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12 December 2016

Stories from 12 December 2016

Possible Agreement on the Cyprus Issue Postponed Until 2017

Cyprus has been split in two since Turkish forces invaded the northern part of the island in 1974. Current negotiations are described as the “last chance” for a successful resolution.

Netizen Report: Sudanese Activists Sustain Calls for Civil Disobedience, Despite Arrests

Advox

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

The Rape of a Teenager Raises Concerns About How Jamaican Police Respond to Gender-Based Violence

"Many girls (and boys) find themselves in cycles of sexual abuse. It is a horrendous rite of passage for many young persons in Jamaica."

A Guerrilla Campaign Is Spreading Warmth Around the UK—One Place Card at the Time

"We need to send a timely reminder that...to build a better future together every one of us has to feel we belong."

These Short Films by Young Cambodian Men Aim to Stop Sexual Harassment

Rising Voices

Why stop sexual harassment? Young amateur filmmakers from Cambodia explored this question to encourage the public -- especially men -- to understand the impact of sexual harassment.

Military Trials of Journalists Cast Light on the Taboo of Criticizing the Army in Tunisia

Advox

Laws allowing military courts to handle cases involving citizens, including journalists and bloggers, continue to hold back Tunisia's democratic reforms.

Hong Kong's Pro-Beijing Chief Executive Is Leaving. But There Are Plenty More Where He Came From

"[Leung] follows the recent stability control principle of mainland China, magnifying small conflicts into national security threats and tearing society apart."