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· January, 2015

Stories about North America from January, 2015

22 January 2015

America's Digital Diplomacy in Russia After Michael McFaul

RuNet Echo

McFaul's commentary spanned both his professional and personal life, and he was not afraid to engage with his online audience, even when that meant fighting a "Twitter war."

15 January 2015

Outspoken ‘Israeli Zionist Arab Muslim’ Teen Emerges from Hiding in the US

"I had to leave Israel...for trying to show the world the real face of regular Arabs and Muslims who're simply sick of their leaders' corruption and unlimited hate..."

13 January 2015

Twitter Mocks Anti-Muslim Comments with #FoxNewsFacts after ‘Expert’ Says Birmingham, England is ‘Totally Muslim’

Twitter users quickly got into the game, trending #FoxNewsFacts globally. Social search engine Topsy reports that the tag has been tweeted more than 400,000 times this week.

Comedian Aziz Ansari's Hashtag #RupertsFault Takes Off in Response to Murdoch's Anti-Muslim Tweets

Ansari was particularly irked by the idea that each of the world’s 1.6 million Muslims should be held accountable for the attacks committed by extremists.

10 January 2015

Intel Shuts Down Its Russian-Language Developer Forums

RuNet Echo

Intel's decision could create an important precedent, showing how easily new RuNet regulations spill into seemingly innocuous blogging activities.

Dance Lessons Over Skype Connect Baghdad and New York City

Dance instructor Sean Scantlebury and his student Aadel Qies live on different continents, but that hasn't stopped them from holding dance classes and feeding Qies' passion for dance.

9 January 2015

Panamá Calls for Reconciliation, 25 Years After US Invasion

The US invasion of Panama in 1989 left an irrevocable mark on the psyche of the Panamanian people and now the government is calling for reconciliation.

Venezuelan President Would Free Opposition Leader if US Frees Oscar López Rivera

Puerto Rican Oscar López Rivera has been in prison for 33 years in the United States. He has been called the longest held political prisoner in the Western Hemisphere.

5 January 2015

Language Revitalization in Oklahoma and Texas: 2014 Year in Review

Rising Voices

Colleen Fitzgerald, Director of CoLang 2014 reflects on the accomplishments in language revitalization in Oklahoma and Texas, where digital media also played an important role in the past year's work.

2 January 2015

Puerto Rican Writes ‘2014 Political Folk Song of The Year’

"I hope this song breathes power and humanity back into all people who feel targeted by violence and oppression," says singer songwriter Alynda Lee Segarra.

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