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17 February 2020

Stories from 17 February 2020

Azerbaijan's snap parliamentary election produces the normal results

Azerbaijan's latest parliamentary elections were called well ahead of schedule. Otherwise, they were quite normal: with allegations of ballot stuffing and a huge majority for pro-government candidates.

Pakistan's draconian rules on social media take activists by surprise

Advox

The new rules require social media companies to hand over user information and remove content deemed unlawful when requested by the authorities.

Groundbreaking film on Russia's HIV epidemic goes viral

RuNet Echo

Nearly one percent of Russia's population is HIV positive, but the authorities have remained silent about the epidemic. It looks like Yury Dud's latest YouTube documentary has broken that silence.

#MarginalizedAadhaar: Is India's Aadhaar enabling more exclusion in social welfare for marginalized communities?

AdvoxRising Voices

India's biometric-based digital ID Aadhaar seems to bring more exclusion to marginalized communities rather than solving it.

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