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1 November 2013

Stories from 1 November 2013

Egypt: Virginity Soap?

Proposed Law in Pakistan Would Pave Way for Human Rights Violations

A proposed law in Pakistan meant to give more teeth to anti-terrorism legislation would allow law enforcement to perform searches without a warrant and take away right to bail.

“Driving is Dangerous for Saudi Women”

UAE Police Reward Drivers for Good Driving

Saudi Arabia Arrests Writer for Supporting Women Drivers

Six days ago a Saudi writer was arrested for lending his support to the right of women in his country to drive cars. Now, netizens call for his release.

Former Bosnian Refugee Running for US Congress

Russian Internet Surveillance: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

RuNet Echo

In the latest news from Russia's slow but inexorable march to tighter control over the Internet, the Russian security apparatus is expanding its surveillance requirements for Russian ISPs.

Watch Movies for Free in The Dialog of Cultures Film Festival

Social Media Guidelines for Election Campaigning In India

Unchecked Violence Continues in Michoacán, Mexico

Violence and impunity continue in the state of Michoacán while every day more people are talking about a 'Failed State.'

Facepalm Politics in the Russian Parliament

RuNet Echo

Tension is mounting in Russia's managed party system. What will one pseudo-opposition group, A Just Russia, do to maintain its grip on power?

Hong Kong: Facebook Privacy, Anonymous Sources, Political Censorship

A newspaper asked their reporters to hand over a Facebook account, which they had used to connect with sources of information on sensitive topics, before resigning.

Life in Kyrgyz Prisons Through Camera Eyes

Workers Launch General Strike in Indonesia

More than a million workers reportedly joined Indonesia's two-day general strike. Workers are demanding an increase in salaries, the implementation of universal health care and protection of domestic workers

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