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26 January 2017

Stories from 26 January 2017

In Moldova, Civil Society Stands Up to ‘Big Brother’ Law

Global Voices Advocacy

Pressured by civil society, Moldovan legislators debate whether to amend the flawed surveillance-enabling legal changes, called the "Big Brother" Law, or to demand a completely new proposal by the government.

Russian Developers Launch ‘Airbnb for Homophobes’

RuNet Echo

A new Russian website supposedly calculates the number of LGBT persons in cities around the country, in an effort to help people evade anti-discrimination policies by homestay networks like Airbnb.

Netizen Report: Trump Administration Kicks Off With Media Gags, Anti-Protest Measures

Global Voices Advocacy

The Trump era begins, Cameroon shuts down the Internet for English-speaking regions, and Iranians wonder if Telegram will be blocked on election day.

Puerto Rico Celebrates Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera's Release

San Juan major Carmen Yulín announced that the city will be preparing a special event for his arrival in May.

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