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Is Taiwan a Country? What About Tibet? China Says They Aren't—and Wants Foreign Companies to Fall in Line

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:59:24 +0000

Multinational corporations have faced pressure to apologize for listing Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Tibet as countries on their websites, even if in reality it's a common practice.


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Gold Mining Threatens Communities in Macedonia's Agricultural Heartland

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:25:45 +0000

"We've given mining concessions on top of water springs to dig out an insignificantly small amount of gold. Someone has decided to poison us with arsenic, sulfuric acid, and cyanide."


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Instagram in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: A Path to Celebrity and Scandal

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 03:21:19 +0000

"Do not make yourself out to be married and decent! You've made a porridge that is not tasty and full of lumps!"


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India's Biometric ID System Is Leaking Personal Data — And State Agencies Won't Fix the Problem

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:32:40 +0000

Instead of improving the Aadhaar system, India's unique ID authority is going after journalists who write about its flaws.


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Amman's Yellow Taxis Compete for Passengers After the Arrival of Uber and Careem

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:15:50 +0000

For Yellow taxi drivers, the struggle for passengers is a real. Once Jordan's only private transportation option, they are totally overwhelmed by new competition.


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Despite Challenges, Jamaica’s Capital City Welcomes 2018 With a Dash of Optimism

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 18:08:25 +0000

While clouds linger, it appears that Kingston is determined to look on the sunny side of life in 2018.


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In 2017, Stories of Resilience, Creativity and Love Were Plentiful

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 11:56:23 +0000

Injustice abounds, but the human spirit is alive, kicking, and as beautiful as ever. Take a look at these highlights of Global Voices' coverage in 2017.


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Bleak Christmas in Oil-Rich Nigeria as Fuel Scarcity Disrupts Holiday Commute Home

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 06:02:00 +0000

Christmas frenzy ground to a halt in Nigeria as Nigerians were unable to power their vehicles and businesses.


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The Story Behind China’s Online Literature Boom

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:55:53 +0000

China is experiencing a boom in online e-book sales which is changing the landscape of publishing and literature in the country.


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What Future for the ‘Wikipedia Seagull’ on Kazakhstan's Brand New Banknotes?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:44:10 +0000

A seagull appearing on the 500 tenge note was claimed by a Swiss photographer, but officials have not acknowledged copyright infringement.


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In China, Skepticism Surrounding Police Investigation of Kindergarten Child Abuse Is Censored

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 01:28:20 +0000

"In a matter of a few minutes, thousands of questions popped up...Then in a matter of a few seconds, all the comments vanished and the comment function was closed."


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Malaysian Authorities Blocked Websites Reporting on Massive Personal Data Theft Scandal

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:38:18 +0000

"I believe that you have a right to know about it, in a timely manner. Authorities can’t sit on the data for weeks without letting you know on any pretense."


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Identity Theft Risk Prompts Estonia to Block the Certificates of 760,000 ID Cards

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:40:09 +0000

On November 4, 2017 the Estonian authorities disabled the certificates of more than 760,000 national electronic ID cards due to a security vulnerability that could have compromised cards issued between October 16, 2014 and October 26, 2017, and possibly even earlier. More so than most other countries, Estonia relies on...


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Another Muslim Man Is Murdered in India's Rajasthan by Cow Vigilantes

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:49:21 +0000

"The term Gau Rakshak has slipped into the country’s lexicon of politics and culture over the past two years, in step with increasing activism by self-styled protectors and vigilante groups."


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How a Female Scientist Became a Symbol of Resistance to Sexism in Kyrgyzstan

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:39:07 +0000

"Take that patriarchs! A woman scientist is saving lives while you make judgements on how to correctly collect dirty socks!"


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