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24 April 2015

Stories from 24 April 2015

Pakistani Activist Sabeen Mahmud Shot Dead After Hosting an Event on Balochistan

Sabeen arranged this event after a roundtable under the same name "Unsilencing Balochistan" was cancelled at a leading private university called LUMS following pressure from Pakistani spies.

A Response to the Kremlin-Bot Skeptics

RuNet Echo

After Alexander's bot network analysis garnered massive attention from Russian media and social networks, he now addresses some of the skepticism about the bot networks and their provenance.

“Take the Right Side in the Struggle of the Oppressed”: A Letter to John Kerry from Kilinto Prison, Ethiopia

Advox

In a letter to John Kerry, jailed Ethiopian blogger Natnael Feleke writes: "Because of the repressive regime, the Ethiopian constitution is powerless to protect citizens from being abused."

A Year After Their Arrest, Ethiopia's Zone9 Bloggers Remain Strong and Determined

Advox

"It is eery the degree to which the bloggers seemed to anticipate their current fate."

Guyana's Health Minister Assails Women's Activist, Says He Would ‘Slap Her Ass’

The Minister of Health's tirade against a women's rights activist raises questions about gender equality, human rights and the political status quo in Guyana.

Japanese University Turns a Blind Eye to the Plight of Campus Cats

Professor Charles Januzzi has worked for nearly 25 years to care and control the population of a stray cat colony on campus, but University of Fukui now says no more.

Colombia's Festival on the Value of Data in Development

Relive New York City's Persian Parade

The Tajik flag - similar in appearance to the Iranian flag - was everywhere at this year's Persian parade.

Watch Serj Tankian's ‘100 Years’ Commemoration Video for the Armenian Genocide Centennial

Serj Tankian produces a somber video commemorating the Armenian, Greek and Assyrian Genocides of the 20th century.

Malawian Film Helps Farmers Cope With Climate Change

Were Turkmen Dissidents Wrong to Publish a Video of Schoolgirls ‘Turning Up the Love’ on Their YouTube Channel?

In deeply traditional, highly repressive Turkmenistan, schoolgirls dancing along to Western songs is akin to a crime against the state.

Hong Kong Politician Wants More Headlines About Filipina Maids Seducing Their Bosses

The Philippine Consulate General responded, saying "discrimination should have no place in any society, most especially Hong Kong." Migrant domestic workers protested outside Regina Ip's office.

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