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4 July 2015

CNN's Countdown to Greek Bankruptcy Ignites Enraged Reactions

A provocative countdown to the Greek bankruptcy, inspired by CNN, triggered a storm of reactions in the Greek online community.

Tensions Between Government and Opposition Threaten Democracy in Ecuador

While protests and counter-protests continue to be held in Ecuador ahead of Pope Francisco's visit, the very concept of democracy is under siege, writes one analyst.

Police in Russia Might Soon be Allowed to Shoot at Women, Unless They ‘Look Pregnant’

RuNet Echo

Russian lawmakers want to expand opportunities for the use of firearms with impunity by police officers, allowing them to fire into crowds or at women.

3 July 2015

You Can Now Legally Dance the Night Away in Japan

Late-night club-goers are celebrating the end of a police crackdown that shut dancing just when the party was getting started.

Here's How Russia's New ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Compares to Europe's

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

RuNet Echo looks at new Russian legislation that would introduce a "right to be forgotten" online, comparing it to the landmark European Court decision last year.

2 July 2015

Every Year, 100,000 People in India Suffer From Tuberculosis and HIV

"India has been able to eradicate polio with its mission modedness. Why cant such urgency be brought to anti-TB/HIV program? #tickingTimeBomb"

Cats and Kittens Flood an Italian Anti-Immigration Politician's Facebook Page

#gattinisusalvini was a virtual flashmob meant to “bring adorable kitten-messengers of love to the walls of those who take life too seriously."

In Deadly Heatwave, Karachi's Citizens Adopt Neglected Government Hospitals to Save Lives

Many of Karachi's 65,000 heatwave victims ended up in the city's poorly run government hospitals. Several organizations and individuals have stepped up to better the situation.

1 July 2015

Bahrain's Prison Swap: A Strategy or a Coincidence?

Bahrain releases prominent secular politician three days after sentencing another to four years in prison in a possible public relations prison swap.

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