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11 April 2015

Stories from 11 April 2015

Boy’s T-Shirt Pokes Fun at Ecuadorian President

Mexican Beauty Pageant Contestant’s Baffling ‘Chimpanzee’ Answer

Fifteen Years After Shootings, No Justice for Gambian Students

Fifteen years after security officers killed over a dozen students, a journalist and red cross volunteer, Gambians are still asking for justice.

Malaysia’s New Law Targets Online Sedition

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"This latest curtailment of freedom of expression further restricts public discourse and will create a void in Malaysian social media and a deafening silence in news forums."

Bloggers Get Bad Rap in Trinidad & Tobago as Paid Political Trolls Do Online Damage

As political groups allegedly pay internet trolls to spew racial slurs and cyber-bully, netizens express their disgust over the depths to which politics in Trinidad and Tobago have plunged.

Pakistani University Students Protest Against State Censorship Over Balochistan

Pakistan's intelligence services and their social media supporters equate academic debate on Balochistan with treachery. The student body of the university they muffled has struck back.

This Young Yemeni American Is on a Quest to Bring Coffee From the ‘Land of Mocha’ to the World

Hail to the Yemeni coffee bean, rebels and airstrikes be damned.

Not Everyone Criticizing the Protests in Brazil Defends the Brazilian Government

While those from the right and left squabbled online, a third group of leftist Brazilians criticized the protests as well as Brazil's current left-wing government.

Did a Facebook Post Speed up the Rescue of Tajik Citizens from Yemen?

"And who will rescue us? We live in Yemen, work as doctors, there are more than 300 of us, 400 if to count children too."

Are Zuckerberg and Internet.org Genuinely Good for Panama?

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