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10 November 2015

Stories from 10 November 2015

Russia's Internet Watchdog May Soon Get More Extrajudicial Website Blocking Powers

RuNet EchoAdvox

Roscomnadzor can already make websites unavailable for Russian users without a court order, but they remain available to users outside Russia—something the new, broader mandate could end.

Meet Three Activists From North Africa Taking on Climate Change

In between the rising sea and encroaching desertification, North Africa finds itself in a precarious situation. Here is how three young activists are taking on climate change.

New Platform Provides Grassroots Organizing Opportunities for Ukraine's Urbanites

RuNet Echo

The online platform called "Zhyteli" (Dwellers) is aimed at arming urbanites with the tools to communicate with their neighbors more effectively about anything from utilities prices to major renovations.

Who Will Defend Tajikistan's Detained Lawyers?

Lawyers prepared to represent beleaguered opposition figures in the Central Asian country are finding themselves following them into jail.

Bhutan's Legendary Fourth King Turns 60

"Thank you Your Majesty,.... For being the role model with the hallmark of simplicity For being a far sighted and visionary leader"

Stunning Instagram Photos of Fall Foliage in Japan

These Instagram photos of Nikko, a popular tourist destination northeast of Tokyo, capture the magic of fall in Japan.