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Human Rights

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Latest stories about Human Rights

18 April 2014

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Southern Russia's Road Warriors

RuNet Echo

North Ossetians display a readiness for civil disobedience that has many asking about their willingness to take to the streets (or highways, as it were), when faced with injustice.

17 April 2014

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Facebook Post Spells Legal Trouble for Russian Charity

RuNet Echo

Romanenko reported that no less than the governor of Vologodsk had filed a complaint against him with the local prosecutor's office because of the jocular post.

16 April 2014

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Russia's Largest Social Network Says No to Censorship

RuNet Echo

Pavel Durov, founder and CEO of Russian social network VKontakte, has once again used his account there as a platform to speak out against Internet censorship.

15 April 2014

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Global Voices Partners with Melton Foundation on New Round of Mentoring

Over the next four months, we're coaching Fellows of the Melton Foundation to write stories about inequality and discrimination in their countries for Global Voices.

14 April 2014

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Syria: From Inventor to Laborer

The story of Ismail al-Shimali exposes the Baathist mechanisms of diminishing any possibility for scientific or cultural development in Syria.

12 April 2014

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Will Russia Regulate Blogs Like Mass Media?

RuNet Echo

The regulations would require fact-checking, age restriction warnings, and obeying election laws, among other responsibilities.

11 April 2014

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Chinese Court Upholds Activist Xu Zhiyong's Prison Sentence

The ruling rejected Xu Zhiyong's appeal of his January conviction on charges of "gathering crowds to disrupt public order", a charge often used to clamp down on dissidents.

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Trinidad & Tobago Mourns Former Prime Minister & President, A.N.R. Robinson

Twitter users are paying their respects to the late A.N.R. Robinson, former Prime Minister and President of Trinidad and Tobago, who is being hailed as a visionary and a patriot.

9 April 2014

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Jailed Iranian Blogger's Letter Speaks of Torture

The blogger known as Siamak Mehr writes an open letter from a small cell with 40 inmates. He is serving a 4-year sentence for writing a blog.

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Russian Internet Hipsters Are Out For Blood

RuNet Echo

A cautionary tale about the dangers of ill-conceived Facebook status updates, or perhaps about the growing threat of RuNet's epistemic closure.

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