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15 May 2015

Facebook's Zuckerberg Responds to Ukrainians’ Complaints, But Is His Answer Enough?

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

Mark Zuckerberg has addressed the appeals of Ukrainian Facebook users for better content moderation and calls to create a dedicated Ukrainian office. His answers seem unlikely to satisfy them.

14 May 2015

Bahrain Court Upholds Six Month Sentence Against Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab Over Tweet

Global Voices Advocacy

A Bahrain court today upheld a six-month sentence for human rights defender Nabeel Rajab over a tweet. Rajab is already in custody under investigation for other tweets.

13 May 2015

Suspended Algerian Satirical TV Show Vows to Make a Comeback Online

Global Voices Advocacy

''Eldjazairia weekend'' an Algerian satirical TV show, co-hosted by GV contributor Abdou Semmar, was suspended from air on April 24, due to political pressure.

Human Rights Abuses in Azerbaijan: We Can’t Stay On The Sidelines Anymore

Global Voices Advocacy

Arzu Geybullayeva calls on Western leaders to speak out on political prisoners in Azerbaijan as the country prepares to host the European Games.

12 May 2015

Open Letter to President Obama From a Bahraini Human Rights Defender

Global Voices Advocacy

AlMahafdah, a former political detainee in Bahrain, asks President Obama to "be the voice of the people of Bahrain" when he meets the crown prince of the kingdom on Wednesday.

Fed Up With ‘Political’ Blocking, Russia and Ukraine Appeal to Facebook

RuNet Echo

Ukrainians and Russians are unhappy about Facebook allowing "politically motivated" takedowns of posts they say are being reported for violations by masses of "Kremlin supporters."

11 May 2015

Why Arabic Script on the Walls Might Not Stop Public Urination in Dhaka

"There is only one toilet in the capital Dhaka for every 150,000 people, out of which many are not usable."

9 May 2015

‘Their Freedom Is Their Right': A Campaign for Prisoners of Conscience in the Arab World

Global Voices Advocacy

Three human rights organizations launch a social media campaign to raise awareness about prisoners of conscience throughout the Arab World.

8 May 2015

Leaked Emails Reveal What Vladimir Putin Tells World Leaders at Private Meals

RuNet Echo

The leaked emails can be sorted into three types of reports: menu options for meetings, summaries of the catering services, and—most interestingly—outlines of Putin's conversations with his guests.

7 May 2015

The Cherán Indigenous Community in Mexico Finds Its Voice in Homegrown Media

Rising Voices

A closer look at the community media outlets in Cherán, which declared political self-governance and self-defense in 2011.

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