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Venezuelan Citizens Help Each Other Overcome Internet Censorship Activism Technology 

Venezuelan Citizens Help Each Other Overcome Internet Censorship

Venezuela (Global Voices) – On the evening of June 28, Internet users from various cities in Venezuela reported that multiple websites and social media platforms — including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Periscope — were inaccessible. According to the digital activism organization Venezuela Inteligente: “The DNS servers of state internet service provider CANTV were not responding to DNS requests for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Periscope, denying access to the users. Around an hour later [from 11 pm], the blockages were lifted and access to the sites was back. Countless reports of network users indicate that the blocking was conducted through the ISP’s DNS Read More

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Music With A Message: ROYA’s New Album Due June 2nd Entertainment Featured Music 

Music With A Message: ROYA’s New Album Due June 2nd

New York (Girl Underground) – ‘A Sickness’ is the 2nd track off the upcoming album from New York-based indie rock group ROYA. Their music carries a heavy political message; The current political climate is a source of fear and anxiety for many Americans. ROYA uses vast soundscapes, blended psych-rock elements and heartbroken lyricism to address the darker abscesses of our thoughts, the ephemeral nature of life and the constant chaos of everyday life. Iranian American frontwoman Rahill Jamaliard was recently interviewed by Noisey regarding the treatment of her family members under Donald Trump’s executive orders banning individuals from entering the U.S. Read More

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