the authorities, harassment and hate from strangers as they stand up for countless women across the country protesting domestic violence and femicide.
As protestors gathered to support Iran, some activists warn that rising conservatism in parts of Indonesia means that women in Indonesia could lose their own right to choose
In a deeply polarised run for the Brazilian presidency, the 2022 campaign has also been marked for attacks and violent episodes offline. Agencia Publica counts the cases registered in the country in the first round of campaign.
Chinese YouTuber Wang Jixian lives in Ukraine in Odesa where he reports on daily life. Yet what he says differs from Beijing's pro-Moscow narrative and he still gets harassed online.
Some are asking the courts to not sacrifice what is urgent (stopping the flow of disinformation) for what is important — safeguarding democratic processes.
"A talent that was bigger than our shores. We had brilliance, I wonder if we knew. Soar in the realms of the ancestors."
A street artist signing with the tag name LBWS is populating the urban landscape of Odesa and other cities with a giant wildcat telling the story of Ukraine.
In Armenia, a suicide of a gay couple on October 20 sparked a wave of criticism against existing and widespread homophobia in the country.
Overseas Chinese dissidents anticipate an endless struggle targeting different social groups in China.
"I have what I have, which is as much as so many daughters and sons and children of Lakshmi have in the diaspora [when] they lack community ... I have my heart."
According to local media reports, police started rounding up members of the party and other attendees hours ahead of the scheduled rally.
"I thought my life had become meaningless. But here I am, helping others live on."
Ladino or Judeo-Spanish is an endangered Romance language derived from Old Spanish, used by around 60,000 Sephardic Jews living in the Israel, Turkey, the Balkans, North Africa, and other former parts of Ottoman Empire.
After a tweet recounts an intolerant comment about Divali, social media users overwhelmingly speak out for respect and tolerance: "Do onto others are you would like them do onto you."
A new generation that has become hopeless over the brutal realities of Israeli apartheid now leads the fight. Palestinians express sympathy for those youngsters but also support their resistance.
Activists predict homophobic and transphobic violence in Russia, but most avenues of escape are slammed shut
The law on prohibiting "propaganda" from the LGBTQ+ community might trigger homophobic and transphobic violence. Time is running out, and the plea to help needs to be urgently heard.
In March 2022 the Russian parliament passed amendments to the Russian Criminal Code allowing for real prison terms for an anti-war stance. Some people now face up to 10 years in prison.
Nepal’s indigenous round-shaped hot chilli pepper, locally known as ‘Akabare’, has taken the Nepali noodle industry by storm and is forging ahead to the international markets.