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11 July 2016

Stories from 11 July 2016

Myanmar Official Gets Online Support for Challenging Radical Buddhist Group

The hashtag #NoMaBaTha was launched on Facebook to support an embattled city minister for speaking out against a Buddhist nationalist group in Myanmar.

Ugandan President Appoints Wife, Opposition Leaders to Key Positions

"Just watch out for the total collapse of education in Uganda. This woman has no morals."

#ShutDownZim: Will Social Media Protests Drive Zimbabwe to Build a ‘Great Firewall'?

Global Voices Advocacy

This is the first time Zimbabwe has staged a "shutdown" over government dysfunction by organizing on social media. But protests could trigger new forms of censorship.

Dozens Killed After Indian Forces Crackdown on Protests in Kashmir

"The mighty Indian state might have killed him but they haven't won. A 21 year old in his death has shaken you."

Learn Amazonian Languages With Apps Made in Iquitos

Rising Voices

The Peruvian Amazon is revealed as an area of great potential for the community of software 'developers' in the region.

How the Death of Arturo the Polar Bear Blew up Argentina's Animal Captivity Debate

“What can one learn when looking at a polar bear caged in 40 degrees? That we have the power to subdue animals for our own fancy, disguising it as educational.”

A New Species of Beetle Named After President Xi Is Blacklisted on Chinese Social Media

Global Voices Advocacy

"An act of ass kissing now turns into ass kicking…"

You've Read Our Open-Source Research Guidebook. Now Let's Use It.

RuNet Echo

This ninth and final entry takes the tools and instructions we've been studying and applies them to a single case study: last year's wildfires in the Siberian city of Chita.

Chinese Censors Are Making Sure Social Media Only Shows Positive Flooding News

Global Voices Advocacy

"The propaganda is good at turning a disaster into a positive story and making human errors invisible."

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