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7 October 2021

Stories from 7 October 2021

Kenyan government’s use of surveillance technologies to tackle COVID-19 raises human rights concerns

Kenya's 2019 data protection legislation was supposed to offer a framework for the government to acquire citizens' data in a transparent and rights-respecting manner, but some say it lacks independent...

Philippines will allow casinos on world-famous Boracay Island, despite local opposition

“I appeal to our leaders in the province not to allow gambling casino that will destroy our cherished land.”

‘Kazakh language is perfect for rap': Interview with cultural commentator Yevgeniya Plakhina

Sung in a mix of Kazakh and Russian, played with traditional nomadic and new musical instruments, contemporary alternative music from Kazakhstan offers an eclectic and rich environment.

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