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Myanmar Government Vows to Address Refugee Crisis in Rakhine State, but Avoids Saying ‘Rohingya’

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:04:27 +0000

"Aung San Suu Kyi today demonstrated that she and her government are still burying their heads in the sand over the horrors unfolding in Rakhine State."


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Is Ex-Soviet Georgia Backsliding on Justice?

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 03:48:09 +0000

While Georgia still scores respectably in international rule of law rankings, public confidence in the justice system is dipping.


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Saudi Arabia Eases Restrictions on Messaging Apps, But WhatsApp and Viber Are Still Blocked

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:01:05 +0000

Since 2013, the Saudi government has partially or fully blocked chat and call applications including WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook Messenger and FaceTime.


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Mozambique's President Answers Citizens’ Questions Online, but Avoids Difficult Ones

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:39:32 +0000

"Questions and criticism, although they may be badly formed and cause us some irritation at first, are better than compliments, because they oblige us to reflect."


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Criticism of Trinidad & Tobago's State Enterprise System Follows Fraud Allegation Against Oil Supplier

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:44:41 +0000

"The State enterprise system is the vehicle by which the unholy facilitations are carried out [...] It has been destructive of honesty, accountability and transparency."


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The Earthquake that Revealed Mexico's Strength and Solidarity

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:12:41 +0000

"A people's greatness is out there, in the streets. Face to face. Hands holding hands. Heartbeats that don't give up, and ask that others don't fade."


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Equatoguinean Artist Carmen Bolena Explores Her History and Identity Through Her Drawings

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:01:28 +0000

"All of this discovery was restorative for my troubled conscience. It no longer hurts to recognize that I am black. I am and I say it bursting with pride."


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Are Hazardous Vapors Seeping Into Basements Across the United States?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:49:28 +0000

The movement of underground contaminants into buildings is attracting increased scrutiny from health experts, advocates and agencies.


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Afghanistan Mourns Honorary ‘Grandmother’ Nancy Hatch Dupree

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:34:07 +0000

"One of a few with unconditional love and adoration for Afghanistan."


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Lawmakers From Uganda's Ruling Party Want to Remove the Country's Presidential Age Limit

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:45:11 +0000

"20 or even 30 years from now, President Museveni will be asking for more terms...At that time, you will look back and wish you did something today."


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Human Rights Group Prevented by Police and Anti-Communist Mob From Commemorating 1965 Massacre in Indonesia

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:35:26 +0000

"The complete inaction of the police to stop this violence, contributes to the erosion of democracy and violations of the rights to freedom of expression and assembly in Indonesia."


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Mexico Earthquake: ‘I Thought I Was Going to Die When Pieces of the Ceiling Began to Fall’

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:31:49 +0000

People who lived through the September 2017 earthquakes in Oaxaca and Mexico City tell us their experience.


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In Tanzania, Hepatitis Is a Serious Concern, but HIV/AIDS Remains Deadlier

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:47:33 +0000

Data shows that while infection and transmission rates for hepatitis are growing, HIV/AIDS causes more deaths overall.


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The Perils of Military Engagement Against North Korea

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:52:04 +0000

"Any country that considers an attack on North Korea must confront the question of who turned the DPRK into such a defiant rogue nation."


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Netizen Report: Germany’s New Social Media Law Puts a Price on Hate Speech

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:07:50 +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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