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Rafael Braga Vieira: Symbol of Institutionalized Racism and Criminalized Poverty in Brazilian Justice

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:09:54 +0000

Rafael Braga Vieira's 2013 imprisonment was just the beginning of a darker saga that critics today say symbolizes the institutionalized racism of Brazil's judicial system and the criminalization of poverty.


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Kashmiri Man Who Was Tied to an Indian Military Jeep as a Human Shield Says He Now Lives in Fear

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:55:25 +0000

"...I am afraid of going to a hospital. I’m afraid they will find me and kill me…I haven’t stepped outside my house in the last eight days."


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Kyrgyzstan Bolsters Protections Against Domestic Violence

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:28:00 +0000

"Up until now, in order to get a protection order, women had to prove in court that the domestic violence had occurred."


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High-Profile Chinese Blogger Arrested for Online Comments, After Years of Police Harassment

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:01:19 +0000

Under China's "stability control" measures, it is increasingly common for netizens who are critical of the government to be summoned or detained by police.


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Indian Government Bans 22 Social Media Platforms in Kashmir including Facebook, WhatsApp

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:08:43 +0000

"By presenting the other side to the Kashmir storyline, the locals once again were able to own....the highly complex and conflicted Kashmir narrative."


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Netizen Report: Censorship Spikes in India, Subsides in Cameroon

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:26:50 +0000

The Internet is back on in English-speaking Cameroon, while social media has been shut down in Kashmir. Journalists in Maldives mourn the stabbing death of a blogger.


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Jailed Emirati Academic Endures Hunger Strike to Protest Ten-Year Jail Sentence

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:53:02 +0000

"I have no choice but to go on hunger strike to restore my stolen freedom".


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Three Ways the Russian Government Is Trying to Control the Internet

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:38:10 +0000

“The Internet was created as a special project by the CIA,” Vladimir Putin announced three years ago. Since then, Russian authorities’ faith in the Internet has declined even further.


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Taiwan Tops Asia While Hong Kong Falls Four Places in Freedom of Press Index

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:27:30 +0000

"A majority [of media workers in Hong Kong] have expressed an increasing pressure which results in deliberate self-censorship."


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It’s a Small World After All: Into the Deep Podcast

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:16:13 +0000

Spend time with someone from a different country or who speaks a different language, and you'll soon realize you have more in common than you first thought.


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Russian Protest Movement Says It Will Press On, Despite Federal Ban

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:19:25 +0000

Despite being outlawed today by the Attorney General, opposition movement “Open Russia” says it’s continuing all operations, including plans for nationwide anti-Putin protests this Saturday.


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Romania's Anti-Corruption Protests and the Burden of Shame

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:01:21 +0000

Though shadowed by a sense of national shame, for a few days Romania was an inspirational place, as people took to the streets and acknowledged the widespread reality of corruption.


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Some Hong Kongers Insist on Blaming the Woman, Not the Man, in Viral Fist Fight Over Going Dutch

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:41:39 +0000

Hours after the story broke, the restaurant owner clarified that the fight began because the woman wanted to split the bill, but the man did not.


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How the United States Has Become a Problem for Indians

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:26:05 +0000

To learn more about the lives of Indians in Donald Trump's America, Global Voices spoke to two Indian young men about their aborted plans to study in the United States.


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Kyrgyz Kickboxer Claims Racism After Publicly Contesting a Loss in Russia

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:42:31 +0000

The contest's Russian referee threatened Sharsheyev with deportation as he refused to leave the ring after the loss.


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