Stories from 2 March 2014
#DZ2014, a Hashtag against Fraud and Dictatorship in Algeria
Netizens in Algeria are speaking up against a 4th term of the Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Their actions, initiatives and protests are documented through the hashtag #DZ2014.
Ukrainians, Russians on Social Networks: ‘In Case of War, Everyone Will Lose!’
After Russia deployed its troops and seized the southernmost region of Ukraine, both Ukrainians and Russians took to social networks with messages of shock and anti-war sentiment.
In Cuba, Everything Increases Except State Workers’ Salaries
In Cuba, the median salary of state workers stands at around 15 dollars per month.
Sentiment Analysis of Russian Tweets about War in Crimea
"This is f*cked up guys! War in Ukraine? Putin, have you gone off your f*cking rocker?"/"War to the bitter end! Lets show these "khokhly" with sticks, how and AK-12 works."
Messages of Support Pour in From Abroad After Kunming Attack in China
Many people around the world were left shocked after more than 10 people armed with knives hacked and stabbed passengers and passers-by at a railway station in Kunming.
Chinese Journalists Launch Documentary Series: Chinese Word
A group of Chinese journalists launched a new media production platform for history related content — the New History Cooperative (新历史合作社). Their products — including books, magazines, events and videos — are shared through the internet and through WeChat and Weibo. One of the latest projects is documentary series about 100 “Chinese...
China Blames “Xinjiang Terrorists” for Deadly Attack in Kunming
China’s officials have blamed militants from the western region of Xinjiang for the killings at a railway station in China’s Southwestern Kunming city.
Ukrainian Journalists Take Regime's Corruption Public With YanukovychLeaks
A team of Kyiv-based journalists discovered a plethora of damaged legal, financial and other documents on former President Yanukovich's property, salvaged them and are releasing them on a new website.