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20 April 2015

Stories from 20 April 2015

How Blogging is Held Hostage by Ethiopian Politics

Advox

"Why is there just a single—and poorly functioning—Internet service provider for Ethiopia’s 90 million people? We know better than to ask this of public officials."

The ‘Beauty’ of Russian Homophobia

RuNet Echo

Titled "Beautiful People and What They Say to Me," LGBT rights activist Lena Klimova posted photos of individuals in their everyday lives, and the threatening messages they’ve sent her online.

GV Face: Breaking Pakistan's Silence on Balochistan

GV Face

Public discussions on Balochistan's war are rare. Nationalists think silence on Balochistan is their patriotic duty, others self-censor out of fear of Pakistan's powerful military.

Lesbian Fleeing Persecution in Cameroon Finally Receives Asylum in Spain

Although Spain is one of the world's more tolerant countries in regards to LGBT rights, its governmental institutions are not as inclined to granting asylum.

Russian Siberia, Five Years Later: Still Neglected, Still Burning

RuNet Echo

RuNet Echo looks at Russian Internet users' responses to the 2010 and 2015 wildfires, comparing what's stayed the same and what's changed.

Yerevan Prepares for the Armenian Genocide Centennial

April 24 marks the centennial of the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire. Forget it not.

In Hong Kong, a Beer With a Side Order of Learning

The event is part of a worldwide initiative called "Raising the Bar", which aims at making education a part of popular urban culture. Hong Kong is Asia's first host city.

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