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Court Ruling Against Restaurant Reviewer Leaves French Bloggers Reeling

The presiding judge ruled that while the review fell "within the scope of freedom of expression" its title was defamatory.
by Eastasianews on Jul 22, 2014

Fear, Love and Iran’s Favorite Internet Enemy (it’s Facebook)

On July 13, eight young Iranians were dealt long prison sentences for their activities on Facebook. Activists both in and outside the country know little more about the case.
by Eastasianews on Jul 22, 2014

-Boston: Pro-Palestinian Mob Shouts: “Jews Back to Birkenau”

             (Photo credit: Wikipedia) All across America, mostly on college campuses, and in Europe also there are a number of demonstrations supporting Hamas and the Palestinians along wit...
by ANSWERS For The Faith on Jul 22, 2014

The Russian Government’s 7,000 Wikipedia Edits

Over the past ten years, IP addresses belonging to various Russian state agencies are responsible for almost 7,000 anonymous edits to articles on Wikipedia’s Russian-language website.
by Eastasianews on Jul 20, 2014

Artists Explore the ‘Melting Point’ of Art and Propaganda in Skopje

A not-for-profit, self-financed group of artists calling themselves Kooperacija (“Cooperation”, Macedonian slang for a general store in small villages) hosted an exhibition titled “Melting Point: Art as Anti-Hegemonic PropagandaR...
by Eastasianews on Jul 19, 2014

4 Photos of Street Art by the ‘Iranian Banksy’ That Speak Volumes About Life Today in Iran

The work of the anonymous Black Hand has gone viral on social media. The graffiti offers timely commentary on events in Gaza and issues in Iran, such as women's rights.
by Eastasianews on Jul 19, 2014

The World Cup in Brazil Ended Just Like It Began — With Tear Gas, Stun Grenades and Police Aggression

Activists captured some police officers on film lashing out seemingly with provocation at protesters and journalists.
by Eastasianews on Jul 17, 2014

Singapore’s Libraries Don’t Want Kids Reading About Tango the Penguin and His Two Loving Fathers

Singapore's National Library's has banned three children's books that feature same-sex couples after one person's complaint, calling the decision 'pro-family'. The reading public is not happy.
by Eastasianews on Jul 16, 2014

This Woman Marched Thousands of Kilometers Across Pakistan For Her Brother and Balochistan’s Missing People

The news about the missing persons of Balochistan remains one of the most unheard stories in the world. Activist Farzana Majid has dedicated her life to make these voices heard.
by Eastasianews on Jul 15, 2014

7 Cases That Prove Online Activism is Under Siege in Saudi Arabia

Learn about Gulf Center for Human Rights efforts to raise awareness about online activists facing harassment and legal challenges in Saudi Arabia.
by Eastasianews on Jul 14, 2014

7 Cases That Prove Online Activism is Under Siege in Saudi Arabia

Learn about Gulf Center for Human Rights efforts to raise awareness about online activists facing harassment and legal challenges in Saudi Arabia.
by Eastasianews on Jul 14, 2014

Turkish Law Professor Says Transparency Unaccepted in Politics in Turkey

Today's Zaman interviewed İştar Gözaydın, a professor of law and politics at Doğuş University in İstanbul, who has alslo done extensive academic research on Turkish law, society, politics, and is one of the founders...
by Eastasianews on Jul 13, 2014

This Woman is Leading Baloch Students in Their Struggle For Independence From Pakistan

Women in Balochistan face many challenges, including a heavily male-dominated patriarchal society, lack of infrastructure for education and a low rate of literacy among females.
by Eastasianews on Jul 10, 2014

Yes, I wear a bra, and its visible. So?

Nivedita N Kumar, a reporter at the New Indian Express, an English daily based in Chennai, posts an emotional Facebook note which has gone viral. Here is an excerpt from the powerful essay that lashes at the notion of the Indian patriarchal society t...
by Eastasianews on Jul 7, 2014

Detained Brazilian Activist Says, “I’m a Target of a Large and Dirty Political Persecution Campaign”

This letter, published by Mídia Ninja collective, was written by Fábio student Hideki Harano, one of the two activists arrested in São Paulo after taking part of a demonstration against the World Cup in Brazil on June 26...
by Eastasianews on Jul 5, 2014

Detained Brazilian Activist Says, “I’m a Target of a Large and Dirty Political Persecution Campaign”

This letter, published by Mídia Ninja collective, was written by Fábio student Hideki Harano, one of the two activists arrested in São Paulo after taking part of a demonstration against the World Cup in Brazil on June 26...
by Eastasianews on Jul 5, 2014

Russia’s Cyber Nanny Calls for a Clean RuNet

In the eyes of parliamentarian Yelena Mizulina, the Russian Internet is a pretty scary place. Learn about the Cyber Nanny's latest filtering initiative with this handy breakdown from RuNet Echo.
by Eastasianews on Jul 3, 2014

Are Serbia’s Dark Days of Media Censorship and Intimidation Making a Comeback?

Serbian Prime Minister Vučić claims to have learned from his past "political mistakes", but he seems to be reverting back to his old censorship habits.
by Eastasianews on Jul 3, 2014

The Perils of the Lunar Putin

Aleksandr Dugin, a controversial Russian scholar, says he's lost his job at Moscow State University, claiming that the President's alter ego—the Lunar Putin—is to blame.
by Eastasianews on Jul 1, 2014

Solidarity from Ankara for Alexander Sodiqov’s Release

Messages of support continue to pour in for Alexander Sodiqov, the Global Voices community member wrongfully detained by local authorities in Khorog, Tajikistan on June 16, while carrying out academic research. Global Voices is grateful to Dr. Marc H...
by Eastasianews on Jul 1, 2014


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