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Mexico is once again witness to terrible violence, this time in Chilapa de Álvarez in the western coastal state of Guerrero, where in recent days about 30 people have gone missing in an operation carried out by a so far unidentified armed group. http://bit.ly/1HODP80
"Tlatlaya, Ayotzinapa, and now Chilapa… does anyone still doubt that President Peña has lost control of the country?"
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Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World. http://bit.ly/1SEcAA8
Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.
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Letscorp, a site devoted to bridging information across Chinese speaking communities, reposted an online joke on Twitter that vividly captures mainland Chinese censorship practices. http://bit.ly/1QcNmF5
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Letscorp, a site devoted to bridging information across Chinese speaking communities, reposted an online joke on Twitter that vividly captures mainland Chinese censorship practices. 老大:官员好不好,百姓说了算。宣传部:我补充一句,大多数百姓不明真相。团中央:没事,我们有一千万网评员保证舆论。公安:还有漏网的我们就抓。央视:再让他们嫖娼。环球:就说他们收了美国人的钱。外交部发言人:依据相关法律和政策,我国有充分言论自由。人民日报:你瞧,这是人民的选择嘛 — 墙外楼 (@letscorp) May 28, 2015 Man on top [implying Chinese president Xi Jinping]: Whether a government official is performing wel...
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"It hurts, it hurts terribly. We tend to over-focus on statistics in such cases, namely on the numbers of deaths. Nevertheless, behind the statistics are individual life stories. These are young men who, before departing, have asked for their mothers’ blessings. When seen in this way, I feel for these families who have lost the person in which they've invested their hope for the future." http://bit.ly/1FiG7WZ
"If Africa's youth comes to believe that its future lies elsewhere, it will be impossible to solve the issue of migration," says Souleymane Bachir Diagne.
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Chinese netizens are having a good laugh over the mechanized missteps of government-controlled robot commenters, who have been criticizing messages sent by their own masters. http://bit.ly/1KnSG6S
Patrick Wong contributed to this post. Chinese netizens are having a good laugh over the mechanized missteps of government-controlled robot commenters, who have been criticizing messages sent by their own masters. A few weeks ago, a group of robots seized upon a congratulatory message posted on Weibo over a year...
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Nepal has experienced a series of landslides during the small quakes and aftershocks following the aftermath of to large earthquakes in late April and early May. The landslides have dammed rivers and have caused yet more destruction in the devastated Himalayan country. http://bit.ly/1Q9ULoM
After the earthquake, 547 landslides have occurred in 19 districts and there will be more due to heavy rain during the monsoon season.
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Whether or not they love soccer, the only thing Caribbean netizens are talking about today is the announcement that the United States Department of Justice is indicting nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives for racketeering, conspiracy, and corruption. http://bit.ly/1SEcPeB
There's a frenzy on Caribbean social media today, following the announcement that the US Department of Justice indicted 9 FIFA officials and 5 corporate executives for racketeering, conspiracy, and corruption.
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Residents of the city of Medellín, Colombia, are asking themselves if the metro is the place to talk about abortion, stemming from an ad by the #ladecisiónestuya (the decision is yours) campaign that's running in the public transit system's cars. http://bit.ly/1QcNtQX
Residents of the city of Medellín, Colombia, are asking themselves if the metro is the place to talk about abortion, stemming from an ad by the #ladecisiónestuya (the decision is yours) campaign that's running in the public transit system's cars, as shared by user Jaime Andrés (@JAIM3_ANDR3S): #LaDecisionEsTuya pic.twitter.com/Nbaq2zJHXn — Jaime...
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo visited Cuba recently and, during his visit, signed an agreement that could change the lives of many Americans. http://bit.ly/1Hyg3rt
Now that relations between US and Cuba are improving, the US wants to see if it can benefit from the vaccine.
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The government's Media Development Authority has confirmed that it advised local broadcasters in Singapore not to air Taiwanese pop songstress Jolin Tsai's music video “We're All Different, Yet The Same” because of ‘mature content’. http://bit.ly/1evegMF
"How ironic is it that on the same day Singapore bans a song with gay marriage content, Ireland votes in favor of it?"
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A group of Internet and social media users who call themselves “the worldwide community of Ukrainian and Russian FB users” has started an online petition on the Change.org website to protest what they insist is ongoing, unwarranted, and biased blocking of Ukrainian and Russian Facebook profiles. http://bit.ly/1evdxvd
Ukrainians and Russians are petitioning Facebook on the Change.org website to protest what they insist is an ongoing issue: unwarranted and biased blocking of Ukrainian and Russian Facebook profiles.
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It is like a casino, but without rules, where “one player can see other players’ cards.” That's how prominent Chinese economist Wu Jinglian described the nature of the Chinese stock market last year during a finance summit when the stock market began to surge. http://bit.ly/1Q9UHVR
After months of touting for rising prices, the Communist Party newspaper People's Daily posted a cautionary note this month, warning that stock trading is “high risk.”
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