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23 June 2014

Stories from 23 June 2014

Russian Bureaucracy’s Race to Police the Web

RuNet Echo

"...the most frightening truth may be that Russia’s law enforcement agencies don’t always wait for lawmakers to grant them formal authority when it comes to policing the Internet."

Costa Rica's Pre-Columbian Stone Spheres Declared World Heritage

African Union Moves Towards Gagging Free Speech Online

Mexican Bloggers Support Their National Team

Global Voices Members Win Knight News Challenge Awards To Strengthen the Internet

Two Global Voices members emerge as winners in the 2014 Knight News Challenge competition, results of which were announced today.

Jonbeel, a Barter Market in the 21st Century

‘Happy’ in Thailand? How the Coup Regime Is Still Suppressing Democracy

Global Voices Advocacy

Mass media is being censored, Facebook is under fire and even the Hunger Games salute has been outlawed. Are Thais truly "happy" under the military regime?

TV Networks in Africa Squabble Over World Cup Broadcast Rights

Thanks to legal battles and network decisions, some fans on the continent might have a more complicated time tuning in to the World Cup.

Alexander Sodiqov Is Not the First Person to Be Arrested in Tajikistan for Doing His Job

The Tajik government's arrest of Alexander Sodiqov for conducting academic research in Tajikistan's troubled GBAO region echoes the arrest of a BBC journalist in the same country three years ago.

The Inca Road Is a New World Heritage Site

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