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3 February 2015

Stories from 3 February 2015

West Papuans Clamor for Justice After Indonesian Police Kill Young Protesters

"The shootings are emblematic of the routine human rights abuses that security forces carry out with impunity in Papua."

The Macedonian Government Clamps Down on Filming Protests With Drones

Advox

Drone-made videos and photos were instrumental in demonstrating the size of a recent massive student protest, which has been called the largest student protest in Macedonia since independence.

Horrified by ISIS Execution Video, Jordanians Remember Fallen Pilot With Pride

The brutal nature of the highly-produced execution video was shocking to many, but some refused to let ISIS propaganda cast a shadow on the fallen hero's memory.

The World Mourns Brave Japanese Journalist Kenji Goto, Beheaded by ISIS

The world refuses to remember Kenji Goto for what ISIS had done to him. Instead, many celebrate him for his bravery and compassion for those in conflict zones.

In Defiance of Ebola Rumors, Support for The National Team at 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Spreads to Guinean Social Networks

Questions About Australian Media Freedom After Egypt Releases Peter Greste

Protecting Native American Sacred Sites

100 Instagram Photos That Will Make You Fall in Love With Nigeria

Citizen Video Exposes Alleged Child Abuse in Peru

A Facebook user films an episode of alleged child abuse on a public street in Peru's capital, posts it online, and generates a wave of outrage.

Thailand’s Digital Economy Bills Could Worsen Media Repression

Advox

Some civil society organizations are calling the draft digital economy bills “national security bills in disguise” because of their repressive provisions.

A Bold New Prime Minister Sends Ripples Through Greece's Old Political Order

Will a bold new prime minister bring change to Greece's previously stagnant political waters? Greek netizens are abuzz with what looks like the eve of a new era.

Philippines Admits Homeless Families Were Taken to a Posh Resort During Pope Francis Visit

But the government insisted that the 'family camp' for homeless families merely coincided with the papal visit.

WeChat Won't Show Chinese Users BMW Ads If It Thinks They're Poor

A newly launched ad service within friend circles show some users BMW ads, while others see Coca-Cola ads, leading angry netizens to accuse the messaging app of discrimination.