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18 November 2014

Lugansk News Today: One Man's SEO Battle with Russia Today

RuNet Echo

Lugansk News Today has been blogging about Eastern Ukraine in English since August, to inform people about events in his hometown, and to knock RT off the Google top results.

‘Pickup Artist’ Julien Blanc Isn't Welcome in Brazil, Either

Social media outcry prompted Brazilian officials to deny his visa. Blanc has advocated violent and sexist approaches to dating, even writing on Twitter, "Don't worry. I only abuse women."

15 November 2014

Kremlin Has Mastered Propaganda, But Not Photoshop: Fake MH17 Photo Lights Up RuNet

RuNet Echo

A purportedly new satellite image presenting unbeatable 'proof’ of Ukraine’s fault in the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash has garnered ridicule on the RuNet.

14 November 2014

The Google Bus Is Bringing Internet Skills to Half A Million Students in Bangladesh

"It's just great :) Though it's new to me but feeling excited. Hope in Bangladesh it will spread soon and gain popularity..."

Young People Will Revitalize Politics, Promises This Year’s World Forum for Democracy

Three Global Voices members attended the third World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg, exploring innovative tools to create more youth engagement in the democratic process throughout the world.

12 November 2014

New Book Tells the Story of Ukraine's Euromaidan Protests in Facebook Posts

RuNet Echo

A new book, made up entirely of over 700 Facebook posts, chronicles the events Euromaidan protests as they were recorded and told by Ukrainian Facebook users.

11 November 2014

At London Premiere, Demonstrators Say the Real ‘Hunger Games’ Is in Thailand

Thai students in London demonstrated outside the premiere of the popular film "The Hunger Games," calling attention to real-life threats to democracy in their home country.

10 November 2014

An American Muslim Reflects on Religion and Politics at the Temple Mount, Jerusalem

“It's sad some people demonize others only because they don't share the same belief. Yehuda Glick suffered from two assassination trials, once in real life and second on media.”

Burkina Faso Activists Confront a Potential Coup After President's Departure

Confusion in Burkina Faso about what will happen after a popular revolution expelled President Compaoré.

After 25 Years, Have Hungarians Finally Realized They Live in a Democracy?

Global Voices Advocacy

The notion that Hungary is becoming an 'illiberal state' is nothing new. Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Hungarians are standing up to demand a real democracy.

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