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5 July 2014

Stories from 5 July 2014

Ramadan Flavoured Arrests in Egypt

Eleven young men were arrested in Egypt while having a late night Ramadan meal, Suhoor, and accused of illegal gathering. Noor Mattar checks out the Suhoor detainees.

Detained Brazilian Activist Says, “I'm a Target of a Large and Dirty Political Persecution Campaign”

Everything You Need to Know About Russia's Internet Crackdown

RuNet Echo

To help people keep track of what’s what in Russian cyberspace, we've compiled a list of the most important laws to hit the RuNet in the past two years.

Workers Who Make Your iPhone Possible Are Fighting Labor Abuse in the Philippines With Selfies and Hashtags

The #bringbacknxp24 campaign on social media, which demands fair pay and regular employment, has received support from around the world.

Kiev Kowtows to Washington … on Twitter

RuNet Echo

Online Networks Help Relief Flood-Plagued Côte d'Ivoire

The Music Brazil Doesn't Want You To Be Listening To

Forbidden funk is considered proibidão or extremely forbidden in the country and originated in Rio de Janeiro's iconic hillside slums or favelas.

“How I Almost Became a Spy”: This Tajik Editor-in-Chief Considers the Absurdity of Alexander Sodiqov's Arrest

If meeting with foreigners and asking questions constitutes spying, then Tajikistan has a lot of spies, muses Umed Babakhanov, Editor-in-Chief of the independent Tajik news agency, Asia Plus.

Egypt Raises Fuel Prices by up to 78 Per Cent

Egyptian netizens are fuming over a price hike in fuel prices, which they say will lead to an increase in transportation, food and services costs.

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