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27 September 2013

Stories from 27 September 2013

“You Can Kick Female Flight Attendants” in Kazakhstan

GV Face: Retweeting Terrorists? The Westgate Mall Attacks

GV Face

In this week's edition of our Google Hangout series GV Face, we discuss the role of social media in the aftermath of the devastating attack in Kenya.

Developing Latin America 2013: An ‘Apps Challenge’ for Social Impact

Technology for Transparency Network

This year Developing Latin America goes from being a Hackathon to an Apps Challenge, an event to think of better ideas, obtain more concrete solutions, and achieve more sustainable applications.

Russia’s Hunger Games

RuNet Echo

There are two hunger strikes in Russia today, one by a famous Pussy Riot member and another by a mothers' group. What do the different receptions online say about Russia?

Tajik President's Reelection Bid Finds Support Online

With less than six weeks to go before presidential elections, Tajikistan's incumbent leader has found unexpected support from some bloggers.

Kyrgyzstan: “It is Impossible to Propagandize Homosexuality”

Praise and Criticism for Uruguay's Proposed Media Law

“An e-Book is a Book” – Nigerian Poet and Linguist

"An e-Book is a Book" - Sticklers for traditional modes of publishing will lament this as retrogression, but they will be wrong, says Nigerian writer Kola Tubosun.

Documentary Films Tackle Child Sexual Abuse in India

Indian documentary films are heightening awareness about child abuse. By talking to children, responsible adults and even abusers, these films are helping open up an erstwhile shuttered space.

Brazil Becomes Hot Market for Surveillance Technology Ahead of World Cup

Giants of the surveillance sector get contracts in a number of Brazilian cities to monitor citizens during the games of 2014 - from security scanners to remote tracking software.

Online Petition Got Sea Turtle Released in the Philippines

Captive sea turtle was used as photo-op to attract tourists. More than 1,500 signed petition to release the sea turtle.

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