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21 October 2016

Stories from 21 October 2016

An Indigenous Woman Could Be a Presidential Candidate in Mexico Two Years From Now

The extreme Mexican left hints at nominating an indigenous woman for the 2018 presidential election. Meanwhile, in Chiapas, women are forced to renounce their positions because of their gender.

Russian Search Engine Will Only List Top News Stories from State-Registered Media

RuNet Echo

Yandex is coming under pressure to register with Roskomnadzor, the state agency that regulates Russian media.

Ecuador Workshop Connects Digital Activists for the Good of the Kichwa Language On the Internet

Rising Voices

In an effort to bring together digital activists in Ecuador, a recent workshop was held in Otavalo to continue the movement to promote the Kichwa language online.

Netizen Report: As Protests Rage in Ethiopia, Zone9 Bloggers Return to Court

Advox

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

In Venezuela, Indigenous Communities’ Struggles With Mining Are Far From Over

"With this decree, illegal mining in the Caura becomes legalized. Now they are definitely going to kill us."

A Portuguese Woman's 20-Year Legal Battle Over a Scholarship Ends in Her Imprisonment for Defamation

"It is unfortunate that the law is not applied to all people in the same way..."

Sri Lanka Pays the Price for Past Government's Extravagance

The huge sum of money spent canceling an order for new Airbuses could have funded a whole lot more.

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