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19 February 2017
Almost 2,000 fled their villages after recent skirmishes between the Kachin Independence Army and the Myanmar army
Despite no clear link to actual suicides in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, authorities are dreaming up restrictions.
Thousands Joined ‘Walk for Life’ to Protest Extrajudicial Killings and Revival of Death Penalty in the Philippines
"If the response to violence is also violence, we double the violence. We should match it with non-violence."
17 February 2017
On social media, hundreds of "No" Facebook pages have popped up, with humour deployed in the face of strident state propaganda.
The ex-wife of Belgrade's mayor gave a bombshell interview this week, making waves across Serbia, implicating her former husband in a political firestorm.
"You speculate that the government may sue the publisher, and so decide to censor the work. The whole incident goes against my principles."
15 February 2017
In the wake of protests following Mexico's hike in gas prices, social media has become a battlefield over the propagation of false stories.
As allegations of social media manipulation surfaced, seven Kenyan Doctor’s Union officials were jailed for failing to call off an ongoing strike.
14 February 2017
By refusing to pardon or highlight the accomplishments of Marcus Garvey during his tenure, President Obama missed the opportunity for "honest discussion about race and the erasure of black heroes."
13 February 2017
The Egyptian government is looking to women preachers as part of its campaign to reform religious discourse, but many are unhappy with the move.
"The extension of the time limit to indefinite is a way to privatize services, rights and functions, which society guarantees to its citizens and therefore they are not for sale!"
11 February 2017
"I think what we have done to Latin America has been terrible to the utmost extreme, but it can come to an end. The alternative exists," says journalist Johann Hari.
Alarm about another crackdown on Russian media spread quickly—and briefly—yesterday, when news broke that the state media censor had warned radio station Ekho Moskvy that it could be shut down.
10 February 2017
"Government presence on a press panel and licensing of journalists are never part of a free press."
8 February 2017
"The crisis is so big, hunger is so bad, illness is so bad that people die like chickens."
7 February 2017
"As per our usual culture. Let's victim-blame, right? She should've chose[n] better? How about he should've been brought up better?"