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10 June 2016

Stories from 10 June 2016

Conspiracy Theories Find Fertile Soil in Afghan Social Media

"America is mother of Daesh [ISIS] and the grandmother of the Taliban. It supports Daesh by injecting Dollars. It supports the Taliban by injecting Pakistani Rupees."

Tanzanian Man Could Face Three Years’ Jailtime for “Insulting” the President on Facebook

Advox

The case falls against a backdrop of Tanzania's Cybercrime Law, passed in 2015, which critics say gives too much power -- without meaningful oversight -- to police.

Women Are Speaking Up About the Sexual Harassment They've Experienced in French Politics

"...when it happens, you don't know how to react. You're stunned. Frozen. Do you give him a slap? Everyone is looking at you. Why are you not laughing?"

Hungarian Think Tank Finds Suspicious Device in Office, Raising Fears of State Surveillance

Advox

Ekint had searched their office after the head of the prime minister's office claimed Hungarian-American businessman George Soros is manipulating the country's politics through organizations funded by him.

US Church Members Stage Roadside Vigil Amid Outrage Over Japanese Woman's Murder

"When I left my hotel and started driving down Route 58, there were Americans standing under the torrid sun with their heads bowed. They seem to be in deep pain."

Iranian Singer Habib Mohebian Memorialized on Social Media

"Even after an artist passes on, his art lives on..."

What Stereotypes Do Europeans Have of Japan? Google Autocomplete Offers a Clue

A new series of maps shows what Europeans may really think of Japan, and what the Japanese people may really think about other parts of the world.

For Stunning Glimpses of 20th-Century Nepal, Check Out ‘Nepal in Pix’ on Twitter

Student examinations in the 1970s, legal marijuana in the 1960s, and royal hunts and legacy rulers at the turn of the 20th century all appear in Nepal in Pix photos.

Students Have Occupied More Than 300 Schools Throughout Brazil in Recent Months

"We are vacating with joy because we can pass on our power to organize, to act. It was 56 days of resistance, despite attacks from all sides."

For One Syrian Refugee, the Boat Crossing to Greece ‘Seemed Like an Endless Journey’

The Bridge

"The idea of a safe trip...was just a lie that we used to comfort ourselves. I knew that all of them were liars, getting rich in the trade of humans."

A Grandmother and Granddaughter in India Are Making Beautiful Media Together

Rising Voices

"The whole world is learning, why should I not learn? I have a lot more to learn. It is important to walk along with the world."

Researchers Around the World Are Learning From Indigenous Communities. Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing.

“The hardest thing is to sit in a room with scientists who think they’ve discovered something, but their scientific discovery just confirms what our oral histories have talked about forever.”

No Happy Endings for Tajikistan's Romeo and Juliet

Another tale of tragedy from a Central Asian country that seems to produce them more regularly than most.