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Protests in Trinidad's Capital as Residents Face Off with Police

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:07:30 +0000

Police say they shot and killed a man in a shootout, protestors claim it was an extrajudicial killing, wider society has no sympathy, and no solutions are being put forward.


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#MehfoozBachpan: Pakistani Activists Demand Policy to Safeguard Children from Sexual Abuse in 2018 Elections

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:16:20 +0000

"Protected childhood is a collective dream, each of us is responsible for our children...We will vote for protected childhood in next election."


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As Some March to Honor a Pro-Nazi General in Sofia, Others Rally to Decry Fascism

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 23:57:35 +0000

"Lukov...was one of the fiercest advocates of Bulgaria’s Nazi-inspired 'Law for the Protection of the Nation' that, among other things, forced the country’s 50,000 Jews to wear yellow stars."


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Mashal Khan Case Verdict Highlights Pakistan’s Blasphemy and Impunity Problem

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 19:13:17 +0000

"One death sentence and five life sentences for a lynching that was filmed? Surely there were more than six people involved."


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The Pashtun Long March Asks for Justice After Years of Ethnic Targeting

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 20:18:06 +0000

Thousands of ethnic Pashtuns from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and elsewhere in Pakistan have staged a sit-in in front of the National Press Club in Islamabad.


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From Street Murals to #WeWalk, Thais Protest Against Corruption and Call for Restoration of Democracy

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:35:45 +0000

"So many Thais just opened their eyes and woke up from an unrealistic dream."


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‘According to the Digital Security Law, I am a Spy': Bangladeshi Journalists Defend Their Right to Investigate

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:05:19 +0000

"The Digital Security Act (2018) is an Eyewash. It is section 57 (ICT Act) for all intent and purposes. All the provisions have merely been redistributed among other sections."


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Supporters of Bulgaria's Pirin National Park Protest for Its Protection With Music, Meditation, Running and Even Soup

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 20:53:52 +0000

Those rallying to protect the UNESCO World Heritage Site are employing artistic and creative ways to demand that Bulgaria's government roll back its decision allowing more construction in the park.


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Burundi's Opposition Says Only ‘Yes’ Campaigning Is Allowed on Referendum to Extend President’s Rule

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 20:31:33 +0000

"The launch of the project to bury...the constitution by Nkurunziza is a declaration of war on the Burundian people. Between Nkurunziza and the Burundian people who will win?"


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Building Resilience: Responding to Cyber Violence in Sri Lanka

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 19:02:21 +0000

Groundviews interviews five Sri Lankan women who have been targeted online, often through vicious commentary on their appearance. Photos were taken by Sri Lankan artist, photographer, and writer Deshan Tennekoon.


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Exclusion and Judgement Won't Solve Crime in Trinidad & Tobago

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:30:57 +0000

"Individualism, selfishness and greed are not traits exclusive to our poster boys for crime. For many of us, unless there is transgression into our immediate space, we [aren't concerned]."


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‘Buy a New SIM Card’ and Await Further Interrogation: Russia's Security Services Detain and Question a Reporter

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 23:58:46 +0000

Russia's FSB security services searched journalist Pavel Nikulin's apartment and seized laptops, documents and copies of his independent magazine.


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Meet ‘Uyatman’, the Kazakh Superhero out to Stop Women Behaving Indecently

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 03:10:50 +0000

"Uyat in Kazakhstan...can be creative and destructive. In the first instance, it is to educate children. In the latter, it is about harassment and aggression."


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Rejected by Australia and Condemned to Detention in Indonesia, Refugees Protest Life in Limbo

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 19:24:21 +0000

"Australian NGOs have denounced this 'Indonesian Solution', arguing that their government is paying Jakarta “hundreds of millions of dollars to detain and warehouse asylum seekers."


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