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31 October 2016

Stories from 31 October 2016

Caribbean Bloggers Week 2016 Seeks to Amplify the Region's Online Voices

Caribbean bloggers are out there, and they do have voices that deserve recognition.

Iran Is Poised to Limit Press Freedom Even More Than It Already Does

Advox

The government of President Rouhani is preparing two bills that media experts and journalists say could further erode press freedom and freedom of expression in Iran.

Revellers in Costume Descend on Tokyo by the Thousands for Halloween

Halloween has been growing in popularity in Japan over previous years. In 2016, there was more money spent in Japan on Halloween than on Valentine's Day.

Timbuktu, Where There's ‘Justice for Monuments, but Not for Victims of Rape’

"In Mali, rape is a taboo subject. The victims’ lips are sealed by society’s gaze."

Protests Erupt in Morocco Following Fish Vendor's Brutal Death in Garbage Compactor

The brutal death of a fish vendor in a garbage compactor has sparked large national protests across Morocco.

‘Stand with Standing Rock': Demonstrators in the US Rail Against the Dakota Access Pipeline

"Sometimes, you wake in 2016, but it feels like 1875 because Natives are still fighting for our land." --Sherman Alexie