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3 November 2017

Stories from 3 November 2017

Award-Winning Malian Blogger Boukary Konaté Was a Teacher, a Trailblazer and a Friend

Boukary Konaté traveled to regions of Mali far away from the capital to train the younger generations in the basics of blogging and safeguarding their culture.

Indonesian Police Go After Social Media Users for Mocking House Speaker

Global Voices Advocacy

"What does it say about....Indonesia when a politician can continue to act with impunity, while somebody who spreads a meme about him gets arrested?"

Why Tajik Brides Live in Fear of Their In-Laws, Even Before They Get Married

Some 300 brides from the country's Khatlon region complained of abuse from their mothers-in-law in the first nine months of 2017.

Mexican Attorney General's Short Tenure Criticized for ‘Constant Impunity’

"It's important to remember that during Cervantes' time in position, impunity in cases of attacks against #FreedomOfExpression was constant"

Data and Democracy: What Role Did Cambridge Analytica Play in Kenya's Elections?

Global Voices Advocacy

The data analysis company that helped Donald Trump's campaign claim victory in the US is working with Kenya's ruling party.

China's Twitter Community Is Polarized Over Corruption Allegations by Fugitive Billionaire Guo Wengui

"When struggling with the CCP, one has to be cunning and wise -- borrowing power from one authority to crack down on the other one."

United Arab Emirates: Seven Months After Completing His Sentence, Blogger Osama Al-Najjar Remains in Prison

Global Voices Advocacy

Osama Al-Najjar was arrested in 2014 for tweeting in support of his imprisoned father.

Local Australian Council Votes to Demolish Lawn Bowls Club Despite Viral Video Campaign

The viral social media campaign "All the Bowling Ladies" was not enough to save the Melbourne lawn bowls club from a hostile local council vote.

Macedonian Court Ruling Favors Formerly Jailed Journalist, Indicates Government Conspiracy

Global Voices Advocacy

Kezarovski spent the better part of three years as political prisoner, under conditions tantamount to torture.

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