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· August, 2015

Stories about Protest from August, 2015

17 August 2015

Russian Censors Falsify Evidence Against Newspaper to Uphold Ban on Political Coverage

RuNet EchoAdvox

Last weekend, in an appeals case by one newspaper against the government, state censors finally revealed specifically why they banned several news stories last year about a protest in Siberia.

14 August 2015

Gaza's ‘Colorful Neighborhood’ Brings Hope and Healing in Palestine

Gaza's Al Zaytoun is called "the colorful neighborhood" for its brightly painted streets and decorated walls, an urban renewal effort following 2014's Israel-Gaza war.

13 August 2015

Bangladesh Police Chief Tells Bloggers, ‘Don't Cross the Line’

Advox

"Those who illogically write against religion in blogs are also extremists," said a high police official.

11 August 2015

Death of Pinochet's Secret Police Chief Uncovers Chile's Unhealed Wounds

Reactions after the death, in Chile, of the second most feared man of Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship show a country still struggling to make peace with its past.

10 August 2015

Protests as Malaysia Suspends Two Newspapers Following a Corruption Expose

Advox

"We must never forget abuses of power today. You can suspend The Edge but you can't suspend truth!"

9 August 2015

Maldivians March to Mark Anniversary of Local Journalist's Disappearance

Advox

"To demand action and accountability from the state, Rilwan’s well-wishers started the #FindMoyameehaa campaign – the first of its kind in the Maldives."

8 August 2015

Russia's Democratic Coalition Is On The Ropes

RuNet Echo

The Democratic Coalition has recently been barred from various regional elections this September, as its grand ambitions have collided full force with the harsh reality of politics in Putin's Russia.

After 515 Days, Discovered Debris Raises More Questions For Flight 370 Families in China

Contradictions in investigations rekindled frustration among the families of passengers on the missing plane.

6 August 2015

Can Talking About Trash Drive Political Change in Lebanon?

The Bridge

A political movement is coalescing around Lebanese citizens' indignation at their government's cavalier attitude towards garbage disposal.

5 August 2015

10 Months On, Families March Across Mexico in Search of Missing Ayotzinapa Students

The parents say for the last 10 months they have lived through hell, but thanks to the support of many Mexicans, they have the strength to demand justice.

3 August 2015

Taiwan’s Anti-Curriculum Change Campaign Intensifies Following Student Activist's Death

"Today is Guan-Hua Lin’s birthday, July 30. He had only one hope...that we Taiwanese can receive an education based on a Taiwanese perspective. "

2 August 2015

Russia's Mustachioed Corruption

RuNet Echo

A day after Putin's press secretary wed, Russia’s most famous anti-corruption activist has published evidence that Dmitry Peskov wears a wristwatch worth at least $620,000.

Indians Blast Facebook Over Broken Community Standards

Advox

"What the **** are community standards if they cannot take down a page purely abusive in nature, harassing a woman using her photos and other personal details?"

1 August 2015

Malaysia’s #AtTheEdge Campaign Challenges Media Censorship

"At a time when there are more questions than answers available regarding the financial scandal, the Ministry’s action appears to be a self-serving draconian attempt at shutting up inquisitive Malaysians."

Will the Victims of Pinochet's Tyranny Finally Get Justice?

"I think this pact of silence breaking apart after so many years is a milestone for our country. It's a before and after in the struggle for human rights."

Hong Kong Stages ‘Breast Walk’ to Protest Police and Judicial Absurdity

Can a protester really assault a policeman with her breasts?