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· June, 2014

Stories about North America from June, 2014

27 June 2014

Beyond the World Cup Headlines: Iran's Lacking Team Spirit, but Brazil's Favelas Have Plenty

You have to know more than just football to understand the World Cup. Deji Olukotun gives a play-by-play of the important free expression and human rights issues.

26 June 2014

Propaganda Wars: Russian Twitter Account Takes on American “Progress” in Iraq

RuNet Echo

Someone writing in Russian has issued the latest Internet challenge to the US government, launching a Twitter account parodying Washington's "counter-propaganda" feed about events in Ukraine.

25 June 2014

Russians See in US Government Spokesperson the “Heart of a Dog”

RuNet Echo

An unusual video clip – the latest in a series of Internet memes attacking Jen Psaki, the spokesperson for the US State Department – is circulating among Russians online.

21 June 2014

The United States’ Gender Pay Gap Through the Lens of Social Media

"A society that undervalues half its population is bound to underachieve."

Russia Says the Internet Spreads Extremism

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

Russia’s Interior Ministry has drafted a ten-year strategy for countering violent extremism. The plan identifies the Internet as the main conduit for extremism and calls for new policing measures.

20 June 2014

Beyond the World Cup Headlines: Protests in Brazil, a Jailed Writer in Cameroon and Foul Play From Fans

You have to know more than just football to understand the World Cup. Deji Olukotun gives a play-by-play of the important free expression and human rights issues.

16 June 2014

Let Colombia End Its Civil War

On May 16, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia signed a preliminary accord on the third of five negotiating points in their peace talks: illicit drugs.

5 June 2014

Jen Psaki, the Russian Internet's Public Enemy No. 1

RuNet Echo

“Psaki” has become a stigmatizing catch-all term for everything Russians dislike about US foreign policy (especially America’s involvement in Ukraine).

One Year After the Snowden Revelations: How the NSA Violates International Human Rights Standards

Global Voices Advocacy

Under NSA surveillance programs, the US government has violated international human rights doctrine and even its own laws. Know the facts and learn how you can reclaim your digital privacy.

3 June 2014

Hackers Are on the Money Trail

Technology for Transparency Network

Saturday June 7 is ”The Money Trail ”regional hack day organized by Hacks/Hackers to track the flow of public funds throughout Latin America.

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