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3 February 2017

Stories from 3 February 2017

After Waiting More Than a Year, Jordanian Journalist Appears Before UAE Court

Advox

Journalist Tayseer Al-Najjar is on trial in the UAE over 2014 Facebook posts deemed offensive to the Emirati state.

India's Open Tech Communities Work to Increase Public Knowledge of Online Privacy

Advox

Over the past year, free and open source communities in India have built a campaign to increase public understanding of online privacy issues both with online and public outreach events.

Marvel Meets Orishas: A Brazilian Artist Is Turning African Gods Into Superheroes

"For someone born and raised in Bahia, the African influence on our culture goes beyond the religious. It affects our habits, our speech, our food. It's part of our identity."

Trinidad & Tobago Says Goodbye to Cherished ‘Virtual’ Historian Angelo Bissessarsingh

"A good soldier has fallen. Inevitable but still very sad. You will be missed by a whole country. History certainly will NOT forget YOU.”

Is Rap Making a Comeback in Uzbekistan?

“I’ll confess that I was only half certain that they would even let us hold the competition.”

For Nearly Two Months Now, Kenya's Doctors Have Been on Strike

"51 days in! How did we let it reach this point!? We deserve and demand better healthcare! That's just it!"