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9 November 2015

Stories from 9 November 2015

In Venezuela, 140 Characters Can Land You in Jail

Advox

It took one or two tweets to seven people, with no criminal record and active political participation, ended up in jail in Venezuela. Here are their stories.

Narcodata, an In-Depth Data Journalism Project That Contextualizes the Drug War in Mexico

Using easy-to-comprehend, interactive visualizations, Narcodata tells the story of how the cartels were born, who their leaders are, the conflicts among them, their geographic expansion and their known crimes.

November 9 in Germany: A Day for Surmounting Physical and Cultural Walls

1918, 1938, 1989. 9 November is a significant day in German history. This year, it was hijacked by the far-right PEGIDA movement.

On Net Freedom Report in Africa, The Gambia Scores Poorly

The Gambia, the tiny West African state, is the second worst when it comes to internet freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa.

‘How Can We Believe Tomorrow It Is Not Our Turn?': Outrage Over 19-Year-Old Afghan Woman's Stoning

"When you see Rokhshana's stoning video you hate yourself as a man. You hate yourself as a human being."

When Were You Sexually Harassed for the First Time? Brazilian Women React to Online Violence

Advox

Social networks are increasingly filled with hate speech. This alarming phenomenon, however, is being countered by creative, irreverent, and organized women's groups online.

How Myanmar Voted on Historic Election Day

"My Burmese friends who have voted are proudly sharing photos of their ink-stained fingers... You might say, today the Burmese people give the old regime the finger!"

Indigenous Communities Live Complex Lives in a Disputed Corner of South America

Around 159,542 sq. km (61,600 sq. mi) of territory is disputed by Guayana and Venezuela. Indigenous groups pay a high price for living in this no man's land.

Russian Performance Artist Detained for Setting Fire to Federal Security Service HQ

RuNet Echo

Pavlensky, known for hard-hitting and sometimes shocking performance art, said setting fire to the doors was a symbolic act highlighting the "constant terror methods" used by the FSB against citizens.

Sassou-Nguesso on the Path of Other African Presidents-for-Life After Congolese Referendum

Young citizens of Congo (Brazaville) protests the President Sassou-Nguesso's attempt to run for an additional term.