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23 May 2014

Stories from 23 May 2014

Russia's Hashtag Activism in Ukraine

RuNet Echo

Russian activists are capitalizing on #BringBackOurGirls by framing in analogous terms Ukraine's capture of two Russian journalists, hoping for a similar groundswell of awareness and public outrage.

These Egyptians Say No to Mandatory Military Service

On May 15, a group of Egyptian young men and women started an online campaign against military service. Find out why.

Why the Press Needs Protection in Trinidad & Tobago

An investigative journalist testifies that his life was threatened. One Trinidad and Tobago-based blogger discusses how this troubling development challenges citizens' social contract with their democracy.

Deputy Minister Commits Suicide after Electoral Defeat in Malawi

Intrigue and Drama as Malawians Await Election Results

After it became clear that she was losing, incumbent President Dr. Joyce Banda accused the opposition of tampering with the election. Meanwhile, a local politician who lost was found dead.

Guatemala: Ex President Portillo Sentenced to Five Years in Jail

Trinidad & Tobago's World Cup Players Still Owed Money

Russian Special Forces Blogger Throws in the Towel

RuNet Echo

Australia's Deal to Resettle Refugees in Cambodia Faces Opposition

The likely deal between Australia and Cambodia to resettle asylum seekers has met with lots of criticism.

Russian Digital Sovereignty Is Here and, Yes, It Includes Schoolgirls

RuNet Echo

No sooner than Basov announced the search engine's moral superiority did Russian bloggers begin posting screen captures of curious search queries conducted using Sputnik.ru.

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