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8 October 2013

Stories from 8 October 2013

#IranJeans: Yes We Do Wear Jeans, Mr. Netanyahu

The joke's on the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu for saying that Iranians are not free to wear jeans.

Saudi Women Driving – “A Western Demand”

Honduras Creates Military Police to Fight Crime

The strategy has raised concerns among human rights defenders and citizens who see the new military force as a setback.

Saudi Authorities Block Women Driving Websites

Saudi Arabia not only prohibits women from driving, it also blocks websites which call for them to drive.

Syria: The Girls of Al-Tall Weave Ribbons and Freedom

Their story is that of the greater Syrian tragedy - a nonviolent group with little funding and external support that defied both the regime, and its radical counterparts through civil...

Jump off the Bridge! The Tajik President's Motorcade is Coming

A recent incident in the capital of Tajikistan has revealed how much the country's netizens hate presidential motorcades.

Landmark Ruling in Discrimination Case Puts the Caribbean First

The Caribbean Court of Justice's decision in a controversial discrimination case sends the signal that regional citizens have the right to freedom of movement across CARICOM states, without suffering harassment.

Brazil's Cyberculture Has a New Book

Trinidad & Tobago: Getting the Facts on Property Tax

“And Draw Until I Die,” Eight Questions for the Illustrator Lorraine Rodriguez

"Once you discover what you like, what brings you satisfaction, what you know how to do, what you're passionate about more than anything else, then there's no turning back."

Argentina's President to Undergo Surgery