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15 August 2014

Stories from 15 August 2014

Russian APCs Cross Into Ukraine, Mystery Convoy Still Stuck on Border

RuNet Echo

As speculation swirls around the Russian humanitarian convoy traveling into Eastern Ukraine, Western journalists following the procession have witnessed a column of armored vehicles crossing the border into Ukraine.

Speaking Out Against the Stigma of Mental Illness in the Caribbean

Mental illness has long been taboo in the Caribbean, but on the heels of American actor Robin Williams' untimely death, regional bloggers explain why it's important to talk about it.

Russia Just Doubled Its Internet Surveillance Program

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

At first glance, "SORM 2.0" seems redundant, but the reform of police surveillance online could vastly expand the reach of the Kremlin.

National Gallery of Jamaica Director Faces Accusations of Intimidating and Bullying Employees

Blogger and cultural critic Annie Paul has criticized the management style of the gallery's Executive Director Veerle Poupeye, which she says drove two curators to leave.

Even Pussy Riot Fears Russia’s New Internet Crackdown

RuNet Echo

There was no way to predict that Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the former Pussy Riot political prisoner, would curtail her online activism to avoid being targeted by the Attorney General.

Jamaica: #Ferguson & #Gaza

Defending Human Rights in Jamaica

Video: Listen to Nairobi Coffee Shop Entrepreneur

An American Bluegrass Band Woos Nigerian Audiences With Their Rendition of P-Square's Chop My Money

The Bridge

How did a Chicago bluegrass band that plays bars and festivals in the U.S. find itself performing in the living room of the US deputy consul in Abuja, Nigeria?

The U.S. Has Problems in Ferguson. And That's Creating Problems For the U.S. in Russia.

RuNet Echo

So far, most Russians watching the unrest in Ferguson have taken it as an opportunity to criticize the United States, arguing that America exaggerates its progress in race relations.

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