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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."
8 February 2016
7 February 2016
Egyptian doctors are threatening a nationwide strike if an investigation is not launched after colleagues in a teaching hospital were assaulted by policemen. Netizens back doctors in their demands.
"We really need to grow up! Flights tend to be boring - so what if Sonu Nigam sang a song? How is that a 'security threat'?"
6 February 2016
"Don’t send your children to bring chaos in Kampala and cause confusion during elections, disrupt peace in the country, government will handle you…. you will be shot."
5 February 2016
Officially, Sala was arrested on two charges: “inciting criminal behavior” and spreading “disorder” by lobbying cooperatives to oppose the governor's reforms by resisting the state's new requirements.
"Today, politically motivated groups alleged to be close to the former regime have unleashed a new wave of hate and racism under the “Sinha Le” label."
4 February 2016
Pakistani women wage a campaign to carve out their own safe space in a realm where they've not typically been welcome.
In Bangladesh, India and Nepal, efforts are underway to provide women with a sanitary napkin they can afford in order to improve health and remove social stigmas attached to menstruation.
3 February 2016
"Sudanese guy causes accident. Tanzanian girl caught. Stripped, beaten. Because, if you're a misogynist & racist, who has time for geography?"
Social media activists face legal threats in Africa and Latin America, Malaysia blocks Medium over corruption coverage, and Saudi pulls back death sentence for Palestinian artist Ashraf Fayadh.
2 February 2016
Saudi Arabia overturned the death sentence of Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh, accused of apostasy and other blasphemy-related offenses which he denies, to eight years imprisonment and 800 lashes.
1 February 2016
While expressing joy at Iran’s recent release of four imprisoned Iranian-Americans, Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi has called on the Iranian government to “make peace with its own people.”
Poets and activists in Moscow and St Petersburg expressed their solidarity with Ashraf Fayadh, who's been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia. Similar events were held in Chile and Mexico.
The 2016 “Simone de Beauvoir Prize" has been awarded to Giusi Nicolini, mayor of Lampedusa and Linosa. She has been called "lioness" “for her brave actions in favour of refugees”
29 January 2016
Egyptians Call for the Release of Political Prisoners on the Fifth Anniversary of the Jan25 Revolution
Some 41,000 political prisoners remain in jail in Egypt on the fifth anniversary of the Egyptian revolution. Mira G looks at how they are being remembered.
Despite numerous user report of Islamophobic hate speech, Facebook stated several times that the page did not violate its Community Standards.