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20 April 2015

Lesbian Fleeing Persecution in Cameroon Finally Receives Asylum in Spain

Although Spain is one of the world's more tolerant countries in regards to LGBT rights, its governmental institutions are not as inclined to granting asylum.

17 April 2015

Prejudices Erode in Chilean Floods as Colombian Immigrants Mount a Relief Effort

Colombian immigrants have displayed remarkable solidarity by volunteering for relief work in Chile's flooded cities, challenging many Chileans' anti-immigrant prejudices.

China Jails Prominent Journalist Gao Yu for Leaking ‘State Secrets’

She was sentenced to seven years in prison. Observers believe the "state secrets" refer to a Chinese Communist Party directive that lists "seven speak-nots" for university professors, including press freedom.

14 April 2015

China Finally Releases Five Detained Feminist Activists

But they are not free yet. The five will be under police surveillance for a year.

13 April 2015

Google Denies Russian Media Claims on Data Localization Move

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

Google representatives have denied Russian media reports that Google was bowing to Russia's demands and moving to store Russian users' data on servers inside the country, calling them "inaccurate."

Tsarist Russia Bans Internet Porn

RuNet Echo

A Russian court in Tatarstan has banned 136 porn sites, and the language of its ruling implies that all Internet porn is hereby against the law.

12 April 2015

Unseasonal Gaza Hailstorm Draws Attention to Palestinian Refugees’ Plight

Netizens are reporting unseasonal snowfall in Gaza today. Others say it's just hail. But for many the suffering of Gaza's 108,000 homeless and internally displaced refugees comes to mind.

10 April 2015

Are Google and eBay Bowing to the Kremlin's Data Localization Demands?

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

Google and eBay may be caving to Russia's data localization law, a move that would leave users even more vulnerable to state surveillance than they are today.

‘This Is Not Our War': Pakistanis Want Nothing to Do With Saudi Arabia in Yemen

"We are a much informed and politically engaged nation now and we will not let our government fight other's wars."

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