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Refugees in the US Keep Musical Traditions Alive With Kids’ Songs

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:00:35 +0000

A folklorist at the Erie Art Museum in the US state of Pennsylvania dreamed up the idea: helping refugees gain work skills while working with them to preserve their songs.

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Digital Activists Meet Up Offline to Promote Bolivia’s Language Diversity Online

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:55:52 +0000

Bolivia's 37 official languages makes the country cultural and linguistically diverse. However, that diversity is not always seen on the internet.

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After Missing Woman Is Found Dead, Trinbagonians Say, ‘Enough is Enough’

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:03:17 +0000

"How do we fix this? Where do we start? Who has the expertise [...] to bring about the changes [...] required to get these criminals off our blood splattered streets?"

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Two Young Activists Get 10 Years in Jail Each After Graffiti on Azerbaijan Patriarch's Statue

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:58:50 +0000

"I don’t want to be remembered by apologising in my final statement. I refuse to see myself as a prisoner. I am a lover of freedom."

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Now That's Epic: Kyrgyz Woman Singer Remakes Poem Traditionally Sung By Men

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:37:03 +0000

"The whole might of the Kyrgyz Nomadic Spirit, the intimate, magical fluid of our mountainous country."

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Macau Casinos’ Show of Communist Patriotism Leaves Many Scratching Their Heads

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 01:00:57 +0000

"Casinos are the product of corrupt capitalism and against the spirit of the communist revolution."

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Russian Journalists Fired for Reporting About a Children's Art Project That Ended at the Dump

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:01:27 +0000

If reports about children finding their homemade New Year's tree ornaments at the dump aren’t enough to rob you of your holiday cheer, perhaps this next detail will...

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Activist Arrested on Royal Insult Charges for Sharing BBC Article About Thailand's New King

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:43:09 +0000

Almost 2,500 Facebook users shared the post, but the police singled out an activist calling for the restoration of democracy in Thailand.

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The Thin Line Between Political Censorship and Fighting Fake News in Iran

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:23:15 +0000

Iran wants to regulate social-media news accounts with more than 5,000 followers because of the dangers of fake news. But what about the danger to free speech?

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Calls for ‘All Hands on Deck’ as Caribbean Islands Recover From Devastating Rains

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:55:17 +0000

"It is ridiculous my country still does not fully appreciate the need for disaster research and local research support."

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The Bengali New Year’s Celebration of Democracy and Diversity Is Declared Intangible Cultural Heritage

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:09:24 +0000

"As long as Bangladesh lives, there will be this type of New Year's celebration...This is the image of a secular Bangladesh.

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Sudanese Government Targets Activists, Stifles Media Coverage of Civil Disobedience

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:01:14 +0000

The civil disobedience action began on 27 November after the government removed subsidies on electricity, fuel and medicine.

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Trinidad & Tobago Shaken—and Stirred—by Strong Earthquake

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:41:34 +0000

Trinidad and Tobago lies along a major earthquake fault line, so the tremor wasn't all that surprising -- but netizens still saw humour in the midst of an unnerving experience.

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Egyptian Authorities Are Using Travel Bans to Crack Down on Human Rights Activists

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:27:17 +0000

"The government has been working for the last two years on restructuring the legislative system to violate the constitution. Even in the time of Mubarak we didn’t see this."

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Report Shows Ghana's Opposition Presidential Candidate Leads in Facebook Likes, Incumbent President Leads in Twitter Followers

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:25:22 +0000

"[T]he report has shown that social media has become a normal and central form of communication for all segments of the population, particularly, political parties and their leaders..."

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