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4 August 2014

Stories from 4 August 2014

Overcrowded Passenger Ferry Sinks in Bangladesh; 2 Dead, More Than 100 Missing

The moment the ferry capsized was captured by an unknown person on a mobile phone from a nearby vessel. It was widely shared on Facebook and YouTube.

“From the [Four] Compass Points of the Earth Arises a Mighty Cry — #FreeZone9Bloggers!”

Global Voices Advocacy

From Hong Kong to Islamabad to Cairo to San Francisco, allies across the globe tweeted their support for Ethiopia's Zone9 bloggers, who have been in prison for 102 days.

A Sick Game: Bomb Gaza on Google Play Removed After Complaints

An Android game which allows gamers to carry out airstrikes on Gaza has been removed from Google Play after much criticism and anger

Serbia Hit With More Floods Only 2 Months After Devastating Deluge

Serbia saw a new wave of floods during the last days of July. Take a look at photos of the damage collected by social media users.

Israel, Gaza, War & Data – The Art of Personalizing Propaganda

The Bridge

While war rages on the ground in Gaza and across Israeli skies, there’s an all-out information war unraveling in social networked spaces.

Emancipation Day Sees New Triumph as Haitian-Born Dominican is Declared a National

Sonia Ordóñez, Translating Threats to Free Expression Online for Global Voices Advocacy

Global Voices depends on its hard-working team of volunteer translators like Sonia Ordóñez, who has devoted most of her time to translating Advocacy stories.

Barrel Bombs in Syria Continue to Bring Death From Above Despite International Condemnation

The Syrian government has ignored a U.N. Security Council resolution to stop using DIY "barrel bombs," which have been dropped indiscriminately on civilian areas.

VIDEO: Development Master Plan for Brunei's Capital

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