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Evidence of Government Surveillance in Mexico Continues to Mount

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:53:21 +0000

Intrusive technologies used to intimidate and silence dissent continue to be used in Mexico.


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German Anti-Immigrant Party Targets Russian-German Voters With a Xenophobic Ad

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:37:27 +0000

The ad was highly criticized. One German woman wrote, "...because I'm all for fighting for our country, I’m considering suing you and your 'party' for incitement of ethnic hatred..."


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Steven Seagal Rediscovers Celebrity in Central Asia, and the Implications Are Alarming

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:05:42 +0000

Is there a Genghis Khan film starring Seagal in the pipeline? Let's hope not.


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In Ukraine, Fears of ‘Technological Terrorism’ Cause Free Expression to Decline

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:47:32 +0000

State of Internet freedom in Ukraine is a reflection of challenges brought to free speech and independent reporting under the conflict settings, explains legal expert Olga Kyryliuk.


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For Some Stunning Photos of Japan, Check Out Tokyo Camera Club

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:57:02 +0000

Whether you live in Tokyo or not, anyone can submit an image to be considered for Tokyo Camera Club's feed, as long as the photo is of someplace in Japan.


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Indigenous Rappers from Brazil Are Using the Internet to Bring Their Message to the Masses

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:54:05 +0000

“I speak the truth, I don't want to be like you/I sing about various issues and with that I am showing/That indigenous voices are the voices of today.”


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The Conflict in Eastern Ethiopia, Explained

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:40:19 +0000

The latest conflict in Ethiopia killed at least dozens of people and displaced thousands. The cause of the violence again was scarce water and land resources.


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A Conversation with Paraguayan Artist Enrique Collar and His Search for Identity

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:43:59 +0000

"Art is uncomfortable, you can never feel comfortable," says Paraguayan artist Enrique Collar who is now living in The Netherlands.


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Mexico's Appeal for an Impartial Federal Prosecutor General

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:35:44 +0000

Mexico's ruling party wants one of its members to become the Federal Prosecutor General. Many believe this represents a conflict of interest.


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Exploring Identities: Kazakhstan's Planned Shift to the Latin Alphabet

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:51:06 +0000

"Arguments against the adoption of Latin are inherently grounded in imperial Russian or Soviet ideology."


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Vending Machines Around the World that Japanese People Find Surprising

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 17:12:55 +0000

Japan is often considered to have some of the world's most unusual vending machines, but there are a few in other countries giving them a run for their money.


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Estonian President Warns of ‘Self-Occupation,’ Prompting Praise and Political Spin

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 09:07:31 +0000

Estonian president's remarks against close-minded nationalism received different political interpretations abroad, obscuring her focus on the real challenges -- technological change, including the globalization of workforce.


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Netizen Report: Online Supporters of Myanmar's Rohingya Face Censorship, Legal Threats

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:27:57 +0000

Salvadoran journalists face violent threats on social media, Japanese activists stomp on hateful tweets and Chile doubles down on data retention.


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Thousands of Indians Take to Streets Seeking Justice for Murdered Journalist Gauri Lankesh

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:32:56 +0000

"There has rarely been a period of such constructed, deliberate terror and hatred. We are up against the largest machine of hate."


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Adopted Georgian Journalist Launches Bid for City Assembly in Capital Tbilisi

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:04:34 +0000

"The problems of Saburtalo – chaotic construction, urban transport and lack of green cover – are the problems of the city as a whole."


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