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3 May 2014

Stories from 3 May 2014

4 Ways You Can Join the #FreeZone9Bloggers Campaign

Global Voices Advocacy

Join the campaign to free nine bloggers and journalists detained in Ethiopia: Write a letter, sign a statement, or organize an event in your city!

China's Anti-Pornography Crackdown Nets Much More Than Porn

Fan fiction websites and others that “distorted mainstream values in the society” have been shut down as part of China's “Cleaning the Web 2014” campaign.

Aftermath of an Oil Spill

The Bridge

In La Brea, Trinidad, a fishing community continues to feel the impact of an allegedly cleaned-up oil spill that occurred over four months ago.

The Pissing Tanker is on a Mission to Stop Public Urination in India

Public urination is a problem in India, and efforts to solve the issue haven't had much impact. Enter the Pissing Tanker.

South Korea's Late-Night Gaming Ban for Kids Ruled Constitutional

A law that prohibits kids from playing online games at night was declared constitutional. How will it affect the game industry, students' rights and net freedom?

Syria: Love in the Time of Tyranny

The Bridge

"Wherever I look in Syria, I come across crazy stories of love, brave as a rose stubbornly growing, despite the weeds and thorns trying to suffocate it," writes Marcell Shehwaro.

Tragedy and Confusion in Odessa

RuNet Echo

Over thirty pro-Russian protesters died in a fire in the cheerful Black Sea port of Odessa on May 2.

Infographic: Who Are China’s Rural Migrant Workers?

The Price of Press Censorship in China

Pakistan: Confessed Serial Killer of Gay Men Used Social Website to Lure Victims

The accused killer said he wanted to send a message about the evils of pedophilia. Some LGBT activists fear he might be hailed as a hero.

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