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23 June 2016

Stories from 23 June 2016

Netizen Report: Russian Authorities Step Up Information Controls in the Name of National Security

Advox

A Global Voices author is assaulted in Indonesia, Tanzania continues to prosecute social media users under the Cybercrime Act, and Singapore pulls plug on Internet access for public employees.

Founder of Protest Reporting Outlet Goes Missing in China

Advox

Lu Yuyu has been missing since June 15. Yuyu has been reporting news of mass demonstrations in China via his platform "Not in the News" since 2013.

In Denmark, Imams and Priests Square Off in a Friendly Soccer Match

"It is unfortunate that one has to keep telling the world that we are not each other's enemies, but I am an optimistic person and I will hold onto hope."

In the Battle for More Transparency in Mexico, Politicians Win This Round

"The #3of3Law has gone to shit, once again congressmen protect their own interests rather than the interests of the people. They’re a bunch of thieves and backstabbers!"

For a Short Time, Documentary ‘Humano’ Is Free to Watch Online in Celebration of the Incan Sun Festival

"Humano" follows the quest of a young man in search of answers about the human condition in the Peruvian Andes.

It Turns Out Venezuelan Women Don’t Appreciate Being Lectured by a High-Ranking Official’s Wife

When Diana D'Agostino disparaged the women supporting the government, calling them “poorly dressed, dirty, or walking around without makeup,” she doesn't seem to have anticipated the public's response.

An Online Campaign Seeks to Identify the Authors of Anonymous Prison Poetry From the Argentine Dictatorship

"for all the children who await / the sunrise / for all of you we continue to carry on"

Russian Activists and Industry Speak Out Against New Draconian ‘Anti-Terrorist’ Laws

RuNet EchoAdvox

The new comprehensive amendments threaten Russian Internet users' privacy and anonymity by cracking down on encryption and beefing up surveillance measures.

‘Well Done Baku'?: Azerbaijan's F1 Forray Leaves Inequality Firmly in the Driving Seat

"While taxpayers ultimately foot the bill for this, two privileged citizens have been massively enriched by the games: the president’s daughters."

Chinese Village Leader Who Planned to Protest Land Seizures Suddenly Confesses to Corruption. Suspicious?

"'Anti-corruption' is such a useful word. It can be used to attack your political opponent and to incriminate the people's hero."

Iconic Pakistani Sufi Singer Amjad Sabri Is Murdered in Broad Daylight

"If you're looking for a reason as to why he died. You won't find one, if someone asks you 'Why', just say 'Because...Pakistan'."

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