“Naomi Osaka on leading tennis to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake.” Screencap from August 28, 2020, from ESPN official YouTube channel. On August 27, Japanese tennis superstar Naomi Osaka briefly suspended her participation in the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament in the United States following the shootingRead More →

A photo collage from the Kazakhstani LGBT magazine Kok.team. The Russian language text reads: “LGBT Versus Coward”. Image used with permission. A row between a lesbian activist and a weight fighter has launched a fierce debate on Kazakhstan’s social media networks, revealing deep fractures about national identity among the youth ofRead More →

Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan sign at the organization’s previous location in Yūrakuchō, Tokyo. The FCCJ has since moved to a new, more central location in the Marunouchi neighborhood of Tokyo, overlooking the Imperial Palace. Photo by Nevin Thompson. The leadership of Japan’s oldest press club for foreign journalists has beenRead More →

PWD Bamenda football team from Cameroon. Credit: PWD Bamenda media, used with permission. In 2016, PWD Bamenda, a football club from Cameroon’s embattled northwest region, gained promotion into the country’s national division two championship known as the Elite Two. That same year protests broke out in the northwest and southwest regions,Read More →

Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge, October 12, 2008. Photo by The Wolf at Flickr.com / CC BY 2.0. Check out Global Voices’ special coverage of the global impact of COVID-19. Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge became the first man in the world to run a marathon in two hours last year. He was lookingRead More →

The COVID-19 virus, image by Prachatai on flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. When British Airways flight number 2263 touched down in Jamaica on March 4, 2020, it brought with it Jamaica’s first case of COVID-19, via a woman arriving from the United Kingdom to attend a family funeral in Jamaica. SheRead More →

8th Human Rights International Film Festival poster. Courtesy: Human Rights Film Center. Used with permission. As fears about COVID-19 continue to grip the world, many countries have taken preventative measures by cancelling events and gatherings. Nepal is the latest country to issue an appeal not to organize any large meetings, conferences,Read More →

Surfer Wave by Pxhere.com. Creative Commons CC0. El Salvador beat Costa Rica, Spain, New Zealand, and Japan to host the 2020 International Surfing Association (ISA) World Surfing Games, an Olympic-qualifier surfing competition. From May 9 to 17, 2020, surfers from all over the world will compete on El Salvador’s beaches toRead More →