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27 February 2019

Stories from 27 February 2019

USCYBERCOM attack gives Russian legislators new justification for tighter internet controls

RuNet EchoAdvox

Both pro-Kremlin experts and their opponents see the USCYBERCOM's attack on the "troll factory" as ammunition for isolationist policies.

Tensions mount between Pakistan and India after retaliatory manoeuvres by both nations

The current situation represents the biggest escalation of tensions between the two South Asian nuclear-armed rivals in over three decades.

Sexual violence in the family. A taboo topic in Armenia

Cultural taboos and victim-shaming means women subjected to sexual violence at home often do not come forward.

Protests in Haiti may have halted, but its fragile institutions still struggle

The government announced new measures to relieve the suffering of Haitian citizens, but are they enough to solve the current crisis and stem further unrest?

A steep price hike for passport applications pushed Angolans to protest

The fee increased from 8 to 97 US dollars.

Mexican women protest for their lives as kidnappings and femicides surge

More than 150 people, most of them women, have been kidnapped from Mexico City's subway system over the past four years.

Australian court's historic rejection of coal mine highlights the impact of climate change

"NSW Land and Environment Court decision in #Australia on coal and #climatechange is sending shockwaves around the world."

What diapers taught me about Europe

The Bridge

"With unrestricted access to information, my critical consciousness was awakened, and I began to reconsider binaries like “developed” and “backward” and re-analyze politics both in Turkmenistan and West."