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13 January 2017

Stories from 13 January 2017

Israel Advances New ‘Facebook Bill’, Threatening Free Speech

Advox

Between October 2015 and January 2016 alone, Israel arrested 150 Palestinians on the grounds of "incitement through social media."

The Strangest Japanese “Love Hotel” Names, Ranked

What are "love hotels"? And why do they have such strange and whimsical names?

A Year of Living Strategically

The Bridge

2017 promises to be a vital year for Global Voices. Some further thoughts on our strategy planning process.

The Best of Latin American Info-Activism in 2016 (Part II)

The organization SocialTIC reviews 2016's most inspirational info-activist projects in Latin America.

Old Misogynist Hatreds Fuel a New Year’s Massacre in Brazil

It's a disturbing notion, but much about the man who massacred 11 people on Jan. 1 is hardly unusual, when it comes to gender-based violence

Trinidad & Tobago Moves to End Child Marriage, Despite Religious Opposition

"This is not a matter of cultural relativism. It is a matter of cruel criminal behaviour."

Reviving Beirut: How an Artist Collective Is Coloring Lebanon's Capital

With so much paint and goodwill, it's safe to say these artists have made their mark on Lebanon.

Miniature Superhero Models Boost Jakarta Governor's Re-election Campaign in Indonesia

To show his support, a young Jakartan has created a miniature figure of Jakarta's controversial, famous governor.

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