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11 May 2017

Stories from 11 May 2017

Netizen Report: Draft Laws in Egypt Could Lock Down Social Media

Advox

As Egypt's parliament pushes to further restrict expression, Turkey blocks Wikipedia, Russia blocks WeChat, and the UK can't seem to stop snooping.

Chronicles of a Concerned Venezuelan: The Scars of History

The Bridge

"What is Venezuela right now? Who are we, the Venezuelans who have survived this historic defeat?"

Pakistanis Are Outraged Over a Washing Machine Ad That Makes Light of Domestic Violence

"Disgusting ad....giving concept that a man should be proud among his friends on beating his wife"

The Russian Journalist Responsible for the Trump-Lavrov Photo Speaks Out

RuNet Echo

TASS photojournalist Alexandr Scherbak, the man who took Wednesday's controversial pictures in the Oval Office, accuses the U.S. government and media of “hysteria.”

What the Resistance to Trump Can Learn From Latin America

The Bridge

After decades of struggle, four lessons that movements in Latin America can teach those in the United States organizing against their own authoritarian leader, President Donald Trump.

How California’s Greenhouse Gas Laws Can Better Serve Disadvantaged Communities

Environmental justice advocates are working to ensure the state’s efforts to combat climate change benefit everyone — and the lessons can be applied elsewhere.

Law Enforcement's Selective Crackdown Curbs Indie Music Space in Hong Kong

"...the latest raid seems more like part of a well planned campaign aimed at crashing every business that does not belong to the big business."

Iran's Upcoming Local Elections Are an Opportunity for Women

Elections later this month present Iranians with the chance to reshape their government by putting more women in politics.

How Photography Shaped Our Narratives of the Vietnam War

An interview about war and propaganda with the photographer of one of the most iconic images of the Vietnam War.

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