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February, 2014

Stories from February, 2014

27 February 2014

Chechen Dictator and Russian Nationalist NOT Taking Over Ukraine

RuNet Echo

As conflict in Ukraine's province of Crimea escalates, Internet hoaxes muddy the waters.

NASA's New Photo of North Korea

Caribbean: How the Media Shapes Perception

26 February 2014

Bangladeshis Protest Bollywood Film ‘Gunday’ for Misrepresenting Liberation War

The film treats the 1971 war as simply a war between India and Pakistan, leaving out the fact of Bangladesh's struggle for independence from Pakistan.

Jamaican Dancehall Artiste Deported from Dominica

The Dominican government has refused to allow a controversial Jamaican dancehall artist to enter the country on the grounds that he is a security threat. Netizens sound off on Twitter.

Brazil's Racism Problem Front and Center After Black Teen's Brutal Beating

A 15-year-old was found beaten and chained to a lamp post, the shocking work of a vigilante gang. Even more shocking? When a TV anchor said the crime was "understandable".

Mozambican Tech Woman Talks Local Impact of Social Networks

Mozambican activist Ludmila Maguni talks about the impact that social networks are having on Mozambican society hoping that the Internet in her country becomes more of a bridge between citizens...

Mushrooms, France's Latest Food Trend

Like wine or seasonal fruit and veg, mushrooms are highly valued both in the mind and on the plate, associated with a better lifestyle and local produce.

8 Dishes From Africa We Dare You To Try

Who knew mice, maggots, frogs or raw blood could be so yummy?

Lahore Brigade Working To Solve Civic Problems

PHOTO: South Korean Labor and Civic Groups Stage Strike

Trinidad & Tobago: Concerns About the What'sApp Purchase

Yanukovich's Fabulous Palace Familiar to Russians

RuNet Echo

Russians, admittedly, are already familiar with examples of their own politicians' wealth and bad taste, as photos of their residences regularly leak onto the Internet.

25 February 2014

Iran Watches Ukraine With Envy and Dismay

Iranians who once staged mass protests against their own regime were reminded of a revolution that eluded them in 2009.

New Law Means Gays Face Life in Prison in Uganda

"Can't understand support for #Uganda's #antigaybill! You can't impose your ideas of sexuality on others. No one said you must be gay!"

Jamaicans Make Do with Fake Verdict in Vybz Kartel Trial

Zimbabwean Opposition Leader Tendai Biti's House Bombed for Second Time

Biti is the secretary general for Movement for Democratic Change, led by former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

Tajik Court Fines Journalist for Calling Docile Intellectuals ‘Shit’

A journalist who quoted Vladimir Lenin in criticizing state-appointed, docile intellectuals in Tajikistan has been ordered by court to pay over 6,000 US dollars in "moral damage".

Madagascar Still Awaiting a New Prime Minister, Government

El ‘Chapo’ Guzmán, World's Most Wanted Man, Captured in Mexico

Guzmán, named one of the world's most powerful people by Forbes magazine, had been in a maximum security prison in Mexico, but ran away under suspicious circumstances in 2001.