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2 October 2014

The Chikungunya Virus Brings Jamaica to Its Knees

Jamaica is confronting a dangerous health scare, as bloggers argue that social media can be used as an effective information channel to educate the public about risks.

Russian Court Sentences 23-Year-Old Woman to 2 Years for Torrenting Porn

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

In court, the accused denied that she knew she was also sharing porn while she downloaded the films, but prosecutors say she admitted this knowledge when they seized her computer.

Macedonians Criticize President Ivanov's Surprising UN Speech

"Rule no1. You just never say this! President Ivanov @UNSC 'Our region and our countries are not prepared for this [#ISIS] threat.'"

Aliens Are Running Hong Kong Protests, And The Russian News Is On It

RuNet Echo

A popular Russian news website claims an alien force might be behind the mass protests in Hong Kong.

Mobile Apps Put Durga Puja at the Fingertips of Millions

This year, there are several mobile apps available to help navigate Puja pandal hopping in several Indian cities better planned and more informed than ever.

1 October 2014

China Clamps Down on Another Independent Film Festival

China claims it wants to promote culture, but its censorship of independent art has never been more systemic.

Meet Jillian C. York, a Globetrotting Free Expression Activist and Global Voices Volunteer

"I believe that only by enabling free expression can individuals make their voices heard and create change around other important issues."

Should Muslims Apologize for ISIS’ Atrocities?

One social media campaign has Muslims speaking out against ISIS under the hashtag #NotInMyName, while another, #MuslimApologies, parodies the expectation that Muslims should apologize for the actions of a few.

La Respuesta, an Online Magazine by and for the Millions of Puerto Ricans Living in the US

"One of our core values is to look critically at oppressive elements such as colonialism, racism, trans/ homophobia, sexism..." explains Xavier Burgo Peña, editor and co-founder of "La Respuesta."

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