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· March, 2014

Stories about Breaking News from March, 2014

31 March 2014

Teenage Bloggers in Bangladesh Arrested For ‘Blasphemous’ Facebook Posts

Fellow bloggers accuse an Islamist student organization of distributing false propaganda that rallied a mob against the two bloggers and led to their arrest.

Massive Online Campaign to Free Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera

29 March 2014

‘Sleeping Lion’ China Awakened, Says President Xi Jinping

Evoking Napoleon during his visit to France, Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country is an awakened lion that is “peaceful, pleasant and civilized”

28 March 2014

Obama's Visit to Saudi Arabia Shows Off King's Desert Retreat

Although they did not discuss human rights, President Obama met with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia today. And Saudis saw the King's desert retreat thanks to a tweeting American journalist

Global Voices Author Raza Rumi Attacked By Unknown Gunmen In Lahore

‘Anonymous International’ Leaks Kremlin's Instructions to Russian TV

RuNet Echo

A Russian Internet group called “Anonymous International” has leaked what it claims is a “tyomnik”—a list of prepackaged news stories prepared by the Kremlin for Russia’s central television news stations.

25 March 2014

Taiwan's Heavy-Handed Crackdown on #CongressOccupied Leaves Protesters, Journalists Injured

Some have blackened their profile photos on Facebook and Twitter in protest of the heavy-handed police response to a demonstration at government headquarters.

Obama Meets the Chinese President in Netherlands as the US First Lady Continues Her Soft Diplomacy in China

US First Lady Michelle Obama paid a visit to China roughly at the same time her husband traveled to the Netherlands for a nuclear summit, also attended by China's president.

Ukrainian Paramilitary Leader Assassinated, Moscow to Blame?

The ‘Protest of all Protests’ Calls for Constitutional Reform in Chile

More than 40 civil organisations (with the exception of students) gathered more than a hundred thousand people in Santiago to demand a new constitution by way of a constituent assembly.

24 March 2014

Egypt Sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters to Death

Egypt today [March 24] sentenced 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death for their roles in violent riots in Minya, in Upper Egypt, last August.

Ebola Virus Outbreak Kills 59 in Guinea, Closes in on Conakry

Heartbreaking News: Missing Malaysian Flight MH370 Crashed into Indian Ocean

The Malaysian Prime Minister confirmed Monday evening that missing Malaysian airliner MH370 crashed into the Indian Ocean. The plane with 239 passengers lost contact two weeks ago.

Putin's Alleged “Ukraine Annexation Plan” Surfaces Online

RuNet Echo

Katya Gorchinskaya, deputy editor of the newspaper KyivPost, has published on Facebook photographs of a report that journalists are calling "Putin's plan for annexing Ukraine."

23 March 2014

A Telethon to Save Russia's Independent TV

Video: Egyptian Blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah Released on Bail

Celebrations continue as prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah is released from jail. In his first tweet after his release, the activist vows to "continue" the struggle.

21 March 2014

Taiwan's #CongressOccupied Protest, Translated

Hundreds of translators have organized themselves through Facebook to translate stories about protesters' occupation of Taiwan's legislature following the ruling party's passage of a controversial trade agreement with China.

20 March 2014

Are America's Latest Sanctions on Russia Based on a List by a Blogger?

RuNet Echo

"looks like it isn't the CIA that's in charge of Navalny, but Navalny that's in charge of the CIA"

Algerian Opposition TV Network Shuttered Ahead of Presidential Elections

Independent television network Al-Atlas TV, known for broadcasting Algerian opposition viewpoints without any restriction or censorship, was shut down by Algerian authorities on March 11.

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