What’s Current: Belarus sentences journalists to two years in prison for filming protests

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  • Belarus journalists Katsiaryna Andreyeva and Darya Chultsova are sentenced to two years in prison for filming demonstrations over the death of a pro-democracy protester allegedly killed by security forces. The two women are accused of orchestrating protests against President Alexander Lukashenko.
  • A New Delhi court overturned a defamation lawsuit against journalist Priya Ramani filed by her former editor, M.J. Akbar, whom she had accused of sexual harassment in 2018. Over 20 women came forward with similar allegations against Akbar, including rape, igniting India’s Me Too movement.
  • Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) proposed allowing five women to observe its all-male board meetings on the provision that they do not speak, but submit opinions afterwards. The proposal came days after Japan’s chief of the Olympic Committee, Yoshiro Mori, resigned due to backlash for suggesting that women talk too much in meetings.
  • Two women accuse Jang Jin-sung, a prominent North Korean defector and author, of rape and sexual coercion over the course of several years.
Genevieve Gluck

Genevieve Gluck is a writer and advocate for women's sex-based rights and creator of Women's Voices, an audio library dedicated to bringing awareness to feminist texts and speeches.