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To Achieve Freedom for Iran and the Arab Nations, the Region Must Unite

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:30:54 +0000

"United, we can rebuild the region and save all our peoples before the Iranian regime drags us all over the precipice into a chasm of sectarian bloodletting and chaos."

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Risk for an UNESCO World Heritage Site: Bulgarian Government Allows Construction in Pirin, Citizens Protest

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:12:43 +0000

Protesters want the controversial decision withdrawn and credible guarantees given that park preservation and the rule of law will be protected -- including the resignation of Environmental Minister Neno Dimov.

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State of Emergency Over Worsening Crime Has Some Jamaicans Relieved — But Is It an Effective Approach?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:29:59 +0000

Is a state of emergency "making progress", or is it a shot in the dark as Jamaica grapples with addressing the social and economic inequity that fuels violent crime?

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The First Mobile Phone Network for Indigenous Communities in Mexico Is Under Threat

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:39:50 +0000

"This is the only telecommunications service that these communities have, historically they have not been covered...we believe a clear exemption for this type of operator should be in the law."

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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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Nigerian Police Arrest a Journalist and His Brother Over a News Article They Didn't Write

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:38:39 +0000

"Police have no business raiding a journalist's home and locking him up just because an officer does not like something written in the press."

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Palau Visitors Are Now Required to Sign a Pledge to Respect the Environment

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:25:47 +0000

"Children of Palau, I take this pledge, as your guest, to preserve and protect your beautiful and unique island home."

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