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5 May 2016

Stories from 5 May 2016

Netizen Report: LGBT News Site Editor is Latest Victim of Attacks on Bangladeshi Intellectuals

Advox

The assault on free thinking continues in Bangladesh, Mexico's Supreme Court upholds the "Stalker Law", and WhatsApp faces another shutdown in Brazil.

#JusticeforJisha: India Protests the Rape and Murder of a Dalit Woman

"#JusticeForJisha Find the culprits. End victim blaming mindset. Stop feeding the rape culture."

How El Niño Is Affecting the Upland Areas of Myanmar

"The lake near our village dried up two months ago. Last year, we were able to use water from there until March."

Puerto Ricans Protest Against a Proposed US Financial Oversight Board

Some banners at the march read "Our future is in debt" and "Financial control board, colonial slavery."

A New Dam in Portugal Is About to Destroy Parts of a World Heritage Wine Region

Opponents warn the dam will cause an ecological disaster, destroying rare ecosystems and farmlands important to the wine industry.

This New Data Set Is Poised to Revolutionize Climate Adaptation

By combining satellite and on-ground weather information, scientists are improving our ability to bring resilience to extreme weather for the world’s poorest people.

How to Learn More About the Big Wigs and Public Officials in Russia and Ukraine

RuNet Echo

There are numerous free and open information portals and databases available for researching individuals in Ukraine and Russia, whether you are investigating a public figure or a private individual.