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· October, 2014

Stories about Human Rights from October, 2014

17 October 2014

Outrage Over Transgender Woman's Suspected Murder by US Marine in the Philippines

The case has led some in the Philippines to call for the military agreements between their country and the United States to be scrapped.

16 October 2014

It's Blog Action Day: Let's Talk About Inequality

Global Voices is an official partner for the event, which tackles the issue of inequality this year.

Will Ayotzinapa Case Become Mexico's Political Firestorm or Will It Be Forgotten?

If a mass grave turns out to contain Ayotzinapa's missing students, the tension now in the air might be enough to cause a large-scale political firestorm.

An Indian Photoblogger's Lone Fight Against Plagiarism

15 October 2014

Journal from an Ethiopian Prison: The Maekelawi Ceremony

Advox

"We could not carry on surviving the hell of Maekelawi. We ended up telling our interrogators what they wanted to hear."

As The Kremlin's Media Crackdown Continues, Blogs Might Be The Final Casualty

RuNet EchoAdvox

With independent online media closing down or moving abroad, Russian bloggers may now be facing even greater pressure from the Kremlin, as their freedom has shrunk dramatically.

Journal from an Ethiopian Prison: Testimony of Befeqadu Hailu

Advox

Original testimony from Befeqadu Hailu, one of four Global Voices members currently jailed in Ethiopia.

Six Hong Kong Police Officers Kick and Punch a Handcuffed Protester in a Dark Corner

14 October 2014

Protesting Students and Teachers in Myanmar Reject Law They Claim Will Strengthen Junta-Era Schooling System

Students, teachers, and over 200 civil society organisations have joined forces against the proposed National Education Bill of Myanmar.

Macedonian Civic Sector Starts Fundraising to Aid Independent Fokus Magazine

10 October 2014

Remembering Mahsa Shekarloo, Iran's Internet Pioneer and Women’s Rights Activist

The Bridge

Mahsa Shekarloo, Iranian women’s rights activist and founder of the online feminist journal Bad Jens, died Friday September 5, 2014, surrounded by family. We celebrate her life in this post.

Mexicans Demand Safe Return of Students “Taken Alive”

Protests against the disappearance of Ayotzinapa students sweep Mexico City and elsewhere, following the discovery of mass graves.

9 October 2014

Bahrain Joins US Air Strikes, but Still Tortures Americans and Silences ISIS Critics

Bahrain, along with four other Arab countries, has joined the coalition against the militant group ISIS, as it silences its own critics.

8 October 2014

Lebanon’s Palestinian Refugees Step into the Limelight With ‘Humans of Al Rashidiya’

A New Humans of New York-type project hopes to dispel stereotypes plaguing Lebanon’s Palestinian society. Many think their camps are security time bombs, while others haven’t even heard of them.

7 October 2014

UK Court Revokes Immunity of Bahraini Prince Accused of Torture

Bahrain's Prince Nasser Bin Hamad AlKhalifa, who often travels to Europe for equestrian competitions, was the target of a recent Twitter campaign #torturePrince.

Macedonian Appellate Court Confirms Defamation Verdict for Independent Magazine

Freedom of media suffered another blow in Macedonia when the appellate court confirmed that Fokus magazine must pay almost 9,000 euros to a high government official in a defamation suit.

Iranians protest in solidarity with Kobane

With Ayotzinapa Attack, Have Violence and Corruption Reached a Tipping Point in Mexico?

Authorities have discovered a mass grave, and some believe the bodies were those of student teachers missing since their bus was attacked by Mexican police and members of organized crime.

6 October 2014

In Latin America, Discrimination Pits Neighbour Against Neighbour

For some, there is always a reason to discriminate, whether because of socioeconomic level, race, background, or housing accommodation. Here are some examples of the current situation in Latin America.

US President Obama Honors Global Voices Author for Her Human Rights Work in Cambodia

Sopheap Chak is executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights. Obama praised her campaign for justice in Cambodia in light of the country's worrying human rights situation.

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