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11 May 2016

Stories from 11 May 2016

Ukrainian Activists Leak Personal Information of Thousands of War Reporters in the Donbas

RuNet Echo

The international journalist community reacted with consternation and anger to a leaked database of reporters accredited with the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" published by Ukrainian activists.

Iranians Lip-Sync Their Love for Music Maestro Mohammed-Reza Shajarian in Tribute Video

"Shajarian, voice of the people of Iran: #Maestro_we_love_you #Shajarian"

Meet Two Sahrawi Activist Filmmakers Who Dare to Document Human Rights Abuses

Rising Voices

“I am always in danger, even when I am not filming,” said Mariem Zafri, Sahrawi media activist about the risks she takes in her video advocacy work.

Social Media Blocked in Uganda Ahead of President Museveni's Inauguration

Advox

"Darkness hovering over Uganda...VPN is the only way to go now"

Panama Papers Database Only Fuels Indians’ Frustration With Government's Response

"This could help investigators, if they are serious, to at least begin a meaningful investigation."

Draft Law Would Prohibit Showing ‘Disputed Areas’ on Maps of India

Advox

A new bill in India has been proposed to ban anyone to call the Pakistan and China borders as "disputed areas" along with several other restrictions.

The Jacaranda Flower Bloom Has Painted Kathmandu a Lovely Shade of Blue

"Rarely does the blvd look as gorgeous as it does when its #jacaranda are in bloom."