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15 October 2014

Stories from 15 October 2014

Journal from an Ethiopian Prison: The Maekelawi Ceremony

"We could not carry on surviving the hell of Maekelawi. We ended up telling our interrogators what they wanted to hear."

Facebook's Zuckerberg Promotes Greater Internet Access in Indonesia

Indonesia has one of the biggest and most active social media communities in the world -- and Mark Zuckerberg wants to get in on the action.

Powerful Typhoon Vongfong Kills 2, Injures More Than 70 in Japan

About two million people were evacuated, and damage, while limited, was still significant in isolated and rural prefectures such as Okinawa.

As The Kremlin's Media Crackdown Continues, Blogs Might Be The Final Casualty

With independent online media closing down or moving abroad, Russian bloggers may now be facing even greater pressure from the Kremlin, as their freedom has shrunk dramatically.

Bolivian Voters Give President Evo Morales a Landslide Third-Term Win

According to unofficial election results in Bolivia, Evo Morales obtained 60 percent of the votes and has been reelected as president of Bolivia until the year 2020.

Journal from an Ethiopian Prison: Testimony of Befeqadu Hailu

Original testimony from Befeqadu Hailu, one of four Global Voices members currently jailed in Ethiopia.

Six Hong Kong Police Officers Kick and Punch a Handcuffed Protester in a Dark Corner

Beijing Claims Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protests Are a US-Backed Color Revolution

Never mind that the very thing protesters are fighting for -- the right to nominate candidates -- is a feature of local elections in mainland China.

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