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7 April 2017

Stories from 7 April 2017

Southeast Asian Leaders Use ‘Fake News’ to Justify Tighter Media Laws and Intimidate Their Critics

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Singapore plans to update its Broadcasting Act, Philippine House Speaker is proposing to regulate social media, and Cambodian officials are mimicking Donald Trump by calling unfavorable news "fake".

As Protests Escalate, Web TV and News Sites Are Censored in Venezuela

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Multiple web TV channels that had been broadcasting protests in Caracas have been inaccessible since the morning of April 7.

News Website Cameraman Arrested While Broadcasting Protests in Venezuela

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"Almost 30,000 people were watching the VPITV broadcast on YouTube when the Bolivarian National Police took the cameraman."

In Venezuela, Activists Document Protests and Share Protection Tactics

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"Human rights violations don't have a time limit...Record for the future, when there will be democracy."

‘Security Without War’ Campaign Opposes Militarization in Mexico Because ‘Bullets Are Killing Us, Not Drugs’

"The army and the police are not interchangeable. The military forces are trained to use force against an armed enemy and defeat it."

Jamaican Prime Minister Apologizes to Rastafarian Community for 1963 Killings

On April 12, 1963, eight Rastafarians were killed in a state-sanctioned attack; over 100 more were rounded up, beaten and humiliated by having their dreadlocks forcibly cut.

One Day They Stole Me: True Story Animations Spotlight Kyrgyzstan's Bride Kidnapping Scourge

Tatyana Zelenskaya's powerful drawings tell the story of five kidnapped women, each with a very different destiny.