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Women Reporters Accuse a Prominent Russian Lawmaker of Sexual Harassment, but His Colleagues Stand by Him

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:52:11 +0000

At least three Russian women reporters have accused Leonid Slutsky, a populist parliament member, of sexual harassment. Most of his politician colleagues, even women, are rallying behind him.

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From Graffiti to Politics, Anti-Semitic and Neo-Nazi Speech Is Becoming More Visible in Eastern Europe

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 23:00:57 +0000

Activists in the region have been sounding the alarm about increasingly emboldened hate speech against Jewish people and apology for perpetrators of the Holocaust.

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Millions of People Take to the Streets in the Largest Show of Support for the Feminist Struggle in Spain's History

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 20:53:29 +0000

Almost six million people joined the international strike on March 8, and hundreds of thousands took to the streets to demand firm measures against gender discrimination and sexist violence.

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What Were Global Voices’ Readers up to Last Week?

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:06:01 +0000

During the week of March 5-11, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 208 countries. Number 159 on the list? Guyana. And number 15? Kazakhstan.

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How Greek Anti-Nationalist Satire Was Misunderstood as Hate Speech in Macedonian Media

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 17:44:01 +0000

"...the problem is we are so alienated from each other as peoples and as individuals that we are prepared to expect the worst in each other..."

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Slovak Bloggers and European Leaders Demand Justice for Slain Journalist Ján Kuciak

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 13:03:43 +0000

"Supranational law enforcement tools must be established urgently to punish the killers. Strong words won't deliver justice."

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What Were Global Voices’ Readers up to Last Week?

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 21:19:23 +0000

During the week of February 26-March 4, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 204 countries. Number 129 on the list? Martinique. And number 13? Taiwan.

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Murder of Investigative Journalist Ján Kuciak Shakes Slovak Society

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:41:06 +0000

"Judging by the past affairs in Slovakia, as well as experience with similar events in the world, it is very unlikely that we have will see justice. However, in order to keep my own mental health, I remain optimist ..."

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Did the Macedonian Orthodox Church Really Start a ‘Crusade’ Against a UNESCO-Protected World-Heritage Custom?

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 13:21:14 +0000

An attempt to preach against UNESCO-protected wearing traditional white and red good luck charms by the Macedonian Orthodox Church seems to have backfired.

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Russian Authorities Are Trying Really Hard to Boost Turnout in the Upcoming Election, Good Taste Be Damned

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 12:07:48 +0000

"There's no doubt about the importance they’re attaching to the turnout...The money poured into this campaign is being squandered, because these campaign ads are cooked up by amateurs, not professionals."

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What Were Global Voices’ Readers up to Last Week?

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:39:49 +0000

During the week of February 19-25, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from the majority of the world's countries. Number 31 on the list? Macedonia. And number 191? Comoros.

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All of the Soviet Union's Academy Award-Winning Films Are Legally and Freely Available Online

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 19:16:26 +0000

Ranging from epic war dramas to romantic comedies, the Soviet Academy Award winners available online with subtitles in English and some other languages offer a perfect binge-watching opportunity.

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Censorship in Serbia Hits a New Low After Newspaper ‘Edits’ an Obituary

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:38:36 +0000

A Serbian newspaper censored part of an obituary of a graphic artist, which noted that one of his last works was a book about censorship.

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Serbian Journalists Face Harassment for Investigating Spending by Defense Minister (and His ‘Aunt From Canada’)

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:28:09 +0000

In spite of threats, investigative journalists keep demanding accountability from Serbian Minister of Defense Aleksandar Vulin.

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What Were Global Voices’ Readers up to Last Week?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:41:19 +0000

During the week of February 12-18, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 209 countries. Number 68 on the list? Honduras. And number 139? Somalia.

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