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15 July 2012

Stories from 15 July 2012

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India: Video of Sexual Assault Goes Viral, Media Ethics Questioned

  15 July 2012

Instead of helping an Indian girl being assaulted by 20 men outside a pub in Guwahati, the cameraman from a local Television channel shot a 30-minute video of the incident. The video has gone viral, with many raising media ethics questions and wondering whether India is becoming a nation of bystanders.

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Lebanon: Interview with the “Brofessional Review”

Nine months ago, a group of graduates teamed up to start a blog tackling everything related to design called “Brofessional Review”. Now, with more than 100 reviews in their archive, readers look forward to their posts/opinions whenever a new brand, advertising campaign or promo hits the market. Global Voices Online interviewed them to know more about what they do.

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Syria: Palestinians and the Syrian Revolution

Palestine has been the single most influential player on Syria's political history since independence. Playing host to more than 500,000 Palestinian refugees who have almost exactly the same rights and privileges as Syrian citizens, Syria has both influenced and been influenced by their cause and their plight. Where do Palestinians stand from the Syrian revolution? Yazan Badran takes a look at what Palestinian netizens have to say.

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Ethiopia: Muslim Protest Gaining Momentum

  15 July 2012

Ethiopian police resorted to physical violence against Muslim activists, transgressing sacred places in their mosques, the Muslim activist Facebook group, Dimtsachin Yisema (Let Our Voice Be Heard), reports. Since May, Ethiopian Muslims have been protesting the government’s meddling in their religious affairs.

Brazil: Navy Denies Entrance to Quilombo Rio dos Macacos

  15 July 2012

Tai Oliver reported on Quartoamarelo Ateliê studio Facebook page [pt] about recent abuses involving the Navy and Rio dos Macacos quilombo community in Bahia, Brazil, which struggles against eviction threats since February. She says the Navy, in control of the quilombo's entrance, denied access to four residents (woman, three children)...

Russia: Computer Security Tips for Russian Opposition

Following the recent hacking [en] of activist Alexey Navalny's email, LJ user vishka shares some basic tips [ru] on “computer security for the Russian opposition”: “Having set it all up once, you'll never notice the difference in usability. I've armed you, and if they continue to hack you, it means...

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