Stories from 28 November 2016
Internet Freedom Declines in Russia and Ukraine, Improves in Belarus
Russia, Belarus and the Central Asian states were all rated "not free" in Freedom House's 2016 "Freedom on the Web" report.
The Hotly Contested Gambian Presidential Race Enters Its Final Stretch
In the run up to the elections, there have been anti-government political protests, mostly in the Greater Banjul Area.
Myanmar’s Refugee Returnees Struggle to Build New Lives
“We returned from a refugee camp. We didn’t come back bringing heaps of money. How are we supposed to pay 3 million kyats [US$2,200]?”
Bold Film About an Indian Woman's Sexual Awakening Accused of Pardoning Pedophilia
"In a country where women and kids are often subjected to violent crimes, this normalization of an aggressive act becomes even more problematic."
Corporate Japan must now offer stress tests to overworked employees. But is it enough?
"When you work over 100 hours of overtime, you won't have time to be with your family, friends or lover...you start to think...'I don't know why I'm living this life.'"
Why You Shouldn’t Stick Your Chopsticks in Your Rice Bowl and Other Vietnamese Superstitions
"I don’t personally know if the superstition can bring misfortune but I still avoid it because I consider it as bad manners."
Facebook’s Controversial ‘Free Basics’ Project Spreads to 47 Countries
Free Basics is a collaboration between Facebook and mobile providers that allows access for free but limited access to internet.