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Amid continuing crackdown on anti-government protests, Nicaraguans pay homage to those killed

"If something should be clear, it is that the youth won't ever be the same. We won't see the places where the massacre occurred in the same way."   [ continue reading...]

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“We'll find you and hang you”: Russian bloggers threatened for their efforts at doxxing pro-government Cossacks

"It all started with some attempts at hacking the Telegram bot, and then some pretty real threats started pouring in."   [ continue reading...]

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Same-sex love ‘is just as legitimate’ as heterosexual love, says Cuban activist Yadiel Cepero

"The concept of 'normal' or 'natural' is as relative as humanity itself."   [ continue reading...]

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‘Bocamandja': The theatrical adventure strengthening Equatorial Guinean culture

"When the actors and actresses have spent some time working you realise that they have an interior defiance which makes them face things head on."   [ continue reading...]

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Acquittal of Fiji Times sedition case hailed as victory for press freedom in Oceania

"It has become quite obvious that the government of Fiji has continued to charge people with sedition to suppress freedom of speech and also political dissent."   [ continue reading...]

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Protestors in Bosnia and Herzegovina demand justice in two unresolved deaths

The protests demanding justice in the death of 21-year-old David Dragičević have spread throughout Bosnia and its diaspora.   [ continue reading...]

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Russian anti-corruption activists are jailed for ‘inciting riots’ based on their tweets and retweets

"...here goes another 'organizing a rally by retweet.' Looks like this time they’re just locking up everyone."   [ continue reading...]

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In India, 13 people are killed after police open fire on copper plant protesters

"My Constitution...ensures my right to protest. It ensures my right to life,livelihood,safe and healthy environment. #Thoothukkudi exposes the barbaric assault...   [ continue reading...]

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Mexico's new copyright law allows censorship of online content, rights advocates warn

The Mexican chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation warned that the approved changes "criminalize the act of publishing" and "legalize acts of violating the fundame...   [ continue reading...]

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Lebanon's historic Anfeh salt marshes threatened by yet another resort

"This is the last clean place where we can take our kids to swim"   [ continue reading...]

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Tunisian journalists say police union attacks are having a chilling effect on press freedom

Impunity for abuses committed by security forces and police unions "is almost becoming a norm," according to the syndicate of Tunisian journalists.   [ continue reading...]

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Malaysia’s new government urged to implement media reforms

"These are the principles that have now evolved after much pain and argument in most modern democracies and Malaysia would do well to join them."   [ continue reading...]

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Making Japan's hot springs more friendly for LGBT folks

"This is the first time I've entered a communal bath in 13 years. It made me so happy!”   [ continue reading...]

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Photo essay: Stateless in the former Soviet republic of Georgia

"Citizenship is all I need to heal the scar of not belonging."   [ continue reading...]

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Netizen Report: What do Iran, Pakistan and Russia have in common? They all ban Telegram.

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in internet rights around the world.   [ continue reading...]

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Cuba's parliament now has three black vice presidents. How come that didn't that make the news?

"For opponents everywhere [...] everyone is so equally oppressed that racial discrimination is unworthy of special attention. These dynamics hijack the discussi...   [ continue reading...]

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In the fight against pro-Kremlin bots, tech companies are suspending regular users

Tech companies' one-size-fits-all approach to bot-hunting seems to have dragged a number of innocent victims in its nets.   [ continue reading...]

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Venezuelans who hope for government change face dilemma — to vote or not to vote?

"The government picks all the candidates, sets the rules of the game, forbids any scrutiny [...and] blackmails voters with food and medicine..."   [ continue reading...]

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Trinidadian photographer Maria Nunes pays tribute to ‘Carnival dreamers and makers’ in new book

"For me it’s about immersion. It’s about going all out, no half way business. Also, as a photographer I see myself as a participant too, not a spect...   [ continue reading...]

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Interview with Rosaly Lopes, a Brazilian NASA astronomer and the first woman to edit the journal founded by Carl Sagan

Her great inspiration? Francis Northcutt, the astronomer who, in 1970, helped to calculate the return route of Apollo 13.   [ continue reading...]

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