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1 July 2014

Stories from 1 July 2014

‘The Tajik Government Has Made an Honest Mistake': Scholars in Washington DC Discuss Alexander Sodiqov's Detention (+Audio)

Global Voices Advocacy

On June 27 scholars gathered at different universities as part of an international discussion on the wrongful arrest and detention of Global Voices community member Alexander Sodiqov in Tajikistan.

The Perils of the Lunar Putin

RuNet Echo

Aleksandr Dugin, a controversial Russian scholar, says he's lost his job at Moscow State University, claiming that the President's alter ego—the Lunar Putin—is to blame.

Want to Do Some ‘Timepass’ (Kill Some Time)? Spice Up Your Vocabulary With #IndianEnglish

Trending hashtag #IndianEnglish took a tongue-in-cheek look at how Indians have co-opted the English language and made it distinctively their own.

Need a Passport in Trinidad and Tobago? Thanks to a Labour Fracas, You Can't Have One

The office producing passports was closed indefinitely. Many have been forced to cancel flights and people requiring medical treatment abroad have been affected.

No More Free Petrol in Turkmenistan

Solidarity from Ankara for Alexander Sodiqov's Release

In Cuba, a Correspondence Exchange Spices up the 2014 World Cup

After one of the letters was removed from the online magazine, the author said it was censored.

There's a Good Chance Your World Cup Jersey Was Made in Bangladesh

Manufacturers have earned at least $500 million in export orders to sew World Cup jerseys for fans around the world. People in Bangladesh are also buying up the gear.

Sexual Abuse of Children in Tourism in Southeast Asia

‘Tajikistan is Not Ukraine': Leading Academics in London Discuss Alexander Sodiqov's Arrest

On June 27 scholars gathered at different universities as part of an international discussion on the wrongful arrest and detention of Global Voices community member Alexander Sodiqov in Tajikistan.

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