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24 November 2014

Venezuela: Draft Law Would Criminalize Online Protest, Remove Checks on Surveillance

Global Voices Advocacy

Under the law, a person using digital media to “promote or attack the constitutional order” or “disrupt public peace” could face between one and five years behind bars.

Colombians Push for Peace After Kidnapping Derails FARC Talks

"It is difficult to achieve peace when bullets are flying."

21 November 2014

Meet Anton Korobkov-Zemlyansky, Russia's Patriot-Provocateur

RuNet Echo

Anton Korobkov-Zemlyansky has worn many hats in the Russian news media. Russia experts in the West are inclined to dismiss him, but RuNet Echo tried to learn more.

Hollaback!'s '10 Hours’ Video: Is This How We Define Harassment?

Internet users have hotly debated Hollaback!'s video, arguing intensely (and often aggressively) about the meaning of harassment and discrimination.Недавно движение Hollaback выложило в Youtube видео, в котором в очередной раз...

Murder of Beauty Queen and Her Sister Reminds Honduras of the Horror of Machismo Violence

After police announced they had found the women's bodies, Twitter users expressed their grief over the sad news.

19 November 2014

The New York Times Joins Clamor to Change US Policy Toward Cuba

The newspaper has called on President Obama to make a litany of changes to the country's foreign policy toward its Caribbean neighbor, including ending its embargo and resuming diplomatic relations.

18 November 2014

Climate Change, Ebola, Ukraine: Brisbane's G20 Summit Wasn't Just About Economy

"#G20Brisbane will be remembered for Abbott's crushing failure to convince the rest of the world to ignore #climatechange"

‘Pickup Artist’ Julien Blanc Isn't Welcome in Brazil, Either

Social media outcry prompted Brazilian officials to deny his visa. Blanc has advocated violent and sexist approaches to dating, even writing on Twitter, "Don't worry. I only abuse women."

17 November 2014

Jamaican Sexism Flexes Its Muscles as Gender Gaffes Stir Public Outrage

Most recently, the misogynistic ideas of some of Jamaica's leading men, in both the public and private sectors, has entered the public spotlight.

15 November 2014

What World Leaders Should Discuss at Brisbane's G20 Summit

Brisbane, Australia, hosts the 2014 G20 summit on 15-16 November. Netizens are speculating about what should be priorities on the agenda.

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