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4 August 2016

Stories from 4 August 2016

Bangladesh Shuts Down the Internet, Then Orders Blocking of 35 News Websites

Advox

“As part of the ongoing exercise, all sorts of Internet connections will be suspended for a short period anytime at any place in the country.”

Netizen Report: In China and the Middle East, Pokémon GO is Not All Fun and Games

Advox

While Pokemon continues to make waves across the globe, the UAE passes a perplexing new VPN law, Brazil's battle with WhatsApp continues and Mexican indigenous groups launch their own telco.

Anonymous Eritrea: Communicating in a Paranoid State

AdvoxThe Bridge

Many believe that the state can monitor any Eritrean, in any corner of the world. The regime has successfully portrayed itself as omnipresent—this is fundamental to its survival.

Feminism Is a Difficult Battle for Black Caribbean Women

Standing up for women's rights is tough enough without being poor, black, or marginalised. One blog will speak out for Caribbean women at the upcoming Black Feminisms Forum in Brazil.

US Politics? No, Thanks. Pass the Tomatoes.

The Bridge

Funny how tastes can change.

Who Are Hong Kong's ‘Monster Parents'?

"[University officials] explained that while the school did not prohibit families from asking their domestic helpers to tidy up students’ dorm rooms, they did not encourage it..."

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