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5 July 2021

Stories from 5 July 2021

Social media companies could be liable for user-generated content in India

Twitter in India has found itself outside the “safe harbour” that otherwise would have protected itself legally from being implicated for the content generated by its users.

Vicious mass rape of women has become a weapon against the Tigray in Ethiopian war

A war broke out in the Tigray region of Ethiopia on November 4th, 2020 following building tensions between the TPLF and the federal government since Abiy Ahmed came to power...

In Turkey new cost saving measures are selective

President and ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Chair Recep Tayyip Erdoğan issued a circular on June 30 instructing officials to reduce expenditures.

Women protest across the country as Turkey officially withdraws from the Istanbul Convention

Thousands of women marched across largest cities in Turkey on July 1, against Turkey's official withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention.

Hong Kong Government defines assault on police as “lone wolf terrorism”

Hong Kong authorities define an assault on a police officer as a “lone-wolf style act of domestic terrorism” and claimed that the man had been radicalized by hate speech.

What has Hong Kong lost one year after the National Security Law was enacted?

Hongkongers have lost the right to attend public protests and assemblies;  Apple Daily, Hong Kong's largest pro-democracy publication has been shut down; and numerous civic groups have been dissolved. 

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