Stories about Activism from June, 2021
"We're all just waiting for the knock on the door. Sometimes you hear footsteps on the stairs, it's like they're coming for you: you have this feeling all the time."
Unlike street protests, which require prior authorisation from local authorities, online rallies aren't technically subject to the same restrictions.
"The creation of a similar registry was attempted in 2009, but the database ended up being leaked and for sale."
In the first quarter of 2021, physical attacks, destruction or damage to activists’ property, and attempted intimidation of human rights defenders were the most common, in addition to digital threats.