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5 August 2015

Despite Millions of Recruits, Criticism of China's Online Civilization Army Mounts

China Communist Youth League has recruited approximately 18 million "civilization volunteers" to “spread positive energy” online.

10 Months On, Families March Across Mexico in Search of Missing Ayotzinapa Students

The parents say for the last 10 months they have lived through hell, but thanks to the support of many Mexicans, they have the strength to demand justice.

4 August 2015

#HackingTeam Leaks: Ecuador is Spending Millions on Malware, Pro-Government Trolls

Global Voices Advocacy

Pro-government propaganda, anti-opposition trolls, hashtag spamming, and widespread malware are all part of a politically-motivated social media spin campaign dating back to 2012.

The Biggest Threat to Mexican Journalists Aren't Drug Cartels Anymore

Public officials and police officers are now suspected of most attacks against journalists.

3 August 2015

How Iran Used WikiLeaks to Attack a Human Rights Defender

WikiLeaks' management, unsurprisingly, is not playing along.

Summer is the Season for Fireworks in Japan

In July and August, massive and elaborate fireworks displays are held all over Japan.

Iran Closes Down Hardline Newspaper After Anti Nuclear Deal Coverage

Global Voices Advocacy

Iran's Press Supervisory have closed down 9 Dey, a hardline newspaper that has published dissenting views to the nuclear deal signed between Iran and the P5+1 countries, signed in Vienna on...

#NepalQuake: When Human Trafficking Is not Earth-Shattering And More Needs To Be Done

Post-earthquake, an overwhelmed Nepali state struggles to develop a long-term vision to tackle the vultures of human trafficking within and beyond its borders.

China Finally Opens Door to Overseas Game Consoles

China finally lifts its ban on sales of game consoles. Is this the dawn of a new age in home video entertainment?

Taiwan’s Anti-Curriculum Change Campaign Intensifies Following Student Activist's Death

"Today is Guan-Hua Lin’s birthday, July 30. He had only one hope...that we Taiwanese can receive an education based on a Taiwanese perspective. "

2 August 2015

Selfie Empowerment: Russian Communists Want Your Lenin Selfies

RuNet Echo

Young Russian Communists want to make Lenin hip again—so they're proposing a flashmob campaign that involves taking selfies with Lenin statues.

Global Voices Partners with Myanmar’s The Irrawaddy

Because of its critical reports, The Irrawaddy magazine was banned by the military regime in Myanmar and anyone found with a copy could be arrested and imprisoned.

1 August 2015

Malaysia’s #AtTheEdge Campaign Challenges Media Censorship

"At a time when there are more questions than answers available regarding the financial scandal, the Ministry’s action appears to be a self-serving draconian attempt at shutting up inquisitive Malaysians."

Kenyans Put Obama's Visit Under the Microscope

Kenyans analyzed everything from the hug between Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru to Obama's call to respect gay rights.

Will the Victims of Pinochet's Tyranny Finally Get Justice?

"I think this pact of silence breaking apart after so many years is a milestone for our country. It's a before and after in the struggle for human rights."

A Holiday Too Delicious to Resist

Twitter users from the Indian state of Odisha have launched a campaign to dedicate an entire day to their state delicacy, a dessert known as Rasagola.

Hong Kong Stages ‘Breast Walk’ to Protest Police and Judicial Absurdity

Can a protester really assault a policeman with her breasts?

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