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21 May 2015

Stories from 21 May 2015

Pakistanis Use Twitter To Raise Their Concerns On The Proposed Cybercrime Bill 2015

Message to an Ethiopian Blogger: Mahlet Fantahun, You Are Not Alone

Advox

"Writing one single blog post is not going to bring Mahlet... out of Kaliti Prison. This is much rather about keeping the process going. Of not staying silent."

Have Bullets Killed the Future of Venezuela's Youth?

In a country like Venezuela, where murder is the leading cause of death among people between the ages of 10 and 19, what hopes can younger generations have?

STATEMENT: Global Voices Calls for Safety of Bangladesh Bloggers

Advox

We condemn the recent murders of bloggers and call on authorities to ensure that those responsible for these killings are brought to justice.

Argentinians Organize Online to Demonstrate Against Femicides

Police Shoot a Man Dead. Justified Force or China's ‘Stability Maintenance’ at Work?

A man was shot after fighting with an officer inside a train station. To many, it was violence typical of government efforts to maintain stability at all costs.

Japan's ‘Employment Ice Age’ Is Over for New Grads

The April 2015 employment rate of 96.7 percent for new post-secondary graduates has surpassed the 2008 employment rate, just prior to the start of the long global economic downturn.

Pakistani Company Accused of Running Fake Degree Scam Has a History of Silencing Critics

Many people tried to expose Axact's degree fraud before, the NYT didn't break this story, but this is the first time everyone is paying attention.

Activist Ambassador Lawyer Journalist: What It’s Like to Be Hated Online in Russia Today

RuNet Echo

Earlier this week, Afisha magazine's Nina Nazarova published a collection of fascinating interviews with four public figures who have played major roles online and in the news in Russia.