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27 November 2015
"Lost in all the celebrations...is the fact that FGM is not banned in The Gambia, at least not yet. There is no enforceable law on the books"
26 November 2015
"We bleat about the West callously turning back refugees while we sit in abject silence at continued Ahmadi persecution in Pakistan."
Read part two of an interview with Laurinda Gouveia, who is accused of inciting rebellion against the Angolan government for participating in a book group.
25 November 2015
It's not the first time Iranian cartoonist Hadi Heidari has been a target for arrest.
An Interview With Laurinda Gouveia, a Young Woman Charged With Conspiring Against the Angolan Government
"Even today, physically, I bear physical evidence of this beating. And, obviously, my way of looking at these men is not the same as it was before..."
24 November 2015
The British tabloid inspired the hilarious hashtag after twisting the results of an already dubious telephone poll into the Islamaphobic headline: "1 in 5 Brit Muslims' sympathy for jihadis".
19 November 2015
Who's Afraid of Simone de Beauvoir? How a National Exam Had Millions of Brazilians Talking About Gender
Feminists celebrated the national university entrance exam as it asked people to write about the persistence of violence against women. It was a sad day for the trolls.
17 November 2015
In a special report for RuNet Echo, Darya Luganskaya speaks to Andrei Soldatov about his new book with Irina Borogan about the past, present, and future of Russian Internet censorship.
16 November 2015
Although the evidence shows that he only applauded on that day, an Ecuadorian citizen was condemned to 18 months imprisonment for co-conspiracy in the attacks against Ecuador's state TV channel.
The Indonesian government is accused of orchestrating an anti-communist purge that killed at least half a million people. What kind of reconciliation is possible today?
A look back at the scenes at Vienna's central train station in September, two months before the deadly violence from which many refugees are fleeing would touch Beirut and Paris.
15 November 2015
"Scrolling up and down Facebook, reading impressions, testimonials, opinions, statistics, I see that the main victims of the attacks are people of all colours, and over 15 nationalities."
14 November 2015
"We do not get a "safe" button on Facebook. We do not get late night statements from the most powerful men and women alive and millions of online users..."
13 November 2015
Even at a moment like this, after such a display of support from the public, feminists are hardly celebrating. Just days after the mass protest, crime stats are rising again.
Rumors are circulating that imprisoned Syrian-Palestinian software engineer Bassel Khartabil, also known as Bassel Safadi, has been secretly sentenced to death by the Syrian government.
"...the law that made hijab mandatory in Iran is in part due to your own writings. You are responsible and now that you are in power you must be accountable."
12 November 2015
"This is the echo of the system that has been working for more than 20 years during recruitment periods in Tajikistan."
"...if the Burundian population remains poor, with all of the problems that come with a large population and a small territory, the country will always have violent cycles."