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Is Taiwan a Country? What About Tibet? China Says They Aren't—and Wants Foreign Companies to Fall in Line

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:59:24 +0000

Multinational corporations have faced pressure to apologize for listing Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Tibet as countries on their websites, even if in reality it's a common practice.

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Philippine Authorities Order Shutdown of Rappler News Site, Bringing a Blow to Press Freedom

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:26:27 +0000

"If this revocation stands, Rappler will effectively be shut down —the first time a news organization will be closed by government since the dictator Marcos declared martial law in 1972."

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How Will Macau's New Cybersecurity Legislation Impact Freedom of Speech?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:54:23 +0000

The Macau Civil Servants Association (MCSA) called the proposal to monitor online data through binary code “arbitrary, disproportionate and illegal."

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Gold Mining Threatens Communities in Macedonia's Agricultural Heartland

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:25:45 +0000

"We've given mining concessions on top of water springs to dig out an insignificantly small amount of gold. Someone has decided to poison us with arsenic, sulfuric acid, and cyanide."

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Two Leading Figures of the Arts in Iran. Two Very Different Reactions to the Protests.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:42:26 +0000

A notable writer, known for fighting against censorship, condemns the burning of the flag during protests. A notable filmmaker, however, shows support.

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Africans ‘School’ US President on Good Governance After ‘Shithole’ Comment Sparks Global Outrage

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 22:33:30 +0000

"Yes, Africa [has] problems. We don't dispute it. But name calling & outright disrespect by the very nation that has stripped off its resources for years is totally crossing it."

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