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· August, 2014

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Stories about English from August, 2014

25 August 2014

Digital Media Guru Headlines Highway Africa 2014

Leaked Documents Reveal How the Chinese Communist Party Channels Public Opinion

Advox

What exactly do China's online "opinion analysts" do? A recent scandal at Peking University sheds light on the question.

24 August 2014

Education Is Syria's ‘Chance for Change’

Chance4Change aims to fund 15 schools in areas free of regime control in order to secure their curriculum and ensure they remain independent. Find out how you can help.

‘We Are All Numb': Gazan Woman Recalls Israeli Attack That Made Dozens of Her Neighbours Homeless

"Within the minute we heard two huge bombs. We were all in shock. My brother went to check and immediately came back downstairs to announce that it's completely gone."

Neighbours Tweet the Terrifying Moment Israeli Forces Destroy a 12-Storey Gaza City Apartment Tower

Twenty-two civilians, including 11 children, were injured. Israel used its infamous 'knock on roof' method to warn residents.

Digital Reconstruction of Cambodia's Angkor Wat

Critics Fear Bangladesh's New Media Monitoring Policy Will Stifle Free Expression

Advox

Questions have been raised by many about the new draft broadcasting policy of Bangladesh. Such a policy was much due, but analysts say its regressive and will control the media.

23 August 2014

Google Docs in Amharic: A Security Tool for Ethiopian Bloggers

A “Liter of Light” to Brighten the Poorest Homes

After downing a bottle of water, most people are probably inclined to toss it. Those people, however, don't realize that they're throwing away an ingenious means of lighting a home.

Indian News Portal Says Thomson Reuters Has ‘Unethical’ Understanding of Copyright

Thomson Reuters sent an email to MediaNama saying it would use and redistribute the portal's content if MediaNama didn't refuse consent within 14 days.

The Heroic Everyday Work of Lab Scientists in the Fight Against Ebola in Liberia

Over 300 Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants Condemn Israel's ‘Massacre of Palestinians in Gaza’

Nothing can justify bombing UN shelters, homes, hospitals and universities or depriving people of electricity and water, say Jewish survivors, their descendants and victims of the Nazi genocide.

Analysts Warn about Fragility of Peace in Macedonia

Analysts warn of the high risk of ethnic clashes in Macedonia that began earlier in 2014 when protesters questioned the sentencing of six Albanian Macedonian men for a "terrorist killing".

22 August 2014

Crowdsourcing the Investigation of Eastern Ukraine's Russian Ghosts

RuNet Echo

Armchair military experts, social-media archive spelunkers, and ideologues all work together in creating conflicting versions of events in eastern Ukraine, making disinterested analysis and verification very difficult.

Ukrainian Daredevil Climber Admits to Painting the Moscow Star in Ukraine's Colors

RuNet Echo

The story of Russia's colour revolution has taken a new turn: a famous Ukrainian roofer Mustang Wanted admitted painting the star atop a high-rise in Moscow yellow and blue.

Indian Broadcaster NDTV's Report on Gaza Rocket Launch Becomes Fodder for Propaganda

NDTV journalists caught militants assembling a rocket in Gaza on camera, but the story has been "distorted by the twin forces of internet virality and the Israel-Palestinian spin machine."

Why Bahrain's Largest Opposition Bloc Wants People to Have More Babies

Al Wefaq says native Bahrainis could become a minority. Bahrain's Sunni Muslim monarchy has been accused of naturalising foreigners to prop up their own rule of the Shia Muslim-majority country.

Beatriz’s War: East Timor's First Feature Film

Why Protesters in Trinidad & Tobago Are Against the Proposed Constitutional Reform Bill

With general elections due next year, some suggest it is an attempt to boost the government's approval ratings before citizens go to the polls, while others see more sinister motives.

Arrests Made in Man's Fatal Beating Have Not Renewed Faith in Jamaica's Police

The case has continued to fuel protests and discussions in Jamaica, which has a history of police brutality and other similar forms of violence.