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23 May 2014

Stories from 23 May 2014

Russia's Hashtag Activism in Ukraine

Russian activists are capitalizing on #BringBackOurGirls by framing in analogous terms Ukraine's capture of two Russian journalists, hoping for a similar groundswell of awareness and public outrage.

These Egyptians Say No to Mandatory Military Service

On May 15, a group of Egyptian young men and women started an online campaign against military service. Find out why.

Why the Press Needs Protection in Trinidad & Tobago

An investigative journalist testifies that his life was threatened. One Trinidad and Tobago-based blogger discusses how this troubling development challenges citizens' social contract with their democracy.

Deputy Minister Commits Suicide after Electoral Defeat in Malawi

City Press reports the suicide of Godfrey Kamanya, a Malawian deputy minister, apparently after losing his parliamentary seat during the general elections held on 20 May 2014 : The official results of Tuesday’s election are...

Intrigue and Drama as Malawians Await Election Results

After it became clear that she was losing, incumbent President Dr. Joyce Banda accused the opposition of tampering with the election. Meanwhile, a local politician who lost was found dead.

Guatemala: Ex President Portillo Sentenced to Five Years in Jail

With a historic rule by a federal court in New York on May 22, 2014, former Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo was sentenced to five years and 10 months in jail...

Trinidad & Tobago's World Cup Players Still Owed Money

You know it is business as usual when you see a dodgy salesman holding the purse strings. Wired868 holds no brief for the political party that will possibly form Trinidad...

Russian Special Forces Blogger Throws in the Towel

The anonymous LiveJournal blog hardingush, run by a member of Russia's Ministry of the Interior special forces operating in Ingushetia, is now closed.

Australia's Deal to Resettle Refugees in Cambodia Faces Opposition

The likely deal between Australia and Cambodia to resettle asylum seekers has met with lots of criticism.

Russian Digital Sovereignty Is Here and, Yes, It Includes Schoolgirls

No sooner than Basov announced the search engine's moral superiority did Russian bloggers begin posting screen captures of curious search queries conducted using Sputnik.ru.

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