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4 July 2014

Stories from 4 July 2014

How to Bypass the Egyptian Government's Internet Surveillance Program

Global Voices Advocacy

Tarek Amr offers a quick guide on how to bypass the Egyptian Ministry of Interior's proposal for Internet Surveillance.

In Tunisia, the Question is To Vote or Not to Vote

As elections near in Tunisia, netizens are debating whether it is worth casting their votes in the upcoming legislative and presidential polls.

Bahraini Satirist Blogger Takrooz Arrested

Bahraini satirist micro-blogger Takrooz is being held on accusations of "inciting hatred against the regime" on Twitter.

Singapore's ‘Pink Dot’ LGBT Rights Rally Was Bigger Than Ever, Despite #WearWhite Opponents

Singapore's Pink Dot gathered 26,000 people in support of LGBT rights. But conservative religious groups countered by urging people to wear white.

Fed Up With the Country's Economic Woes, Ghanaians Launch Their Own Occupy Movement

This comes in the wake of anger against the government for the fast depreciation of the cedi and a fuel shortage that led to long queues at petrol stations.

GV Face: Hong Kong's Citizen-Led Referendum on Voting Rights

GV Face

Learn about Hong Kong's citizen-led referendum on our live GV Face webcast with Oiwan Lam, Global Voices' China editor.

Andrey Mima on Banning the Internet in Russia

RuNet Echo

RuNet Echo translates a column by Andrey Mima about a new draft law in Moscow that will require websites to store all Russian users' data inside Russia.

Ready Your Smartphones: The Chat App Sticker Wars Have Begun

Japanese chat app Line has discovered a booming revenue model selling different sets of stickers. China's immensely popular WeChat is trying to catch up. Has it?

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