This week marks one year since the #bringbackourgirls social media campaign, a global movement to free hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria.
Nigeria is marking the first anniversary of the abduction of 219 schoolgirls by the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. Amnesty International says the group has kidnapped thousands of other girls and women as well. (14.04.2015)
One year has passed since the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria. A UNICEF report released on the anniversary estimates 800,000 children have been displaced by the terror group. (13.04.2015)
One year ago, more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants. Parents of the missing girls told DW's correspondent in Nigeria, Adrian Kriesch, that they remain optimistic. (13.04.2015)
Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has promised to defeat Boko Haram in six months. DW asked Nigerians forced out of their homes by the Islamist insurgency whether they believed in a swift victory. (06.04.2015)
Chinese Twitter-equivalent Weibo has reversed a clampdown on gay content. Outraged LGBT users accused Weibo of lumping homosexuality with violence and pornography in its attempt to target vulgar material.
The inventor of the worldwide web has argued that some internet platforms and social media firms are becoming too powerful. Tim Berners-Lee said they were in a position to "weaponize the internet at scale."
In an interview with DW, Indian feminist V. S. Elizabeth says that although the global #MeToo movement had an impact on India, it is still restricted to the educated middle class with an access to the Internet.
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