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Human Rights Activists convicted for Facebook posts

Lev Ponomaryov, human rights activist and the executive director of the organisation "For Human Rights", was sentenced to 25 days in administrative detention. Read more

 Human Rights Activists convicted for Facebook posts

'Escape the corset’ feminist movement challenging societal beauty standards

There is a growing movement of young women activists in South Korea who are challenging long-held beauty ideals. They call themselves the "escape the corset" movement. These are acts of rebellion against the constraints they feel society has imposed upon them Read more

'Escape the corset’ feminist movement challenging societal beauty standards

Media NGOs condemn abuses against journalists at the PDM rally

Media organisations issued a statement where they condemned that several media outlets were unable to cover the Democratic Party (PDM) rally held on 21st October 2018. Read more

Media NGOs condemn abuses against journalists at the PDM rally

Widespread protests in Sudan see excessive force and systematic repression of civic freedoms

Protesters were shot dead, dozens were injured as a result of use of excessive force, including live ammunition, by State security forces against protestors across Sudan over the past month. At least 816 people were arrested in connection with the demonstrations. Read more

Widespread protests in Sudan see excessive force and systematic repression of civic freedoms


Removal of blasphemy from constitution "an important step" for Ireland

During an October 2018 referendum, Voters decided by a large majority to remove the offence of blasphemy from Ireland's constitution. Read more

Removal of blasphemy from constitution "an important step" for Ireland

Confiscation of Nazi flag during independence march provokes debate in Finland

Police confiscated three Nazi flags during a far-right march on Finland's Independence Day, sparking heated debate. Read more

Confiscation of Nazi flag during independence march provokes debate in Finland

New collaboration seeks to counter disinformation in the media

A new collaboration between the media, civil society and military communications experts seeks to combat the problem of disinformation in the media. Read more

New collaboration seeks to counter disinformation in the media

New government’s policies spark protests about airport, federal salaries

On 11th November 2018, about 5,000 people marched in Mexico City to protest the new administration’s decision to end construction of the New International Airport of Mexico. Read more

New government’s policies spark protests about airport, federal salaries

Mass protest in Taiwan calling for an independence vote

In October 2018, tens of thousands of independence activists took to the streets for a major rally calling for an outright independence vote since Taiwan first became a democracy more than 20 years ago Read more

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Mass protest in Taiwan calling for an independence vote