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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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Reuters Journalists Covering Rohingya Conflict in Myanmar Detained for ‘Illegally Acquiring Information’

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:12:57 +0000

"If Myanmar is serious about democratic reforms, it must accept the right of journalists to work freely and report on topics that make those in power uncomfortable."


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Netizen Report: Five Months After Houthis Arrested Him, Human Rights Blogger Hisham Al-Omeisy Walks Free

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:39:48 +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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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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Philippine Authorities Order Shutdown of Rappler News Site, Bringing a Blow to Press Freedom

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:26:27 +0000

"If this revocation stands, Rappler will effectively be shut down —the first time a news organization will be closed by government since the dictator Marcos declared martial law in 1972."


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How Will Macau's New Cybersecurity Legislation Impact Freedom of Speech?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:54:23 +0000

The Macau Civil Servants Association (MCSA) called the proposal to monitor online data through binary code “arbitrary, disproportionate and illegal."


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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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Two Leading Figures of the Arts in Iran. Two Very Different Reactions to the Protests.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:42:26 +0000

A notable writer, known for fighting against censorship, condemns the burning of the flag during protests. A notable filmmaker, however, shows support.


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Japanese Media Struggles to Translate Trump's “Shithole”

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:39:16 +0000

"Fascinating that media outlets find it easier to print "shithole" than 'racist' or 'racism'."


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This Week in the Caribbean: From ‘Shithole’ Comments to ‘Wining’ Laws

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:52:26 +0000

This week, Caribbean netizens rail against the US president's "shithole" comment, discuss violent crime in Jamaica and debate the new "wining" law that will impact Trinidad and Tobago Carnival.


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In 2017, Samoa's Parliament Made Libel a Crime. How Will This Affect Bloggers and Social Media?

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:31:19 +0000

"Concerns about anonymous bloggers should not override the right of citizens to speak freely, without fear of being jailed."


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