Stories about Weblog from April, 2018
In Spain, "it's not uncommon to hear phrases like 'I'm not racist, but,' as if that preamble were to invalidate the racist remark that usually follows."
"We are all humans. We are all the same. When are you going to realize you’re on the wrong side of history?"
"We channel the voices of feminists, pluralists and progressives, or just those who are not afraid to be different, regardless of their genders, colors, or sexual preferences."
During the week of April 9-15, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 211 countries. Number 95 on the list? Azerbaijan. And number 154? Niger.
Only weeks after FrontPage Africa reported on the LEITI scandal, the newspaper was slammed with a crippling libel civil lawsuit. Press freedom activists believe FrontPage Africa has been targeted.
"Now to the assignment at hand, would Hillel have asked on an assignment about World War 2 to come up with ways for Nazi Germany to annihilate the Jewish people?"
"If Banton[...]retracted his hideous views on homosexuality and sought to amend the damage he has done to men and women across the Caribbean, he would be worthy of a platform."
The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
In Tanzania, where media historically holds strong ties to government interests, blogging opened up possibilities for individuals to establish private news outlets that proved immensely powerful.
"We wish to encourage each other to participate in this collective movement to assert our right to navigate public spaces on our own terms."
"...it seems incredible that, at this point, our testimony is still put into question."
"Uganda wants to profit where it did not invest. Social media owners gave it out for free and you wanna tax it?"
Brazilian scholar Flávia Rios reflects on achievements and challenges in the struggle for racial and gender equality.
RootIO provides an open-source toolkit for communities to create their own micro-radio stations using easy-to-find materials.
"A country, a government, a supervision department. They are all scared of a joke-sharing application."
"Religion must not trump reason when it comes to basic human rights."
By Attempting to Curb Disinformation on Slain Politician Marielle Franco, a Brazilian Judge Hands Facebook Censorship Powers
The order could set a dangerous precedent for freedom of speech online in the country.
During the week of April 2-8, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 209 countries. Number 53 on the list? Thailand. And number 182? São Tomé & Príncipe.
“I will continue the struggle and if I must sit in jail, others on the outside will fight on for me and they will never stop.”
How Nationalism Played a Role in Preserving Orthodox Christian Cultural Heritage During the Soviet Union Era
Some of the artistic legacies of Orthodox Christian religion were used to promote patriotic pride during the Soviet Union era.