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Human Rights

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Latest stories about Human Rights

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.

8 April 2014

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Exploring Trinidad & Tobago's Digital Divide (Part 1)

A progressive new company is changing the face of data collection in the Caribbean, starting with a project in Trinidad and Tobago that examines the country's digital divide.

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PHOTOS: Massive Art Installation in Pakistan Targets American Drone Operators

The initiative aims to give civilian casualties in US drones attacks a human face.

7 April 2014

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Inmate at Greece's Infamous Korydallos Prison Commits Suicide

Prisoners have used Twitter to publicize the conditions at the prison, so horrible that a prosecutor once refused to enter and inspect the hospital ward because she “has family”.

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Spies Like US: “Fake Twitter” Violated Cubans’ Privacy Rights

The Bridge

The USAID-created "Cuban Twitter" revealed last week in an AP report stemmed from a shortsighted and condescending idea about what happens when repressed populations get their hands on communications technologies.

5 April 2014

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Controversy and Outrage in Spain Over the Presence of Teodoro Obiang

The president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang, has been the protagonist of a huge controversy in Spain.

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Shanghai Eclipses Beijing as Top Destination for Chinese University Graduates

The report also revealed that many Chinese companies are becoming more popular with would-be university graduates.

4 April 2014

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GV Face: The USA's Secret “Cuban Twitter”

GV Face

A secret US plan to support regime change in Cuba with a Twitter-like messaging service called ZunZuneo has now come under the spotlight with news reports that thousands of Cubans...

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Online Protest as Trinidad Muslims Detained in Venezuela

Protests in front of the Venezuelan embassy in Trinidad have also gone virtual, after local Muslims were detained over an alleged plot to overthrow the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

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