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Leaked Documents Show That Ethiopia’s Ruling Elites Are Hiring Social Media Trolls (And Watching Porn)

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:20:02 +0000

The leaks include a list of individuals who appear to have been paid to promote the ruling coalition on social media.


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Does Free Speech Mean Free to Preach Hate? An American Fundamentalist Pastor Tests Jamaica’s Limits

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:00:56 +0000

"Allowing this American pastor into Jamaica, and giving him platforms at schools to spread his lies would threaten the fundamental rights of Jamaican women, children, and LGBT people."


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Netizen Report: Fearful of ‘Fake News’, Lawmakers in France and Brazil Want to Limit Free Speech Before Elections

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:17:07 +0000

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.


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‘If I Don't Oppose Dictatorship, Am I Still a Man?': Chinese Activist Gets Eight Years in Prison

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:44:27 +0000

Wu Gan, better known by his nickname “Super Vulgar Butcher”, has been active in Chinese human rights circles since 2008.


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The Untimely Death of an Exiled Ethiopian Journalist

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 20:26:35 +0000

"His reward for having conscience in a country that criminalises it was torture & death in exile."


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Corruption and Poverty Lead to Rage and Despair in Iran

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 18:02:51 +0000

"The members of parliament need to know that they are accountable to the people, that they represent the people, and that the eyes of the people are upon them."


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In Sri Lanka, Families of the Disappeared Treasure the Everyday Items Left Behind (Part Two)

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 03:52:17 +0000

"It’s the lack of progress on the part of the government which led to series of protests highlighting the plight of families of the disappeared, political prisoners...and land occupation."


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What Happens at Maekelawi? Tales of Torture from an Ethiopian Detention Center Slated for Closure

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:11:45 +0000

"It turns out that the anguish of Ethiopian prisoners, something that appeared to be so distant in memory, is not that far off after all."


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Netizen Report: Iranian Authorities Are Blocking International Web Traffic and Messaging Platforms

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:54:35 +0000

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.


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Iranian Technicians Have Been Ordered to Disrupt International Web Traffic Amid Protests

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 15:59:32 +0000

“We have been ordered to interrupt international traffic,” a source at an Iranian internet exchange point said.


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Growing Popular Opposition Continues to Put Pressure on Ethiopia’s Ruling Party

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:15:59 +0000

"2017 was the year of the Oromo People's Democratic Organisation...The OPDO was able to shake the puppet label and actually prove to be quite vocal in #Ethiopia's political arena."


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If You Spent 2017 in the Caribbean, This Was The Kind of Year You Had

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 18:10:23 +0000

2017 was a bit like a rollercoaster for the Caribbean archipelago, complete with incredible highs and stomach-churning lows.


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2017: Another Year of Feminist Counter-Power in Latin America

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 09:17:51 +0000

As women's movements continue to gain ground, 2018 is expected to be a year that sees the growth of many more projects that push for fundamental changes to society.


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Brazil Introduces Tougher Regulations on ‘Fake News’ Ahead of 2018 Elections

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 17:46:13 +0000

A committee with members of the army, the federal police, and the Brazilian Intelligence Agency will monitor and possibly order the blocking of false news reports on social media.


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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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