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· April, 2014

Stories about International Relations from April, 2014

9 April 2014

The Kidnapping Industry Takes Hold in Cameroon

Russian Internet Hipsters Are Out For Blood

RuNet Echo

A cautionary tale about the dangers of ill-conceived Facebook status updates, or perhaps about the growing threat of RuNet's epistemic closure.

Video Shows How the U.S. Dropped 2.5 Million Tons of Bombs on Laos

7 April 2014

Spies Like US: “Fake Twitter” Violated Cubans’ Privacy Rights

The Bridge

The USAID-created "Cuban Twitter" revealed last week in an AP report stemmed from a shortsighted and condescending idea about what happens when repressed populations get their hands on communications technologies.

Why Rwanda Accuses France of Aiding 1994 Genocide

5 April 2014

Top 10 Russian-Language Tweets, Week 14 of 2014

RuNet Echo

At the end of each week, RuNet Echo collects the top ten Russian-language tweets and curates them for Global Voices readers.

Controversy and Outrage in Spain Over the Presence of Teodoro Obiang

The president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang, has been the protagonist of a huge controversy in Spain.

A Russian Gulag for American Social Networks’ Data?

RuNet Echo

A Moscow city councilman is promoting legislation that would require all online social networks to house users’ personal data on servers located on Russian soil.

4 April 2014

GV Face: The USA's Secret “Cuban Twitter”

GV Face

A secret US plan to support regime change in Cuba with a Twitter-like messaging service called ZunZuneo has now come under the spotlight with news reports that thousands of Cubans...

Taiwan's Sunflower Movement on Reddit

1 April 2014

Songkran Water Festival Goes Waterless in Singapore

Thailand's New Year celebration, Songkran, is globally famous for its water splashing activities. But Singapore will celebrate Songkran this month without water to emphasize water conservation.

Australians High Five International Court Decision Against Japanese Whaling

Australians celebrate the International Court of Justice decision to halt Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean.

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