10 January 2018
“…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…”
“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
“Acid”. “Leech”. “Totee Muff”. Caribbean people love to rename things. Check out a few of their most spectacular sobriquets…
“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
“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
5 January 2018
“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?’. “
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“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
“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.”
The Russian-speaking web has its doubts.
Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
“We have been ordered to interrupt international traffic,” a source at an Iranian internet exchange point said.
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
“There is much that we have to talk about in Trinidad and Tobago as regards race, sex, class and even State-sponsored censorship…”
“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.”
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.
Authorities in Yemen have a long history of imposing restrictions on freedom of expression and the right to access information.
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.
“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.”