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Philippines: Human Rights Groups Ask Apple to Reject Games Glorifying President Duterte's War on Drugs

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:20:24 +0000

"It is unacceptable that Apple is tolerant to making profit out of people’s unjust deaths and misery".

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Balkan Pride Parades Highlight Growing Support for LGBT Rights (and Politicians Are Taking Notice)

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:51:00 +0000

Serbia's openly gay prime minister became the 'first head of government to attend a Balkan Pride event.' Cynics see her appointment, however, as a move to impress the European Union.

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A Conversation With the Founder of the Israeli Legal Clinic for International Criminal and Humanitarian Law

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:18:28 +0000

Transitional justice -- is this the future for the laws of conflict? Here is our interview with Yaël Vias Gvirsman, founder of Israel's first International Criminal and Humanitarian Legal Clinic.

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The Revolution Will Be Live-Tweeted (Not In Russian, Though)

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:11:51 +0000

RT's #1917Live, which marks the centennial of the October Revolution, is full of interactive and creative features. There is something missing, however: the Russian language.

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Ethiopia’s Parliament Speaker Resigns Over ‘Disrespect’ to Oromo People. Is the Balance of Power Shifting?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:58:28 +0000

"...his resignation is like throwing a gasoline to the fire that is already out of control. It is a historical step that signals and symbolizes end of OPDO's submission..."

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Mozambicans Want to Know If Militant Group al-Shabaab Was Behind Police Post Attacks

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:40:52 +0000

"*MOZAMBICAN BROTHERS*…Do not fall in the trap, do not fall for the bait of the exploiter… What happened in the north of the country aims to create war..."

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One Activist's Vision of a Feminist Democracy for Catalonia

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:50:52 +0000

"I would like to continue thinking that I tried to create a revolution in the best way I knew how."

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What Are We Saying Differently in Our Coverage of Pakistan?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:00:32 +0000

Comparing how Pakistan is covered in media outlets within the country, the United States, and Global Voices.

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Tightened Security in Beijing Means Windows Ordered Shut and Bans on Knife Sales

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:49:33 +0000

The security measures are in place ahead of the 19th National Chinese Communist Party Congress, where the country's leadership is chosen.

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A ‘Verified’ Social Media Account Can Help Protect Iranian Activists — If They’re Lucky Enough to Get One

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:26:00 +0000

Social media companies can do more to protect communities facing online attacks.

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What's at Stake in Japan's Snap Election? The Country's ‘Peace Constitution’, for One

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:37:04 +0000

Japan votes on October 22. The campaign has seen the disintegration of one political party, and the birth of two new ones, plus plans to change the 'peace constitution.'

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Was the Anti-Kleptocracy Rally That Gathered Thousands in Malaysia a Success or Failure?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:59:52 +0000

"...the speakers were too heavy on condemnations of corruption, kleptocracy...instead of saying more about how a Pakatan government, if elected, will deal with issues..."

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Syrian Architects Challenge ‘Post-War’ Reconstruction with Real-Time Designs

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 21:27:10 +0000

"You as architects, planners sometimes draw beautiful drawings, but every line you put on your drawing will decide who gets to come back and who doesn’t get to come back."

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On Language: The Many Flavours of Persian in Eurasia

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 19:52:55 +0000

"The language categories we are more or less stuck with are organized vertically by nation-state."

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Not Without a Fight: The Battle for Affordable Housing in Cape Town

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 15:51:50 +0000

For many residents of Cape Town, South Africa—a city often touted for its quality of life—the legacy of segregation and spatial apartheid persists in a tangible and powerful way.

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