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25 May 2016
23 May 2016
Soldiers' Mothers of Saint Petersburg, a non-profit providing legal aid and advice to army draftees in Russia, has launched a mobile app to help draftees protect their rights.
20 May 2016
Novaya Gazeta has suspended its deputy chief editor, following revelations that he instructed reporters to blackmail suspects in a recent investigation.
"We can't clean out the weeds by pulling them out one by one. School bullying, teenage violence, all these uncivilized behaviors are rooted in society and family."
19 May 2016
Social media is back on in Uganda, but off in Iraq; a new tool helps Russians make friends (and target victims); and @Verdade reveals that Mozambique is conducting mass surveillance.
17 May 2016
Beijing Police Really Want You to Know a Man Who Died in Custody Was Accused of Soliciting a Prostitute
As if that really matters. The troubling case has left some netizens believing that police are trying to cover up a young environmentalist's death after he was arrested.
12 May 2016
Where are the 43 Ayotzinapa students? That is the question which remains unanswered 19 months after the group of young teaching students were detained by local police officers in Mexico.
11 May 2016
10 May 2016
A court in Tver region, Russia, has sentenced Internet user Andrey Bubeyev to two years and three months in prison on extremism charges for reposts on social network VKontakte.
7 May 2016
6 May 2016
Netizens weren't happy with one blogger's take, which seemed to brush aside concerns that there was something more sinister behind the last-minute replacement of the country's representative gymnast.
3 May 2016
Trinidad and Tobago Has Qualified for Gymnastics in the Olympics, So Why Aren't People Happier About It?
Hashtags. Online petitions. Lawyer's letters. None of these could save gymnast Thema Williams' dream to compete in the 2016 Olympics, but Trinidad and Tobago will still be represented in Rio.
Trinidad and Tobago Is Sending a Gymnast to the Olympics For The First Time, But It's Not Who You Think
Today's announcement by the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee was the final nail in the coffin of gymnast Thema Williams' Olympic dream.
2 May 2016
‘I Was Forced to Drink My Own Urine’: ‘Freedom’ For Netizens After 647 Days Locked Up, But Not For All
Ethiopia's Federal High Court acquits two men who spent more than 600 days incarcerated on terrorism charges that critics allege were politically motivated. A third man was not so lucky.
29 April 2016
27 April 2016
"The case involves a serious violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms and raises grave concerns about the rule of law under the ‘one country, two systems’ principle..."
"In a country with a serious democratic deficit and in which public officials are responsible for attacks on journalists and dissidents, these measures could be used to pursue uncomfortable opinions."
26 April 2016
The Russian Prosecutor General claims that Ukrainian nationalist group "Right Sector" used the Russian social network VKontakte to organize "mass riots and unsanctioned public events."