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· August, 2014

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Stories about English from August, 2014

27 August 2014

In Defense of the National Gallery of Jamaica's Director

Nigeria Successfully Curtails Ebola to One Patient

With Body Bags Returning from Ukraine, ‘the War’ Comes Home to Russians

RuNet Echo

At the wrong ends of bullets and bombs, people have been dying in Ukraine for months already. Now there are new signs that Russian soldiers are joining in the bloodshed.

Ceasefire Reached in Gaza After 50 Days of War and Catastrophic Damage

Seventy-two percent of the 2137 Palestinians killed in this offensive were civilians. One-third of Gaza's population has been made homeless.

Trinidad & Tobago: Back-to-School Apps

26 August 2014

Two Months After Flooding, Digital Freedoms in Serbia Are Still in Trouble

Advox

In the wake of devastating floods that hit Serbia in May 2014, several local websites that published materials that criticized the government's relief efforts suffered technical attacks.

How To Find Happiness In Democracy

Ferguson Evocative of Civil Rights Movement, Says Trinidadian Diaspora Blogger

India’s LGBT Community Dares to Hope After Health Minister’s Comment on Gay Rights

Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that everybody has human rights and it is the job of the government to protect them.

Documenting Nationalistic Hate Speech in Macedonian Media

One Person Holds the Three Most Powerful Positions in Thailand Today

Prayuth Chan-ocha is Thailand’s new prime minister. He is also the army chief who staged a coup last May and appointed himself as head of the coup government.

Serbia’s ‘Declaration of Internet Freedom’ Wins Big Support from Western Dignitaries

Advox

Serbian bloggers have drafted a Declaration of Internet Freedom, and representatives of the international community are showing their support.

Macedonian Police Harass Journalists Covering Protests

Experience the “Hanoi Soundwalk” Interactive Audio Tour

Does Venezuela's Smiling Tourism Cartoon ‘Cheverito’ Ignore the Country's Grim Realities?

In less than one week, 'Cheverito', the cartoon character created by the Ministry of Tourism to boost tourism in Venezuela, was the center of criticism, attack and debates.

25 August 2014

China Insists That Hong Kong Should Only Have Pro-Beijing Candidates — for National Security

China's Basic Law Committee Li Fei said that "the person who governs Hong Kong must be a patriot" or the city risks turning into an independent political entity.

African Ebola Survivors Share Their Stories of Recovery and Stigma

"Thank god for the doctors. They gave me a certificate that indicates I am free of Ebola in case anyone would still doubt."

Blogger Law Traps Russia's Activists in Limbo

RuNet Echo

The new blogger law's vagueness makes it an extremely potent tool for controlling dissent in Russia.

China Blocks Beijing Independent Film Festival

Is Zambia’s President Sata Working Quietly Behind the Scenes or Seriously Ill?

Zambia's President Michael Sata has not been seen in public since May. Many are speculating that the former publicity-loving politician is ailing.