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6 October 2014

Stories from 6 October 2014

In Latin America, Discrimination Pits Neighbour Against Neighbour

For some, there is always a reason to discriminate, whether because of socioeconomic level, race, background, or housing accommodation. Here are some examples of the current situation in Latin America.

Why Singapore Artists Rejected the Government's Self-Censorship Scheme

Singapore’s decision to ban a political documentary has renewed the debate over the country's policies that undermine the freedom of artists.

The Invisible Violence of Cyber War in Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

Advox

Nearly all major pro-democracy organizing platforms and media sites have been knocked offline over the past ten days. And mainstream media hasn't said a word about it.

Video Portrays Tender Friendship Between a Brazilian Man and a Hummingbird

With a video of only two minutes that he has made to introduce his newest friend, a hummingbird chick, João Silvestrini is conquering hearts and fans across Brazil.

The Struggling Free Press in Myanmar

US President Obama Honors Global Voices Author for Her Human Rights Work in Cambodia

Sopheap Chak is executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights. Obama praised her campaign for justice in Cambodia in light of the country's worrying human rights situation.

#FreeSaeed: An Iranian Web Developer's Sixth Year in Prison

Advox

Saeed Malekpour was originally sentenced to death as a "corrupter of the earth" for his open source software that others used to download pornographic images.

As Polls Close, Brazil's Once Promising ‘Alternative’ Candidate Shut Out of Run-Off

Marina Silva once ranked second place in opinion polls, but lost the race. Some attribute her fall to a political platform full of contradictions.

Burqa Banished Behind Glass in Australian Parliament

The decision to relegate people wearing a burqa or other facial covering behind glass in Australia's parliament has stirred controversy.

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