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5 April 2016

Stories from 5 April 2016

As Deportations Begin, Portuguese Continue Speaking Out Against European Union-Turkey Deal

"It's time to stop this! We should make the difference for these innocent people."

The #PanamaPapers Ensnare Hundreds of Indians, Including Bollywood Royalty

"500 Indian names in #panamapapers leak. Celebs, Industrialists but no Politician. Our Politicians hide their money with leak-less 'Jugaard'."

In Bosnia, Defiance as Homophobia and Student Politics Collide

In most Balkan countries, homophobia is used as a political tool by right-wing populists to "divide and conquer". This often goes together with impunity for homophobic hate crimes.

Bahrain's Formula 1 Grand Prix Ends in Tragedy: Teen Killed in Police Arrest

Behind the fireworks, shiny racing cars and celebrations of the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Bahrain, 17-year-old Ali Abdul Ghani was gasping for his last breath.

In Jamaica’s Televised School Quiz, Adults Were the Sore Losers

"Who would have thought that an unfavourable end to a high-school competition would have coalesced so many of Jamaica's brightest minds and stirred up such venom in people?"

After Panama Papers Bombshell Drops, Latin Americans Laugh to Not Cry

Latin Americans are trying to make sense of the Panama Papers leaks the best way they know how: through humor.

Wanna Reach the Chinese Internet Market? Time to Register Your Domain in China.

Global Voices Advocacy

New rules will require leading foreign companies including Microsoft and Apple to register their sites' domain names with local DNS providers in order to remain accessible in China.

Chinese Censors Erase #PanamaPapers Evidence From Web

Global Voices Advocacy

The leaked files reveal offshore companies linked to China's top leader, who has vowed to fight "armies of corruption". But most mainland Chinese haven't even heard about them.

‘Free West Papua’ Campaign Turns to Social Media for Global Support

The campaign encourages netizens to express support to the independence struggle of West Papua by posting photos on social media using the hashtag #LetWestPapuaVote.

Women Flood Polish Prime Minister's Facebook With Vivid Menstruation Descriptions to Protest Abortion Ban

Polish citizens react with satire to their government's attempts to control their bodies. Their approach: extreme obedience to the prime minister meddling in their reproductive health.

Macedonia's Academy of Arts and Sciences Pulls Its Public Debt Clock Following Political Pressure

The issue of public debt in Macedonia, one of Europe's poorest countries, is a touchy one.

Afro-Chileans Aren’t Done Fighting for Representation on the Next National Census

With a new refusal of the National Institute of Statistics, the Afro-descendants in Chile open another chapter in their struggle for the inclusion of their community in the 2017 census.

Zambian Deputy Minister Attacks Bank Employee Over Facebook Comment

Global Voices Advocacy

The Deputy Minister’s visit reportedly was marked with obnoxious name calling, threats and shouts that shocked clients and security personnel at the bank.

When a Mother's Love Conflicts With Loyalty to the Chinese Communist Party

"...nowadays, so many people see 'patriotism' as a business and as a path to get a promotion. They talk about ideology but think about business."

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