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The Male Romper Gives the Caribbean Blogosphere a Lot to Ponder

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:36:30 +0000

Male rompers + the Caribbean = social media gold? Here's a glimpse at some of the discussion happening around Romphims in the regional blogosphere.

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After Reelection, Iran's President Rouhani Abandons Promise to Free Green Movement Leaders

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:39:59 +0000

President Hassan Rouhani refused to commit to ending the more than six-year extrajudicial house arrests of three opposition leaders—a pledge he made during his first presidential campaign.

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Kaqchikel and Other Guatemalan Languages Gain Momentum Online Thanks to Digital Activism

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:53:32 +0000

The Digital Activism Meeting for Indigenous Languages took place in Guatemala and brought together important initiatives for the visibility and strengthening of Mayan languages through technology.

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Netizen Report: In India and Jamaica, Women Face Threats for Resisting Misogyny Online

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:42:36 +0000

In Malaysia and Azerbaijan, officials go after media for political coverage. Meanwhile, with major social media sites banned, Kashmiris have turned to local platform KashBook.

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The Long and Winding Road of Chile's Gender Identity Law

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:35:09 +0000

After four years of parliamentary process, Chile's Gender Identity Law goes to the Senate. And there are some big problems with the legislation.

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Iraqi Parliament Slammed for Bill Restricting Free Speech, Right to Protest

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:52:04 +0000

Instead of working to ensure stronger protections for freedoms, the Iraqi parliament is rather seeking to pass a repressive law.

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Cries of Impunity as Macedonia's ‘Bloody Thursday’ Parliament Attackers Get Suspended Sentences

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:21:30 +0000

According to members of the security forces who spoke anonymously to journalists, the attackers planned to execute people, but were deterred by the eyewitnesses filming the event on their phones.

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‘We Can Finally Get Married!': Taiwan to Become First Asian Country to Recognise Gay Marriage

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:45:17 +0000

Taiwan's constitutional court ordered the legislature to either amend the Civil Code or introduce new provisions to recognise same-sex marriage within two years.

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Is the Belt and Road Project the Answer to China's Economic Woes? Some Aren't So Sure.

Thu, 25 May 2017 01:06:04 +0000

"...the risk for bad debt is huge. While other countries can easily back down from the initiative, as the leader of the initiative, China will be the last to quit."

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Following Uproar, Shia Leader Tries to Make Amends With Iraq's Christian Community

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:32:17 +0000

Past comments by Alaa al-Moussawi sparked a number of lawsuits by Christian Iraqi families for disturbing the plurality of Iraq. He has since apologized.

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When a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Wrong Words

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:59:01 +0000

The story of how a photo of a horrific accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo seven years ago took on a life of its own. WARNING: Contains violent images.

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Trinidad & Tobago Ministers Rack Up Big Bills—and Social Media Outrage

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:05:18 +0000

Trinidad and Tobago netizens are tired of public officials wantonly spending taxpayers' money, especially in a sluggish economy.

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A Russian University Wanted to Award Duterte an Honorary Doctorate, but He Flew Home Too Soon

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:33:26 +0000

One of Russia’s most prestigious universities planned to award controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte an honorary doctorate, but he left the country before the ceremony could take place, Russian media reported on Wednesday. The Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), which is run by the Russian Ministry of Foreign...

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New Database Aims to Track Rights Violations of Caribbean's Most Vulnerable Communities

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:32:24 +0000

The Caribbean has just launched its first online database aimed at tracking human rights violations and providing data to assist advocacy work.

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