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18 April 2014

Stories from 18 April 2014

Arab World: Farewell Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"My heart is sad tonight," tweets Jordanian Shaden Abdelrahman after learning of the death of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Censorship by Litigation in Russia?

RuNet Echo

Earlier this month, VKontakte minority shareholder United Capital Partners (UCP), filed a complaint against Durov for breach of VKontakte fiduciary duty for creating the secure messenger Telegram.

The New Government of Prime Minister Roger Kolo Announced in Madagascar

Putting the Brakes on Independent Films in Cuba

The Ministry of the Interior (MININT) has been recently in charge of reviewing the scripts of the film projects produced in the island.

Everyone's “Gabo”

The death of Gabriel García Márquez shocked the United States. The media and Twitter captured the aftermath.

Southern Russia's Road Warriors

RuNet Echo

North Ossetians display a readiness for civil disobedience that has many asking about their willingness to take to the streets (or highways, as it were), when faced with injustice.

Voters Turn Out En Masse in Guinea-Bissau's First Post-Coup Elections

About 400 citizen observers monitored elections, which are expected to put an end to the crisis that began two years ago with a military coup in Guinea-Bissau.

In Bangladesh, Cycling to Break Free of Dhaka's Notorious Traffic

Dhaka is one of the most unlivable cities in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, and its extreme traffic congestion contributes a lot to this fame.

28 Dead, 268 Still Missing in South Korean Ferry Sinking

A South Korean ferry heading to a resort island sank with hundreds of passengers. The captain and crew evacuated early, well before most of the passengers.

How Online Discussions on Whaling Get Twisted in Japan

The International Court of Justice ruled against Japan's Southern Ocean whale hunt. Online conversation is often dominated by those fervently defending the custom of whaling.

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