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19 February 2014

Stories from 19 February 2014

Hong Kong Protesters Target Shopping Mainland Chinese Tourists

Though the huge number of tourists has contributed to economic growth, it has generated a number of social problems.

PHOTOS: Venezuelans Abroad Show Support for Protests

Venezuelans living abroad have organised demonstrations to support ongoing protests in their home country. Images are published on social networks with the tags #iamyourvoicevenezuela #SOSVenezuela and #PrayForVenezuela, among others.

Soviet-era Monuments and Slogans in Tajik Capital “Should Stay”

Indie Music from Puerto Rico is Rocking the World

The Bridge

The world is already listening to us. Time to spread the word in Puerto Rico.

New Rainy Season Wreaks Havoc in Peru

Landslides and floods have caused material and human losses in Peru, especially in the southern Andes and the eastern Amazon.

Toilets Should Not Be Emptied by Humans Say Indian Sanitation Laws

Despite the Indian government's stringent anti-manual scavenging law, the practice continues to flourish in pockets of India. A group of bloggers go on a field visit to find out more.

“Now is the Time for Men of Goodwill to Stand Up” in the Central African Republic

Assessing Myanmar's Democratic Transition

Social Media Week Lagos 2014

10 New Documentaries at the Luxor African Film Festival

Rumours and ‘Fake’ Photos Prompt Calls for Responsible Social Media in Venezuela

The current crisis in Venezuela has put netizens at the forefront of information dissemination, but not everyone is transparent or responsible in their reporting of events.

The Journalistic Purgatory of Eastern Europe

The Bridge

Central and Eastern European media is less free now than at any point in the past 20 years and the internet is no safe haven either.

Amendments to Brazil's Bill of Rights for Internet Users Jeopardizes Privacy

Follow the Escalation of Ukraine's #Euromaidan Protests Live

Protests took a deadly turn on February 18, and Ukraine is now the scene of a tense stand-off between hundreds of thousands of citizens and government forces.

Empty Office Buildings in Trinidad's Capital

VIDEO: Toward a Fair and Inclusive Education System in Chile

China: A Survey of City Pollution

China: Protest to Call for Respect for Sex Workers

The President That Could Not Stand His “Stan”

As far as countries go, "stan" is something of a bad brand. PR-sensitive Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is suggesting it could be time for a change to his country's name.

Photographers Snap Over Online Accreditation for Trinidad Carnival

Social media has taken the enjoyment of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival to a new level - but photographers are being told that their 2014 accreditation fees won't cover online use.

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