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· November, 2014

Stories about Human Rights from November, 2014

28 November 2014

Ukrainian Twitter Account Chronicles Euromaidan Protests Day by Day

RuNet Echo

A new Twitter account, Maidan Day by Day, allows social media users in Ukraine and beyond to relive the history of Euromaidan protests as they happened.

Mexico's Missing Ayotzinapa Students Are More Than Just a Number

Actors and illustrators are dedicating work to the missing student teachers in an effort to humanize them beyond the oft-cited number 43.

26 November 2014

Authorities Take Healthy Milk Activist to Court in Serbia

Global Voices Advocacy

Serbian authorities have increasingly been calling online activists in for questioning. Now activist Marko Živković is being called into court for publicly complaining about milk regulations 20 months ago.

Iranian Facebook User Sentenced to Death

In Cricket-Crazy India, Basketball Is Quietly Empowering Girls’ Lives

Meet the girls of Gangyap, who are national level champions in basketball, a sport that was foreign in their remote mountainous village until recently.

25 November 2014

16 Days to Campaign Against Gender Violence

During the campaign we will publish stories, debates and conversations from social media around the world.

The Ferguson Protests are Actually About Russia (According to the RuNet)

RuNet Echo

The controversial grand jury decision in the Ferguson case generated much discussion on social media in the US. Turns out, the RuNet users had opinions as well.

Bahrain's Justice Minister Picks Fight With Newspaper Editor on Twitter

"Calm down, your excellency, an open mind makes more room for justice," Mansoor Al-Jamri tweeted at the minister of justice, who had criticized Al-Jamri's column about Bahrain's elections.

24 November 2014

Victims Reveal Culture of Rape and Silence at Brazil's Top University

Two female students accuse University of São Paulo's medical college of pressuring them to not report the incidents to protect the school's reputation.

22 November 2014

Hossein Derakhshan Released from Prison

Opposition Representatives Propose “Freedom from Fear” Law in Serbia

Nineteen representatives of the Serbian National Assembly filed a proposal for a new law that would guarantee Serbian citizens freedom from fear. While freedom from fear is allegedly a right...

Over 2000 Macedonian Students Celebrated International Student Day in Protest

Over 2000 students went into the streets of Macedonian capital Skopje on November 17 to march against the decision of the government to impose external testing in the country's universities.

Dream Trip Around the World Becomes a Nightmare for an American Tourist in East Timor

American Stacey Addison is detained in a prison in East Timor, located between Indonesia and Australia. The tourist was arrested after sharing a taxi with a passenger carrying drugs.

21 November 2014

One Year Later: Ukrainians Remember Euromaidan Online

RuNet Echo

On November 21, the official start of Euromaidan a year ago, Ukrainians flocked to social media to remember and reflect on the protests and their aftermath.

University Teacher Unpopular with Islamist Hardliners Is Killed in Bangladesh

Global Voices Advocacy

Professor Shafiul Islam, a professor of sociology in Rajshahi University was attacked with a machete by unknown assailants outside his home in Rajshahi city on November 15. He died from his...

Burkina Faso Is Taking Steps Toward Democracy (and Africans Are Taking Note)

Since the ousting of President Blaise Compaoré, who held power for 27 years, ex-diplomat Michel Kafando was chosen by consensus to lead the transitional period until the next elections.

20 November 2014

Mexico ‘Adrift'!

How Many Animals Will Die in This Year’s Gadhimai Festival in Nepal?

Nepal's Gadhimai festival will welcome hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and about half a million of animals, whose gruesome fate increasingly concerns local and international rights activists.

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