Stories about LANGUAGES from June, 2015
A UK Shoe Shop Employee Crowdfunds More Than a Million Euros to Bail Out Greece (UPDATED)
"European ministers flexing their muscles and posturing over whether they can help the Greek people of not. Why don't we the people just sort it instead?"
Ecuador's Sarayaku People Are Preserving Their Identity Through Video
Sarayaku youth in Ecuador are using new technologies to preserve their cultural identity and ancestral legends.
Storipot: A News Aggregator for Ugandan Blogs
Keep up to date with news and conversations on Ugandan blogosphere through Storipot, a news aggregator created by Dignited: Storipot is a News aggregator that provides you with headlines of the latest stories (“Feeds”) curated from websites and blogs by or about Uganda. Storipot helps you filter through the noise...
How a Young Kenyan Doctor Fell in Love With Medicine
Dr. Claire Kinuthia, a Kenyan doctor and blogger, writes about how she fell in love with medicine: How it all began. Medicine found me when I was about 6 or 7 years old. I have a particularly vivid memory of hearing my dad get up in the middle of the...
Kenyan Blogger Defamation Case Highlights the Need for Education
Shitemi Khamadi argues that a case where a telecommunication provider, Safaricom, has sued a Kenyan blogger Cyprian Nyakundi for defamation highlights the need for education on the law and Internet in Kenya: The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) in whose mandate is to promote online local content has been running...
Government and Muslim Brotherhood Trade Blame After Car Bomb Death of Egypt's Public Prosecutor
Egypt top prosecutor was assassinated in a car bomb making activists fear a state crackdown on freedoms in the name of fighting terrorism.
Jailed in Singapore for Criticizing a Former Prime Minister, But Still Blogging
"Everyday my cellmates would eagerly wait for that light to dissipate, knowing that another day has passed, and they’re one day closer to attaining their freedom."
Japan's ‘Too Handsome’ Gorilla Is a Social Media Sensation
Some outside Japan wrote the story off as another “Weird Japan” piece, but that didn't sit well with everyone.
Bahrain Takes Security Measures Following ISIS Threat
Bahrain is on alert following a threat by ISIS that its Shia population are its next target following attacks on Shia mosques in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Who Are the 5.5 Million Facebook Fans of Chinese State Newspaper People's Daily?
Communist party mouthpiece People's Daily has millions of likes on Facebook, a social media platform that is blocked in China. Chinese netizens are wondering who those fans are.
Hashtags and User Networks in the Putin-Poroshenko Twitter Chatter
Network graphs reveal the associations between individual Twitter users in Russia and Ukraine and the hashtags they include in their tweets about presidents Putin and Poroshenko.
Israel Intercepts International Gaza-Bound Freedom Flotilla
"It is disappointing that the Israeli government chose to continue the absolutely fruitless policy of 'no tolerance', meaning it will continue to enforce an inhumane and illegal collective punishment..."
Can Social Media Create a Lasting Impact in Uganda?
"It beats my understanding when I sometimes visit the IT ministry website and it is down. I don’t get it."
Gaza-Bound Flotilla III Expected to Dock in the Palestinian Enclave at Dawn; Israel Threatens to Stop it
The Freedom Flotilla lll is about 170 miles away from Gaza and is expected to dock at dawn. Will Israel attack the boats? The next few hours will be decisive.
Tunisians Point Fingers at Government Security Failures After Resort Attack
In the aftermath of a beach resort attack that left 39 people dead, Tunisians are criticizing their government's security failures.
Kuwait Identifies a Saudi Man as Suicide Bomber of the Shia Mosque
Kuwait identifies suicide bomber to be Saudi, and arrests his driver following an ISIS attack on a Shia mosque that killed 27 people and injured more than 200.
How Russia’s Biggest Homophobe Joined an LGBT Social Community
One of Russia's most popular satirical online communities has used the recent US Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage to troll St. Petersburg's most infamous homophobic politician.
A ‘Peace Community’ Tries Nonviolent Resistance in Colombia
As Colombian peace talks over an end to decades-old civil violence between government and rebels proceed, some communities have claimed neutral status for themselves in the name of peace.
India's Justice System Is in a Sorry, Sorry State
There is slow, painfully slow and then there is India's judiciary.
Is Bahrain Prepared for an ISIS Terror Attack?
Predictions that Bahrain could be next on ISIS’s list of mosques to be attacked are being circulated on social media. Faten Bushehri raises the red flag.
The Internet, a Staging Post for Protests in Ecuador, Is Under Threat
Participants in recent protests in Ecuador accuse government of illegally signal jamming communication between protestors. Peer-to-peer apps may be the solution.