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20 July 2014

Stories from 20 July 2014

Four Kosovars Walk to Brussels for Visa-free Travel Privileges

How Pacific Islanders Are Fighting Climate Change With Canoes

People from 16 different countries will voyage to Australia to deliver traditional canoes to major fossil fuel industry supporters. They want to highlight the dire consequences of climate change.

Indonesia, the World's Third Largest Democracy, Will Soon Know Who Its Next President Is

The results of Indonesia's presidential election will be announced on July 22. Will it be a peaceful transition or chaos?

Day of Horror in Gaza as Israel Bombs Residential Neighbourhood, Death Toll Crosses 450

Day 13 - Confirmed - 437 Palestinians killed.

The Russian Government's 7,000 Wikipedia Edits

RuNet Echo

Over the past ten years, IP addresses belonging to various Russian state agencies are responsible for almost 7,000 anonymous edits to articles on Wikipedia’s Russian-language website.

Global Voices Is Looking for a Passionate Leader to Shape Our Latin America Coverage

Global Voices is looking for a bilingual online news leader to run our Latin America editorship.

Anti-Semitism Burning Bright in Turkey After Israeli Attacks on Gaza (and the Government is Fanning the Flames)

Turkish prime minister Recep Erdoğan has never been Israel's biggest fan. Against the background of the Israeli bombardment of Gaza, pro-government spokespersons and media outlets are ratcheting up anti-semitism.

A Leaked Document Casts A Shadow Over Tanzania's Bright Gas Extraction Outlook

The Bridge

Leaked to the public, a contract between Norway's Statoil and the Tanzanian government highlights how fraught the question of revenues from Tanzania’s gasfields—and who will benefit from them—has become.

Tour Guides Only Tell You One Version of a City's Story. This New App Lets Residents Tell You Theirs

Rising Voices

Voicemap lets you listen to personal stories about the places you visit. You won't find these stories in the usual tourism guides.

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