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11 November 2015

Stories from 11 November 2015

Netizen Report: UN Authorities Pluck Protesters from Global Internet Conference in Brazil

Advox

The UN fails to walk the walk on free expression, Tanzanians face prosecution over WhatsApp messages, and the UK rolls out a new surveillance bill that is 'worse than scary'.

Four Tanzanians Charged for Publishing Political Information on WhatsApp

Advox

Four other Tanzanians have been arrested and charged for political comments they made using the messaging service WhatsApp.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Crime-Solving Facebook Users Are Back, and So Is the Controversy of Policing Domestic Violence

Back in action are the crime-solving citizens of the so-called 'Facebook Division' of the police. This time, they're after a man who beat his partner with a steel pipe.

Lumad Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines Speak Out Against Abuses

“The Philippine Army destroyed our school. They even burned our agricultural cooperative. I experienced getting jailed and now face trumped-up charges of kidnapping. We miss our ancestral land."

Iran’s Minorities Use the Internet to Overcome Tensions

Rising Voices

Iran’s ethnic minority communities are increasingly taking to the net to mobilise against racism and oppression

China Has a Few Walls to Climb If It Wants World-Class Universities

A columnist stoked debate about the openness of Chinese universities after he found himself having to literally scale the wall of Xiamen University to gain access to the campus.