Son of Honduran human rights and resistance activist murdered
Human rights organizations are raising alarm after yet another assassination in Honduras, this time of Fernando Aleman Banegas, the son of a prominent resistance activist, human rights defender, and aspiring progressive candidate for local political office with the left-wing Libre party.
TELESUR

Journalist killed every 4.5 days, says UNESCO
One journalist is killed every four-and-a-half days, according to a shocking report released by UNESCO on Wednesday. During the last decade, 827 journalists have been killed while on the job, the UNESCO director-general’s report said.
GMA NEWS

Researchers uncover hidden censorship on Chinese live-streaming apps
Researchers have published a report revealing hidden keyword blacklists used to censor chats on three popular Chinese live streaming applications. Contrary to prior assumptions that Internet censorship in China operates under a uniform set of guidelines, the researchers found uneven implementation of censorship on the live streaming apps they studied.
PHYS.ORG

Jailed Russian activist alleges he was tortured
Jailed Russian opposition activist Ildar Dadin says he has been tortured by prison guards who carried out group beatings and threatened to rape and murder him.
ABC NEWS

Venezuela stops journalists from entering country
Venezuelan authorities stopped a Washington Post reporter at the Caracas airport late Monday night and denied him entry, in the latest case of blocking a foreign correspondent from covering the mounting political and economic turmoil in the South American country.
THE WASHINGTON POST

 

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