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26 May 2015

Stories from 26 May 2015

Ukrainian and Russian Users Petition Facebook to ‘Stop Political Blocking’

RuNet Echo

Ukrainians and Russians are petitioning Facebook on the Change.org website to protest what they insist is an ongoing issue: unwarranted and biased blocking of Ukrainian and Russian Facebook profiles.

Dying in Secret: The Ethics of Investigating Russia's Ukraine Casualties

RuNet Echo

A new type of investigative journalism by bloggers is blurring the lines between armchair Internet sleuthing and hard-hitting investigative reporting to uncover information about Russia's role in the Ukraine conflict.

Bangladesh Wants ‘Third Gender’ Hijras to Serve as Traffic Police

Hijras often face widespread discrimination and are shut out of employment opportunities. Bangladesh wants to recruit them as traffic police to help change that.

Philippines’ Deadliest Ever Factory Fire Linked to Lax Labor Standards

An initial probe reveals that the factory violated several occupational health and safety standards, despite the government's assurances to the contrary.

After Earthquakes, Nepal Faces Looming Danger of Landslides

After the earthquake, 547 landslides have occurred in 19 districts and there will be more due to heavy rain during the monsoon season.

Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian Starts Closed Door Trial in Iran

"If Iran had a case against Jason Rezaian, it would try him in public. It doesn't and won't."

Singapore Bans Music Video for Its Pro-LGBT Content

"How ironic is it that on the same day Singapore bans a song with gay marriage content, Ireland votes in favor of it?"

What Africa Day Means to Africans and Friends of Africa

Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity, when the leaders of 30 independent African states signed a founding charter in Ethiopia.

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