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Policing the digital frontiers: Is India weaponizing technology to silence civil society?

Gmail on Laptop in Dark. Image via Flickr by Image Catalog. Public Domain.On June 15, 2020, Amnesty International and Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, uncovered a coordinated spyware campaign that targeted nine Indian human rights defenders between January to October 2019.In the world’s largest democracy, these types of incidents are a concern especially when viewed alongside the government’s broader crackdown on dissent. Under the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government, India has gained global notoriety ...

Colombian City Combines Gardening and Hip-Hop to Revive Community

"If hip hop is the street, [and] below the street there's earth, we are these plants that grow through the cracks in the pavement. The cement is a way to pave over what's really happening—to say that nothing's wrong."

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The Dangerous and Complex Reality of Women Who Join Central American Gangs

The world of gangs, which represent a significant proportion of the violence affecting Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras (known as the northern triangle), becomes much more complex when examined through the lens of the women involved.

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How School Lunch Plays a Central Role in Education in Japan (VIDEO)

As anyone who has ever attended or taught at a Japanese school can tell you, school lunch (kyuushoku) is the most important part of the day.

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China Blamed for Hacking Australian Weather Bureau, Twitter Responds Hysterically

A cyber attack on Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has been blamed on Chinese hackers, sparking widespread online speculation as to the identity of the perpetrators and the implications of the breach. The common assumption is that ‘China’ and ‘Chinese’ mean the government of People's Republic of China in this case.

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