Inspired by a Netflix drama, Taiwan finally has its #MeToo moment
The DPP staffers’ statement pointed to a Netflix drama about sexual assault, and urged the party to stand with progressive values and stop playing ignoring sexual harassment.
Residents of Ukrainian town occupied by Russia recount stories from a flooded Oleshky
People on the occupied by Russia left bank of the river Dnipro were abandoned by occupational authorities during the flood. These are their stories.
Challenges of independent filmmaking in Indonesia
Since 2019, Annisa Adjam, a director, producer, and writer from Indonesia, has independently produced short films ranging from experimental and virtual reality (VR) to documentaries, fiction, and animation.
The Corpus Christi procession in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in photos
Trinidad and Tobago is just one of 18 countries that grants the Roman Catholic feast of Corpus Christi as a national holiday.
Unfreedom Monitor Report: Kyrgyzstan
Advox research into digital authoritarianism in Kyrgyzstan is now in a report. Read an excerpt and download the full pdf.
Uganda enacts repressive law putting LGBTQ+ communities at serious risk
Uganda's LGBTQ+ community is now under threat of imprisonment and capital punishment following the enactment of this discriminatory "anti-homosexuality" law.
After a decade of constrictions, how are NGOs operating in Azerbaijan?
Amid the Azerbaijani government's strict rules on NGO funding and leadership, most NGOs have been forced to cut down on services and develop self-sustaining mechanisms to continue operating.
Hong Kong seeks to ban protest anthem ‘Glory to Hong Kong’ in all media
The Justice Department seeks to ban the broadcasting, performing, printing, publishing, selling, sale offering, distributing, disseminating, displaying or reproducing in any media forms and channels the song.
Women-led legislature revives a small Spanish town against all odds
In Spain, where the right has gained so much strength, and the far right is gaining power, Angüés differentiates itself with a horizontal and feminine form of government.
Alexey Sidorenko: ‘As we speak, with every new prison sentence, the situation worsens’
Inside Russia there’re still civil society organizations continuing to do very important work even though they haven’t loudly declared themselves anti-war.
How I ended up despising my mother tongue in Ukraine
Attempts to explain our position to war supporters in Russia failed in the first months of 2022, and using Russian now evokes the trauma of that total non-understanding and aggressive denial.
Serbian politicians and media continue the anti-NATO narratives over 1999 Kosovo War intervention
"Despite the victimization narratives exhibited in Serbia, the government recognizes the role and importance of NATO in regional security, especially in the protection of the Serbian community in Kosovo ..."
Understanding divisions in Turkey one award at a time
Dizdar's feminist speech did not sit well with supporters of the ruling government or its members.
The Boomerang: Education and civic engagement in California's Central Valley
"Political scientists often believe. . . that young people with family members who are not U.S. citizens are less likely to be civically engaged because they can’t learn it from their parents."
Historic ruling in Ecuador shows clash between global demand for minerals and protecting biodiversity
"This renewed demand for extracting minerals puts strain on the previously uncrossed borders of places with megadiverse ecosystems," according to the lawyer Varela.
The war has spread to the territory of Russia. Authorities are ignoring it, there is chaos on the border
On the morning of June 1, representatives of the Russian Volunteer Corps and the Freedom of Russia legion, who are fighting on the side of Ukraine, announced a new raid on Russian territory.
Reporting from ‘the roof of the world': How Pamir Daily News works in Tajikistan
"I am sure that through such channels the decision centers receive a lot of things that they would never have been told through their official channels."
Comedian and YouTube content creator arrested in Sri Lanka over satire on Buddhism
The recent arrests of stand-up comedian Nathasha Edirisooriya and social media activist Bruno Divakara have sparked new public debate about the issue of free expressions and the boundaries of comedy.
Battle of the donuts: Can a foreign brand displace a local Jamaican favourite?
While the new brand's marketing blitz excited the taste buds, created some much-needed fun, and was generally acknowledged to be skilfully done, it may also spark a “donut war.”
A journey through three continents: 150 years of Indian Caribbean migration to The Netherlands
With over 160,000 Indian Caribbeans in The Netherlands, they have become an indispensable population group. They have made a long journey, marked every year on June 5, as Prawas Din, or Immigration Day.
Unfreedom Monitor Report: Kenya
Advox research into digital authoritarianism in Kenya is now in a report. Read an excerpt and download the full pdf.