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2 September 2016

Stories from 2 September 2016

Campaign: Anonymity Defends Us — So Let's Defend Anonymity

Advox

Anonymity helps protect freedom of expression, the right to assemble, the right to social protest, and the right to seek information and help. So let's defend anonymity!

After Two Months on Hunger Strike, Jailed Algerian Journalist Enters Coma

Advox

Mohamad Tamalt went on hunger strike on 27 June to protest his arrest and imprisonment. He is in jail for insulting the Algerian President online.

Mexico's President Can Add Plagiarism to His Long List of Scandals While in Office

"We live in a country where corruption and impunity are the norm. A report about plagiarism is NOT going to change this."

Iran Declares ‘Unveiling’ of Its National Intranet

Advox

Iran declared a grand "unveiling" of its national internet. But what's really new here? We analyze the project and the government performance around its so-called "unveiling".

‘Spy’ Trial Against Macedonian Journalist Is Postponed Amid Calls for His Release

"Such cases are intended to punish the disobedient journalists and intimidate and discipline the others."

26 Years After the End of the Lebanese Civil War, Families of the Disappeared Still Demand Justice

"We have been calling on the Lebanese state... to dig up mass graves and reveal the fate of my brother and many others, but our state has done absolutely nothing."

Can the End of War Mean the Beginning of Peace in Colombia?

After more than fifty years of war, a divided Colombia will face a referendum next month on a peace agreement that could be a historic milestone.

Tensions Rise as Venezuela’s Opposition Marches on the Capital

An opposition demonstration on September 1 has exposed major tensions between the Venezuelan government and its critics. Local independent and citizen media are watching the story closely.

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