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Serbian Journalists Call on Citizens to Support a Media Freedom Campaign

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:47:17 +0000

Journalists and activists lead by the group ‘For Media Freedom’ took to the streets of five Serbian cities to pledge support from citizens for demands presented to the government.

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How Chinese See the Fall of Their Country's Old Friend Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:18:42 +0000

"When people wake up, all 'greatness' will vanish, the dictator will be relegated to the dustbin of history."

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Another Muslim Man Is Murdered in India's Rajasthan by Cow Vigilantes

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:49:21 +0000

"The term Gau Rakshak has slipped into the country’s lexicon of politics and culture over the past two years, in step with increasing activism by self-styled protectors and vigilante groups."

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When Citizens Rejected a Ban on WhatsApp and Telegram, Afghan Officials Backed Down

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:02:02 +0000

"The order must be immediately withdrawn, otherwise we put Ghani’s name in line with dictators like Putin, Bashar Assad, Kim Jong Un and many more."

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#StopTheCrackdownVN: Global Groups Call for Human Rights Protection in Vietnam

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:37:40 +0000

Human rights groups are stepping up the campaign urging the Vietnamese government to release 165 prisoners and conscience and to stop the persecution of activists and bloggers.

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In India, Class and Gender Inequities Impede Justice for Sexual Harassment Victims

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:04:11 +0000

"...the entire justice system itself is aligned towards keeping patriarchy and caste system intact."

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Albanian Activists Hold Two-Day Protest Against the Building of Hydropower Plants in Valbona National Park

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 17:49:03 +0000

There are three hydropower plants under construction, and eight more are being considered by the Ministry of Energy in the pristine natural heritage areas across Albania.

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Azerbaijani Activist Defies Government Pressure, NGO Stereotypes

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 15:03:05 +0000

"What I've seen during my lifetime is that most of the democracy and freedom fighters sold out in the end."

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Freedom of Expression or ‘Obscene Representation'? The Case Against Indian Cartoonist Bala G

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:57:08 +0000

"The incident made me think that my children were burning. I have no words to express my sorrow, so I drew the cartoon out of rage."

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Humanitarian Crisis Escalates at Australia's Refugee Detention Centre in Papua New Guinea

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:32:20 +0000

Catastrophe looms with food, water, electricity and health services cutoff to asylum seekers refusing to leave Australia's former Manus Island regional processing centre in Papua New Guinea.

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Bangladeshi Auto-Rickshaw Driver Sues Actor Shakib Khan for Using His Phone Number in Movie

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 12:27:18 +0000

The driver received more than 400 calls in five days from fans hoping to talk with the film actor. The calls affected his livelihood and nearly ruined his marriage.

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Athletes, Politicians Back Georgian Soccer Player's Support for LGBT Rights

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 07:25:08 +0000

"We are far from getting there, but I see change," one Tbilisi resident commented.

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Indonesian Police Go After Social Media Users for Mocking House Speaker

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 20:16:45 +0000

"What does it say about....Indonesia when a politician can continue to act with impunity, while somebody who spreads a meme about him gets arrested?"

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Activist Faces Imprisonment For His Book Criticizing The Indian River Inter-Linking Project

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 01:10:15 +0000

"Sedition case for writing against river linking! This is a most financially, socially, environmentally disastrous idea."

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