University of the Philippines unveils new subject on the Marcos dictatorship to counter historical revisionism · Global Voices

Faculty proponents during the launching of the subject on September 18, 2019. Photo by author A new General Education (GE) subject that will tackle the dark years of military rule in the Philippines during the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship will be taught at the Diliman campus of the University of the Philippines […]

‘Brazil might not be a dictatorship, but it’s not a democracy either,’ says Brazilian journalist · Global Voices

Journalist and writer Mário Magalhães. Photo: Daniel Ramalho, used with permission. It was on the night of March 14, 2018, when Rio de Janeiro leftist politician Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes were assassinated, that journalist Mário Magalhães realized he had to write a new book. With only seven […]

Chechen leader suggests killing users who ‘insult honour’ online · Global Voices

Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Republic of Chechnya, addresses the region’s government in November 2019. Screencap from GroznyTV’s YouTube video: “Рамзан Кадыров призвал Правительство ЧР активнее содействовать развитию малого и среднего бизнеса“ Chechnya’s outspoken ruler Ramzan Kadyrov has publicly suggested the murder of his government’s critics online. During a government […]