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2021/07/20 | Global Voices

Released Journalists Share Prison Experiences in Myanmar

In late June, the Myanmar military government released more than 2,000 prisoners arrested for resisting the coup, including 12 journalists. At least 36 journalists are still in detention.

2021/07/15 | Global Voices

Macau Bans 21 Opposition Candidates From Campaigning for the Legislature

Beijing’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office expressed support for Macau’s decision and stressed that it is necessary to uphold the principle of “patriots governing Macau.”

2021/06/09 | Global Voices

Pressure on Journalists, Bloggers Mounts Ahead of Uzbekistan’s Presidential Elections

A foreign journalist loses accreditation, a pro-LBGT blogger is beaten and another blogger gets a heavy sentence on dubious charges in Uzbekistan.

2021/05/14 | Global Voices

Hong Kong’s Public Broadcaster Is on Its Way To Become a Government Mouthpiece

Shows are being censored, journalists are being forced to resign, and even social media posts are being deleted.

2021/05/10 | Global Voices

Inside Myanmar: Testimonies of Survival and Resistance

Testimonials of the Myanmar coup speak of the regime’s influence on daily life and the characteristics of the protest movement.

2021/04/12 | Global Voices

Hong Kong Customs Raids Pro-Democracy Retail Chain, Sparking Sympathy

Hong Kong customs raids and seizes goods from a pro-democracy “yellow shop,” citing inadequate labeling on products.

2021/03/18 | Global Voices

An Interview With a Blogger Who Connects Myanmar and Hong Kong’s Dream for Democracy

“I believe what has happened in Myanmar would echo in the minds of many Hongkongers, because our rights, our freedom, our hope for the future are also being deprived by similar institutionalized state violence.”

2021/01/26 | Global Voices

Chinese-Australian Cartoonist Badiucao Walks a Fine Line To Avoid Being Politically Hijacked

Chinese dissident cartoonist Badiucao finds it increasingly difficult to make his voice heard in Australia.

2020/03/03 | Global Voices

Japan Has Three Months to Decide Fate of 2020 Olympics

Battered by criticism, the Shinzo Abe administration scrambles to save Japan from the COVID-19 outbreak before the Olympics is due.

2019/12/13 | Global Voices

Chinese Library Staff Burn Books in Public, Causing Social Media Uproar

An image of Chinese library staff burning books in public has sparked online outrage among Chinese scholars.

2019/10/31 | Global Voices

Taipei Court Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by 8,000 Vietnam Marine Disaster Victims

Human rights and environmental lawyers slammed the Taiwanese court for disregarding Vietnam's human rights situation for the 2016 marine disaster case.

2019/10/14 | Global Voices

Japanese Students Urge Government to Halt Overseas Fossil Fuel Investment

Young climate activists in Japan are joining the global climate strike to urge their government to end coal funding and related technology exports to other countries.

2019/09/03 | Global Voices

A 'Dunkirk' Rerun in Hong Kong's Airport Evacuation

Hong Kong protesters were trapped in the airport highway on Sep 1 and hundreds of private vehicles came to their rescue in a 'Dunkirk' fashion.

2019/08/21 | Global Voices

Twitter Removes China-Linked Accounts in a Disinformation Crackdown

Twitter clamps down on spam and fake accounts originated from China that are aimed at spreading disinformation on the protests in Hong Kong.