Courtesy: Global Voices: https://globalvoices.org/?gclid=CKjEt-SIldQCFc6FaAodx_EGmA
After avoiding a repeat of 2007 with peaceful elections in 2013, “the odds this year appear once again stacked against the smooth running of the polls.”
27 July 2017
In Macedonia, Geeks Create Free Accommodation Platform In Reaction to Hotel Price Hike for Super Cup Fans
A bunch of geeks who call themselves ‘WeTalkIT’ offered Manchester United and Real Madrid fans the means to find a free place to stay during Skopje’s UEFA Super Cup.
Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
Iranian election results, although mixed, signal hope for an Iran where women’s voices matter on both national and local levels.
Thousands of Paraguayan women are forced to move to Argentina and Spain as caregivers while leaving their own families behind to be cared for by other women.
The 40-year-old Trần Thị Nga, also known by her pen name “Thúy Nga,” is a prominent advocate for migrants and land rights.
Regardless of whether they log into Facebook, users of Free Basics are constantly sharing their data with Facebook.
“The parliament that once roared with socially progressive legislators…is now a circus where one can refer to imaginary studies to deny the experiences of victims of violence, with little opposition.”
A group of Global Voices contributors tested the Free Basics app in six countries across the globe this spring. Here’s what we found in Ghana.
26 July 2017
A group of human rights defenders and information technology trainers continue to face jail time in Turkey and accusations that they were “aiding a terrorist organization without being a member.”
Are menstrual hygiene products luxury goods? Women in India are voicing their doubts.
25 July 2017
“The current system and the impunity that it protects, is one of the most visible legacies of the dictatorship in Chile”
Should Dr. Lowe try to launch the drug himself if he can raise the funding? And what of the Jamaican government’s role in taking the lead regarding ganja?
Pepito is known for its sharp critique of the government and of elected officials in both the governments of Puerto Rico and of the United States.
The Cambodian government plans to build a multipurpose complex in the land occupied by the iconic White Building in the capital city.
24 July 2017
Jamaica’s First Woman Prime Minister Retires Amidst Praise, Criticism — and a Contentious Battle to Succeed Her
“Portia Simpson came to representational politics at the parliamentary level in 1976 when political tribalism and its ugly pickney, political violence, were on the upswing.”
“France contributed to training and the international recognition of the government which organized the massacres (in Rwanda)”.
“It should be about taking care of what we have left… It’s not only us Saami that pay the price. We will destroy our planet.”
El Salvador Rape Victim Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Baby’s Death Despite ‘Inconclusive Proof’
In the complex case of Evelyn few seem to notice the main trend regarding women tried for abortion in El Salvador: A punitive and inflexible system for poor women.