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11 April 2014

Stories from 11 April 2014

Venezuela Decoded, Making Sense of Conflicting Accounts

GV Face: What Ever Happened to Iran's Bloggers?

GV Face

Maybe blogging is not over, but just somewhere else? Arash Kamangir and Laurent Giacobino introduce an extensive study of the Persian blogosphere.

Macedonians Promote Donations for Less Fortunate on Social Media

Local humanitarian initiatives from Macedonia are successfully using social media to solicit donations for the country's most vulnerable.

Rapper Ja Rule Is the New $23,000 Face for Botswana Diamonds

Diamonds are the country's main export, and some web users were not thrilled to have the rapper promoting them.

Chinese Court Upholds Activist Xu Zhiyong's Prison Sentence

The ruling rejected Xu Zhiyong's appeal of his January conviction on charges of "gathering crowds to disrupt public order", a charge often used to clamp down on dissidents.

A Look at the Mexico City Metro

What do Mexico City residents say about their main mode of public transportation?

Documentary Unearths the Story of Eminent Puerto Rican Ramón Emeterio Betances

Despite being considered one of “the fathers of the homeland,” Puerto Rican official history barely mentions him, and many people on the island perhaps only know his name.

The Overlooked Crisis in Burundi

Residents Rescue Two Baby Otters in Taiwan

Two baby Eurasian otters were found on the island of Kinmen after their nest was destroyed by construction work.

Censorship Forces Navalny to Abandon LiveJournal

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