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25 February 2017
Ruling partly leaders are calling for the "de-Sorosization" of Macedonian civil society, arguing that the country's civil sector should rely on the Macedonian government for financial support.
24 February 2017
A clumsy new campaign called “Virtual Front” is coming to Russia next month, led by a government youth group that aims to make Wikipedia’s Russian edition more “truthful and patriotic.”
23 February 2017
New malware targets Iranian mac users, Facebook discloses some information about data-sharing with advertisers, and Cameroon’s regional Internet shutdown could cost the country millions.
18 February 2017
Authorities have less than a week to respond to a request that top officials and social media users alike are arguing is unreasonable.
17 February 2017
Families in Mexico searching desperately for missing loved ones are turning to social media and other digital platforms as an effective way to get the word out.
The ex-wife of Belgrade's mayor gave a bombshell interview this week, making waves across Serbia, implicating her former husband in a political firestorm.
"You speculate that the government may sue the publisher, and so decide to censor the work. The whole incident goes against my principles."
15 February 2017
In the wake of protests following Mexico's hike in gas prices, social media has become a battlefield over the propagation of false stories.
It's just one of a long list of threats to Europe's oldest lake that are putting its World Heritage designation in jeopardy.
As allegations of social media manipulation surfaced, seven Kenyan Doctor’s Union officials were jailed for failing to call off an ongoing strike.
Dozens of families in Sri Lanka have been protesting in front of an Air Force camp, demanding the return of their homes, which have been occupied since 2009.
13 February 2017
Distinguishing between real and fabricated news will be challenge during the french election campaign.
"Often, they are given no chance of making their life choice themselves and they are left in the closed loop of illiteracy, un-employment, and poverty."
12 February 2017
One Global Voices contributor who's passionate about the Odia language has created an open-source solution for recording and uploading words under open licenses for projects like Wiktionary.
10 February 2017
Cameroon's Internet regional shutdown enters its third week, Ukraine prosecutes two men for "separatist" speech on Vkontakte and Algerian lawyers are told to stop using social media.
9 February 2017
In order to counter the hateful rhetoric between their governments, Iranians make #LoveBeyondFlag, in gratitude towards American protesters who stood against Trump's travel ban go viral.
"While the color #RED symbolizes the color of life and passion, widows are barred from wearing RED. This is not right. THIS IS OUR RIGHT!"