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11 February 2016

Stories from 11 February 2016

The Troubling Rise of Internet-Related Arrests in Cambodia

Advox

"They do plainly illustrate a deeply troubling trend, whereby those who criticize the political elite are routinely being arrested for expressing their views on social media."

The Next Time You're in Moscow, Don't Bother Trying the Shawarma

RuNet Echo

Moscow awoke earlier this week to find that the city has a new face. Before dawn on February 9, the mayor's office tore down roughly a hundred small businesses.

An LGBT Blog Is Suspended Over Mention of Cuba’s 1960s-Era Labor Camps

Advox

"I honestly hoped it was a technical glitch...I don't know how this 'defames the Revolution,' as the judgment issued to us says."

Making Wasted Uneaten Food a Thing of the Past in Argentina

The Full Plate Project started when two friends realized there is a lot of unconsumed food that's thrown away when events have finished. So they decided to do something.

Kremlin Censor Finally Brings Down the Hammer on the RuNet’s Pluckiest Freedom Advocates

RuNet EchoAdvox

Government censors have blocked the website of Russian digital rights organization RosKomSvoboda for a page with instructions on how to circumvent online censorship and access blocked websites.

The Complicated Mess That Is Pakistan International Airlines’ Privatisation

"2 killed, 18 injured in firing on PIA employees. Whatever one may think about the PIA protest, this is absurdly fascistic handling by govt."

Hilarious Animated History of Japan Gets Rave Reviews—Including From Japanese

Bill Wurtz's compelling video history of Japan has gone viral, collecting millions of views in just over one week.

Local Trinidad & Tobago Mayor Sparks Outrage After Victim-Blaming in Masquerader's Death

Did the mayor of Port of Spain just imply that women's behaviour was inextricably linked to their safety? That's how the majority of netizens heard it -- and they're angry.

Incidents of Violence Spoil Trinidad & Tobago's Carnival

Violence by band security and the discovery of a dead masquerader have put a dark cloud over Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2016.

The Ugliness of Counterterrorism at France’s Borders

A Guinean blogger shares her experience at the hands of French border police.

‘Improving Social Cohesion’ Through Dance, Art, and Gwen Rakotovao

Global Voices speaks to Gwen Rakotovao, whose whirlwind career as an artistic director, CEO, model, and author of children’s books has taken her all over the world.

Netizen Report: The EU Wrestles With Facebook Over Privacy

Advox

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

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