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5 October 2017

Stories from 5 October 2017

Is Free Speech an ‘Empty Promise’ in Singapore? Activists Bristle After Police Detain Performance Artist

Global Voices Advocacy

Under Singapore’s strict Public Order Act, a single person can be held liable for participating in an illegal assembly.

A Yemeni Political Analyst Has Been Held By Houthi Rebels Since August, With No Explanation

Global Voices Advocacy

Hisham Al-Omeisy is a crucial voice on the ongoing war in Yemen, and its humanitarian cost.

Sexual Harassment in Greece Is Basically a Woman's Problem

...when asked about verbal sexual abuse, one woman in Athens commented that “it happens so often that [she] doesn’t even remember any distinctive incident”.

Tajikistan Authorities Invite Ridicule with Demand Wikipedia Correct ‘Spelling Mistakes’

"[Wikipedia] is free and public...It's senseless to demand editing from a source that can be edited by anyone."

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