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13 June 2017

Stories from 13 June 2017

China Shutters Entertainment News Sites, Citing ‘Socialist Values’ and Cybersecurity

Advox

Crackdowns on entertainment news outlets indicate that controls are not only directed at the foreign enemy, but at thoughts and activities seen to go against “socialist core values”.

Mirror Websites Are Helping Turkish Users Reconnect to Wikipedia

Advox

While the platform remains blocked, multiple "mirror" websites -- sites designed to reproduce the content of Wikipedia, which is constantly being updated -- have sprung up.

How a Case of Vigilante Tattoo Punishment Showcases Skepticism of Human Rights in Brazil

Two men tattooed "thief" and "scum" on a teen's forehead, thinking he had stolen a bicycle. The teen later told police he hadn't, but social media took the vigilantes' side.

The Death of a Sanitary Worker in Pakistan

The Bridge

"This incident hits at my identities as a humanitarian, a global public health advocate, a medical doctor, and a Pakistani minority."

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