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20 November 2015

Stories from 20 November 2015

Women at Work: The Collective Now Transforming Hip-Hop in Mexico

A multidisciplinary collective has successfully combated Mexico's stereotypes and faced gender discrimination in the art scene and in Mexican society more broadly.

More Than 100 Ex-Political Prisoners Win Parliament Seats in Historic Myanmar Election

About 10 percent of the winners in the election in Myanmar are former political dissidents who spent time in prison.

Five Top Tweets: Iranians Ridicule Censorship on the ‘Filternet’

Advox

Iranian Internet users hurled sarcasm, profanity and snark at the country's "filternet" after recent blocking of the Telegram messaging app.

Ukrainian Men's Travel Ban News Debunked as Fake by Military

RuNet Echo

"Santa Claus will not be paying a visit to those who spread rumors and unverified information."

Netizen Report: Bangladesh Bans Facebook and Chat Apps on ‘Security Grounds’

Advox

Bangladesh accidentally shuts down the Internet, hip-hop gets the boot on Chinese streaming sites, and Twitter faces new data dilemmas in Russia.

The Indian Sub-Continent’s Domestic Workers Deserve Much More Than This

Poor pay, lacking legal protections, abuse. That is the abysmal treatment that domestic workers often receive. But change is slowly but surely taking root, one house at a time.