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Jordanian Cartoonist Goes to Trial For Drawing Jesus

The cartoon commented on the Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, which sold church property to Israeli settler groups to pay off church debt.   [ continue reading...]

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Another Muslim Man Is Murdered in India's Rajasthan by Cow Vigilantes

"The term Gau Rakshak has slipped into the country’s lexicon of politics and culture over the past two years, in step with increasing activism by self-sty...   [ continue reading...]

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With a Little Help From Humans, the Caribbean's Birds Are Attempting a Post-Hurricane Comeback

Wildlife suffers from the effects of natural disasters too, and after the tough 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, conservationists across the Caribbean are helpin...   [ continue reading...]

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Many Taiwanese Say Taiwan Representation at China’s National Congress Was Simply Beijing Propaganda

"[The drama] is selling out Taiwan’s independence movement. When the pro-independence movement in Taiwan becomes stronger, Beijing will pay more and more...   [ continue reading...]

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#StopTheCrackdownVN: Global Groups Call for Human Rights Protection in Vietnam

Human rights groups are stepping up the campaign urging the Vietnamese government to release 165 prisoners and conscience and to stop the persecution of activis...   [ continue reading...]

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Women Die in Childbirth in Rural India, Where Hospitals Lack Doctors

Doctors refuse job postings to a small village in a border district of West Bengal even as people suffer due to lack of medical services.   [ continue reading...]

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Facebook's ‘Explore Feed’ Experiment Is Hurting Small Businesses, NGOs, and Political Groups in Cambodia

"By slicing news out of people’s feeds....Facebook has cut off a source of information for millions of Cambodians."   [ continue reading...]

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In India, Class and Gender Inequities Impede Justice for Sexual Harassment Victims

"...the entire justice system itself is aligned towards keeping patriarchy and caste system intact."   [ continue reading...]

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A Look Inside China's Propaganda Bureaucracy

How powerful is the Publicity Department of China's Communist Party? This article explores the history, functions, and expanding role of China's propaganda bure...   [ continue reading...]

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Netizen Report: Memes and ‘Obscene’ Messages Are Under Fire in Indonesia

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.   [ continue reading...]

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Toxic Smog in New Delhi Leaves Residents Coughing and Demanding Action

“I have been coughing for over a month, and it is only [recently] I realized that it’s because of the pollution. But no one is doing anything about...   [ continue reading...]

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Humanitarian Crisis Escalates at Australia's Refugee Detention Centre in Papua New Guinea

Catastrophe looms with food, water, electricity and health services cutoff to asylum seekers refusing to leave Australia's former Manus Island regional processi...   [ continue reading...]

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Freedom of Expression or ‘Obscene Representation'? The Case Against Indian Cartoonist Bala G

"The incident made me think that my children were burning. I have no words to express my sorrow, so I drew the cartoon out of rage."   [ continue reading...]

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Today's Russia Fails to Live up to the Sky-High Hopes Buried With Time Capsules in 1967

Time capsules from 1967 -- the 50th anniversary of the Great October Revolution -- are being opened across Russia for the centennial. The contents are somewhat...   [ continue reading...]

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One Nation, One Tax: The Impact of India's Goods and Services Tax

The Indian government deems the newly implemented Goods and Services Tax a success, but many small businesses have been adversely affected and protests are moun...   [ continue reading...]

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To Divinity and Back: Nepal’s Living Goddess Returns to Normal Life After Nine-Year Stint as ‘Kumari’

The sudden transformation of a little girl into a revered goddess comes at a price. She must remain in isolation and is expected to stay calm at all times.   [ continue reading...]

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Data and Democracy: What Role Did Cambridge Analytica Play in Kenya's Elections?

The data analysis company that helped Donald Trump's campaign claim victory in the US is working with Kenya's ruling party.   [ continue reading...]

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Indonesian Police Go After Social Media Users for Mocking House Speaker

"What does it say about....Indonesia when a politician can continue to act with impunity, while somebody who spreads a meme about him gets arrested?"   [ continue reading...]

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Moroccan Journalists Keep Fighting to Cover the Hirak Movement, Despite State Intimidation

Journalists reporting on the Hirak protests are facing a myriad of restrictions.   [ continue reading...]

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Macedonian Court Ruling Favors Formerly Jailed Journalist, Indicates Government Conspiracy

Kezarovski spent the better part of three years as political prisoner, under conditions tantamount to torture.   [ continue reading...]

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