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· July, 2014

Stories about Western Europe from July, 2014

Spanish Soldier Who Penned a Best-Selling Novel About Military Corruption Gets Jail Time

Luis Segura, a lieutenant in the Spanish army, is in prison for criticizing the military during interviews for his novel "Un paso al frente" (A step forward).

Russian Government IP Address Caught Editing German Wikipedia MH17 Article

IP addresses inside the Russian government continue to be active on Wikipedia, where a computer at the Russian Secret Service, the FSO, revised the German entry for Malaysia Airlines Flight 17,...

Can France Catch Up With Internet of Things World Leader China?

The Internet of Things is permanently and fundamentally revolutionizing our consumption habits.

Spanish Congress Comission Approves AEDE Tax or Google Tax

The Spanish Congress’ Commission of Culture approved the so called AEDE Tax (for the Spanish name of the Association of Editors of Spanish Newspapers), also known as Google Tax as...

Images of Air Algerie AH5017 Plane Wreckage in Mali Reveals Violent, Abrupt Crash

VERY FIRST images of #AH5017 #AirAlgerie trickling out, via @AirLiveNet http://t.co/4pKox7rgjn pic.twitter.com/rngGTv7Rbs — Jason Morrell (@CNNJason) July 25, 2014 The first footage of the plane crash are now available thanks...

Spanish Football Club Presents Peculiar T-Shirt

Spanish football club Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa, presented its new T-shirt on July 22, 2014, with a peculiar design that simulates a tuxedo, with shoulder braids, and even a bow tie just...

Court Ruling Against Restaurant Reviewer Leaves French Bloggers Reeling

The presiding judge ruled that while the review fell "within the scope of freedom of expression" its title was defamatory.

Football Analysis of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

International football fan Alberto Palmás analyzes the best teams that took part on the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. He remarks the general performance of the national teams, the best...

Meet Lourdes Sada, a Global Voices Volunteer Who Has Worked on More Than 400 Stories in Two Years

Learn a little bit more about Lourdes Sada, one of the volunteer translators and writers who keep Global Voices running.

A Leaked Document Casts A Shadow Over Tanzania's Bright Gas Extraction Outlook

Leaked to the public, a contract between Norway's Statoil and the Tanzanian government highlights how fraught the question of revenues from Tanzania’s gasfields—and who will benefit from them—has become.

Lucky 13: Tips for Protecting your Data on Public Computers

If you are about to go on holiday and you are thinking of taking your computer and get connected to Wi-Fi or using computers that are available in hotels and...

The 5 Most Insensitive Reactions to the MH17 Crash in Ukraine

With emotions running high following the plane crash in Ukraine, a handful of particularly calloused statements by figures in Moscow and Donetsk have attracted the RuNet's attention.

China's National Mahjong Team Loses To Japan

Mahjong, originated from China is considered a national game. The fact that China's national mahjony team lost the the fifth Open Mahjong Championship in France and finished in 37th place...

App Created by Global Voices Contributor Selected to be Developed Online

Lawyer, blogger, digital activist, dreamer and Global Voices Paraguayan Global Voices contributor Gabriela Galilea, was selected by Techpeaks program from European organization Trento Rise, a startup promoter, to develope her...

German Offensive Beated Argentinian Defense

On El mago del balón (The magician of the ball), Spanish journalist José Eduardo Carratalá analyzes the national teams that played the final match on 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil...

Instagram as a Marketing Tool

Online marketing consultant Elena Leukona runs the blog El Club del Marketing where she “(helps) every small business owners that don't have a marketing department so they may understand the...

A Plea to Pope Francis to Take Action Against African Dictators

Une pétition en ligne adressée au Pape pour demander l'excommunication des dictateurs africains de l'Angola, de la Guinée Equatoriale, du Cameroun, du Congo et du Zimbabwe.

A Summer Reading List from Global Voices French-Language Contributors

Need some summer reading material? Here's a reading list of mostly Francophone authors recommended by the GV community.

Recycling Fashion

This week, Rut Abraín from Esturirafi shares some wonderful ideas that would help our economy and reduce space in our closets, even help people in need, and the planet, by...

The Irreplaceable Personal Student-Teacher Relationship

Under the section Educational Relationships on the blog No hay mejor maestra que la vida (There is no better teacher than life), Luis María Llena León shares his experience with...

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