Crackdown hits popular China messaging platform WeChat

Mar 14, 2014

Crackdown hits popular China messaging platform WeChat

Chinese Internet giant Tencent has shut several accounts on its popular instant messaging platform WeChat, users said Friday, in what appeared to be part of a broader government crackdown on political content. WeChat — known as “weixin” or micro-message in Chinese — has more ...

Uganda tabloid prints list of 'top' homosexuals

Feb 25, 2014

Uganda tabloid prints list of 'top' homosexuals

A Ugandan newspaper published a list Tuesday of what it called the country’s “200 top” homosexuals, outing some Ugandans who previously had not identified themselves as gay one day after the president enacted a harsh anti-gay law. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said ...

Mexican police, soldiers tied to disappearances

Feb 22, 2013

Mexican police, soldiers tied to disappearances

Describing what it called “the most severe crisis of enforced disappearances in Latin America in decades,” the U.S. organization Human Rights Watch issued a new report Wednesday with grim implications for the thousands of Mexican civilians who have gone missing in the country’s shadowy ...