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31 July 2014

Stories from 31 July 2014

#GazaNames: Celebrities and Activists Remember Gaza's Dead

GazaNames campaign features dozens of celebrities and activists holding signs with the names of the victims of the war on Gaza which has so far killed more than 1,400 Palestinians.

Israel's Protective Edge Has Killed More Palestinians in Gaza Than Operation Cast Lead Did in 2008

A total of 1,437 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza as Israel continues its offensive against the enclave for the 24th day, surpassing that in Cast Lead, six years ago.

Bahrain's Justice Minister Tweeted About Giving His Political Opponents a Political ‘Slap’

Slapping, kicking and other forms of physical violence were found to be part of the government's systematic mistreatment or torture of political opponents since the 2011 uprising.

“The Zone 9 Bloggers Are Writing From the Outer Ring of the Prison, the Nation Itself”

Global Voices Advocacy

The charges against the bloggers give a sense of what the Ethiopian government is fighting: dissent, not terror.

“Very Difficult to Care about Madagascar”

Why July 25 Is a Tragic Date in Puerto Rican History

Constitution Day is celebrated on July 25, but it is also the date of the U.S. invasion in 1898 and the murder of two young pro-independence activists.

Indian Scientists Are Preventing Wild Elephant Attacks With Text Messages and TV

A small team tracks elephants during the day and gives the information to TV channels. Text messages are sent to those who are within a two-kilometre radius of elephant movement.

#FreeZone9Bloggers: On July 31, We Tweet for Human Rights—and Human Beings

The Bridge

If convicted, they will find themselves in the company of at least eighteen other journalists who have suffered the same fate. All remain in prison today.

Vanity Military Selfies Are Spoiling Russia's Attack in Ukraine

RuNet Echo

"We shelled Ukraine all night long." These are the words a young Russian soldier wrote online last week, where he published a photograph of military equipment in an open field.

All Aboard! This is Landlocked Kyrgyzstan's Train to the Coast!

The train to the seaside is a time-honored tradition in countries across the world. Even countries like Kyrgyzstan, that don't have a sea.

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