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Why did China take its own propaganda film offline? Netizens point to US tech sanctions

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:20:40 +0000

Netizens suspect that the film is being restricted due to new US sanctions against ZTE, a Chinese telecommunications hardware company.


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Skopje's pedestrians call out cars and cafes for dangerously invading their #PublicSpace

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:29:13 +0000

"No problem, pal, the patients will find a way [around your car parked on the sidewalk]. #PublicSpace"


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Armenia's leader resigns amid peaceful mass protests

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:36:41 +0000

Protestors expressed long-held resentment toward Sargsyan, who has led Armenia through a period of economic stagnation and high-level corruption.


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#SOSNicaragua: At least 25 killed in Nicaragua protests, including one journalist, say human rights groups

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:21:30 +0000

Nicaraguans are live broadcasting, tweeting and video blogging about the crisis on the ground.


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Angolan authorities bring journalist Rafael Marques back to court, for investigating corruption

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:14:52 +0000

A journalist best known for exposing human rights violations in the diamond trade, Marques is not the only target of the Angolan regime.


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What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:16:15 +0000

During the week of April 16-22, 2018, the most popular story on our Indonesian language site was about Taiwan. And on our Polish language site? A story about Mexico.


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Armenian civil society spreads its feathers in #YerevanProtests involving up to 100,000 people

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:50:15 +0000

The country's old president and new premier is the main focus of the country's biggest protests in at least two decades.


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China Central Television backs Russian version of the Syrian crisis, saying chemical attacks were staged

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 13:11:55 +0000

Russia claims the Syrian chemical attacks were staged; China's state media echoes that narrative, but not everyone is buying into it.


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Troll farm takes aim at American audiences in new web campaign

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:23:08 +0000

RIA FAN, a Russian news outlet with known connections to the Saint Petersburg "troll factory", announced its latest project: a website called USA Really, aimed at a U.S.-based audience.


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Chinese netizens’ #IamLGBT campaign pushes change at Weibo

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:37:23 +0000

The move is significant, but it doesn’t mean that LGBT content will be spared from the latest censorship crackdown.


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Jordan's poorer areas can go weeks without water, while the wealthier have a 24/7 supply

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:17:03 +0000

"We would get water two times a week, sometimes in the summer that is barely enough to get us through the week..."


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8-year-old Asifa's heinous rape and murder in India fans the flames of nationalism

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:03:46 +0000

"Asifa is not 'just the face of a child'; she symbolizes the violence her community faces."


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‘Compromising journalism. Compromising a young woman's right to be herself. Compromising the nation.’

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:33:17 +0000

A Trinidad & Tobago newspaper is slammed for its "homophobic" coverage of history-making sprinter Michelle Lee Ahye.


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Netizen Report: Russia is blocking millions of IP addresses, all because of the Telegram #IPocalypse

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:14:39 +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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The Philippine government's plan to shut down Boracay resort island threatens to displace thousands

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:30:48 +0000

"Thousands upon thousands of real people will be affected by a complete closure of the island. Real, breathing humans, not statistics."


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