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14 September 2016

Ukrainian Ministry of Information Policy Thanks Facebook Bots for Their Hard Work

RuNet Echo

The Facebook bot war between Ukraine and Russia rages on. Will the Russian government find a way to crack down on spammers?

Chinese Police Violently Crack Down on Protests Against an Elected Village Leader's Imprisonment

Residents believe Lin Zuluan was forced into confessing that he took a bribe because he had planned to protest land seizures taking place without the village's consent.

11 September 2016

Commemorating Biljana Garvanlieva, a Macedonian Filmmaker Who Gave Voice to Marginalized Women

"As an engaged documentary author my motivation is to break the existing image about women in Macedonia."

8 September 2016

Maldives Authorities Target Journalists After Al Jazeera Exposes $1.5 Billion Corruption Scandal

Global Voices Advocacy

President Yameen and his associates embezzled millions of dollars, bribed judges and other high-level officials, and used influence to remove government workers who stood in their way.

Detention of News Site Director Raises Concerns for Venezuela's Freedom of Speech

Global Voices Advocacy

Lawyer and journalist Braulio Jatar was arrested and accused of money laundering, but netizens and journalists believe his reporting on protests against president Nicolas Maduro was the real reason.

2 September 2016

Tensions Rise as Venezuela’s Opposition Marches on the Capital

An opposition demonstration on September 1 has exposed major tensions between the Venezuelan government and its critics. Local independent and citizen media are watching the story closely.

13 August 2016

Astronomy May Have Just Debunked Russia's Claims About a Ukrainian Incursion Into Crimea

RuNet Echo

Russian state television may have broadcast false evidence released by the Federal Security Service allegedly showing the discovery of a weapons cache belonging to Ukrainian “saboteurs” caught in Crimea.

12 August 2016

Despite Flood Devastation, the Macedonian Government Pours Millions Into a Ferris Wheel

At least 21 people died, and dozens are missing and injured, in floods that hit the Macedonian capital Skopje, following torrential rains on August 5.

11 August 2016

Russian Officials in Crimea Shut Off the Internet at the Ukrainian Border

RuNet Echo

“This was to ensure that certain special forces... so there would be no infiltration... For security reasons, these measures were necessary, and people understand why.”

5 August 2016

South Asia's Largest Wikimedia Conference Kicks Off in India

Rising Voices

Some of the noted guests addressing the gathering include Wikimedia Foundation's newly promoted Executive Director Katherine Maher and Punjabi-language poet Surjit Patar.

13 July 2016

Everybody's Favorite Irreverent RuNet Community Goes to War (Against Itself)

RuNet Echo

“Lentach,” one of the RuNet’s hippest, edgiest, occasionally racist, and thoroughly irreverent news communities, is on the rocks.

8 July 2016

One Twitter User's Frame-by-Frame Analysis of the Dallas Shooting Media Coverage

The Bridge

"Think critically about what is reported and how it's being said. More importantly, look for what's being left off the page and why."

2 July 2016

Former Trinidad & Tobago Prime Minister Patrick Manning Dies, Days After Being Diagnosed with Leukemia

The late Patrick Manning is remembered as a visionary politician who was an avid supporter of regional integration.

Twenty Hostages Killed and Thirteen Rescued as Dhaka Hostage Siege Ends in Tragedy

"Let us stop protecting those who did nothing to stop this day from coming to pass. Let us not draw up excuses for people and ideologies that inspire such acts."

26 June 2016

As Delhi's Ruling Party Demands Full Statehood, Could Dexit Follow Brexit?

On the heels of Brexit, Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, says that Delhi will soon have a referendum on full statehood -- but is a referendum even constitutional?

23 June 2016

Russian Activists and Industry Speak Out Against New Draconian ‘Anti-Terrorist’ Laws

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

The new comprehensive amendments threaten Russian Internet users' privacy and anonymity by cracking down on encryption and beefing up surveillance measures.

22 June 2016

As Election Day Approaches, Zambia's Largest Independent Newspaper Shut Down by Tax Authority

Global Voices Advocacy

"The government itself owes contractors, food suppliers, stationery suppliers, pensioners, utility companies, and civil servants and nobody, NOBODY, has shut them down...."

17 June 2016

Hong Kong Bookseller Says He Was Forced to Confess on TV During Eight-Month Detention in China

Global Voices Advocacy

"This is not just my personal matter or Causeway Bay Books, this is about the human rights of Hong Kong people."

15 June 2016

Most of the Lives Lost During the Orlando Massacre Were Puerto Ricans

Puerto Ricans mourn the loss of loved ones in one of the most popular destinations for Puerto Ricans who emigrate to the US looking for better opportunities.

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