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· November, 2019

Stories about Technology from November, 2019

Exclusion in access to public information for marginalized groups in India

Subhashish Panigrahi highlights the challenges and opportunities relating to access to public information for marginalized groups in India.

Inside Kashmir's internet blockade: Video report with Kashmiri students affected by the crisis

48,000 High school students in Kashmir appear for public examination amidst complete internet blockage in the region.

In Ethiopia’s disinformation epidemic, the crumbling ruling coalition is the elephant in the room

As acts of communal violence that took place in Oromia in October subsided, a new battle began online over interpretations of the violence — and who was to blame.

Soaring onion prices create panic in Bangladesh

The onion crisis is escalating in Bangladesh with delays from traditional import partners and prices increasing six-fold. The government is air-lifting onions to meet the demand.

Teenage girls want to help victims of domestic violence in Albania with new app

The app connects survivors of domestic violence to important resources, including shelters, police, and support groups.

US withdrawal from Syria tests Russian soldiers’ social media use

New footage from Syria shows that despite new information security measures, the Russian military is willing to weaponise its soldiers' social media posts when it is timely to do so.

Hong Kong activists denounce court ban on ‘violent’ content as a threat to internet freedom

Internet Society Hong Kong will file a judicial review against an interim injunction prohibiting anyone from posting, re-posting and aiding the dissemination of information that promotes violence.

Putin announces plan to ‘replace’ Wikipedia

The publishing house behind the Great Russian Encyclopedia has allocated two billion rubles (over $30 million) aimed at developing a “domestic equivalent” to Wikipedia by the end of 2022.

Netizen Report: Domestic worker abuses in the Gulf expose tech companies’ failures to protect human rights

Tech companies grapple with abuses against domestic workers, Iraqis face another internet shutdown, and Russia gets ready for a 'sovereign internet.'

Behold Russia's new ‘sovereign internet’

The "sovereign internet" bill is about bringing the "critical infrastructure" of the RuNet under the state's oversight. That could mean a more effective implementation of Moscow's laws regulating expression online.

The right to privacy in Sudan: A call to enact a data protection act

In the absence of an effective data protection law, personal data will remain at risk of misuse and abuse not only by the government but also the private sector. 

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