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10 February 2017

Stories from 10 February 2017

Netizen Report: Internet Shutdowns Return to Iraq, Persist in Cameroon

Advox

Cameroon's Internet regional shutdown enters its third week, Ukraine prosecutes two men for "separatist" speech on Vkontakte and Algerian lawyers are told to stop using social media.

Thai Media Groups Say Proposed Law Could Bring Total Government Control of the Press

"Government presence on a press panel and licensing of journalists are never part of a free press."

Travel Blogger Faces Eight Years in Azerbaijan Prison Over Nagorno-Karabakh Visits and Posts

Advox

One blogger, three passports and the intricate international relations of the Caucasus region. This gets pretty complicated.

Is Tunisia Rolling Back Freedom of Information?

Advox

In 2016, Tunisia introduced a law on access to information, but its implementation by the government remains limited.

Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Watchdog Catches MPs Casting Multiple Votes, Again

RuNet Echo

Knopkodavstvo, or button pushing, as the tactic is known, has plagued voting in Ukraine's parliament for years.

Some Hong Kong Parents Are Worried That Their Sons Like Disney Princesses

"2020 is approaching, it is difficult to imagine that only girls can like the color pink. Such stereotypes are so outdated."