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4 February 2014

Daily archive · 8 posts

Stories from 4 February 2014

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“The Square” Director Jehane Noujaim On Filming Egypt's Revolution

The Bridge

Oscar-nominated film "The Square" follows key activists during the Egyptian Revolution that overthrew Hosni Mubarak and saw the rise and fall of Mohamed Morsi. WITNESS talks to director Jehane Noujaim.

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Tajikistan Is “Besieged by Snow”

A massive snow storm has caused a nightmare for hundreds of thousands of people in Tajikistan.

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How Eating Italian Gnocchi Became a Monthly Tradition in Latin America

The tradition of eating gnocchi every 29th of the month came to Latin America with Italian immigrants, and the tradition is still alive today. Bloggers share stories and recipes.

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Tweeting the Vybz Kartel Trial & Telling Jamaican Stories

The Vybz Kartel murder trial continues to capture the attention of Jamaican netizens. One blogger actually attended the trial, while another is concerned about Jamaicans' reluctance to embrace their identity.

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Four Months in Jail and Counting for Algerian Blogger Who Criticized President

24 years old, Abdelghani Aloui, Algerian Cyberactivist is incarcerated since the 25th of September 2013. His charge ? Posting on Facebook , photos and caricatures deemed offensive of Algeriant President...

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Blog Carnival Shows the Caribbean Some Love

Netizens from all over the Caribbean took part in a month-long blog carnival called e-Mas: "To the Caribbean, With Love", hosted by the online feminist collective CODE RED.

Saudi King Outlaws Religious Groups

The Saudi monarch outlawed Saudis from fighting in other countries and belonging to religious and extremist groups. Netizens react to the new royal decree.

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China's Second Largest Online Retailer JD.com Files for US Stock Listing

The company, similar to Amazon.com, has filed the largest initial public offering of a Chinese Internet company in the US thus far.

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