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13 May 2015

Stories from 13 May 2015

How the Internet Both Facilitates and Challenges Rape in Russia

RuNet Echo

The explosion of online social networks makes it easier than ever for sexual predators, but the Internet also presents women with new weapons against a legal system stacked against them.

What We Know and What Is Still Up in the Air After the Alleged Coup in Burundi

Suspended Algerian Satirical TV Show Vows to Make a Comeback Online

Advox

''Eldjazairia weekend'' an Algerian satirical TV show, co-hosted by GV contributor Abdou Semmar, was suspended from air on April 24, due to political pressure.

Two Tragic Cases Throw a Harsh Spotlight on Latin America's Abortion Laws

A Salvadoran woman is pardoned after seven years in prison, convicted of abortion for a stillbirth, and a Paraguayan 10-year-old girl, allegedly raped by her stepfather, is denied an abortion.

Human Rights Abuses in Azerbaijan: We Can’t Stay On The Sidelines Anymore

Advox

Arzu Geybullayeva calls on Western leaders to speak out on political prisoners in Azerbaijan as the country prepares to host the European Games.

Ten Years on from Andijan Massacre, an Uzbek Pleads for Freedom

"I am not a terrorist. I have never done anything like that."

Venezuela Creates the Joint ​​Staff for Cyber Defense

What Is Behind the Controversy in El Salvador's Recent Elections?

Despite an interventionist Supreme Court, a month-long delay in the results, and other irregularities, visiting international observers declared this year's election in El Salvador to be broadly transparent.