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Criticism of Trinidad & Tobago's State Enterprise System Follows Fraud Allegation Against Oil Supplier

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:44:41 +0000

"The State enterprise system is the vehicle by which the unholy facilitations are carried out [...] It has been destructive of honesty, accountability and transparency."

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In Tanzania, Hepatitis Is a Serious Concern, but HIV/AIDS Remains Deadlier

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:47:33 +0000

Data shows that while infection and transmission rates for hepatitis are growing, HIV/AIDS causes more deaths overall.

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Sentenced to One Year in Prison for ‘Inciting Protest,’ a Moroccan Journalist Goes on Hunger Strike

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:40:27 +0000

Several journalists have been arrested by Moroccan authorities over their coverage of the unrest in the Rif region.

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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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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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Twitter Tells Kashmiri Journalists and Activists That They Will Be Censored at Indian Government's Request

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:58:42 +0000

"It is an attempt at intimidating those who post the truth that will never be shown by Indian media."

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The Stories Behind DACA, the Now-Ended Program for Young Undocumented Immigrants in the US

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 18:46:26 +0000

"The term American should not be defined by a document or the lack of one, but more so the willingness to contribute to the country and help others out..."

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At Twitter's Tokyo Office, Protesters Stomp on Hateful Tweets

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 18:22:48 +0000

About one hundred demonstrators gathered outside Twitter Japan's Tokyo headquarters to demand that the company do more to rein in harassment and hate speech on its network.

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Violence in Northwest Myanmar Sparks an Information War Online with Anti-Rohingya Hate Speech and Fake Photos

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:21:49 +0000

Malicious propaganda, hate speech, and false photos are making it difficult to verify information coming from the conflict in northwest Myanmar.

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Azerbaijan Runs $2.9 Billion ‘Laundromat’ but Soros and the ‘Armenian Lobby’ Are to Blame

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 11:03:43 +0000

"The Azerbaijani operation...was likely designed primarily to obscure the origin and destination of dirty money."

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Cambodia Daily Closes Down After Government Threatened It with Hefty Tax Bill

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 17:48:56 +0000

"Cambodia lost a significant aspect of its media diversity. It lost a training ground for a generation of Khmer journalists. It lost a beacon of free speech."

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A Year After Newspaper Ban, Independent Media Remain Under Siege in Oman

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:03:02 +0000

Azamn newspaper was banned over a report on interference with the independence of the judiciary. One of its journalists remains in prison.

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Iran's Foreign Minister Says He Won't Tweet in Persian Because of Twitter Censorship

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 15:07:10 +0000

The rhetoric of the Rouhani administration is giving off less hope for online freedoms, and the popular foreign minister's statements about not tweeting for Iranian audiences has increased concerns.

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Gauri Lankesh, a Journalist Who Was Critical of India's Right Wing, Is Gunned Down Outside Her Home

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:45:23 +0000

"In fact, this is an assassination on democracy. In her passing, Karnataka has lost a strong progressive voice..."

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Jamaica’s New Anti-Crime Strategy Gets a Cautious Thumbs up, at Least for Now

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 10:42:41 +0000

Jamaicans are fed up with the rise in violent crime, prompting the government to pass legislation designating special zones in which security forces have additional powers to curb crime.

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