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20 April 2016

Stories from 20 April 2016

What Do the IPL Cricket Games Have to Do With India's Drought-Hit Farmers?

As many as 3,228 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra in 2015; that is almost nine farmers every day.

Pakistan Deploys Tanks Against Military Farm Tenants Protesting Peasant Leaders’ Arrests

"Stop using anti-terror policies to quash the voices of peaceful and unarmed peasant protesters #PeasantsNotTerrorists #FreeOkara5"

Meet the Pakistani Security Expert Saving Lives in 140 Characters

Norbert Almeida is a security expert who for the past several years has provided security updates and security guides to the public via Twitter and his blog.

New App Helps Citizens Find Out What Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Know About Them

Advox

Access My Info generates a letter for users to send to relevant privacy officers of internet service providers and mobile phone companies to request data about themselves.

Traditional Typists Persevere in 21st Century Myanmar

"Typewriters challenge us to be more efficient, to see our errors on paper, so we are more careful not to make mistakes."

In Australia, Learning the Gumbaynggir Language Three Minutes at a Time

Rising Voices

Tune in to an Australian radio show to learn phrases in Gumbaynggirr language. If you happen to miss that episode, head over to their blog to read what you missed.

Right-Wing Politics Win Big in Peru's First Round of Presidential Elections

Neither corruption nor human rights are core issues for the average voter, who's more interested in the economy and not returning to the era of hyperinflation.

Pakistan Confronts Qadri Protestors, But It’s Anybody’s Guess How, Thanks to Media Blackout

The government maintains that limiting or even eliminating media coverage of civil unrest helps curb violence. But not everyone agrees with this approach.

Maybe You Shouldn't Be Laughing at the Viral Video of a Chinese Toddler Defending His Grandma

"If your family is humiliated and bullied, wouldn't you stand up to help them? I don't understanding what you are laughing at."

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