“Activist” in the news

Example collocations

civil rights activist
human rights activist
political activist
rights activist
social activist

Publications and example sentences

www.theguardian.com
The Guardian
· Michael Moore film Planet of the Humans removed from YouTube  
The movie, which has been condemned as inaccurate and misleading by climate scientists and activists, allegedly includes a clip used without the permission of the owner Toby Smith, who does not approve of the context in which his material is being used.  Copy example sentence
www.malaymail.com
Malay Mail
· Ukraine police unit disbanded after officer rapes witness  
Activists say that the nighttime incident in the town of Kagarlyk, which is located around 80 kilometres south of Kiev, highlights Ukraine's failure to reform its police force despite assistance from the West.  Copy example sentence
chinapost.nownews.com
The China Post
· Suspending act equivalent of cutting off Hong Kong, KMT head  
The government shouldn’t give the impression that it is trying to cut off ties with Hong Kong after extending its support to activists during the election last year and stopping the aforesaid act after the election, he explained.  Copy example sentence
www.theguardian.com
The Guardian
· Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online  
There’s also a short documentary dipping into his background as the son of a prominent civil rights activist.  Copy example sentence
www.wsj.com
The Wall Street Journal
· China’s Xi Moves to Tighten Grip on Hong Kong With New Laws  
HONG KONG—With his plan to impose sweeping antisedition legislation on Hong Kong, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has revealed a willingness to alter the onetime British colony’s special status as a self-governing city with a speed and scope that has surprised many, from pro-democracy activists to diplomats to businesspeople.  Copy example sentence
www.aljazeera.com
Al Jazeera
· Suriname: Desi Bouterse, a convicted murderer, seeks another term  
Opposition activists are also worried that the coronavirus pandemic has reduced the number of international election observers, and some believe the virus-prompted ban on mass meetings favours Bouterse, who has continued to make official visits to poor neighbourhoods.  Copy example sentence
www.nytimes.com
The New York Times
· Burundi’s Ruling Party Candidate Wins Presidency  
The vote to replace President Nkurunziza was held on May 20, and was preceded by political violence including the arrest, torture and murder of opposition activists, according to a local rights group.  Copy example sentence
www.theguardian.com
The Guardian
· Lawyers for student Drew Pavlou demand University of Queensland sack Chinese diplomat from role  
Lawyers for a student activist have lodged a formal complaint demanding the University of Queensland dismiss the Chinese consul-general in Brisbane from an adjunct professor position, over comments “praising violence” against peaceful campus protesters.  Copy example sentence
www.channelnewsasia.com
CNA
· French billionaires raise stakes in defence of publisher Lagardere  
The hedge fund has raised its stake in Lagardere to 18per cent in recent weeks, but Lagardere shareholders this month rejected the activist investor's call to replace Lagardere's supervisory board.  Copy example sentence
www.channelnewsasia.com
CNA
· French billionaires raise stakes in defence of publisher Lagardere  
The hedge fund has raised its stake in Lagardere to 18 per cent in recent weeks, but Lagardere shareholders this month rejected the activist investor's call to replace Lagardere's supervisory board.  Copy example sentence