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14 February 2016
Global Voices presents a brief Twitter guide for updates, news, analysis, and reports related to Uganda's national elections later this month.
Natural disaster or not, Western mountain climbers seem determined to conquer the world's tallest mountain this year, after Nepal's 2015 earthquake made it impossible for anyone to reach the summit.
13 February 2016
Haiti's legislative elections took place last August. Months later, the country has been left with no president, an interim government and a mandate for new elections by April 24, 2016.
"Public scrutiny is part of the democratic process that serves as the foundation of Malaysia. Satirical images and comments made against government official[s] should not be considered as a crime."
Throughout history, walls have been a symbol of separation, segregation, and division. But a new phenomenon called the “wall of kindness” is doing just the opposite.
North Carolina High Schoolers Could Be Deported to “Certain Death”, Despite Teacher and School Board Opposition
The six Central American students facing deportation from the US crossed the border as minors and could be in mortal danger if sent back to their country of origin.
A Caribbean representative has been elected to the International Board of the EITI for the first time. Global Voices talks with Victor Hart about patrimony, innovation and fighting corruption.
12 February 2016
With oil prices tumbling and Russia’s economy on hard times, a carmaker is falling back on one of the industry’s most dependable marketing tactics: appealing to consumers’ sense of patriotism.
"...we will fight back. We will not act like the fools in the Occupy Central protest, sitting there and waiting for the cops to arrest them."
11 February 2016
"They do plainly illustrate a deeply troubling trend, whereby those who criticize the political elite are routinely being arrested for expressing their views on social media."
Government censors have blocked the website of Russian digital rights organization RosKomSvoboda for a page with instructions on how to circumvent online censorship and access blocked websites.
"2 killed, 18 injured in firing on PIA employees. Whatever one may think about the PIA protest, this is absurdly fascistic handling by govt."
10 February 2016
"There are no hidden messages in Gruevski’s speech. He presented all of his views in the manner of a fierce populist, who will not hesitate in his quest for power"
"The underlying threat to this message is: If you do not comply, we will cut economic ties or otherwise make it difficult for you."
"The New Year's gala this year is awful, I feel like I’ve just watched a daily news broadcast but in gala form."
9 February 2016
Indian Telecom Regulatory Authority bans differential data pricing and Facebook's large plans for Free Basics come to an end.