Perspectives | Azerbaijan’s peace activists face harassment, and a reckoning
The Aliyev regime insists there’s only one way to discuss the war. (president.az)A commentaryWhile the outbreak of war sparked an outburst of nationalism and hatred in Armenia and Azerbaijan, a handful of voices on each side instead chose to advocate for peace. In Azerbaijan in particular, these figures have suffered heavy social media harassment, including death threats, and in some cases pressure from the authorities. A new word was coined: “novarçı,” or “no-warist,” referring to the “no war” Facebook profile image that many of them used.In Azerbaijan, many prominent members of the political...
Women are continuing to face harassment, toxicity in Valorant
Riot has not offered support.
Women are continuing to come forward with their negative experiences had while playing Valorant.Riot's tactical first-person shooter has the same issues that many free-to-play titles have: hackers and toxic players. The Valorant community even asked developers to punish trolls more harshly as more and more players started to experience games being thrown and general toxicity. But one demographic has been targeted much more frequently than others is women.One female player recently took to Reddit to share her experience. She stated that it's "unbearable" to be a woman playing Valorant because o...
LS deactivates Twitter after harassment towards his grandmother
The harassment from T1 fans continues.
Furious T1 fans keep taking things a step further to show their frustrations, but it seems to have gotten way out of hand.Dedicated T1 fans are continuously harassing rumored new coach Nick “LS” Cesare, and that has reportedly extended to his grandmother as well. The anger from fans erupted after LS and former Starcraft player Choi “Polt” Seong-hun got rumored to be a part of the coaching staff for the 2021 season.People from the hardcore T1 fan group has been after LS ever since rumors started floating of him joining T1. LS is known as a popular LoL caster and analyst, but isn’t necessarily l...
FBI Investigates Harassment Of Biden Campaign Bus By Trump Supporters’ Caravan In Texas
On Sunday, an FBI spokesperson confirmed that it is currently investigating harassment of a Joe Biden campaign bus by motorists who displayed Trump 2020 flags.Spokeswoman Michelle Lee said, “FBI San Antonio is aware of the incident and investigating.”The incident took place last week where motorists attempted to slow down and run the bus off the road. The bus was traveling from San Antonio to Austin in an effort to urge Biden supporters to cast their ballots before early voting ended.Individuals who were a part of a “Trump Train” began to yell profanities and tried to block the Biden bus’ path...
Facing threats and harassment, health department directors across Missouri have left jobs
PARK HILLS, Mo. — Amber Elliott took over as director of the St. Francois County public health department in January, excited to take the position after serving five years as assistant director and a communicable disease nurse for the department.Elliott was looking forward to tackling issues such as opioid addiction, lead poisoning and childhood trauma with her staff of nearly two dozen employees.She did not expect that within a few months her small health department about an hour south of St. Louis would be overwhelmed with fighting a pandemic. But what has been even more surprising are the t...
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International Day of the Girls: #FreeToBeOnline campaign calls for protection of girls against online harassment
Over half of girls across the world face abuseonline, with theMiddle Eastbeing a region where they experience particular limitations surrounding access and danger, new research has found, as countries across the world mark Day of the Girls.Created by theUnited Nations, Day of the Girls is an international observance day designed to shine light on human rights abuses suffered by girls and young women across the world."In 2020, we commemorate 25 years since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – the global agenda for advancing the rights and empowerment of women and gi...
Uighurs tell Australian inquiry of 'intimidation and harassment' from Chinese government
Members of Australia'sUighur Muslimcommunity have told of "intimidation and harassment" from the Chinese government at a parliamentary inquiry,the Guardianreported.A parliamentary committee is looking into safety concerns as part of the ongoing inquiry into a range of issues whichdiaspora communities face in Australia.President of the Uighur Association of Victoria, Alim Osman, shared some of the issues facing the Uighur community at a hearing on Friday.Osman said the 5,000 Uighurs resident in Australia, many of them former refugees, live in fear.Osman shared his wife's feelings, saying: "I ha...
I’m very angry over SARS brutalities, says Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed disgust over the harassment of Nigerians by operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS).The Vice President, who spoke to State House Reporters during an interaction at his Abuja residence on Sunday, also hailed the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, for banning routine patrol of the FSARS and other tactical squads of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).Osinbajo also condemned the routine harassment of young Nigerians by operatives of the FSARS, describing the development as infuriating.While condemning the actions of those ...
In Sudan, women and minorities targeted by online harassment lack legal protections
Alaa Salah has become a symbol for the role of women in the uprising against Sudan’s autocratic leader Omar al-Bashir, who was ousted by the military. Footage of her singing traditional songs at protests in Khartoum went viral on social media, where women and minorities in Sudan often face intense online harassment. Screenshot via VOA/YouTube, April 16, 2019.Over the last few years, the internet in Sudan has played an increasingly important role in politics and society. During the Sudanese revolution in 2019, protesters and activists turned to social media to communicate, organize and document...
US is beefing up forces in eastern Syria to counter Russian harassment
The United States this week reinforced its military presence in northeastern Syria. Six Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles were deployed to the area, and around 100 troops were added to the roughly 500 that are already present in Syria east of the Euphrates River. The US also continues to maintain a separate presence west of the Euphrates in the area around the base at al-Tanf, on the Syrian-Jordanian border.The beefing-up of the US military presence appears to be a response to the increasing tempo of Russian attempts to harass US forces, and to expand Moscow’s presence in Syria east of the Eu...
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