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· April, 2018

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from April, 2018

Telcos must disclose more data about internet shutdowns, say civil society groups

New research shows that the world's largest telecommunications companies disclose little to no information about their network shutdown policies and practices.

The chilling effect of officials discussing Telegram's imminent ban in Iran

Some officials say Telegram is set to be blocked at the end of April. Although the app remains technically unfiltered at the moment, usage among Iranians is down.

What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?

During the week of April 16-22, 2018, the most popular story on our Indonesian language site was about Taiwan. And on our Polish language site? A story about Mexico.

China Central Television backs Russian version of the Syrian crisis, saying chemical attacks were staged

Russia claims the Syrian chemical attacks were staged; China's state media echoes that narrative, but not everyone is buying into it.

Jordan's poorer areas can go weeks without water, while the wealthier have a 24/7 supply

"We would get water two times a week, sometimes in the summer that is barely enough to get us through the week..."

Syria and the anti-imperialism of idiots

"This anti-war left exhibits deeply authoritarian tendencies, that place states at the centre of political analysis. . . . "

What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?

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.

Forced Onto Live TV With Her Employer, a Migrant Domestic Worker in Lebanon Recants Claims of Abuse

One group for migrant domestic workers demanded after the episode that Lensa be removed from her employer’s house "to a place where she is no longer in fear of retribution."

‘Great March’ for Palestinian Refugees’ Right of Return Endures Bloody Crackdown

"Almost eleven years of siege on #Gaza, and they are still protesting in the thousands the right to return, the right to live in dignity and freedom."

What Were Global Voices’ Readers up to Last Week?

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.

What Were Global Voices’ Readers up to Last Week?

During the week of March 26-April 1, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 215 countries. Number 68 on the list? El Salvador. And number 20? Tanzania.

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