Earlier this year, Filipino journalist Maria Ressa’s arrest became the focus of international attention. In an event that was later made the subject of the documentary “A Thousand Cuts,” Ressa and former colleague Reynaldo de Santos Jr were convicted of ...

Plagued by unprecedented forest fires deep in the heart of the Amazon, an economic downturn that has plunged thousands of citizens back into poverty, and soaring COVID fatality rates, Brazil is undeniably in a state of crisis. Well, undeniable to ...

The resurgence of COVID-19 cases in South Korea has not only posed huge health challenges but also revealed deep political divides within the country.  Once citing fewer than 10 COVID-19 cases a day, cases have risen to triple digits since ...

For Belarus’ LGBTQ population, violence is not unfamiliar, and the recent protests calling for an end to President Alexander Lukashenko’s rule are only a step toward fundamental rights and protection for minority groups. Since the disputed August 9 election, a ...

The current president of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, has been brutally cracking down on dissidents and opposition for the past two decades. Most recently, Paul Rusesabagina, a well-known critic of Kagame’s leadership, has been arrested on charges of terrorism, arson, and ...

Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic and general social upheaval, a coalition of young political activists in Thailand sparked protests against the country’s monarchy. What began as a decentralized movement in mid-July reached a new height in August with over ten ...

Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, is its lifeline to the world. The city serves as an important cultural and economic hub of the Arab world, and its geopolitical position provides essential links between markets in Asia, Europe and Africa.  Unfortunately, this lifeline ...