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25 March 2016

Stories from 25 March 2016

Russian Censors Target Public Wi-Fi Spots in Crusade Against Blocked Websites

RuNet EchoAdvox

Russian censors are now policing public Wi-Fi in places such as cafes, shopping malls or public libraries, to make sure ISPs are blocking access to websites that are officially banned.

The Days of Self-Contained Extremism are Over

The Bridge

"The more deaths in Turkey's Kurdish areas, the greater the chance of attacks in Ankara or Istanbul. As violence grows in the Middle East, the more vulnerable Europe's cities become."

#Justice4Morocco: Human Rights Defenders’ Trial Postponed Again

Advox

Among those charged is Hicham Khribchi aka Hisham Almiraat, a medical doctor and long-time member of the Global Voices community.

China Shuts Down Communist Party News Site, Arrests 20 Over Call for Xi Jinping's Resignation

Advox

Though the letter was only online for a few hours, it is viewed as a direct challenge to Xi Jinping's leadership from party insiders.

Australia Asked to Stop Stealing Timor-Leste's Oil and Future

Australia is accused of expanding its maritime borders which deprives Timor Leste of its right to own and earn from its oil and gas reserves.

Hot Cross Buns, A Caribbean Easter Tradition

"Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns!" The Caribbean loves this delicious Easter tradition.

Aliyev's Toys, or the Treatment of Political Prisoners in Azerbaijan

Advox

"Our hostage life is over. We are free now! I wish freedom to all our friends remaining behind bars."

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