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19 May 2016

Stories from 19 May 2016

A Japanese City Uses Frightening CGI to Teach Residents Tsunami Survival

Do you know where to run if a tsunami strikes? The city of Kamakura has created a simulation that aims to help residents answer this question.

Netizen Report: Two of Egypt’s Leading Human Rights Defenders Face Legal Challenge

Advox

Social media is back on in Uganda, but off in Iraq; a new tool helps Russians make friends (and target victims); and @Verdade reveals that Mozambique is conducting mass surveillance.

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: The Disappeared

This week, we take you to Ecuador, Uganda, Bangladesh, Ukraine and Pakistan.

Mexico Launches National Transparency Platform

Advox

Mexico has a new tool to combat the opacity of public servants and of those who govern. But its effectiveness in practice remains to be seen.

‘Activists’ Attack St. Petersburg Bordellos, Forcing Women to March Nude to Police

RuNet Echo

Only recently freed from prison, one of Russia's most notorious criminals has attacked two suspected bordellos in St. Petersburg, assaulting and humiliating the women inside.

Incessant Rain Triggers Deadly Landslides and Massive Flooding in Sri Lanka

"What a difference a day makes, from a flood selfie to mass burial of 100's in a landslide #SriLanka"

Protests and Banners Await High-Ranking Chinese Official on Visit to Hong Kong

Despite this promise of care and love, Zhang Dejiang's visit has been accompanied by thousands of police officers, who vow to take "decisive action" against protesters.

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