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    It’s About Human Rights: Social Media Platforms Must Safeguard Citizen-Generated Content
    Feb23

    It’s About Human Rights: Social Media Platforms Must Safeguard Citizen-Generated Content

    Content shared on social media has ever-increasing potential to be used as evidence of wartime atrocities and human rights violations. However, traditional social media models are stifling activists and burying evidence. There is a need for more tools and technologies built specifically for activists.User-generated content shared over social...

    Ceasefire or Bait-and-Switch?
    Feb23

    Ceasefire or Bait-and-Switch?

    Oh dear, another day, another “cessation of hostilities” in Syria that is likely to be anything but. How come?As news reports make abundantly clear, the main external protagonists are supposed to deliver their clients and proxies to a cessation of hostilities (legally distinct from a “ceasefire.”) That means the U.S., Saudi, and Turkish...

    It’s About Human Rights: Social Media Platforms Must Safeguard Citizen-Generated Content
    Feb23

    It’s About Human Rights: Social Media Platforms Must Safeguard Citizen-Generated Content

    Content shared on social media has ever-increasing potential to be used as evidence of wartime atrocities and human rights violations. However, traditional social media models are stifling activists and burying evidence. There is a need for more tools and technologies built specifically for activists.User-generated content shared over social...

    It’s About Human Rights: Social Media Platforms Must Safeguard Citizen-Generated Content
    Feb23

    It’s About Human Rights: Social Media Platforms Must Safeguard Citizen-Generated Content

    Content shared on social media has ever-increasing potential to be used as evidence of wartime atrocities and human rights violations. However, traditional social media models are stifling activists and burying evidence. There is a need for more tools and technologies built specifically for activists.User-generated content shared over social...

    Behind Closed Doors: Ukraine’s Panicked Meeting Ahead Of Crimean Seizure
    Feb23

    Behind Closed Doors: Ukraine’s Panicked Meeting Ahead Of Crimean Seizure

    Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council has published a previously top-secret transcript of a closed-door meeting it held on February 28, 2014 — just a few days before Moscow’s seizure of Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Eurovision to evaluate Ukraine’s contentious song on Crimea (AFP)
    Feb23

    Eurovision to evaluate Ukraine’s contentious song on Crimea (AFP)

    Stockholm (AFP) – Ukraine’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, which is about Stalin’s wartime deportation of Crimean Tatars and has sparked fierce protests from Moscow, will be evaluated for rule compliance in March, a contest spokesman said Tuesday. …read more Source: The West...

    U.S. sanctions on Russia don’t affect use of Russian rocket engines: Pentagon
    Feb23

    U.S. sanctions on Russia don’t affect use of Russian rocket engines: Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon’s chief arms buyer on Tuesday said U.S. sanctions against Russia did not affect the use of Russian RD-180 engines used to power the Atlas 5 rockets that carry U.S. military and intelligence satellites into space. …read more Source:...

    Global tensions send Russian vodka exports plummeting 40 percent
    Feb23

    Global tensions send Russian vodka exports plummeting 40 percent

    Clashes with the West over Ukraine and Syria are hitting home for the Russian economy, as foreign markets for its signature spirit, vodka, fell sharply in 2015. The Russian business newspaper Kommersant reported Tuesday that exports of vodka by both value and physical volume was off 40.2 percent in 2015, … …read more Source: The...

    Putin Ally Kadyrov Says He’s More of a Democrat Than Western Leaders
    Feb23

    Putin Ally Kadyrov Says He’s More of a Democrat Than Western Leaders

    Chechen leader and Kremlin-ally Ramzan Kadyrov has dismissed claims that he is undemocratic and declared himself more worthy of awards than Western leaders. In a long interview with Russian radio station RSN, Kadyrov gave his thoughts on his mentor President Vladimir Putin, the Russian opposition and current affairs from around the world. When...

    News Analysis: Questions Linger Over Russia’s Endgame in Syria, Ukraine and Europe
    Feb23

    News Analysis: Questions Linger Over Russia’s Endgame in Syria, Ukraine and Europe

    A partial truce in Syria capped something of a foreign policy trifecta for President Vladimir V. Putin, but his goals are uncertain for all three. …read more Source: The New York...