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7 December 2016

Stories from 7 December 2016

Sudanese Government Targets Activists, Stifles Media Coverage of Civil Disobedience

Advox

The civil disobedience action began on 27 November after the government removed subsidies on electricity, fuel and medicine.

Trinidad & Tobago Shaken—and Stirred—by Strong Earthquake

Trinidad and Tobago lies along a major earthquake fault line, so the tremor wasn't all that surprising -- but netizens still saw humour in the midst of an unnerving experience.

Egyptian Authorities Are Using Travel Bans to Crack Down on Human Rights Activists

"The government has been working for the last two years on restructuring the legislative system to violate the constitution. Even in the time of Mubarak we didn’t see this."

Report Shows Ghana's Opposition Presidential Candidate Leads in Facebook Likes, Incumbent President Leads in Twitter Followers

"[T]he report has shown that social media has become a normal and central form of communication for all segments of the population, particularly, political parties and their leaders..."

Australians Ask: Have We Lost the War on Drugs?

The Greens leader's call to decriminalise recreational drugs has many supporters in Australia.

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