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18 November 2015

Stories from 18 November 2015

Authorities Don't Like This Infographic Showing Why Thailand's Royal Insult Law Needs Reform

Military authorities summoned an editor of the Prachatai news website over the infographic, which they deemed "vague and might cause misunderstanding" in Thailand.

An Artist Burns His Paintings in Solidarity With Innocent Madhesis Killed in Nepal

The conflict in Madhes, the southern plains of Nepal, has to date claimed nearly 50 lives.

Global Voices Community Stands With Moroccan Free Expression Advocates

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The Global Voices community demands justice for seven free expression advocates who are facing trial in Morocco on charges of “threatening the internal security of the State.”

Africans Wonder What Pope Francis’ Visit Will Achieve for the Continent

Can the ‘political pope,’ as he is increasingly being called, advance peace and promote reconciliation in Africa where so many others have failed?

Mexico’s Cybercrime Bill is Dead. But What Will Lawmakers Think of Next?

Advox

A Mexican senator proposed legislation that many experts warned would have harmed privacy and free speech online in Mexico. A week later, after the public's backlash, he withdrew it.