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13 November 2015

Stories from 13 November 2015

Thousands March Against Gender Violence in Spain

Even at a moment like this, after such a display of support from the public, feminists are hardly celebrating. Just days after the mass protest, crime stats are rising again.

#FreeBassel: Death Sentence Rumored for Syrian Web Developer

Advox

Rumors are circulating that imprisoned Syrian-Palestinian software engineer Bassel Khartabil, also known as Bassel Safadi, has been secretly sentenced to death by the Syrian government.

Unearthing Local Stories on the Russian-Language Internet

RuNet Echo

While a lot of open-source research on the RuNet is possible thanks to broad Internet searches, sometimes it’s best to drill down to the narrowest sources available.

A New Hashtag Battles the Hatred Between India and Pakistan With Love

"Let peace be spread everywhere...Long Live Peace...Long live peace lover of both countries...."

On French TV, Iran's President Plays Down Women's Facebook Protest Against Hijab

"...the law that made hijab mandatory in Iran is in part due to your own writings. You are responsible and now that you are in power you must be accountable."

Calls to Sack New Zealand House Speaker Over Sexual Assaults Fiasco

"Trivalising rape is easy, coming forward is hundreds times harder #SackTheSpeaker #HoldKeyAccountable"