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29 September 2016

Stories from 29 September 2016

Mexico's Attorney General Secretly Purchased Costly Spyware (Again)

Advox

The Mexican government, for many years, allocated millions of dollars to acquiring highly intrusive digital spy technology without being transparent on how they were using it.

Facebook Live Video Triggers Presidential Controversy in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago's President Anthony Carmona held a press conference on September 28 to respond to claims against his office, but many questions remain unanswered.

I Am Lucky to Have a Syrian Passport

The Bridge

"Do I appear fidgety? Maybe it is because I don’t understand how someone would ever answer “Yes” to the question: 'Are you a member of a secret banned organization?'"

Kuwait Detains Activist Sara Al-Drees for Insulting the Country's Ruler

Advox

The pro-democracy activist has previously served jail time for the same charge.

Khodorkovsky Announces ‘Open Media’ Project To Support Investigative Journalism Startups

RuNet Echo

Mikhail Khodorkovsky's "Open Media" project will provide as much as 30 million rubles in support to investigative journalism startups.

Luxury ‘Mosquito-Sized’ Flats Are Not Good News for Hong Kong's Poor

"I believe that this is not only a problem related to poverty, but also a significant social problem."

Azerbaijan Holds a Referendum Marred by Violations. Does Anyone Care Anymore?

The changes passed further boost the powers of the hereditary dictatorship overseen by the ruling Aliyev family.

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