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19 October 2015

Stories from 19 October 2015

French Citizens Are Raising Their Voices for More Respect, Less Hate in Politics

"There is no longer anything to expect from those who govern us." Citizen movements want to take the lead in changing politics in France.

Two Tanzanians Accused of Posting ‘False Information’ Face Charges Under New Cybercrime Law

Advox

According to the state, both men have violated Section 16 of Cybercrimes Act, which prohibits "publication of false information." Little more is currently known about their cases.

Iranians React to the New Iranian-American Twitter Chairman

Twitter announces it's new executive chairman to be an Iranian-American. We take a look at what Iranian news and social media have been saying in reaction.

Sex Never Stops Selling. Even in Conservative Tajikistan

"To avoid arrest sex workers and their clients will look for remote places, which will in turn endanger these women."

Angolan Rapper Breathes New Life Into ‘Freedom Now’ Movement, As Hunger Strike Threatens His

Activists fight for their lives in Angolan jails. Thanks to a new online portal that collects and publishes photos showing solidarity with political prisoners, the movement is stronger than ever.

What Is #Aldub and Why Is It Trending on Twitter Every Day?

Filipinos all over the world have fallen in love with Aldub, a fictional TV couple who became a social media phenomenon.

Chinese Nationalist ‘Hawks’ Form Online Volunteer Army Against ‘Enemy Forces’

Advox

In addition to the Chinese Communist Youth League's online civilization volunteers, the right-wing nationalists are also self-organized, creating a online volunteer army to promote their ideas and silence critics.