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9 August 2019

Stories from 9 August 2019

Nigerian activist arrested for calling for a nationwide #RevolutionNow protest movement

Advox

Omoyele Sowore was detained and charged under Nigeria's 2011 counter-terrorism law. He could face life imprisonment.

Indian activists oppose oil refinery project citing environmental concerns, as protests flare up

"Polluting industries will pollute wherever they go and cause environmental loss as well."

Netizen Report: Journalists are under fire from Cambodia to Cuba — and beyond

Advox

Across the globe, journalists are facin charges of everything from espionage to tax evasion.

Talking trash: Lebanese citizens continue to mobilize to solve the garbage crisis

A solution for Lebanon’s garbage problem is yet to be made after the government held off on a decision to build incinerators during talks that took place within Beirut.

Beijing’s loyalists from Fujian province vow to beat up anti-extradition protesters in Hong Kong

Both local media outlets and police authorities have been notified of the Fujianese plan to pick fights with protesters. But only Beijing can stop such violence.

Four possible explanations for Turkmenistan's presidential hide-and-seek

The Bridge

Turkmenistan's publicity-loving president, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, has been unusually scarce lately, prompting rumours of political upheaval in the Central Asian republic.

The breathtaking beauty of the Caribbean showcased on Instagram

Two regional travel magazines celebrate the Caribbean's natural beauty by calling attention to its most amazing travel destinations — in print and on Instagram!

Who turned off Moscow’s internet during recent protests?

RuNet EchoAdvox

Evidence suggests that law enforcement agencies pressured mobile network operators to get part of the capital offline for the duration of the protests.

Tokyo Interlopers provides a glimpse of life in Japan from a foreign perspective

The full archive of Tokyo Interlopers profiles provides a fascinating glimpse of life in the Japanese metropolis from a foreign perspective.

UAE frees activist Osama al-Najjar after 5 years in detention

Advox

Despite serving his three-year sentence in March 2017, al-Najjar remained in arbitrary detention.

#MeToo catches on in Pakistan's entertainment industry

Amidst the #MeToo movement, Pakistani showbiz has been caught up in a hurl with accusations of sexual misconduct, domestic violence and much more.

Remembering the '88 uprising’ for democracy in Myanmar

"Government newspapers said over 300 died in the crackdown but independent sources estimated that the actual figure was ten times that."