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17 March 2014

Stories from 17 March 2014

The Syrian Uprising through the Eyes of Syrian Women

As Syria marks the third anniversary of its revolution, Syria Untold talks to three women activists about the untold battle they face on the ground.

Ethiopian Journalist Reeyot Alemu Has Been in Jail for 1,000 Days

On March 16, 2014, jailed Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu spent her 1000th day of imprisonment. Twitter users lent their support using the hashtag #ReeyotAlemu.

Leftist Candidate Wins Presidential Elections in El Salvador by a Margin of 6000 Votes

In El Salvador, candidate Salvador Sánchez Cerén won the presidential election by 6,364 votes. The losing party and their candidate, Norman Quijano, are demanding a recount and calling for protests.

Kazakh Artist Remembers Zhanaozen Oil Riot

Russian Officials Sanctioned Over Crimea Scoff on Twitter

RuNet Echo

"Comrade Obama, what should people who don't have any foreign bank accounts or property do? Did you not think of that?)" -Dmitry Rogozin

What Vybz Kartel's Conviction Says About Jamaican Justice & Dancehall

Since the Vybz Kartel murder conviction, Jamaica has been divided on the verdict, with upset fans maintaining his innocence and others feeling reassured about the workings of Jamaica's justice system.

Digging into Uganda's Anti-homosexuality Bill

On Rwanda's Twittergate

5 ICT Solutions From Miss Geek Rwanda 2014

Inside #SOSVenezuela: “People of the World, Help Us!”

Blogger Kira Kariakin writes about the ongoing protests in Venezuela for Future Challenges. She reviews the protesters' demands, the role of mainstream and social media, and analyzes what's to come.

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