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5 August 2014

Stories from 5 August 2014

Following a Ceasefire in Gaza, Infographics Show the Scale of 30 Days of Death and Damage

A 72-hour ceasefire started today after 30 days of an Israeli invasion of Gaza, which was met by Hamas rockets. Here's a tally of the damage in charts.

Forgot Your Password? Don't Worry, the Kremlin Has It.

RuNet Echo

The Russian government is inviting bloggers to share something every Internet user learns never to divulge: their logins and passwords.

The Kremlin Is Fighting the Internet by Buying It Up

RuNet Echo

Once Russia's most independent news portals, Lenta.ru and Gazeta.ru will now host video content from state-run television.

How a Jewish-American Author's Facebook Page Became a Hub for Citizen Reporting on Gaza

The Bridge

Naomi Wolf and her growing 79,000 followers are curating and verifying content as well as sifting through the propaganda and media bias on Gaza.

Moscow's Birthday Card to Barack Obama. Is This Racist?

RuNet Echo

An anonymous group of young people climbed atop the U.S. embassy in Moscow and hung a banner mocking the American President on his 53rd birthday. Was the sign racist?

Another Tajik Blogger Speaks Out For Alexander Sodiqov

Fifty days and counting since Global Voices' Alexander Sodiqov was arrested by authorities in Khorog, Tajikistan. Sodiqov has been released but not acquitted. Here, another Tajik blogger defends his name.

Malaysia’s Longest Serving PM Repeats Call to Censor the Internet

Global Voices Advocacy

Dr. Mahathir Mohamad says Web platforms and services are worse for online freedom than government regulation...and that the Malaysian government needs to start censoring the Web.

Trinidadians Stand in Solidarity With Gaza on Twitter, on TV and on the Streets

People in Trinidad and Tobago have been showing their support for the Palestinian people through demonstrations on and offline.

5 Free Apps, Podcasts and Blogs to Learn Quechua

Rising Voices

Quechua does not enjoy much official support in Peru, its country of origin, but new generations are using technology to learn and disseminate the languages belonging to this family.

5 Things One Blogger Thinks You Should Know About People of African Descent in Trinidad & Tobago

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