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· February, 2017

Stories about Protest from February, 2017

28 February 2017

The Face of Resistance: Are You Listening? Podcast

In this episode, we take you to India, Japan, Australia, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago to introduce you to the Face of Resistance in a globalized world.

Indian Student Activist Faces Death Threats After Standing Up to Right Wing

Advox

Threats of violence, gang rape, and physical attacks are making news in India, after a 20-year-old student activist from New Delhi's Lady Shri Ram college launched the #StudentsAgainstABVP protest.

27 February 2017

Daughter of Slain Russian Opposition Leader Writes Him a Letter Two Years Later

RuNet Echo

On the second anniversary of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov's assassination, Zhanna Nemtsova published a letter to her late father on Facebook.

What Does Trump's Presidency Mean for Brazilians? It's Complicated.

"I know about half a dozen people here, who have truly forgotten that one day they arrived here and lived here illegally."

26 February 2017

St. Petersburg Stands up for St. Isaac's Cathedral

RuNet Echo

Despite a variation of the blood libel against protest organizers and pressure from authorities to stand down, St. Petersburg activists continue to stand up for St. Isaac's Cathedral.

25 February 2017

US Activists, on Overdrive to Respond to Trump’s Immigration Plans, Are Making New Alliances

“Even before I shower, my mailbox is almost full. And soon as I wake up my phone starts ringing,” says Detroit organizer Adonis Flores.

Police in Hong Kong Want It to Be Illegal to Insult Them

A crowd of more than 30,000 people gathered in Hong Kong this week to protest a prison sentence handed down to seven police officers convicted of assaulting a protester.

23 February 2017

Why Are Puerto Ricans Sharing Their Student Numbers on Social Media?

Higher education in Puerto Rico finds itself in crisis following major budget cutbacks and a wave of resignations at the University of Puerto Rico.

21 February 2017

In Georgia, Concern Mounts as Tussle over Key Broadcaster Reaches Endgame

"#Media is a natural ally of society. It can show flaws! Never make mistakes already made by your opponents. Support #Rustavi2"

Hong Kong Police and Pro-Beijing Groups Protest After Court Convicts Officers of Assaulting Activist

"Police misconduct is not frightening as these are single cases. What's frightening is police wrongdoing can be justified by politics."

19 February 2017

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."

16 February 2017

Netizen Report: In Kenya and Mexico, Citizens Suspect State Manipulation on Twitter

Advox

As social manipulation abounds on Twitter, Venezuela blocks more news websites, and Facebook heads to France to fight fake news.

15 February 2017

Battle of the Hashtags: Mapping the Online Conversation Surrounding Mexico's Gas Prices

Advox

In the wake of protests following Mexico's hike in gas prices, social media has become a battlefield over the propagation of false stories.

Her Syrian Resistance: Into the Deep Podcast

When we want to truly understand what’s going on in Syria, we, at Global Voices, always turn to Marcell Shehwaro.

Kenyan Government Allegedly Pays Social Media Influencers to Promote “GreedyDoctors” Hashtag

Advox

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

Should Brazil Boycott Traditional Carnival Songs With Sexist and Racist Overtones?

"Leaving this song out doesn't make the party less fun and we manage to have a gathering where everyone can really enjoy themselves."

10 February 2017

Thai Media Groups Say Proposed Law Could Bring Total Government Control of the Press

"Government presence on a press panel and licensing of journalists are never part of a free press."

8 February 2017

Argentina Confronts the Scourge of Women’s Nipples

A police crackdown on three topless women at a beach has sparked a national debate about the gender inequality of the country's recreational dresscode.

Protesters Say Jordanian Law Encourages ‘Honour Killings’ and Must Be Changed

"There are women that are being killed without doing anything wrong, and people are using this law to justify the killing these women."

6 February 2017

As Burundi's Political Crisis Simmers, Critics Are Silenced

Advox

Many reporters and activists have fled the country, and some are even missing.

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