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· June, 2014

Stories about Breaking News from June, 2014

30 June 2014

Google's Eric Schmidt Makes a Surprise Visit to Cuba to Promote Internet Freedom

If the US wants change, it should empower Cubans with smartphones, encourage freedom of expression and give them information tools, Schmidt said.

Two Killed as Egypt's Government Fails to Notice Militant Group's Blatant Bombing Warning Online

Egyptian police came under fire after failing to act on a terror threat posted online, with the location of today's bomb explosions, which killed two officers.

A Kissing Sit-In and An Open Letter for LGBT Rights in Cuba

The second "Kiss Sit-In for Diversity and Equality" in Havana takes place this year during challenging moments for the LGBT community on the Island.

The Lights and the Shadows of the New Cuban Labor Code

The new Labor Code in Cuba has sparked controversy because it excludes important protections in the workplace for certain marginalized communities, such as transsexual people.

29 June 2014

It's Official: Puerto Rico's First Openly Lesbian Judge Has Been Appointed to the Supreme Court

While some deny that her sexual orientation is relevant, others insist that it plays a fundamental role in what she can bring to the table.

23 June 2014

Twitter's Game of Cat and Mouse in Russia

RuNet Echo

A pattern is emerging in the relationship between the Kremlin and Twitter, where Moscow makes sweeping demands of the website and then touts the resulting compromise as a victory.

Australian Shock and Outrage at Egyptian Sentencing of Al Jazeera Journalists

Journalists have led the way on social media in expressing Australians' shock over the prison sentences for the Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt.

Debunking Rumors that Algerian Fans Burned Down a Church in Lyon, France after World Cup Win

Hundreds of Thousands of Hong Kongers Are Defying China and Demanding the Right to Nominate Their Next Leader

A total of 700,000 people have already voted in an unofficial referendum on democratic electoral reform, despite condemnation from China and massive DDoS attacks against the website.

17 June 2014

Do You Know About the Deadly Violence Against Muslims in Sri Lanka? Not If You're Reading Local Media

Clashes between extremist Buddhists and Muslims have left at least four people dead, but Sri Lanka's mainstream media isn't giving the situation much coverage.

16 June 2014

Neighbor Bhutan Rolls Out the Welcome Mat for India's Prime Minister Modi

It is newly elected Narendra Modi's first foreign visit as India's prime minister. Some aren't convinced that it's the best choice.

14 June 2014

Social Media Sites Unblocked in Iraq, But is the Worst Yet to Come?

"Apparently blockage of social media sites were removed now in #Iraq, the fear is that the Gov is getting ready 2 cut the Internet," tweets Mohamed Najem.

13 June 2014

Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are Blocked in Iraq

Advox

Local media and at least one ISP are reporting that the Ministry of Communications ordered Internet providers to shut down Google and social media sites, fearing security risks.

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