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23 March 2021

Stories from 23 March 2021

Pakistan bans TikTok for the second time

TikTok was blocked in Pakistan for 10 days in October 2020. Access was restored after the app's parent company ByteDance assured authorities it would bolster moderation.

Did the Ethiopian government use its COVID-19 restrictions to silence dissent?

The state of emergency restrictions were used as grounds to arrest a lawyer and a journalist last year -- both known critics of the government in Addis Ababa.

The Laz people's mission to save their language from extinction

There could be anything between 30,000 to 200,000 speakers of Lazuri, the language of the modern Laz people. The majority of them still live in the historical region of Rize, in...

Taking the Laz language online, one project at a time: An interview with Eylem Bostanci

Global Voices spoke with Eylem Bostancı, a project coordinator at the Laz Institute, an Istanbul-based organization dedicated to promoting the Laz language and culture.

This open-source software is helping Barbados and Jamaica preserve their cultural heritage

The free Arches software helps cultural heritage organisations “respond to the critical and common challenges [...] around creating and maintaining modern inventory systems."

Chinese patriotic YouTuber apologizes after criticizing propaganda and corruption

"In our village, the forest land has not been distributed. It is so full of corruption!"

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