10 January 2018

 

Singapore Authorities Ban Documentary on Palestinian Teen Activists for ‘Skewed Narrative’

“…did you even consider that this documentary…exists to provide a balance, a corrective to the kinds of propaganda that Israel state television and the US-centric media produce…”

The Draft Budget That Inflamed Protests in Iran

“You’ve turned as all into beggars. Please tell Mr. Khamenei, tell the president, tell everyone, tell them we are desperate. We don’t need this revolution. We hate the clerics.”

8 January 2018

What’s In a (Nick) Name? Ask the Caribbean!

“Acid”. “Leech”. “Totee Muff”. Caribbean people love to rename things. Check out a few of their most spectacular sobriquets…

Angolans Left Snickering After Post-Launch Glitch in Country’s First Satellite

“Launching a satellite into space while on the ground there is no medicine, food, quality education, healthcare worthy of that name…seems to me a terrible irrationality”

7 January 2018

Corruption and Poverty Lead to Rage and Despair in Iran

“The members of parliament need to know that they are accountable to the people, that they represent the people, and that the eyes of the people are upon them.”

6 January 2018

Trinidadian Man Transforms Pothole Into a Hot Tub in Humorously Effective Protest

“So that’s how to get things done in this country…you have to get on social media…”

5 January 2018

Jamaican Police Under Pressure After New Year’s Party Delays International Flights

“There will be calls for an inquiry. For accountability. Blame will be shifted. Promises will be made. There is one step, however, that we rarely take. Questioning the ‘WHY?’. “

Under Pressure From Cyberspace Administration, China’s Top News App Will Hire 2,000 More Content Reviewers

Global Voices Advocacy

Last week, the country’s top internet regulator accused the news app of spreading pornographic content.

What Happens at Maekelawi? Tales of Torture from an Ethiopian Detention Center Slated for Closure

Global Voices Advocacy

“It turns out that the anguish of Ethiopian prisoners, something that appeared to be so distant in memory, is not that far off after all.”

4 January 2018

Many Japanese Don’t See the Problem With Blackface on New Year’s Eve TV

“Note to japanese performing in #BlackFace: #Blackness is not a punchline nor a prop. Need jokes? Get better writers. Need a black character, get a black actor that speaks Japanese.”

Did a Wiener Dog That Suffered for Science Really Go Home With Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister?

RuNet Echo

The Russian-speaking web has its doubts.

Netizen Report: Iranian Authorities Are Blocking International Web Traffic and Messaging Platforms

Global Voices Advocacy

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

Iranian Technicians Have Been Ordered to Disrupt International Web Traffic Amid Protests

Global Voices Advocacy

“We have been ordered to interrupt international traffic,” a source at an Iranian internet exchange point said.

Ancient Pond Reconstruction in Kathmandu Stirs Preservation Protests

Kathmandu Valley activists and locals fight to save a revered pond in the heart of Kathmandu which was drained by authorities to allow the reconstruction of an ancient temple.

3 January 2018

‘Offensive’ Soca Song Gets Boost After Ban From Carnival Contests in Trinidad & Tobago

“There is much that we have to talk about in Trinidad and Tobago as regards race, sex, class and even State-sponsored censorship…”

Growing Popular Opposition Continues to Put Pressure on Ethiopia’s Ruling Party

“2017 was the year of the Oromo People’s Democratic Organisation…The OPDO was able to shake the puppet label and actually prove to be quite vocal in #Ethiopia’s political arena.”

Amman’s Yellow Taxis Compete for Passengers After the Arrival of Uber and Careem

For Yellow taxi drivers, the struggle for passengers is a real. Once Jordan’s only private transportation option, they are totally overwhelmed by new competition.

Caught in Conflict, Internet Users in Yemen Face Blocking, Shutdowns and Slow Speed

Global Voices Advocacy

Authorities in Yemen have a long history of imposing restrictions on freedom of expression and the right to access information.

The People of Iran Are Raising Their Voices: Scenes from the Protests

The Bridge

Defiance, civil disobedience, chanting and non-violence: scenes from the past few days in Iran, where citizens have taken to the streets to protest against the government.

Cancer Center in Syria’s Besieged East Ghouta Struggles to Survive

“It’s the biggest disaster we face. Sixty of those who are being treated must be evacuated now,” Dr. Muhammed said. “We can save others if medications are allowed inside.”

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