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16 March 2015

Stories from 16 March 2015

The Butterfly Effects of Panamanian Social Media

Venezuelan immigrant Rita García answered a lawmaker's reactionary speech with a controversial tirade against Panamanians, comparing them to "monkeys" and saying they're incapable of respecting foreign cultures.

Government Takedown Requests from Russia Double, Facebook Reports

RuNet EchoAdvox

Facebook restricted access to 55 pieces of content in Russia since July 2014, based on requests from Russian authorities, compared to 29 fulfilled during the first half of 2014.

Israeli Bloggers Ask: Why is Gaza Not an Issue in the Upcoming Israeli Elections?

Bloggers at Israeli-Palestinian online magazine +972 are wondering why Gaza is not on the agenda of any of the major political parties as Israel gears up for general elections on...

Vietnamese Photojournalist Continues Hunger Strike After Four Years Behind Bars

Advox

In addition to the lengthy prison sentence and subsequent house arrest, Minh Man has faced increasingly unfair and discriminatory treatment in detention.

How Nigerian Bloggers, Writers, Activists Wrote a Book in Five Days

A group of Nigerian writers met in December 2014 to write a book in five days. Global Voices talks to Barbara Ruehling, who facilitated the process.

Open Letter Asks UN Human Rights Council to Probe Abuses in Vietnam

Human Rights Watch Website Temporarily Blocked at Egypt the Future Conference

Advox

A block on Human Rights Watch website was lifted at an economic conference in Egypt after a journalist raised the alarm on Twitter.

Five Young Feminists Still Missing in China

Advox

The Chinese feminists arrested on the eve of International Women's Day have yet to resurface, sparking massive online campaigns for their release.

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