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In India, Medical Treatment and Justice Remain Elusive for One Survivor of Domestic Violence

“Her in-laws demanded 50,000 rupees. I couldn’t afford it. So her husband attacked her,” Rajvati's father said. Rajvati herself cannot speak b...   [ continue reading...]

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Ethiopian Protester Sentenced to Six Years Behind Bars for Facebook Posts

The 30-year-old activist has been an outspoken opponent of government’s violent response to the popular protest movement. And he is not alone.   [ continue reading...]

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Egypt Ups Systematic Efforts to Silence Independent Media

In an environment of persistent conflict, free and independent media that cover events in the public interest — not in the interests of politicians &mdash...   [ continue reading...]

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Cries of Impunity as Macedonia's ‘Bloody Thursday’ Parliament Attackers Get Suspended Sentences

According to members of the security forces who spoke anonymously to journalists, the attackers planned to execute people, but were deterred by the eyewitnesses...   [ continue reading...]

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Netizen Report: In India and Jamaica, Women Face Threats for Resisting Misogyny Online

In Malaysia and Azerbaijan, officials go after media for political coverage. Meanwhile, with major social media sites banned, Kashmiris have turned to local pla...   [ continue reading...]

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Kaqchikel and Other Guatemalan Languages Gain Momentum Online Thanks to Digital Activism

The Digital Activism Meeting for Indigenous Languages took place in Guatemala and brought together important initiatives for the visibility and strengthening of...   [ continue reading...]

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Iraqi Parliament Slammed for Bill Restricting Free Speech, Right to Protest

Instead of working to ensure stronger protections for freedoms, the Iraqi parliament is rather seeking to pass a repressive law.   [ continue reading...]

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Trinidad & Tobago Ministers Rack Up Big Bills—and Social Media Outrage

Trinidad and Tobago netizens are tired of public officials wantonly spending taxpayers' money, especially in a sluggish economy.   [ continue reading...]

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An Afro-Colombian Model on “Social Bleaching”

"I wonder how many children "whiten" themselves socially without even realizing it. They are...ignorant of their ancestors and of the people who fought so histo...   [ continue reading...]

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Corruption Fighters Slapped with Corruption Charges in Graft-Prone Central Asia

"Everything turned rotten a long time ago. There is nothing left to save!"   [ continue reading...]

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Mumbai Technologists Are Using TV Spectrum to Bring More Internet Access to India

Poor Internet infrastructure leaves the vast majority of Indians limited to mobile Internet only, making it difficult to engage deeply with Internet technology.   [ continue reading...]

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Malaysian Editors Face Cybercrime Charges for Posting a Video that Criticized Attorney General

In the video, which was taken during a press briefing, a former member of the ruling party called for the resignation of the attorney general.   [ continue reading...]

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‘No to Silence': Javier Valdez's Murder Highlights Persistent Perils for Mexican Journalists

Seven journalists have been murdered in Mexico this year. Since 2012, less than one percent of attacks on journalists have resulted in a criminal conviction.   [ continue reading...]

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Panic Over Russian Online Suicide Game Sparks ‘Whale Hunt’ in China

Pro-government groups are waging a campaign against the game, and internet censors have predictably gone into overdrive.   [ continue reading...]

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Viral Video Triggers Debate Over Patriotic Education in China, Again

"My kids do not need to follow so-called 'heroes' who killed their fellow countrymen. They should learn how to love the environment, recycle used items, act in...   [ continue reading...]

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Azerbaijan Blocks Independent Media (And Actually Admits it)

"This was one thing we had left and they have taken it too. May God punish them. All they think about is how to shut people up."   [ continue reading...]

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Cybercrime Charges Against Jamaica's Tambourine Army Founder Dropped

Jamaica's Director of Public Prosecutions has dropped all three charges against activist La Toya Nugent, under the country's Cybercrimes Act.   [ continue reading...]

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Netizen Report: Chelsea Manning and the Power of Transparency

This week, Chelsea Manning was finally released from prison, Ukraine censored Russian web platforms and Thailand threatened legal action against Facebook.   [ continue reading...]

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‘Cyber Warrior’ Group Threatens to Extort Indian Women on Facebook

Threats of character assassination and extortion can carry severe real-life consequences, especially for women.   [ continue reading...]

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Beirut Activists Launch Heritage Watch Day to Defend Threatened Historical Sites

The laissez-faire privatization and development frenzy in Lebanon’s capital has destroyed much of the country’s heritage. Activists are determined t...   [ continue reading...]

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