Finding Solidarity in Chaos: Daily Brief

Plus: Philippine president shutters country's biggest broadcaster; adding insult to injury for press freedom to Burundi; Egypt doubles down on repression; war and Covid in Libya; a ban on female genital mutilation in Sudan; and Brazil's president needs to change his tune about older people.

 

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their rights in Lebanon are part and parcel of the nationwide protests. View our new web feature.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has shut down ABS-CBN, the country’s largest broadcast television and radio network, in a move that "reeks of a political vendetta" against the network for criticizing him.

The authorities in Burundi have added insult to injury in their assault on press freedom.

After years of getting away with their crimes, armed groups in Libya continue to destroy the country’s fragile health infrastructure during a deadly pandemic.

Sudan has taken the important step of banning female genital mutilation (FGM). Now, we need to see implementation.