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Online Safety Bill to tackle ‘absurd situation’ of age limit verification

Belfast Telegraph 29 Nov 2022
Changes to the Online Safety Bill will tackle the “absurd situation” surrounding the enforcement of age limits on social media platforms, the Culture Secretary said. The Government has announced it is making amendments to the proposed internet safety laws in order to boost child online safety.
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UK ditches ban on 'legal but harmful' online content in favour of free speech

Reuters 29 Nov 2022
The government had previously said social media companies could be fined up to 10% of turnover or 18 million pounds ($22 million) if they failed to stamp out harmful content such as abuse even if it fell below the criminal threshold, while senior managers could also face criminal action.
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Unprecedented protests in China are making headlines around the world, except inside China

CNN 29 Nov 2022
The concerted effort by the state-run media to silence the protests and carry government messaging put on display the lengths Xi’s mouthpieces will go to crush dissent ... Perhaps that is why now state-run media is slightly altering its approach, in some cases featuring articles that ...
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Ebola in Uganda: The people spreading misinformation online

Yahoo Daily News 29 Nov 2022
Those are words of Battle Kay, as he is known online - a 28-year-old who lives in the capital, Kampala, and makes social media videos criticising the actions of the government ... Wider criticism of the government's record has become mixed up with speculation and unfounded claims about the disease.
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UN panel recommends Great Barrier Reef be put on 'in danger' list

Hindustan Times 29 Nov 2022
Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek said the government would push UNESCO to not list the reef as endangered because climate change was threatening all coral reefs across the world. "We'll clearly make the point to UNESCO that there is no need to single the Great Barrier Reef out in this way," Plibersek said during a media briefing.
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Balochistan more peaceful now than before: Langove

Dawn 29 Nov 2022
He expressed these views during an interaction with the media after visiting the Quetta district jail here on Monday. He said the government was not ignoring the recent incidents and both government and security forces were taking all measures to ensure protection of life and property of the people.
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White House weighs in as China gripped by large-scale protests over Xi's COVID-19 policies

Yahoo Daily News 29 Nov 2022
But many Chinese social media users blamed Beijing's pandemic policies, ... But expressing political dissent or taking part in anti-government demonstrations on a larger scale is highly unusual in China, where authorities have all but obliterated independent media and civil society.
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5 major newspapers push US to drop Assange charges: 'Publishing is not a crime'

Alternet 29 Nov 2022
The five major media outlets that collaborated with WikiLeaks in 2010 to publish explosive stories based on confidential diplomatic cables from the U.S ... government to end its ... government's attempt to extradite him to face charges of violating the draconian Espionage Act of 1917.
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UK Ditches Ban On 'Legal But Harmful' Online Content In Favor of Free Speech

Slashdot 29 Nov 2022
The government had previously said social media companies could be fined up to 10% of turnover or 18 million pounds ($22 million) if they failed to stamp out harmful content such as abuse even if it fell below the criminal threshold, while senior managers could also face criminal action.
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UN panel recommends Great Barrier Reef be put on ‘in danger’ list

FX Empire 29 Nov 2022
Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek said the government would push UNESCO to not list the reef as endangered because climate change was threatening all coral reefs across the world. “We’ll clearly make the point to UNESCO that there is no need to single the Great Barrier Reef out in this way,” Plibersek said during a media briefing.
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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says COVID protests will not shake government

Yahoo Daily News 29 Nov 2022
MONTEMOR-O-NOVO, Portugal (Reuters) - From his Portuguese home, Ai Weiwei, the high-profile Chinese dissident whose art has often criticized Beijing's policies, said the recent wave of protests would not shake Xi Jinping's government because the police would simply crush them into silence.
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Uyghur community in Vienna holds demonstration against fire incident in Urumqi

Beijing News 29 Nov 2022
During the protest, they raised slogans against the Chinese government for its actions in committing the Uyghur Genocide ... Videos and photographs of the protests quickly circulated on Chinese social media platforms such as WeChat and Weibo, where they received tens of thousands of views before being deleted by government censors, reported Al Jazeera.
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FG: 34 States Have Domesticated Child’s Rights Act

This Day 29 Nov 2022
The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, gave the update on behalf of the Federal Government while appearing at the 59th edition of the Ministerial Media Briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team at the Presidential Villa Abuja.
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Turkiye, Egypt to restore full diplomatic ties, reappoint ambassadors

Dawn 29 Nov 2022
ANKARA ... Turkish government officials did not comment when asked about the Egypt meeting. Egypt’s foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment ... Those issues included Turkiye-based media outlets associated with the Muslim Brotherhood and opposed to Egypt’s government, the source said. Published in Dawn, November 29th, 2022. .
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Angry protests call for China's Xi to step down

The Manila Times 29 Nov 2022
The country has boiled over in protest against the draconian Covid policies of President Xi and his communist government ... What all media reported in common was the fact that the protests have been principally ignited by the Chinese government's zero-Covid policy and its draconian measures to eradicate Covid-19.

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