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· May, 2014

Stories about Politics from May, 2014

31 May 2014

Russian Internet Users, Putin is After Your Digital Wallets

RuNet Echo

The offices of Yandex.Money, the popular online payments system associated with Russia's largest search engine, were searched by Russia's Investigative Committee.

30 May 2014

Rwanda: The Good, the Bad and the Hopeful

Although Rwanda has made great strides in recovering from the 1994 genocide, advocacy groups continue to report human rights violations.

28 May 2014

The Legalisation of Political Repression in Ethiopia

Balochistan Marches for School Safety as Panjgur Braves Boko Haram-type Threats

Thousands marched chanting “we want education, education is our basic right, save education," after threats from militants forced dozens of private schools in the town Panjgur to close.

Thai Coup Selfies: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

There is reason to be less worried as long as we see Thai coup selfies on our timelines. Coup selfies provided the latest information about the political situation in Thailand.

27 May 2014

Ukraine War in Real Time

RuNet Echo

Last Friday Ukrainian violence became even more viscerally evident on the Facebook account of one of the cyber-punk, post-state, viral-citizen-armies operating in the region.

“Why Edward Snowden Wishes He'd Sought Asylum in Poland”

Edward Snowden's name echoes once again through an irreverent advertising campaign.

Macau: 3,000 Surround Legislative Council To Stop the “Bill of Greeds”

Brazilian Colonel Found Dead A Month After Confessing to Torture

Paulo Malhães, a 76 year-old retired officer, was killed at his home in April. In March, he admitted torturing and murdering people during the country’s dark dictatorship period.

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