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23 July 2016
The Anti-KFC Protests Spell Trouble for Chinese Authorities Trying to Confine Nationalism to the Internet
"Online patriotism and offline patriotism are different...However, the line does not exist among the patriotic masses; they would just do what they think is right."
22 July 2016
The truck-driver and cargo-transporter unions in Colombia have been on strike since the first week of June 2016, delivering a significant blow to the national economy.
"Under the plan for reform, Yameen is making criticism a crime..."
"Many work without rest, without wages for their master's benefit. They do not have the right to education, to freedom of movement, to travel or marry, without their owner's consent."
21 July 2016
In this edition, we report on #ShutdownZim protests that sparked Zimbabwe to block WhatsApp, the full-on Internet shutdown in Kashmir and ongoing social media censorship in Brazil, Ethiopia and Turkey.
17 July 2016
"Puerto Rico is fighting, lets strengthen the love between us and the space we inhabit by promoting respect, solidarity, tolerance, union, communication, and community cooperation."
" Now try to imagine how this generation will organize parliamentary elections?"
"Blow your whistle to demand transparency, blow your whistle to demand for fish lives, blow your whistle to stop Formosa."
15 July 2016
"Any half sane person would leave this country by 2020," one citizen commented when considering the economic time bomb of mounting debt that will have to be repaid.
13 July 2016
12 July 2016
Political prisoners in Iran are routinely singled out for harsh treatment, which often includes denial of medical care.
11 July 2016
The hashtag #NoMaBaTha was launched on Facebook to support an embattled city minister for speaking out against a Buddhist nationalist group in Myanmar.
This is the first time Zimbabwe has staged a "shutdown" over government dysfunction by organizing on social media. But protests could trigger new forms of censorship.
"The mighty Indian state might have killed him but they haven't won. A 21 year old in his death has shaken you."
10 July 2016
9 July 2016
The Russian government blocked four websites on July 8 that published calls to boycott parliamentary elections this September, along with broader plans for protests to disrupt the voting.
‘Visions From The Inside’ Illustrates the Struggles and Resilience of Migrants Caught in US Detention Centers
Fourteen artists created illustrations based on the testimonies of migrants detained in for-profit detention facilities in the US.
6 July 2016
With the federal fiscal control board imposed by the recent signing of PROMESA into law, Puerto Ricans have taken to the streets and social media to protest.
5 July 2016
"I have traveled on behalf of the State Department. [...] I am still one of the many Muslims in this country who have been detained, profiled, and surveilled."