Stories from December, 2023
As 2023 draws to a close, African nations stand at a compelling inflection point influenced by global realignments, emerging south-based alliances and growing demands for historical redress.
"The current government still attempts to restrict alternate views and the independence of media through the use of law and arbitrary practices."
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Organized crime groups in the region are retreating, but the question remains whether the government onslaught will succeed in eliminating their influence.
This is a new situation and could be indicative of a violation of the right to information enshrined in Mozambican law.
Luke Ching’s art attempts to inspire low-income workers to carry on the labour rights movement in their everyday lives.
The question "Do you condemn?" serves to delegitimize the Palestinian struggle for rights and justice, deflecting attention from the root causes of the conflict by encouraging blanket condemnations.
Ten families were forced to relocate from their ancestral lands so that Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev's son-in-law could build an agrocomplex. Much of the project was funded by state financing.
"Making demands was like banging your head against the wall. It was pointless, because we got nothing."
Azerbaijan’s relationship with environmental protesters has been complicated in the past year.
Pundits say, the goal of the recent ban is to prevent access to already blocked news websites in the country that were only accessible with VPN services.
Nepali Artist Suzana Thapa Shris’s recent exhibition focuses on retelling the stories of the famous Gurkha soldiers from the perspective of their wives.
Bedbugs have caused a lot of suffering for low-income families in Hong Kong, but the long-standing issue has failed to capture people’s attention as much as foreign outbreaks.
In a country deeply divided between secular citizens and pious Muslims, the show hit a nerve. The question remains whether, this time, a show can make a difference in society.
After the list was published in September, at least one NGO was singled out for extra financial scrutiny.
Baku's InterContinental hotel has a suspicious history. When the land around the hotel was put up for auction, the details of the land's address and size were purposefully blacked out.
Some fans made the ultimate sacrifice to attend the quarter final game against France: 'I gave up Taylor Swift tickets for the Matildas'
The use of internet shutdowns by authoritarian regimes in Latin America has led to organisations and experts increasingly noting various nuances and contexts in methods to interfere with internet access.
Through the musical project “We Exist” that premieres on December 12, anti-war artists oppose the narrative of Russian war resistance as a marginal point of view.
A church in Bethlehem has decided to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ differently this year, symbolizing the suffering of children in Gaza amid Israel's ongoing indiscriminate war.
Of the many stories Global Voices Caribbean covered this year, the lion's share have been linked to global warming, and the importance of climate justice to the region's survival.