Stories from 11 September 2015
Could Using a Cell Phone in Iran Put You in Business with “Terrorists”?
Could using a cell phone in Iran entangle you with ”terrorists”? This might be the case if Iran's Revolutionary Guards who control the country's telecommunications monopoly are designated as “terrorists”. This is a possibility being discussed as U.S. politicians and lawmakers consider how stringently to impose economic sanctions on Iran once the sanctions related to the...
Many Japanese Surprised Their Country Accepts Very Few Refugees
"Anyone who supports parliamentary democracy based on a constitution should never ignore the plight of refugees."
Russia Bans Footage of Opposition Leader's Fiery Courtroom Speech
Russian censors have banned a series of political videos on YouTube featuring calls to anti-Putin activism. Notably, officials have banned clips from opposition leader Alexey Navalny’s courtroom closing statement.
Fake Weddings Set a Trend in Argentina
Nowadays, fewer and fewer couples are getting married in many parts of the world, and a group of Argentinian entrepreneurs has introduced "fake weddings" to fill the vacuum.
Umida Ahmedova оn the Burden of Censorship and Being a Female Artist in Uzbekistan
"There was a girl there who did not want to jump from a bridge into the water. We used this image as a metaphor."
Indonesian Activists Remember Slain Human Rights Defender Munir Said Thalib
September marks 11 years since Munir Said Thalib, a human rights activist who exposed government abuses during the last years of President Suharto, was killed by suspected military agents.